Wednesday, December 24, 2014

No meeting on 1 Jan 2015

Dear members and guests,

There will be no meeting on 1 Jan 2015 (Thursday) as it coincides with the New year. Our next meeting will be on 15 Jan 2015. It will be the club's International Speech and Table Topics Contests.

For further information on the contests, please refer to the flyer. Alternatively, you can contact the VPE cum the Organizing Chair, Jack Ng on the contests.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

International Speech and Table Topics Contest - 15 January 2015 (Thursday)

Dear Members,

It's that time of the year .... It's the D'Utama International Speech and Table Topics Contests !

Hurry up and sign up! The contest is limited only to 8 participants per contest!

The Contest Chairs for the respective contest will be announced soon.

Note: To be eligible for the contests, the contestant must be a member in good standing. For International Speech, contestant must have completed at least 6 speeches from the CC manual.

Jack Ng
Organizing Chair

Friday, December 12, 2014

Regular Meeting (18 December 2014) - "Festivals Celebration and Wishes"

Dear members and guests,

It’s my pleasure to be the Toastmaster of the Evening (TME) in this coming meeting which has been scheduled on 18 December 2014.

The theme for the meeting will be “Festivals Celebration and Wishes”.

In conjunction with the season of festivals i.e. Christmas and New Year celebration which are just around the corner, there will be a Gift Exchange session. Bring along your gift (worth RM5-RM15) and let us celebrate together.

The meeting will be at our regular venue of Room 1.05 Kolej Damansara Utama, starting from 7:30PM to 10:00PM. Registration starts at 7:15PM.

Theme of the Meeting: Festivals Celebration and Wishes

The role players and speakers are as follows:

Toastmaster of The Evening (TME)   : LEE Boon Wei, TM
ASA1 (registration)                             : Jo CHUNG, CC
ASA2 (call meeting to order)              : Ruth Ting, TM
Table Topics Master                           : CHAN Yew Choong, CC
Table Topics Evaluator                       : NANCY Liew, DTM
Humour Master                                   : Ryan TANG, TM
Language Evaluator                           : LIM Bing Yee, ACS
General Evaluator                              : Dr. GOH Sheen Yee, ACB
Ah-Counter                                         : TEOH Chun Ming, CC
Time Keeper                                       : V.K. CHOONG, CC  

Speaker 1: Amonre Chew, TM                        Evaluator 1: Jack Ng, CC
Speaker 2: Yvonne Yon, TM                           Evaluator 2: Chai Wen Lee, ACB
Speaker 3: Yeap Chean Sheong, CC CL        Evaluator 3: Marcus Loi, CC CL
Speaker 4: Hoo Sze Ling, ACB                       Evaluator 4: Johnson Yike, DTM

For all Speakers and Role Players, please remember to bring your CC and CL Manuals to get credit of your speeches and roles played.

Look forward for an exciting and fruitful evening meeting. See you all next week.

Lee Boon Wei
TME 18 Dec 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Leap - Poem dedicated to members of D'Utama Toastmasters Club

The Leap

Jump my friends on the
exciting 'Wheel of Toastmasters',
Round we go on a
kaleidoscopic ride:

Spin quickly and our hearts
thump deeply in our chest:
assignment fever
new role-play moments
presentation pitfalls.

But Spin slowly and the butterflies
in our tummy calm within:

So ride my friends on the
colourful 'Wheel of Toastmasters'
and make it
YOUR Best Moment!

Lim Bing Yee,ACS
TME, 4 Dec 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Regular Meeting 4 Dec 2014 (Thursday)

Dear fellow Toastmasters,

I will be your cheerful and friendly Toastmaster of the Evening for the 4th of December and look forward to an enthralling time with you all.

The theme chosen will be: 'Birds of a feather flock together'.

