It doesn’t rain, it pours! That is exactly how the weather condition was like in Bukit Kiara, an hour before our meeting was scheduled to start. As expected, many of us were caught in the horrendous traffic snarls and arrived late. However, all was not lost because some of our “all seasons/all weather” FTMC members like Ben, Grace and President Zaiton were already there so what were we waiting for? The show must go on! …. declared our chirpy IPP Ben Fong, who was visibly “relieved” now that his President’s duties were all over.
Indeed the show started without a glitch. With a thunderous (pun intended) welcome by SAA Sivadass, President Zaiton was immediately invited to give her opening speech. Brimming with confidence, she executed her President’s speech with silky smoothness. Her delivery bore testimony that stage time was all you needed to hold your own.
The TME on duty, Freddie Yap
TME Freddie Yap then wasted no time in getting the meeting proceedings into full swing. Invocation presenter Grace Tan successfully inspired everyone by her sharing that if you wanted to be successful, you should help others to be successful too.
We then had our New Member Induction ceremony to induct our newest member, Emily Kok. It was conducted by our PP Tan Lay Theng who also committed herself to be Emily’s mentor. What a momentous start to a new term!
The induction ceremony of our newest member Emily Kok.
Table Topics Master Alexandra Lau later took centre stage by inviting members to take on the delectable table topics which revolved around the theme of the meeting i.e. Confidence, Leadership and Service. Grace Tan, IPP Ben Fong, guest Victor, Chor Chee Hoe and new member Emily Kok rose to the challenge and emerged victorious. All of them spoke with sincerity about what they thought of the topics given.
The prepared speeches session saw Chee Hoe kicking off with a thought- provoking subject of urban poverty with a heart-rending story of Uma who had to “Slumber in the Summer Slum”.
The second speaker Alexandra articulated her thoughts on the power of forgiveness and what a simple “I’m sorry” could do to resolve an old conflict in her speech entitled “To forgive is divine”.
The last speaker Vincent Wong was his enigmatic self again when he sought agreement from the audience to use his handphone to play soft piano music to go with his speech. With no noticeable objections, Vincent proceeded to mesmerize everyone with his rendition of “The Bucket List”. Evidently, he outshone both Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman with his own version of what men want to accomplish in their last lap of their life. His evaluator Grace Tan showered praise on his manly appearance more than any aspects of his speech though!
After the tea break, everyone was served with a dose of endorphins by DTM Sivalingam of D’Utama TMC. He had everyone in stitches during the Humour session.
Our Humour Master, Sivalingam DTM, entertaining us with the hilarious jokes.
Our kind-hearted GE, Leong Oi Wah DTM.
Evaluation began with DTM Leong Oi Wah from Maicsa TMC holding court. The evluators-Ben, Tony and Grace certainly gave their all when giving their feedback as to how the speakers fared and suggested ways to improve.
For the record, Chee Hoe won the Best Project Speaker and Grace Tan won Best Table Topics Speaker as well as the Best Evaluator awards.
Chee Hoe is Best Project Speaker
Grace Tan is Best Table Topics Speaker and Best Evaluator
The evening ended on a high note with the President announcing that the club would be organizing a breakaway trip to historical city Malacca on 13 & 14 Nov 2010. The mission – leisure and learning two-in-one. Certainly an event to look forward to.
Our guest, Muniandy, has decided to be a member of Friendship!