Distinguished members of Friendship and guests,
We are still embracing the joy of victory of Timothy Nakayama winning both the humorous speech and evaluation contest in Division W just three days ago. The vibrant atmosphere was further enhanced by the amazing presence of Grace Tan, Victor Ong, guests from UniRazak Toastmasters Club and the dazzling Susan Lim, who has been away for quite some time. Susan gracefully took the role as our Toastmaster of the Evening. Susan did a wonderful job, as many acknowledged that she put in a great effort and to lift the energy high throughout the meeting.
|Our dazzling Toastmaster of the Evening, Susan Lim|
The first event was led by Area Governor W3 Chor Chee Hoe, who conducted the induction ceremony of two new members, Andrew Low and Ben Chan. Welcome to the Friendship family, Andrew and Ben!
Following after the induction, Chee Hoe smoothly transit us to the Table Topics Session. It has been a while since I last participated in a Table Topics and gladly, I did my routine Table Topic Speech with another three brave contestants – past President Ben Fong, UniRazak Toastmaster member Amir, and guest, Rohaizad.
|Amir, from UniRazak Toastmasters Club participated in Table Topics|
|Our guest Rohaizad, delivered his first attempt in Table Topics|
We have four project speakers for the evening. First, it was Nancy Soo with a highly anticipated performance as I sat expecting an entertaining sharing on her climb to Mount Kinabalu. Geok Ean hit the center stage with a spectacular entrance, asking us “Are you ready?!” She shared her recent experience on preparing one of her company’s events, and she got a fever right after that. Somehow, the fever is not any physical sickness, but rather her passion and motivation on her work. Both Nancy and Geok Ean had shared with us very important values that they learned from their experiences. Well done girls!
|Nancy shared her experience and lessons learned as she climbed Mount Kinabalu|
|Geok Ean had an 'unconventional' fever|
Timothy delivered a mini-workshop on how to select a topic for a speech presentation. Indeed, it is a great practice session for Timothy to deliver his live workshop for the benefits of many Toastmasters to become better speakers in the future.
Oh Lien Chai came in and entertained us about his experiences with sandwiches and women. His message is clear to all of us. Never steal a bite of a piece of sandwich hand-made by Lien Chai!
|Lien Chai with his speech "Sandwiches vs Women"|
|Our VPM Sylvia with Timothy and his collection of trophies from Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest|
We are honored to have Jefferey Tang, to be our General Evaluator, who hailed all the way from UniRazak Toastmasters Club.
Timothy creatively delivered his Table Topic Evaluation, where each Table Topic Speaker is characterized with the delicious tastes of different ice-cream flavors; Premium Vanilla for Past President Ben Fong, Neapolitan for Amir, Sinful Chocolate for guest Rohaizad and myself, a Smooth Sweet Corn. Do you want to know how he did that? Please come to join us more in Friendship’s future meetings!
Following was my turn to give evaluation to Nancy. I have to admit that it was a tough assignment for me as I like her presentation and I had given my best to evaluate her according to the guidelines stated in the manual.
We always love to have Victor Ong in our meetings. This evening, we were lucky to have Mr. Victor evaluating Lian Chai’s speech. I believe he had provided a lot of valuable insights to Lien Chai to improve further as a poised speaker.
|Victor Ong with his evaluation on Lien Chai's speech|
Our immediate Past President, Angeline Lee stepped up and gave her analytical feedback on Geok Ean’s speech. We could not be more agreeing with Angeline as she thanked Geok Ean for such an amazing delivery and important message for us to take home.
The ever-amazing Grace Tan evaluated Timothy’s speech, is like a treat from heaven. She gave an insightful and in-depth evaluation and shared her tips on how to maintain the momentum of the speech which takes 15 minutes long or more.
|Best Table Topics Speakers - Ian Tai and Past President Ben Fong|
|Lien Chai took the Best Project Speakers award|
|Best Evaluator of the evening goes to Grace Tan|
The meeting ended happily with high attendance and hopes for a much awaited Bee Farm trip in Melaka on October 13, 2012. To continue the celebration for Timothy’s victory, we went to Soul Out and had a splendid time.
|Our guest, Hamidah share her comment about the meeting|
All in all, we had a blast and can’t wait for our upcoming meeting on the 16th October as Geok Ean will be taking the lead as Toastmasters of the Evening!
|Our Token of Appreciation to General Evaluator, Jefferey Tang|
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