Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Notice of Meeting


Angeline Lee

From: Angeline Lee [mailto:angeline.lee.sl@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 8:03 PM
To: ben@akiramotor.com
Subject: FTMC Meeting on 18 May 2010 - To Thine Own Self Be True

Dear Friends,
We are one night and one day away from our To Thine Own Self Be True meeting.
The Word of the Day is Sincere.

With Past District Governor DTM Low Yat Seow as our General Evaluator and KC Lim attempting project no. 1 from the Facilitating Discussion manual, it will certainly not be just another ordinary meeting.

We will also have two speeches from the Competent Communication manual, with Alex and Elaine delivering the Your Body Speaks and Inspire Your Audience project speeches respectively.

Be true to yourself, by attending our meeting tomorrow. I sincerely hope to meet up with all of you.

Your To Thine Own Self Be True TME

Notice of Meeting

Zaiton Zainal Abidin

From: zaiton zainal abidin [mailto:ton.abung@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 9:24 AM
Subject: FTMC Meeting on 18 May 2010

Dear Members,

I hope that you have a restful, relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. This email reminder comes a few days earlier than my usual email because I'm on my way to my own RRR weekend this afternoon and will be back next week.

"To thine own self be true" is the theme of our meeting next week. These are famous words from Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's characters. What did Shakespeare really mean by that? And how many of us stop to absorb the next line? "And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man."

In simple English, we can't really be true to anyone else unless we're true to ourselves.

Usually it's the opposite in our culture. We look after our partners, children, employees, co-workers, clients, aging parents etc. We have been so cultured to put the needs of others first that many of us don't have a clue about how to take care of ourselves!

1. What aspects of your life are not true to your values?
2. Are you paying attention to signs from your body saying that you're tired and need to rest?
3. Is it hard to get up in the morning because you don't like your job?
4. Have you taken on too much responsibility?

I leave you to pause and reflect. BE TRUE TO YOURSELF!

Looking forward to see u in the next meeting. We have a few surprises in store for you.

Vice President Education 2009/2010
Friendship Toastmasters Club

Report @ AGM on 04 May 2010

AGM ON 4 MAY 2010

Report by Angeline Lee, Secretary

Friendship Toastmasters Club members were gathered on 4 May 2010 for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect our club officers for 2010/2011.

We started with the presentation of these reports:
1. President Report by Ben Fong
2. VPE Report by Zaiton Zainal Abidin
3. VPM Report by Ben Fong
4. VPPR Report by Angeline Lee
5. Secretary Report by Angeline Lee
6. Treasurer Report by Khairul Hassan
7. SAA Report by Sivadas

The minutes of the 2 June 2009 AGM as well as the above reports were adopted.

Friendship members at our AGM

Nominating Chair Tan Lay Theng then announced the candidates for the various club officer positions and the club election was carried out.


Our new Exco team for 2010/2011 term is as follows:

President - Zaiton Zainal Abidin
VPE – Angeline Lee
VPM – Chor Chee Hoe
VPPR – Alexandra Lau
Secretary – Vincent Wong
Treasurer – Chor Wai Yee
SAA – Sivadas

With the main agenda of the meeting completed, we then took a short break. When the meeting resumed, Grace Tan hosted the proceeding as our Toastmaster of the Evening.

TME Grace Tan

Angeline Lee delivered project speech no. 1 The Goodwill Speech from the Public Relations manual. Speaking on “Be the Speaker You Dream Of”, she began with the reason she joined Toastmasters and ended with

Toastmasters provides us with the biggest room in the world - the biggest room for improvement. This room will never run out of space for me, for you, for people who wish to conquer their fears of failure, who dream of being a better speaker. Join us in this room because just like me, you don’t have to face your fears alone.

Evaluator KC Lim did an impromptu evaluation as the evaluation was immediately after the speech was delivered. In his opinion, the message to encourage non-Toastmasters to join the growing number of 220,000 Toastmasters world-wide was elegantly presented, and not a hard-sell as required by the project objectives.

Next, Area W7 Governor Tan Lay Theng handed out the TLI1 and TLI2 Attendance Certificates to our current team of club officers.

President Ben Fong receiving his TLI Attendance certificates

Our Area Governor also handed out Division W Membership Award to our hard-working Treasurer Khairul Hassan. This award from Division W is in recognition of clubs who have submitted 20 or more membership dues by 30 March 2010.

Treasurer Khairul receiving the Division W Membership Award from Area Governor Tan Lay Theng

Our next meeting will be held on 18 May 2010. With Past District Governor Low Yat Seow DTM as our General Evaluator and KC Lim attempting project no. 1 from the Facilitating Discussion manual, it will certainly not be just another ordinary meeting.

Join us on the 18th and find out more on “To Thine Own Self Be True”.




Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Announcement_AGM on 04 May 2010

Angeline Lee

From: Angeline Lee [mailto:angeline.lee.sl@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 8:46 AM
Subject: Friendship AGM on 4 May 2010 7 PM

Dear Friendship Members,
On Tuesday 4 May 2010, we will be having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect our Club Officers for the next term (1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011).

Your attendance in this AGM is very important as we need to have a quorum for it to be valid. After the AGM, normal meeting will resume. Please attend this AGM and vote for the person whom you think is best suited to carry out the following Club Officer roles

Vice President Education
Vice President Membership
Vice President Public Relations

If you would also like to serve in any of the above roles, please submit your nomination to the President as well as attending our AGM. The club looks forward to your attendance, participation and decision to select the best team of Club Officers to lead Friendship to another challenging, fruitful term ahead.

Angeline Lee

Photos @ 20 Apr 2010

Past Presidents’ Night
Report by Angeline Lee

We had a historic evening with ten Past Presidents of Friendship Toastmasters Club (FTMC), attending our 20 April “Be The Change” meeting.


The 10 Past Presidents are


1998/1999 - Wuan Thong Lok aka TL Wuan (Last president of ACCA Toastmasters Club before the club name is changed to Friendship Toastmasters Club)

1999/2000 - Kim Chow (1st president of Friendship Toastmasters Club)

2000/2001 - Teresa Choong

2001/2002 - Tony Lim

2002/2003 - Khoo Nee Wern aka KNW

2003/2004 - Katherine Mah aka Kat Mah

2004/2005 - James Arokiasamy

2005/2006 - Lim Kien Chai @ KC Lim

2006/2007 - Freddie Yap

2008/2009 - Tan Lay Theng

(Note: President 2007/2008 - Kwong Choong Mun was not at the meeting)


L-R: Ben Fong, Tan Lay Theng, Freddie Yap, KC Lim, James Arokiasamy, Kat Mah, KNW, Tony Lim, Teresa Choong, Kim Chow, TL Wuan

We would not be where we are today, a club with President’s Distinguished Club status 5 times in the past, without their commitment to change, to change for the better. Thank you, Past Presidents!

It was only fitting that we have Thomas Chen, Table Topics Champion for Area W7 Contest, to be the host for this historic presidential evening.

Our Toastmaster of the Evening Thomas Chen

In his invocation speech, KC Lim gave us this inspiring quote by Mahatma Gandhi - Be the change you want to see in the world.

Zaiton, our Table Topics Master, came up with interesting titles consisting of 3 words such as

You - Change - People
Static - Change – Movement
Thoughts – Change – World
Control – Change – Release
Opportunity – Change - Threat

Not surprisingly, two Past Presidents were joint Best Table Topics Speakers. True to the Word of the Day - EVOLVE - their performances proved that they have evolved into excellent speakers!

Best Joint Table Topics Speaker Kat Mah

Joint Best Table Topics Speaker Khoo Nee Wern aka KNW

For project speeches, we had 4 speakers who spoke on 4 different educational topics.

Chor Chee Hoe presented “The Hot Topic”. He spoke about an environmental issue close to his heart - how to reduce the effects of global warming.

Kent Ho in “Discovering Black Gold” told us of how the death of his beloved pet fish back in 1997 lead to his discovery of the benefits of composting and gardening.

Roslyn Tan with “When You Think You Know Someone”, told us of different leadership styles such as impoverished leadership and country club leadership.

For his Storytelling “Bringing History to Life” project speech, Freddie presented a heart-rending story of a father who lost his son during China’s historic day of “Oct 15 1905”.

In completing this project speech, Freddie has completed the 10 speeches required for his Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) award. Congratulations, Freddie!


Past President Freddie Yap is Best Project Speaker

Our General Evaluator, Meyyappa Manickam, DTM, from Deloitte Kassim Chan Toastmasters Club, displayed his formidable evaluation skills. One of the youngest DTM in District 51, he is also the Best Evaluator for our “Be The Change” meeting. Coincidentally, he was the evaluator for our Best Project Speaker, Freddie Yap.

Our GE is Meyyappa, DTM, who is also the Best Evaluator of the evening

We are hoping 10 years will not pass by before our next Past Presidents’ Night. Thank you to Freddie and James, for gathering all 10 past presidents under one roof, for one night. It was a memorable evening and thank you, Past Presidents, for taking time off from your busy schedules to be with us.




Newsletter_Volume 8 Issue 17


Volume 8 Issue 17

Newsletter was initiated by Mohamad Abdullah, DTM, in 2000
Ben Fong took over as editor from 04 July 2006 to 20 October 2009
Angeline Lee is the current editor

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Meeting Programme_20 April 2010

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