I can see a few of you smiling and would of guessed a 'bird related tone for the evening:-)

To make it a more exciting evening, perhaps you could even bring along an item from your favourite hobby like a sweat band or drinking bottle from our runners,a book, a stamp from stamp collectors,a badge from Toastmasters, a piece of music sheet from our musicians, a golf ball, a feather from a feather duster(I'll let you work out what the hobby is)etc etc...
A special prize to be given for people who do so!

It's just going to be a night of funso read below who will be there.
And don't forget invite a friend or too to see the magic of Toastmasters!

Anyway here is the line up for the night of our precious role-players

TME                              : Lim Bing Yee,ACS
ASA 1                            : Lee Pek Swan
ASA 2                            : Teoh Chun Ming,CC ALB
General Evaluator        : Jack Ng,CC
Teh Tarik for the Soul  : G. Sivalingam,DTM
Table Topic Master       : Jo Chung,CC
Table Topic Evaluator  : Yvonne Yon
Humour Master             : Chee Hoe Fong,CC
Language Evaluator      : Nancy Liew, DTM
Ah Counter                   : Hoo Sze Ling, ACB
Time Keeper                 : Levin

Assignment Speakers and Evaluators:

1.Speaker#2       :Ryan Tang                    Evaluator     :Calvin Lim,ACS
2.Speaker  #2     :Argustin Mok E.King   Evaluator     :VK Choong, CC
3.Speaker #3       :Amonre Chew             Evaluator      :Chan Yew Choong, CC
4.Speaker(AC)     :Goh Sheen Yee,ACB   Evaluator      :Chai Wen Lee,ACB

For speakers above Ryan,Argustin,Amonre and Sheen Yee bring your CC and AC Manuals and 
could you please send me the following by the 1st December:
a. title of your speech 
b.Speech objectives 
c. notes to the evaluator 
d.tell me your favorite hobby

For the all Speakers and Role Players, kindly bring along your Competent Leadership manuals to get credited for your roles played.Go throw the book in the car now so that you can pull it out and utilize it before the year ends and stop it from gathering dust and letting the silverfish make its home.

See you all at the meeting next Thursday.
Have a great weekend.

Yours in friendly toastmaster Spirit,
Lim Bing Yee, ACS
TME for the 4th DEcember,2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Regular Meeting 20 Nov 2014

Dear members and guests,

Our next meeting will be on this Thursday (20 Nov 2014). The TME for this meeting is none other than our VPM, Chan Yew Choon, CC!

All are welcomed to join us for an educational and fun-filled meeting. Registration starts at 7.15pm.

There are still roles available for grab! For those who would like to play a role, please contact the TME.

TME: Chan Yew Choong
ASA 1 : 
ASA 2 : -
General Evaluator: 
Teh Tarik for the Soul: Nancy Liew
Table Topic Master: -
Table Topic Evaluator: - 
Humour Master: VK Choong
Language Evaluator: -
Ah Counter: - 
Time Keeper: Tan Wei Lee

Assignment Speakers and Evaluators:

  1. Argustine Mok, CC#1
  2. Tee Zu Yan CC#10

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Next Regular Meeting: 6th Nov 2014 (Theme: Moods The Weather Within Us)

Dear Members, Friends and Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have another Toastmasters meeting this Thursday, i.e. 6th November 2014 (Thursday). It's sooner than you guys have thought. After all, we just have a Speakers' Night concluded with a bang last week.

Wonder why Toastmasters meetings are so enjoyable and so edgy all at the same time? As soon as a Toastmaster meets up with other Toastmasters, we got on like a house on fire!

We build bridges when we meet new guests who share our meetings. We improve our speaking by learning from the best and practice speaking by mingling with the rest! If you can't wait for another shot of Toastmasters meeting {Ah Yes, Toastmasters meetings are intoxicating... Just like a wine toast in fine company},

The meeting will be at our regular venue of Room 1.05 Kolej Damansara Utama, starting from 7:30PM to 10:00PM. So come and join us !

