Friday, March 28, 2014

Joint Meeting with Taylor's College Sri Hartamas (TCSH) on 3rd Apr (Thursday)

Dear Members and Guests,

Our next meeting will be on 3rd Apr (Thu). It is a joint meeting between Taylor's College Sri Hartamas Toastmasters Club (TCSH) and D'Utama Toastmasters Club. TME is Henry Fu, ACB, ALB. Light refreshments will be served starting 7:15pm. Venue is same at KDU Damansara campus, room 1.05.

TME: Henry Fu, ACB, ALB

Theme: When the going gets tough, the tough gets going

Since it is a joint club meeting, the speakers, evaluators, role players, etc will be shared between the 2 clubs.  The role players from TCSH will be :-

i) Speech Evaluator 1: Cai Hong Bao, TM for the Ice Breaker Speech
ii) Speech Evaluator 2:
iii) Grammarian: Dharishini Deva Vellayadevan, TM
iv) Timer: Fong Lian Lim, TM
v) Table Topics Master: Daryl Chong, TM
vi) Prepared Speaker CC#8: Ivanna Sim, TM
vii) Prepared Speaker CC#8: Thiiban Paskaran, TM

Those from our club will be :-

i) Speech Evaluator 1: Calvin Lim, ACS for Ivanna Sim
ii) Speech Evaluator 2: Marcus Loi, CC for Thiiban Paskaran
iii) Ah Counter : Yvonne Yon, TM
iv) Table Topics Evaluator : (vacant)
v) Prepared Speaker CC#1: Tan Wee Li, TM
vi) Prepared Speaker No. 2 : (vacant),
vii) Humour Master : G. Levin, TM
viii) Invocation Master : Tan Kooi Ching, ACB, CL
ix) General Evaluator, G. Sivalingam, DTM

Come and join us for the meeting!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) on 29th & 30th March 2014

Dear Members and Guests,

We will be conducting a Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) on 29th & 30th March 2014. It's a 2-day informal course in Communication and Leadership skills for kids 13 -17 years old. Please kindly share it with your friends and families.


  • An increased self-confidence when speaking before an audience (i.e. overcoming nervousness and the fear of public speaking.
  • An ability to organise and present ideas logically and convincingly.
  • Enhanced listening skills, and ability to offer helpful advice to others.
  • Confidence to participate in, and lead, group discussions.
  • A step to become a future leader 

and LOTS MORE.........

Date: 29th & 30th March 2014
Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Venue: Taylor's University Lakeside Campus
            No 1, Jalan Taylor's 47500 Subang Jaya
Age Group: 13-17 years old
Price: RM270 p.p (inclusive of two lunches & four tea breaks)
          Early bird price (if paid before 1st March 2014): RM250 p.p.
          Group discounts for groups of 3 (if paid before 1st March 2014): RM230 p.p

Registration Deadline: 20th March 2014

For enquiries and registration:

Steven Lai - 016-368 0972,

Henry Fu - 012- 302 3088,

Meeting held on 20th March by TME Gan Teong Hock, DTM

Dear Members and Guests,

I have a most wonderful time conducting the Speakers’ Night meeting last evening. A main contributor to the huge success is because of you – not only did you support by being the role players, and very committed role players too – every one was at meeting ON TIME, prompt and punctual. Your commitment and dedication are commendable. Your support and excellent role play at the meeting certainly enraptured me. I wish to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for what you have done, and wish to say a BIG Thank You to all of you. I must thank DTM Yip for replacing Levin as ASA#1 at the eleventh hour.

To the few other members who have turn up for the meeting but did not play any role, my gratitude too for being with us. Keatky, welcome back – looking forward to your speeches. And James, although you’re not with us, thanks for introducing D’Utama to your staff – two of them were with us last evening, and we certainly hope to see you at our meeting again.

I hope everyone have enjoyed the meeting as much as I have conducted it.

For those of you who have missed the meeting last evening, here is an update for your info: Besides the good turnout of members, we also have excellent guests turnout - seventeen guests were present last evening. Being a speakers’ night, a total of seven speakers delivered their prepared speeches last evening, ranging from two ice breakers (new members Gay Sook Mei and her son Yap Wai Hong) to one Advanced Manual project (Alex Tan, CC). For the record, Yvonne Yon and Alex Tan, CC, were voted best speaker for their respective session. Tarcayani , CC, and Johnson Yike, DTM, were voted as best evaluators.

