|President Angeline Lee|
SERVE WITH PASSION
After attending TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute) training in July 2011, VPE Chee Hoe was inspired to set our meeting theme as “Serve with Passion” which is District 51’s theme for term 2011/2012 under the leadership of District Governor Sue Chan, DTM.
Just before the Table Topics Session, VPE Chee Hoe performed the Induction ceremony for our new members Sean Lee and Sylvia Tan. Our General Evaluator Jon Tan from TTDI Toastmasters Club, found it to be well conducted and praised VPE Chee Hoe for a job well done.
|Sean Lee & Sylvia Tan at the New Member Induction Ceremony.|
VPE Chee Hoe conducted the ceremony.
Table Topics Master Sylvia provided us with a hilarious Table Topics Session with her “Continue the Story” approach about a passionate boy named Daniel who wanted to learn violin at the age of 15. She had 5 capable speakers who spun magic (and much laughter) with their story-telling skills.
|Sylvia Tan conducting the Table Topics session|
Past President Freddie Yap started the story by regaling us with Daniel’s quest to look for a piano teacher at an orphanage. His request for piano lessons was denied as he was not an orphan. Next, Past President Ben Fong had us laughing at Daniel’s persistence to learn piano using an iPad. Unfortunately, after getting the iPad, Daniel proceeded to jailbreak it and downloaded games instead. VPPR Susan Lim came up with the brilliant idea of helping out Daniel by asking her idol, Wang Lee Hom, to give Daniel piano lessons. She was touched that her idol, a well-known Taiwanese singer and talented composer, flew in to
, just for her. Malaysia
Treasurer Ian Lai then broke out into a Mandarin song as a demonstration of what Daniel has learnt after having lessons with Wang Lee Hom. Daniel decided to audition for Malaysian Idol but was not successful. In despair, Daniel wrote profusely for 3 days and sent a song to the music producer of Malaysian Idol. Kwok Hung continued the story with Daniel waiting patiently for a reply from the music producer. One day, while watching Malaysian Idol, Daniel heard a familiar tune. To his surprise, it was his song! Although disappointed he was not the singer singing that song on Malaysian Idol, it was a consolation that it was a good song after all.
Daphne was the first speaker in the speech project session and gave a speech entitled “Stay in Love”. She immediately engaged the audience with her opening question, “Do you want a romantic partner?” It appears that we do have a number of romantic Friendship members, judging from the response to her question! She had us laughing out loud at her story about her husband’s purchase of a RM2000 camera and his response to her membership fees for Friendship with this question, “Why do you pay RM300 just to talk?”
Andy spoke about “Hachi – A Dog’s Tale” which was a touching story of a patient, faithful, devoted dog that waited at a train station for 9 years for his master to return. Eventually Hachi was reunited with his beloved master when it passed away peacefully at the train station.
Ian persuaded the audience with his speech “Gold vs Silver”. He said that silver has outperformed gold in the past 10 years. If we had invested in silver, we would have made more money!
|From left: SAA Andy, GE Jon Tan, Timer Sean Lee, Ah Counter Chee Hoe,|
Grammarian Kwok Hung & Evaluator Kim Chow
VPE Chee Hoe set the scene for Grace Tan’s “Accepting An Award” speech project. After he had presented Grace with the “Best Volunteer for 30-Hour Famine” award, Grace started on her “Hunger for Help and Health” speech. She told us that last year she was approached by Chee Hoe to starve for 30 hours with him! She was skeptical but since he was cute-looking, she decided to find out more. In the end, in June 2010, she agreed to be the English emcee for 150 people for the “30-Hour Famine” event. In June this year, she agreed to be the Mandarin emcee, this time for 300 people, a bigger and more challenging event for our 30-Hour Famine Best Volunteer.
Past President Kim Chow was simply amazing in her evaluation of Grace’s speech. She was blown away by Grace’s performance and praised her as an eloquent and elegant speaker. We answered with a resounding “YES” when Kim asked, "Are you mesmerized and captivated by her speech?" She commended Grace on her awesome speaking skills and asked her to inspire the members with her advanced speeches.
|From left: Kim Chow, GE Jon Tan, TME Sivadass, project speaker Daphne and our guest Abe|
General Evaluator Jon Tan captured our attention when he said “Friendship has a special place in my heart because back in 2000, Friendship was the club where I gave my first speech outside my own club." He was most impressed that the President's speech was published in the newsletter and made available during the meeting. It was the first he has seen in any clubs that he has visited over the years. He also praised TME Sivadas whom in his opinion has improved 1000%!
|Thank you, GE Jon Tan!|
The awards given out during our Serve with Passion meeting:
Best Table Topics Speaker – Leong Kwok Hung
Best Project Speaker – Grace Tan
Best Speech Evaluator – Kim Chow
CC Pin – Leong Kwok Hung
ALB Pin – Angeline Lee
|Grace Tan is Best Project Speaker|
|Kim Chow is Best Speech Evaluator|
|Kwok Hung receiving CC pin from IPP Zation|
Kwok Hung is the Best Table Topics Speaker
Report by Angeline Lee, President 2011/2012