Theme of the Meeting: Moods, The Weather Within Us
The Cast (as of 1 Jul 2013):
Toastmaster of The Evening (TME)
: Dr. Goh Sheen Yee, ACB
ASA1 (registration) : Chee Fong Hoe
ASA2 (call meeting to order) : -- vacant --
Teh Tarik for the Soul : VK Choong, CC
Table Topic Master : Jack Ng
Table Topic Evaluator : -- vacant --
Humour Master : Chan Yew Choong, CC

Ah Counter : -- vacant --
Time Keeper : Lee Pek Swan
Language Evaluator : -- vacant --
General Evaluator : -- vacant --

Assignment Speakers Project # Evaluators
1. Nancy Liew CC#2 (Organize Your Speech) Lim Bing Yee, ACS
2. Amonre Chew CC#2 (Organize Your Speech) Chai Wen Lee, ACB
3. Yvonne Yon CC#8 (Getting Comfortable With Visual Aids) Allen Kam, ACS CL
4. Tan Kooi Ching, CC ALB -- To be announced -- Johnson Yike, DTM

There are roles still available and those who wish to volunteer may get in contact with our Vice President of Education (VPE), Jack Ng, or our Toastmasters of the Evening (TME), Dr. Goh Sheen Yee, ACB.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Speakers' Nite: 30 Oct 2014 - "Truly Distinguished"

Dear Members, Friends and Guests,

The next meeting on 30th Oct 2014 (Thursday) will be a Speakers' Nite at our regular venue of Room 1.05 Kolej Damansara Utama. You will be able to witness 6 Advanced Speakers showcasing their talents, skills and experience in their continuous journey to be greater speakers. To help these advanced speakers excel, 6 Distinguished Toastmasters (DTMs) have been invited from various Toastmasters clubs to evaluate them. These 6 DTMs were past district leaders, contest champions, and are dedicated Toastmasters. 

The meeting will be lead DTM Johnson Yike.

Theme of the Meeting: Truly Distinguished
The Cast (as of 27 Oct 2014):
Toastmaster of The Evening (TME)
: Johnson Yike, DTM
ASA1 (registration) : G. Levin
ASA2 (call meeting to order) : Ryan Tang
Ah Counter : Lim Bing Yee, ACS
Time Keeper : May Ong (OUM TMC)
Language Evaluator : Goh Sheen Yee, ACB
General Evaluator : G. Sivalingam, DTM

Assignment Speakers
: Manual / Project # (click on the links for details)
1. Nancy Liew, DTM : Competent Communicator #1 (Ice Breaker)
2. Billy Low, CC : Storytelling #2 / Let's Get Personal
3. Chan Yew Choong, CC : Storytelling #4 / The Touching Story
4. Hoo Sze Ling, ACB : Special Occasion Speeches #4 / Presenting An Award
5. Tan Kooi Ching, ACB : Speaking To Inform #3 / The Demonstration Talk
6. Allen Kam, ACS : The Entertaining Speaker #1 / The Entertaining Speech

Invited Speech Evaluators
: Clubs
1. Ken Chan, DTM :
Money Mastery-KL Toastmasters Club
2. S. Meyyappa Manikam, DTM : Deloitte Malaysia Toastmasters Club
Kuantan Toastmasters Club
3. Irene Lee, DTM : Crystal Club
4. Victor Ong, DTM : Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club,
Sunway University Toastmasters Club,
Kuala Lumpur Advanced Toastmasters Club,
AFC Toastmasters Club
5. Robert Ram, DTM : IEM Toastmasters Club
Shah Alam Toastmasters Club
6. Tang Sum Chee, DTM
: TTDI Toastmasters Club
Telekom Toastmasters Club

To download the meeting program, please click here.

This is a meeting not to be missed. Come, sit back, perk your ears and be WOW-ed by the array of fantastic speeches and enlightening evaluations !


Friday, October 10, 2014

Regular Meeting 16 October 2014

Dear members and guests,

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 16 October 2014 at KDU College Room 1.05. This meeting will be under the stewardship of VK Choong, CC.

