Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photos @ 19 July 2011

Report by Angeline Lee, President 2011/2012

Angeline Lee
President 2011/2012


For our second meeting for 2011/2012 with the meeting theme Evaluate to Motivate, it was most appropriate that our General Evaluator was DTM Sue Ding, visiting from Shaklee Dynamic Toastmasters Club. She is a much sought after General Evaluator and fortunately for us, VPE Chee Hoe managed to book her for 19 July.

President Angeline with guest Wilson, PP Lay Theng, GE Sue Ding & VPM Alexandra

We are also happy to welcome Wilson who travelled all the way from Cyberjaya to support his friend and Toastmaster of the Evening, VPM Alexandra. It was a coincidence that he is also acquainted with Sue Ding who has helped out at Wilson’s former club, Deloitte KassimChan Toastmasters Club.

Table Topics Master Wai Yee introduced a twist to our Table Topics Session. Asking 5 volunteers to leave the room, she then asked 5 members of the audience to write down their secrets on a piece of paper. Our Table Topics speakers Grace, Ben, Daphne, Wilson and Sean then had to do some quick thinking and hand-writing analysis to guess who wrote the mysterious notes. It was a hilarious session especially when Ben revealed that he did not have to crack his head to guess the writer as the name was written down!

Ben is joint Best Table Topics Speaker

Amazing Grace Tan is joint Best Table Topics Speaker and
Best Speech Evaluator

For the first prepared speech of the evening, we had the opportunity to learn more about our new Korean member named Sean Lee. Not only was he a natural speaker, he was also able to joke with us that it was not necessary for him to break the ice as Malaysia’s weather is too hot and the ice has melted. His evaluator, the ever dynamic and charming Past President Kim Chow, was delighted when she found out that he is Korean as she is a fan of Korean TV dramas. We enjoyed his humorous Ice Breaker speech and are looking forward to his future speeches, delivered with his “cute” English accent.

Sean Lee from Korea is Best Project Speaker

Treasurer Ian Tai is not only studying ACCA, he is also an author with his book launch to be held on 30 August at KLCC. We were graciously invited to his book launch where he will be presenting a talk. To prepare for it, he had used his speech slot for this meeting, to provide us a sneak preview of his book. His evaluator Ben provided constructive feedback to help Ian to do a more captivating presentation on 30 August.

From left: Ian Tai, Ah Counter Josephine Goh, guest Wilson, PP James,
Grace & Table Topics Master Wai Yee

General Evaluator Sue Ding, true to the theme Evaluate to Motivate, provided us with motivating and encouraging feedback. She praised the warm reception she received when she first arrived and our well organized meeting. She also shared with us that everyone has butterflies in their stomachs, even DTMs! We also learned from Kim that the secret is to harness the nervous energy to be a better speaker.

Sue Ding DTM is the GE

In her address, Area W3 Governor Kimmy Foo spoke of Speaking To Enrich People (STEP), the theme for Division W 2011/2012. She is an eloquent speaker and it is obvious to me that she is able to speak to enrich people. Thank you Area Governor Kimmy, for visiting us!

Area W3 Governor Kimmy Foo

The awards for our Evaluate to Motivate meeting were presented to
Best Table Topics Speakers – Grace Tan & Ben Fong
Best Project Speaker – Sean Lee
Best Speech Evaluator – Grace Tan
Ice Breaker Ribbon – Sean Lee

Congratulations to Sean, Grace and Ben for being our 19 July winners!

Friendship members, our Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests will be on 2 August 2011. There is absolutely no joining fee required and you may just be taking home one or two of the 6 trophies. All you have to do is sign up with Organising Chair Alexandra and start preparing your winning speech!

Report by Angeline Lee, President 2011/2012

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Newsletter_Volume 10 Issue 2

VPPR Susan Lim

Volume 10 Issue 2

Newsletter was initiated by Mohamad Abdullah DTM in 2000.
PP Ben Fong took over as editor from 04 July 2006 to 20 October 2009.
President Angeline Lee was the editor from November 2009 to June 2010.
VPPM Alexandra Lau was the editor from July 2010 to June 2011. 
VPPR Susan Lim is the current editor. 