See all of you again at our next meeting, on 3 April.


Gan Teong Hock, DTM

It was full house!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Regular Meeting on 20th March (Thu)

To all my fellow D'Utama friends and Guests 

Happy morning to you and your loved one.
I know all of were affected, one way or another, by the distressed news of the still missing MH370 plane, let us spare a thought for those on board and their family members and friends. 
As the TME for our (D'Utma) next meeting, scheduled on 20 March 2014ThursdayI have great news to bring cheers to you all: Our next meeting, scheduled on 20 March 2014Thursday, will be a "SPEAKERS' NIGHT" meeting due to the overwhelming demand for speaking slots by our members!! Tentatively, NINE speakers have SIGNED-UP for the meeting, which means that if ALL nine speakers keep to their commitments, we will be listening to not four, not five,... but NINE exciting speeches on the "SPEAKERS' NIGHT" meeting on 20 March 2014. Isn't that exciting and fun? It also means that the Table Topics session will be cancelled and instead, there will be four speeches in the first half of the meeting. Whilst Table Topics session has to give way to the additional speakers, I am hoping to have a full compliment of the other role players, including the Invocation ("Teh Tarik for the Soul") speaker as well as the Humour Master session. ALL roles are now open for members to register with EITHER Levin OR undersigned. Please email, sms, whatsApp or call me (or Levin, who is helping me to get the role playes) to book your place - role players will be registered on a first-come-first=served basis.
For the convenience of role players and/or other members, I have also included all the role player' contact details in the role players roster below. Please double-check their accuracy, and also the accuracy of your Toastmasters Titles; and confirm your role as well as any correction required (if any) of your contact details, etc, with either Levin or undersigned immediately. Your immediate and urgent responses are much appreciated, as time is of essence (with less than two weeks to go!)
HERE is the "Role Players List" for the forthcoming D'Utama "SPEAKERS' NIGHT" Meeting on 20 March 2014Thursday:

Meeting Date and Day: 20 March 2014Thursday
Meeting Venue: Room 1.05, KDU, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya.
Meeting Type: “Speakers Night” meeting.
Meeting Theme: "Take The First Step"

 NINE speakers:
 First Half (Light and Easy):
        (1) Toastmaster Gay Sook Mei (Mobile number: 012-209 1569 / email: – Project: CC#1
        (2) Toastmaster Yap Wai Hong (012-216 8692 / – CC#1
        (3) Toastmaster Lee Pek Swan (012-296 3705 / – CC#2
        (4) Toastmaster Yvonne Yon (012-389 8980 / – CC#4

Second Half (Heavyweights):
        (5) Toastmaster Shawn Chen (019-345 7082 / – CC#8
        (6) Toastmaster Jack Ng (012-676 6690 / – CC#9
        (7) Toastmaster VK Cheong  – CC#9
        (8) Toastmaster  Alex Tan, CC - AC Manual (manual and project - TBC)
(9) Toastmaster Calvin Lim, ACS (012-202 3553 / - AC Manual (Speaking to Inform), Project #4

Evaluation Team:
General Evaluator – TBC (Role available)
Speech Evaluators (in no particular order – to be “paired” with speakers later):
        (1) Toastmaster Tarcayani, CC (018-204 2559 /
        (2)  Toastmaster Billy Low, CC (016-912 3738 /
        (3) Toastmaster  Chai Wen Lee, CC (016-216 3680 /
        (4) TBC (Role available)
        (5) TBC (Role available)
        (6) TBC (Role available)
        (7) TBC (Role available)
        (8) TBC (Role available)
        (9) TBC (Role available)
Language Evaluator – TBC (Role available)
Ah Counter – TBC (Role available)
Time Keeper – TBC (Role available)


Invocation (“The Tarik for the Soul”) – TBC (Role available)
Humour Master - TBC (Role available)
ASA #1 – TBC (Role available)
ASA #2 – TBC (Role available)                                                   

Please response to this email urgently.

Best regards and Cheers,

Gan Teong Hock
Mobile/WhatsApp/sms: +6017 351 7033

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Regular Meeting on 6th March 2014

Dear Members and Guests,

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday (6th Mar). TME is going to be our past president Allen Kam. As informed in the notice earlier, light refreshment will be served at 7:15pm. Please come and join us for yet another exciting meeting.

See you soon!


D'Utama TC