Also, there will be Division B & D Joint Humorous Speeech & Evaluation Contest on Saturday, 11 October 2014. Please go and support the contestants from our club. To get tickets for the contest, please contact Club President Henry Fu or VPE Jack Ng.

D'Utama Toastmasters Club

Division B & D Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests‏

Dear Members,

As announced in the meeting, our contestants for the Area HS & Eval had made it to DIVISION level!

They are:

Humorous Speech
1.Hoo Sze Ling
2.Amonre Chew

Evaluation Contest
1.G Siva
2.Johnson Yike

Division B & D Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests is this saturday.

Date: 11/10/2014 (Saturday)
Venue: Sunway University, Audi 7, 2nd Floor, South East Bldg
Humorous Contest Time: 10am - 12.40pm (Registration starts at 9am)
Evaluation Contest Time: 1.25pm - 3.30pm (Registration starts at 12.40pm)

It is a full day event from 9am-3.30pm and all of you are strongly encouraged to attend the full event! If circumstances does not permit, no can always attend single contest.

Tickets (wristband) selling at:
Full Event: RM20  ***Buy 10 Free 1***(RM25 Walk-in)
Single Contest: RM15 (RM20 Walk-in)

Please kindly contact Henry Fu or me for ticket by this Friday 12pm.


Best Regards,

Jack Ng
VP of Education

Regular Meeting 2 October 2014

Dear members,

Time has come and passed so quickly.The first quarter of the Term 2014/2015 for Toastmasters Clubs has ended. To kickstart the second quarter of Term 2014/2014, we have our VPE, Jack Ng, CC as our TME for the meeting on 2 October 2014.

During this meeting, we have visiting Toastmasters from other clubs to take up roles for this meeting. Juliana Heng, CC from KPMG Toastmasters Club played the role as the Humor Master to enlighten the meeting with her jokes. Chew Chin Wei, also from the KPMG Toastmasters Club was the Evaluator for our club speaker Ajesh. We are also glad to have Chin Yeow Honn from MIM Toastmasters Club KL to be our General Evaluator for the evening.

The meeting was very successful and we look forward to have a larger number of visiting Toastmasters to our club meetings.

Below are some photos taken during the meeting for your pleasure viewing:

Club President, Henry Fu presenting the Best Table Topics Speaker ribbon to the winner, Lim Bing Yee, ACS who shared her interesting insights about a Disney character, Mickey. 

Club President Henry Fu giving the Best Assignment Speaker award to VK Choong. Congratulations, VK!

The Best Evaluator Award went to DTM Johnson Yike. Well done Johnson!

Besides being the winner for best assignment speaker, we would also like to express our heartiest congratulations to VK Choong for completing his Competent Communication Manual that night. Congratulations to VK Choong, CC. 

Club President Henry Fu presenting a Thank You card to the TME, Jack Ng, CC for leading a successful meeting that night. 

Last but not least, Club President Henry Fu giving a token of appreciation to the guest General Evaluator, Chin Yeow Honn.

Thank you to all members and guests for your support during the meeting. We look forward to see you again in the next meeting.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Regular Meeting on 2 October 2014

Dear members,

Our next meeting will be on this coming Thursday, 2 October 2014. The TME will be our VPE, Jack Ng, CC. Please come and join us to make this meeting a successful one.

Results for Joint Area D2 & D4 Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

Our club members have once again keep D'Utama Toastmasters Club's flag flying high at the Joint Area D2 & D4 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest last Saturday at Menara Gamuda, PJ Trade Centre.

D'Utama Toastmasters Club, represented by winners at the club level contest, Hoo Sze Ling & Amonre Chew (Humorous Speech) and G. Sivalingam & Johnson Yike (Speech Evaluation) competed with contestants from 3 other clubs at Area D4 i,e,

1) eCEOS Toastmasters Club
2) EcoWorld Toastmasters Club
3) Mas Mawar Toastmasters Club

Our club members emerged victorious at the Area contests and will proceed to compete at the Division D contest on 11 October 2014.

