|Angeline Lee, VPE cum President Elect|
Thursday, June 9, 2011
|The happy atmosphere in the meeting room.|
Wow! Many guests and visiting Toastmasters attended the meeting.
|Kui Lim, 2nd from left, decided to join the club on her 3rd visit.|
Thanks for choosing Friendship!
|President Zaiton sharing her views on the qualities of a great leader|
in her president's speech.
|Khor SC, a visiting Toastmaster from Klang Bilingual Club told us that|
Integrity (Word of the Day) is an important quality of a great leader
|Sean, our first-time guest, decided to join our club|
after performing in the Table Topics session.
|Our guest Lih Choon gallantly participated in the Table Topics.|
|In her Ice Breaker speech, Sylvia delivered an interesting speech|
entitled "Story About Me".
She spoke with confidence and it is obvious that she enjoys public speaking.
|PP Lay Theng giving an inspiring speech that highlights the benefits of Toastmasters.|
She successfully converted three guests into member with her powerful speech.
|Hilson Yeap from AFC Toastmasters Club giving helpful evaluations|
on the Table Topic speeches.
He also shared some tips with us that he learned from Darren LaCroix's workshop
|The Best Table Topics Speaker award goes to .... our guest Joshua!|
|Thank you, General Evaluator Soh Fong Wai, DTM|
|PP Lay Theng completed her CC for the second time and received the CC pin.|
|Sylvia Tan receiving the Ice Breaker ribbon from President Zaiton|
|Came as a guest, left as a member! Hui Woon joined Friendship on her second visit.|
|The youngest guest, Sakura, who is only 12 years old, sharing her views on Toastmasters.|
|Alexandra Lau, VPPR|
Volume 9 Issue 18
Newsletter was initiated by Mohamad Abdullah DTM in 2000.
PP Ben Fong took over as editor from 04 July 2006 to 20 October 2009.
Angeline Lee was the editor from November 2009 to June 2010.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Report by Angeline Lee, President Elect cum Area W3 Governor
|Angeline Lee, President Elect|
Friendship Birthday Celebration
In May 1999, Friendship Toastmasters Club under the leadership of Kim Chow started the first meeting. Twelve years later, Vice President Membership Chee Hoe, took the initiative to organize a birthday celebration meeting because YOU, Friendship members, deserve it!
|Happy Birthday to Friendship Toastmasters Club!|
With Facebook invitations sent out and members inviting guests to attend, Organising Chair Chee Hoe was slightly worried that we might not have enough food for our numerous guests. Thanks to his foresight, this disaster was averted. We were exultant (word of the day) to welcome 18 guests to help us celebrate!
Our special guests are
- DTM Rolf Chew, North Chair of Education and Training Committee of District 85 (Toastmasters clubs in China, Hong Kong and Macau)
- DTM Rolf Chew’s cousin, Hui Woon
- TF Lee from AFC Toastmasters Club
- David Lai from Ambank Toastmasters Club
- Lee Han Sen from TTDI Toastmasters Club
- Pham Viet Ha, Kelly Teng and Derek Soo from Mantissa Toastmasters Club
- Michelle Yip, Toh Joo Lee, Gary Lee and Jowy Chong from KPMG KL Toastmasters Club
- Anthony, Firdaus and June from IBM
- Wong Wei Kai invited by Chee Hoe
- Tan Wai Yee & Kui Lim invited by Wai Yee
Special thanks to Grace Tan for inviting TF Lee. TF Lee then invited David and Rolf, and Rolf asked his cousin to attend. It was a pleasant chain reaction of events. With just one invitation from Grace, we had 4 guests attending the meeting.
|President Zaiton with our guests|
With Ian “Rocky” Tai running into the room and showing us his boxing moves complete with boxing gloves, we were off to a rocking start. It was an inspirational story of Sylvester Stallone, who experienced the saddest moment of his life when he had to sell his dog for $50 to survive. Despite being rejected many times for the lead actor role in the ‘Rocky’ movie, he did not give up. It was a sweet victory for him when he won the Best Actor award for “Rocky”. Ian “Rocky” Tai’s message for us was “Don’t give up, don’t underestimate yourself”.
|Ian Tai with his Rocky look|
Next Past President Lay Theng presented her “Vegetarian or Flexitarian – The Choice is Yours” speech. She did her best to persuade us to make our choice with her well-researched speech on the benefits of being a vegetarian. Not only would we be less prone to diseases and be more cool, calm and composed, the vegetarian choice is also more environmentally friendly.
|From left: Grace Tan, Andy, guitarist Wei Kai, VPM Chee Hoe, |
Treasurer Wai Yee and our guest Tan Wai Yee
After the project speeches, VPPR Alexandra conducted the New Member Induction ceremony for Daphne. Bravo to Daphne who took up the Grammarian role for this evening even though she did not think English was her forte.
|Daphne (left) with her mentor Angeline Lee.|
On the right is VPPR Alexandra.
The birthday celebration started with a musical performance by guest guitarist Wei Kai, VPM Chee Hoe and Treasurer Wai Yee. This was followed by a sensational performance by Grace Tan who sang “Hey Jude”. With her star power, she had all of us singing along with her. We then had a hilarious Games session conducted by Past President James Arokiasamy. Quick thinking skill was required for this impromptu Q&A session which our guests sportingly participated and were grilled by the Past Presidents of Friendship. Well done James, it was a very enjoyable session!
|Enjoying the games session.|
From left: Daphne, PP Freddie Yap, DTM Rolf Chew,
Hui Woon, Han Sen, Kelly & Viet Ha
After blowing out the birthday candles, we were treated to an impromptu performance by David “Ronan Keating” Lai who sang “When you say nothing at all”. Next, we invited our special guest, DTM Rolf Chew to say a few words. Rolf is a District Officer from District 85 (Toastmasters clubs in China, Hong Kong and Macau). He is a Malaysian working in
nd was grateful to TF Lee for extending the invitation to him. China and he said he enjoyed the meeting a
As all good things must come to an end, the following awards were presented before we ended the meeting.
Best Project Speaker – the eloquent Tan Lay Theng
Best Speech Evaluator – the vivacious Kim Chow
Friendship Idol – the amazing Grace Tan
|PP Tan Lay Theng is the Best Project Speaker|
|Kim Chow wins the Best Speech Evaluator award|
|Congratulations to Grace Tan, our Friendship Idol!|
Thank you to all our Past Presidents and current President of Friendship. Without your excellent and dedicated leadership over the years, we would not be able to celebrate our birthday with 18 guests. May we have many more successful years and celebrate many more achievements!
From left: KC Lim, Tan Lay Theng, Kim Chow, TL Wuan (PP and founding member),
Freddie Yap, Zaiton, James Arokiasamy and Tony Lim.