Sunday, April 29, 2007

Upcoming Meeting notice: 16 May 2007.

Firstly, let me say these:

Workers, UNITE! Labour Day greetings to all proletariats! (And everybody else who needed a day off.)

Also, a holy Wesak Day to all Buddhists and may all beings be free from pain and suffering!


Recognizing the above holidays, Extol Toastmasters Club, USJ, Subang Jaya will hold its next meeting on 16 May 2007.

IPP DTM Azmi Shahrin will be presenting awards recognized by the District to the deserving members.

As usual, we'll need role players to play the playful play!

District 51 Annual Convention at Johor Bahru (2007)

This just in from Extol's historian-at-large and Immediate Past President DTM Azmi Shahrin who attended the Annual Convention:

Dear Extol,

We just came back from the District 51 Annual Convention in JB which was held at the Hyatt JB, 27-29 April. The following is a record of mentions for our club Extol TMC.

1. Patricia stood for the office of Lieutenant Governor Marketing of District 51 (2007/2008) and was unsuccessful despite Extol and Pidato Perdana club members running a spirited campaign for her.

2. Azmi Shahrin stood for the office of Division W Governor (2007/2008) and was successful.

2. Danny Lim was awarded the DTM medalion by the District 51 Governor, Sivanganam.

3. Extol was recognized as a President's Distinguished Club, one of the 16 clubs in District 51 who achieved PDC on 1 April 2007. I have collected a trophy on behalf of President Shirl Cheah.

4. Veloo and Marvin won the Star Education Award for completing the CC durng the promo period. I have the award in my safekeeping.

5. Our 5 members who attended the Annual Convention were Patricia Tan, SK Ratnam, Danny Lim, Jayakumar and Azmi.

I will present the awards in our club meeting on 16 May, 2007 and I would like President Shirl, Veloo and Marvin to be present to receive them. I would be grateful if the Exco could please reimburse the 5 convention delegates from our club with the usual RM100 subsidy per delegate.

Azmi Shahrin
Immediate Past President

That just shows how well Extol Toastmasters Club did in the past year.

With another affirmation of the proud tradition of Extol TMC, I hope that every member will continue to work hard to support the Vision and Mission of Extol TMC, that every member will remain united despite the diversity of opinions and personalities, and that every member will continue to demostrate strong abilities in communication and leadership.

Explore, Excel, Extol!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Division C Contests

Extol members DTM Patricia Tan was the Chief Judge, DTM SK Ratnam was the presiding Division C Governor and I was the impromptu fill-in for the Sergeant-at-Arms :)

Champions, their supporters, and guests poured into the USJ Summit auditorium around 2pm. Organizing Chair Area C1 Governor DTM Ganesh led the programmes and the Toastmaster of the Day DTM Bernard Louis carried the floor.

Our club champion TM Jayakumar gave a touching presentation that brought sniffles to the audience. Nevertheless, the contenders too were champions as well and they too gave powerful performances.

The champion of the International Speech Contests was Dharshini and the champion of the Table Topics Contests was Fabian Fidellis.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Results of AGM

DTM Azmi Shahrin chaired the Annual General Meeting of 2007.

This is the result of Extol's 2006/2007 Annual General Meeting:

The Pussycat Team prevailed with this position: Women are NOT better generals than men.

OK. That was not in the AGM actually... Here's the real result:

The Executive Committee Members for term 2007/2008 are:

President: TM Lim Yeong Chuan
Vice President of Education: TM Gerard Tan
Vice President of Membership: CTM Daniel Wong
Vice President of Public Relations: CC Marvin Lau
Treasurer: CC Ng Chak Ngoon
Secretary: DTM Kwa Ngan Eng

I would like to thank all club members for having their faith in me and I will carry on the proud tradition of Extol TMC and fulfill my obligations to the club.

Thinking back on how much I have learn and progressed from the person whom I was 1 year ago, I have much to be thankful for, especially for all the help and advice that the members of Extol have accorded me. They have shared in my progress and by giving them my best effort in shaping the club I hope to repay the gratitude that I had owed them.

In my term, I hope to bring us a little closer to the vision of the Extol and let all know, whether they wish us well or ill, Extol's vision is to be the exemplary club of District 51!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Division C International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest 2007

Our club champion for International Speech Contest TM Jayakumar will be representing Area C5 in the Division Contests.

The Division Contests are going to be held at

Venue: The Summit Auditorium, USJ, Subang Jaya
Time: 1.30 pm

An event not to be missed!

As some seasoned oastmasters may suggest, Toastmasters public speaking contests can be much, much hotter than the political speeches for the upcoming Machap by-election.

Annual General Meeting

The year 2007 committee will be voted in the upcoming meeting on 4th April 2007.

In the second half of the meeting, DTM Azmi Shahrin will be hosting a Political Debate! Club members are already fired up by the mere suggestion of a political debate.

This is going to be an interesting night.