Below are some pictures taken during the Contest for your pleasure viewing:

Humorous Speech contestants from D'Utama, Hoo Sze Ling & Amonre Chew holding their trophies and certificates with Area D4 Governor, Leong Soo Qi 

Evaluation Speech contestants from D'Utama, G. Sivalingam & Johnson Yike holding their certificates with Area D4 Governor, Leong Soo Qi.

Club members who were at Menara Gamuda to support D'Utama contestants

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT: D51 Quality Speech Contest & Mentoring Workshop

Dear Members,

There will be workshop this Sun (28th Sept 2014) on how to make a winning speech, how to be a contest judge and how to help the club in achieving DCP goals and MORE....

Date    : 28th Sept (Sun)
Time   : 9am
Venue : Wisma IJM, 
              Jalan Yong Shook Lin,
              Petaling Jaya

Facilitators: IPDG Kiang Fang Pyng, DTM & PDG, Ramdas Nayar, DTM

Door Fees: RM15/pax (includes lunch)

Kindly refer to the attached flyer for more information.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

KL International Convention 2014 - Write up by Henry Fu

Dear Fellow Members,

If you are interested to find out and read more (and also watch and listen) about the happenings at the TI Convention held at KLCC from 20 - 23 Aug 2014, click on the link below to read and witness what you have missed (for non-delegates).

Here is a summary of what you will benefit :-

1.  Description of highlights of the event

2.  A link to hear the full speech (video) by Astro's CEO, Datuk Rohana Rozhan at the Toastmasters Golden Gavel award (24 mins)

3.  Another link to hear the 3-minute snippet (video) of the winning speech "I see something in you but I don't know what it is?" by 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking - Dananjaya Hettiarachchi of Sri Lanka (District 82 - India and Sri Lanka).

Also enjoy viewing the photos and find out why the author stated emphatically that joining Toastmasters is "the best investment I have made in my personal development!".

To top it off, I am pleased to share with all of you a personal photo of me posing with 2014 WCPS Dananjaya - that rare, indelible and memorable and probably once-in-a-lifetime snapshot :

2014 WCPS - Dananjaya Hettiarachchi (Sri Lankan) & Yours Truly Henry Fu. Photo taken at KL Convention Centre on 23 Aug 2014.

Henry Fu
Club President

Regular Meeting 18 Sept 2014

Dear members and guests,

It was yet another interesting meeting held on 18 Sept 2014, 2 days after our nation celebrated its birthday, the Malaysia Day.The Toastmasters of the Evening, Jasmine Khoo has carefully chosen the theme "Be Proud of Your Identity" for this meeting. In her opening remarks, she has urged all the members and guests to be proud of their identity as friendly Malaysians and also to take pride that they are part of the Toastmasters International movement.

It was indeed a pleasure to have the presence of the Area D4 Governor, Leong Soo Qi  CC CL to our club for her official visit during this meeting. Although Soo Qi was scheduled to give her address as the Area Governor that night, she volunteered to speak during the table topics session and shared with us her trip to Taiwan. Well Done, Soo Qi!

Here are some photos taken during the meeting for your pleasure viewing.

The Club President, Henry Fu presenting the Best Table Topics Speaker award to DTM G.Sivalingam. 

Club President Henry FU presenting the Best Assignment Speaker award to Lee Boon Wei with his speech title "Hiking".

The Club President, Henry Fu presenting the Best Evaluator award to DTM Johnson Yike for his comprehensive evaluation. 

Leong Soo Qi, CC CL (Area D4 Governor) delivering her address during her visit to the club.  

Henry Fu presenting a "Thank You" card to the TME, Jasmine Khoo. 

Henry Fu presenting a token of appreciation to Leong Soo Qi for her presence during the meeting.

The meeting was a success with the support from all members and role players. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 2 October 2014. This meeting will be under the stewardship of our VPE, Jack Ng, CC.

