Sunday, June 24, 2007

Presidential Address - 11 June 2007

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen,

A very warm welcome to all members and especially our guests to our Special meeting tonight with the Theme – PRIDE.

What is this PRIDE to me and to all of you. If you take pride in what you do, you would want to excel, to do well and to put in a lot of effort. If you take pride in being a Toastmasters, you will attend meetings, participate in the meetings, prepare your assignment, practice it and to give a good delivery.

Just like our Division Champion DTM Shanker from Penang, for him to win in the District Contest and come out Champion he practices his speech 60 times.

If you take pride in being an EXCO member of the club, you will attend meetings, contribute your ideas, be creative in execution of your duties.

So friends are you taking PRIDE in what you do?

Let me share with you a poem.

"All roads lead to Rome.
Choose a method that works best for you.
Identify what you can control and let go what you can't.
The world is changing so very fast and so MUST you.
If there is any one who comes to your rescue, it will be YOU.
Keep yourself motivated.
Set your goals.
Approach your life with PRIDE.

Personal Responsibility In Developing Excellence."

Yesterday we have a fantastic workshop – The Art of Chinese Painting conducted by two Masters and two of his assistants. The event was attended by 4 children, 5 youths and 18 adults.

Even our ex-member Sabapathy came to support us, he stayed for half day. We have an enjoyable and fruitful day. The proof of the pudding as you can see from what we did from all the paintings on the wall.

I would like to extend my special thanks to the Club Executive Committee for organizing this event and CTM Alfred Koh for being the co-coordinator of the event.

By Gwen Gwee
Club President
SDTMC 2006/2007

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