Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Report on Club Meeting - Monday 11 July 2005

Dear Esteemed Members,

11 July 2005 was our 1st club meeting with the new President Hor Kam Peng, making her first Presidential speech.

Who was there?

For the first time, in Speakers' Dream Toastmasters Club Meeting, we have 28 members and guests. Every corner of the room was filled with interested audience with their eyes looking eagerly and ears tuned in for what's in store for the evening.

We had 3 Distinguished Toastmasters, Celine, Loghan and Siew Chien. 95% of the Past Presidents of the club were there to support the club meeting. Our baby club HELP University College Toastmasters and Sunway Toastmasters were also present.

What's for starters?

Our President gave us a tip on a simple looking plant called the 'plucking plant' translated from Cantonese. She prepared a drink from this plant and share a tip for cleansing and maintaining good health with a simple and inexpensive method by planting a plant.

To add flavour to the starters, we had DTM Loghan who add humor by relating a story.
"A man spend RM2,000 on equipment for scuba diving. When he was in the sea, he saw a man with no equipment at all, was seen 'swimming' in the deep sea.
He thought he was so foolish to spend so much money while the other joker went under water with nothing. He scribble a simple note "how did you do it without any diving equipment?"

The man replied " You Idiot, I am drowning."

Toastmaster of the Evening, DTM Celine, took us through the evening by making sure the guests and the members on the proper protocol of Toastmasters.
She provided us with the "Main Meal" of the meeting. Table Topics and Assignment Speeches.

Table Topics was undertaken by Duncan, our new CTM with his creative topics like,
"Tell us your secret, how to live up to 500 years"
"If you were allowed to bring yourself to 10 years old, what would you want to change"
The speakers were wonderful as they use their creativity and tact to manage their topics.

Assignment Speeches, we had two eager beavers to start off their journey in Toastmastering, King Thim and Eng Yau.
Followed by a dramatic and interesting topic on 'Adultery' by Alfred Koh.
To complete the session on Assignment Speeches, we had two members from HELP to remind us on the journey of Success in their perspective.

What's for F&B?

There is no caterer, it was certainly a different scenario from the normal catered food of fried noodle and a snack. We had Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizzas from PIzza Hut. Desserts and cake contributed Lim Hin Chong, and bananas by Teck Lee.

What was the 'mood' at the close of the meeting?

We manage to stir interest in our guests, as they enquired for our membership forms. We also had 'long lost members' who have now renewed their interest to join the club - Joseph Sunder.

All of us left the meeting ....feeling energise and an evening well spent.
By DTM Ong Siew Chien

Till end update is on 25 July 2005.

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