Also, please support 4 of our club members i.e Hoo Sze Ling & Amonre Chew (Humorous Speech) and G. Sivalingam & Johnson Yike (Evaluation) for the Area Contest on 27 Sept 2014 at GAMUDA Toastmasters Club! We wish all 4 club members success and keep the D'utama TMC's flag flying high!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Regular Meeting 18 Sept 2014

Dear members,

Our next club meeting will be this coming Thursday, 18 September 2014. The TME will be Jasmine Khoo. There are still a few roles that have not been taken up. Please contact the TME if you are keen to play a role. 

Registration starts at 7.15pm. All are welcomed to join us for an exciting meeting. 

Theme : Be proud of your identity
TME: Jasmine Khoo, TM
ASA1: Vacant
ASA2: Choong Voon Kwong, TM

Teh Tarik for the Soul: Vacant
Humour Master: Hem Raj Poudel
Table Topic Master: HOO Sze Ling, ACB
Table Topic Evaluator: Vacant

General Evaluator: Vacant
Language Evaluator: Shawn CHEN, CC
Ah Counter: TEE Zu Yan
Timekeeper: CHAN Yew Choong, CC
Speaker 1: Tan Wee Li (CC #2)
(Evaluator 1: CHEE Fong Hoe, CC)
Speaker 2:  Tanya Tan (CC #2)
(Evaluator 2: Calvin LIM, ACS)

Speaker 3: Ajesh (CC #3)
(Evaluator 3: G. Sivalingam, DTM)
 Speaker 4: Lee Boon Wei (CC #5)
(Evaluator 4: Johnson YIKE, DTM)

Best regards,

Jasmine Khoo
TME 18 Sept 2014

KL International Convention 2014 - "A United Nations of Toastmasters"

Dear members,

Many of you may be aware that Kuala Lumpur hosted the Toastmasters International Convention that for the first time in Toastmasters history is held outside of North America. Delegates from around the world gathered in KLCC for 4 days, from 20-23 August 2014. Many of them brought home wonderful memories from the International Convention. A few of our club members have the opportunity to experience this memorable event, and one of them is DTM G. Sivalingam. 

Below is a write-up by DTM G.Siva who would like to share with us on his experience during the Toastmasters International Convention. 

By G. Sivalingam, DTM 

This was my first time ever attending the Toastmasters International Convention, and I was left with 3 lasting memories of 3 aspects, even weeks after the Convention. The first, and least important, to me anyway, were the Speech Contests.

I always made it a point to attend the District Finals at each local Convention(or Conference as it is now known), and I've always been impressed by the standard of the speakers. Imagine then 80 District Champions, contesting in 9 separate Semi Finals, 3 contests running concurrently. It was almost too much of a good thing, as the first 3 semi finals started at 230PM, the second set at around 5PM and the final set around 730PM. You could visibly see the audience shrinking as they got exhausted and left, until the room was only half full for the final set of semi finals, despite the fact that all the speeches were of a very high standard. And with all this quality, only 9 finalists could make it to the Contest Final, and with yet another hurdle to overcome-they had to deliver a completely different speech from the one they used to win the semi final. One speaker I witnessed had a stronger speech when he won his semi final, than the one he used in the final, and was not placed. Another speaker never expected to win the semi final, and had no speech to deliver at the final, only an apology.  The 3 winners were a mixed bag, with a Sri Lankan, a Chinese from Australia who contested in China and an American lady.

The second most important thing to stick in my head was the sheer diversity of the Toastmasters.  The opening ceremony, where they paraded the flags of all countries which had Toastmasters clubs, was practically a clone of the United Nations, with flags from practically every nation in the world. I thought the opening was superbly choreographed, and absolutely blew me away. This diversity struck me anew every day, when you could see African Toastmasters in traditional garb, to  the gathering conducted jointly by Japanese and Sri Lankan Toastmasters(outside the Convention on a Friday night), where the Japanese put on a traditional Ava dance performance-they brought their costumes from Japan. This diversity was particularly striking when you met Toastmasters from   an Asian country and they were Caucasians, or in the case of the second place speaker for the Speech Final, a child of Mainland Chinese migrants who settled in Australia, who proceeded to return to China to work and to become a Toastmaster.