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Meeting Programme_19 July 2011

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Meeting Notice

Angeline Lee
President 2011/2012

Dear Friendship Members

Our next meeting on 19 July is all about Evaluate to Motivate !
DTM Sue Ding, a much sought after General Evaluator, will be joining us for this meeting. She is a member of two clubs, Shaklee Dynamic and Phoenix Toastmasters Club and is also known as "Mother of Division B". Last term she was also District 51 Club Coach Chair. Please do grab the opportunity to talk to Sue Ding, if you want to know more about her two leadership roles as Division B Governor and Club Coach Chair. If you are wondering, yes, there are more leadership opportunities available for all of you other than aspiring to be the future Club President of Friendship.
Our newest member, Sean, will be presenting his Ice Breaker speech. Susan, Andy and Ian will also be presenting their project speeches from the Competent Communication manual. I think we will have a tough job deciding who will be the Best Project Speaker while our speech evalutors Freddie, Kim, Grace and Ben, will be doing their best to Evaluate to Motivate.
Joining our illustrious cast of roleplayers for 19 July are
Table Topics Master Wai Yee
Table Topics Evaluator James
Grammarian Sivadas
Ah Counter Daphne
Timer Sylvia
helmed by TME Alexandra
Ladies & gentlemen, the stage is ready for Friendship's next performance. Join us and learn from our evaluators on how toEvaluate to Motivate, to go beyond the challenge of presenting project speeches.
We look forward to meeting up with everyone on 19 July !
Best regards,

Photos @ 05 July 2011

Angeline Lee
President 2011/2012

1st meeting of the term 2011/2012
Report by President Angeline Lee

For our inaugural meeting for 2011/2012, with the meeting theme of “Strive for Success”, our team of Club Officers was officially installed by our dynamic and charming Past President Kim Chow. She started the Installation ceremony by discharging our team of 2010/2011 Club Officers from their duties.

Club Officers for 2010/2011 being discharged from their duties

Division W Governor 2010/2011 DTM Vincent Hor, in his role as General Evaluator, commended Past President Kim for conducting the Installation ceremony with dignity, poise and class. The new team of Club Officers pledged to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities and will work towards “striving for success” for Friendship.

Club Officers for 2011/2012

Friendship club members promised to support the new exco.

Right after the Installation ceremony, we started with the speech project session. With TME PP Freddie Yap at the helm, we had an interesting and enjoyable session. We enjoyed three speeches.

PP Freddie Yap is the TME

Daphne in her “Fair Lady from Ipoh” Ice Breaker speech was charming, earnest and sincere. Explaining that despite her small size, due to her generosity in giving her food away to her siblings, she is nevertheless more than capable of defending her siblings when the need arise. This fair lady from Ipoh also showed us her humorous side when she made us laugh out loud with her tales about “lembu”.

Standing ovation for Daphne

From Ipoh, we travelled to a world of credit card debts as we listened to Sylvia’s speech. She had fascinating facts such as a $30 billion credit card debt by young people aged 30 and below. We agreed with her that prevention is better than cure as she outlined 4 simple steps to avoid falling into credit card debt.

After two speeches from the basic Competent Communication manual, we then had the opportunity to listen to an advanced speech from Past President James Arokiasamy. In his Entertaining Speaker speech, James entertained and impressed us with his knowledge of biology as he spoke of inflammation, white blood cells and sinus. His concluding message to us was to eat healthy, stay healthy and live longer.

PP James is Best Project Speaker

After the break, we had a hilarious Humour Session conducted by Stephen Fernando, multiple winners of District 51 Speech Contests. Thank you, Stephen for being our Humour Master and speech evaluator for James !

Stephen Fernando is Best Speech Evaluator

For this meeting, our usual Table Topics Session was replaced by Games Session which involves acting skills and impromptu speaking skills. Thanks to our group of talented participants, we had a good laugh as Tony & James, Grace & Nee Wern, Ian Tai & Ian Lai, Sylvia & Sean paired up to act and speak on topics selected by VPE Chee Hoe. Ian Tai enjoyed this session and recommended to have more of this at our future meetings.

DTM Vincent Hor is the GE

The awards given out for our “Strive for Success” meeting goes to
Best Project Speaker – James Arokiasamy
Best Speech Evaluator – Stephen Fernando
Ice Breaker Ribbon – Daphne Au
Half CC Ribbon – Ian Tai

Ian Tai with his Half CC Ribbon

Daphne with her Ice Breaker Ribbon

Thank you, Friendship members and guests for helping us to have a memorable and fun-filled meeting. Thank you to our guests, Belinda and Ian Lai, for joining us and exploring how the Toastmasters educational program can help everyone to “Strive for Success”.

