Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas Meeting with Speakers' Dream Toastmasters

On the 28th of December our Club had a joint meeting with Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club. We chose to have a joint meeting because we calculated that being the holiday season, attendance might be low. And the reason the joint meeting with specifically Speaker's Dream was because their meeting days coincide with the same Mondays as ours. It was done in a small part also in support of the 1 Malaysia vision of our PM, translated in our style as 1 Christmas in Malaysia with 2 Clubs. So there you go, we welcomed the Joint Christmas meeting with Speakers' Dream Toastmasters with open arms.

There are really 2 persons who need to take credit for this and that would be, Mun Yuen, IPP of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club and our very own Poh Leong, VPE of Mid Valley Toastmasters Club. I personally witnessed the preparation and organisation, which was planned to the tee. Thankfully the GE also noticed that the meeting had proceeded without a hitch and made special mention of the diligence of Poh Leong.

The meeting opened formally with the Presidential address by the President of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club, Ismail Fahmi.

Pictured here is a president who takes his addresses seriously.

Rafeeqa, our TME for the evening was well prepared for the task. Although a relative newcomer to the scene, she executed her tasks with finesse and poise. She might have been the only one who colour-coded here attire in line with the theme for the evening.

World-renowned K. Loghandran, runner up at the World International Speech Contest 2008, presented a humor session. He had the audience in stitches. They laughed and laughed...

and laughed.

The macho ones tried to conceal their laughter.

Others couldn't hold it in.

Ang Chee Yong continued where K. Loghandran left off and seems to have mastered the skill of crafting an entertaining speech. I can only assume that Loghandran had a field time picking nuggets of resources from Chee Yong's topic that exposes the peculiarities that distinguish between the boys and the girls.

Choose carefully whom you trust your personal information with. Information can be use in many ways to cause distress to you. Hong Meng Rae, Mid Valley Toastmasters Club's treasurer gives an insight on Identity Theft

Lawrence Ho of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club wins the "prepared speeches" category with his topic "So What's Next". Seen here on the right of photograph receiving his certificate and a Christmas token from the President of Speaker's Dream Toastmasters Club, Ismail Fahmi.

GE for the meeting, NJ Singam is presented a token of appreciation by the President of Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club, Ismail Fahmi.

In all it was as usual an enjoyable evening.