The final, and most important thing, was the President's Inauguration, where the new International President, Mohammad Murad of Dubai, was installed in his office. He had been a Toastmaster for 18 years, but his wife had never attended a Toastmasters function until that night. He said something that struck a chord with me.  He said Toastmasters was a community, and he backed that up with his own story, as he had been a policeman in Dubai having to deal with crime and violence, and how he had been able to get away from that. His point was if he could do it, why couldn't we. I thought that was an apt and appropriate highlight and ending for the Convention as it was the last event of the 87th International Convention.

Would I go back again. For sure!! I hope you too have a chance to experience the full flavour of Toastmasters in all their international diversity at a future Convention.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Results for D'Utama TMC Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

Dear members and guests,

The result for the 2014 D'Utama Toastmasters Club's Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest is out! Congratulations to all the contestants and the WINNERS. Thank you to the Organising Chair, Teoh Chun Ming and the role players for a job well done and ensuring that the contests proceeded smoothly.

Humorous Speech Contest

Four (4) contestants took part in the Humorous Speech Contest and the winners are:

Champion : Hoo Sze Ling
1st runner up : Amonre Chew
(As there were only 4 contestants, results were announced only for the Winner and 1st runner-up)

Club President Henry Fu presenting the Winner's Trophy and certificate to the Champion, Hoo Sze Ling who had impressed the judges with her speech "But first, let me take a ....."

Amonre Chew (1st runner-up) receiving his trophy and certificate from Club President. This was his first time  taking part in Speech Contest and he won the 2nd place. Congratulations Amonre!

Group photo. From left: Teoh Chun Ming (Organizing Chair), Amonre, Henry Fu, Hoo Sze Ling and Jasmine Khoo (Contest Chair)

Evaluation Contest

Our test speaker for the night was Juliana Heng with her speech title "Melt... Melt... Melt". Six (6) contestants battled to earn their spots to contest in the Area Contest. The winners for this contest are :

Champion : G. Sivalingam
1st runner-up : Johnson Yike
2nd runner-up : Hoo Sze Ling.

G.Sivalingam receiving the winner's trophy and certficates from Club President, Henry Fu. Congratulations Siva!

 Johnson Yike (1st runner-up) receiving his trophy and certificate from Club President

2nd runner-up, Hoo Sze Ling receiving award from Club President. 

Group photo. From left: Jasmine Khoo, Chan Yew Choong, Johnson Yike, Chu Shi Wei (Contest Chair), Henry Fu, Calvin Lim, G. Sivalingam, Hoo Sze Ling, Teoh Chun Ming (Organizing Chair).

The Champions for 1st runner-ups for both Contests (G. Sivalingam, Johnson Yike, Hoo Sze Ling and Amonre Chew) will represent D'Utama Toastmasters Club for the Area D4 contest to be held on 27 September 2014 (Saturday) at Gamuda Toastmasters Club. th

We wish the contestants all the best competing at the Area Contest. Keep the  D'Utama's flag flying high at the Area Contest!

Members are welcomed to attend the Area Contest to support our club members.

Once again, congratulations to all!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest - 4 September 2014 (Thursday) starts 6:30pm


Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contests

Date: 4 September 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30pm-Dinner, 7:30pm-Contest
Venue: Room 1.05 KDU College

Please contact the respective Contest Chairs to participate in the Contests!

Organising Chair : Teoh Chun Ming, CC CL
Humorous Speech Contest Chair : Jasmine Khoo
Evaluation Contest Contest Chair : Chu Shi Wei, CC

Come and join the laughter and fun! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Regular Meeting 28 August 2014

Yesterday's meeting, under the stewardship of the Toastmaster of the Evening (TME), Marcus Loi CC CL, was a sterling success. "Malaysia, Where Love Grows". This meeting theme was wisely chosen by the TME in conjunction with the 57th Independence Day of our beloved country, Malaysia. 