Members & guests at Friendship's Installation meeting

See you at our next meeting on 19 July as we continue in our effort to “Strive for Success” by practicing how to “Evaluate to Motivate”. Join us at Bukit Kiara for another learning adventure !

Newsletter_Volume 10 Issue 1

VPPR Susan Lim

Volume 10 Issue 1

Newsletter was initiated by Mohamad Abdullah DTM in 2000.
PP Ben Fong took over as editor from 04 July 2006 to 20 October 2009.
President Angeline Lee was the editor from November 2009 to June 2010.
VPPM Alexandra Lau was the editor from July 2010 to June 2011. 
VPPR Susan Lim is the current editor. 

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Meeting Programme_05 July 2011

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Meeting Notice

President Angeline Lee

Dear Friendship members

Looking forward to meeting everyone again tonight! It has been one month since my last outing to Friendship, due to my outstation work assignment for the month of June.
Tonight at Bukit Kiara, you will be having first class seats to a few exciting world premiers
Daphne - presenting her Ice Breaker speech 
Sylvia - presenting her second project speech
James - presenting an Advanced manual speech
Kim - Installation Officer for our new Exco team
Stephen - our Humour Master and evaluator, specially invited by James
Vincent - Immediate Past Division W Governor who will be our General Evaluator
Your guess is as good as mine as to what our Games Session will be about, led by Chee Hoe. And who is our excellent TME for our very first meeting for 2011/2012 ? None other than our respected Past President Freddie!
It's going to be a great meeting. The only thing that will make it even more fantastic is your attendance and participation at our inaugural meeting for 2011/2012 !
See you tonight.
President 2011/2012

Meeting Report @ 21 June 2011

Susan Lim

Report by Susan Lim, Toastmaster of the Meeting

The theme for our 21 June meeting was “Looking Back, Looking Ahead”. The theme was definitely fitting as it was the last meeting with Zaiton as our President, and the rest of the outgoing Exco team.

Zaiton started the meeting with her final President's speech. Looking back, President Zaiton was full of heartwarming memories of what this term has meant to her in terms of her personal growth in the areas of leadership and communication. Looking ahead, we look forward to Angeline's leadership as President. We also look forward to our club achieving new heights of success. Zaiton's performance is a tough act to follow as she had guided our club to reach the President’s Distinguished Club status.

I (Susan Lim) played the TME role for the first time. I was determined to uplift the energy of the meeting so I had everyone in the audience doing hi-fives and saying “You are awesome!”, not only at the beginning but throughout the meeting. I also shared a memorable quote with the audience: “It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret”. This quote complements the theme very well. 

The word of the day is “Spirit”, chosen by Grammarian PP Lay Theng. Our high spirits had everyone looking back, looking ahead and looking around, especially at the pretty and handsome faces of Friendship Toastmasters members and guests.

We had two special guests from Exact ADC Toastmasters Club, Boby Auliaputra playing the Timer role and Andrew Ng as the General Evaluator.

Sivadas gave us an invocation speech to inspire us. Daphne, the Table Topics Master, repeated her successful performance in getting the table topics speakers to imagine or reminisce several poignant moments in their lives. The speakers were Jason Wee (guest), Ian Lai (guest), Ben, Vincent and Ian Tai.

We had two humorous and vibrant project speakers who talked about "Meditating Dog" - I mean "Meditation" and "Dog". Andy the superman talked about the Benefits of Meditation for his speech project #3 Get to the Point. He started by performing a meditation pose on a chair. Not only did he manage to balance himself well, but he also grabbed our attention. 

Ian Tai shared with us a few tricks on how to train the dog in his speech project #5: Your Body Speaks. Not only did his body speak to us, he also engaged Andy to be his disobedient dog which he trained to be obedient. We roared with laughter!

Our first-time guest, Jason Wee, was surprised when he was announced as the Best Table Topics Speaker.

Our GE, Andrew Ng, delivered a favourable report about the meeting proceedings and offered a few recommendations for improvement. Thanks, Andrew, for your kind and honest evaluation!

We received good feedback from all our guests. We certainly hope to see them more in our future meetings.

I hope everyone can look back and remember something special about this meeting!

When it hurts to look back
and you’re scared to look ahead.
At Friendship Toastmasters meetings
You can look beside you
And your best friend will be there.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Newsletter_Volume 9 Issue 19

Alexandra Lau, VPPR

Volume 9 Issue 19

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.
Alexandra Lau is the current editor.

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Meeting Programme_21 June 2011

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