We had 8 guests last night; 6 of them were first timers at Toastmasters meeting. We also had 2 new members speaking for the first time yesterday. These 2 members are Ryan Tang and Amonre Chew who mesmerized the crowd with their Ice Breaker Speech. 

Our new member, Ryan Tang who delivered his Ice Breaker Speech, receiving the First Timer ribbon from Mr President. Welcome to the D'Utama family!

Another new member, Amonre Chew also delivered his Ice Breaker Speech. Welcome to the D'Utama family.  

Lim Bing Yee, ACS was voted as the Best Table Topics Speaker from Mr President with her interesting story about Italy.  

Amonre Chew was presented with the Best Speaker ribbon for the night. Congratulations Amonre! 

The Best Evaluator for the meeting was DTM G. Sivalingam. 

Thank you all members and guests for the fruitful meeting. Have a great Merdeka Holiday and stay tune for D'utama Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest on 4 Sept 2014 (Thursday). See you soon!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

President’s Distinguished Toastmasters Clubs with 10 DCP Goals for Ten (or more) Years!

Dear members of D'Utama Toastmasters Club,

Our club is privileged to be one (1) out of the three (3) clubs from District 51 to achieve the President's Distinguished Club (10 DCP goals) for TEN Years! Congratulations to all!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Regular Meeting 28 Aug 2014 (Thursday)

Hello Toastmasters!

In less than 72 hours, the next D'Utama regular meeting will be held at our usual place at Room 1.05 KDU College.

Here is the latest update of the meeting.

Theme : Malaysia, Where Love Grows
TME: Marcus Loi

ASA1: Vacant
ASA2: Vacant

Teh Tarik for the Soul: Vacant

Humour Master: Shawn Chen, CC

Table Topic Master: Jo Chung
Table Topic Evaluator: Calvin Lim, ACS, CL

General Evaluator: Nancy Liew, DTM
Language Evaluator: Vacant

Ah Counter: Tan Wee Li
Timekeeper: Lee Boon Wei

Speaker 1: Tee Zu Yan - CC#7
(Evaluator 1: G. Sivalingam, DTM)

Speaker 2: Amonre - CC#1
(Evaluator 2: Lim Bing Yee, ACS)

Speaker 3: Ryan Tang - CC#1  
(Evaluator 3: Chan Yew Choong, CC)

Speaker 4: Jasmine Khoo - CC#7
(Evaluator 4: Chai Wen Lee, CC)

Best regards,

Marcus Loi
TME on 28 August 2014
Mobile: 012-6549755

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Announcement - Next meeting on 28 Aug 2014 (Thursday)

Dear members of D'Utama Toastmasters Club,

Our club meeting on Thursday (21 August 2014) has been postponed to 28 August 2014. This is to allow members to participate in the Toastmasters International Convention  from 20-23 August 2014 in KLCC. This is the first time that the Toastmasters International Convention is held outside North America. Members are encouraged to grab this golden opportunity to attend the International Convention.

Our club meeting will resume on Thursday, 28 August 2014. The Toastmasters of the Evening (TME) will be our Past President, Marcus Loi, CC CL.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Regular Meeting 8 Aug 2014 - "Participate and Grow"

Dear members and guests,

After a short break from Hari Raya holidays, club meeting resumed with another successful meeting led by TME, Tan Kooi Ching. The President started off the meeting by sharing his experience about his visit to a Toastmaster's Club meeting which he attended in Perth, and also encourage club members to visit other clubs to observe how other clubs conduct their Toastmasters meeting. Overall, it was a fun and fruitful meeting.

Below are some pictures taken during the meeting for your pleasure viewing:

 Best Table Topics Speaker - Christina 

 Best Assignment Speaker - Chu Shi Wei, CC

 Best Evaluator - Gan Teong Hock, DTM

First Timer - Tanya Tan

Club President presenting a "Thank You" card to the TME