Friday, August 8, 2014

Extol TMC Humourous Speech and Evaluation Contests on 6 August 2014



That was a most wonderful Humourous Speech and Evaluation Contests session we had yesterday. Most of us were there before 6pm. 

All present very quickly arranged and prepared the venue ready for the contest. This fitted the slogan for our term 2014-2015, “Efficient, Effective, Excellent!

Aric Ng




Aric Ng and Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM



At 6.30pm , Humourous Speech Contest Chair Aric Ng briefed all the speech contestants while Evaluation Contest Chair, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM briefed all the evaluation contestants, simultaneously Chief Judge, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB briefed all the role players.

Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM, Tan Joke Boey, PunYew Kee

After Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms, Pun Yew Kee called the meeting to order, President Jeannie Carrera, CC gave her presidential address, Humourous Speech Contest Chair Aric Ng started the ball rolling by calling upon the contestants to present their speeches.

Aric Ng with Henry Yeoh


 First contestant, Henry Yeoh recounted how he assumed twice wrongly with two different ladies but eventually was able to get married to the right lady and now has three lovely children. 

Aric Ng with Rebecca Narcis, CC


Second contestant, Rebecca Narcis spoke about how she overcame bad luck while selling her property and her belief in God.

Aric Ng with SK Ratnam, DTM


Third contestant, SK Ratnam reminisced how he proposed and wedded his wife and is still very happy and satisfied with her. 


Aric Ng with Jeannie Carrera, CC

Fourth contestant, Jeannie Carrera shared stories about the games that she played with her friends during her childhood.

Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM with Koh Teck Ken, CC



Fifth and last contestant, Koh Teck Ken told about all the awkward moments that he had encountered and how embarrassed he was when caught in those situations.

All the speech contestants presented their speeches within the allocated time frame and none were disqualified.

After the break of 10 minutes, Evaluation Contest Chair, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM began the session by calling upon all contestants to present their evaluation on a speech by a test speaker.

All the evaluation contestants, SK Ratnam, Mohammad Yousuf, Jeannie Carrera, Henry Yeoh and Koh Teck Ken presented their evaluation within the allocated time frame and none were disqualified.

After the contests ended, Chief Judge, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB, his panel of judges, Ballot Counter and Timer went off to compile the contest results.

Organising Chair, Tan Joke Boey, Humourous Speech Contest Chair Aric Ng and Evaluation Contest Chair, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM presented certificates and tokens to all contestants and role players.

Mohammad Yousuf questioning SK Ratnam, DTM in a game

Contest Chair, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM invited participants to play games while waiting for the contest results.
At last, the moment that all are waiting for arrived when Chief Judge, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB returned with the winners list.

The winners for the Humourous Speech Contest were: 
 Champion: SK Ratnam
1st Runner-Up: Henry Yeoh
2nd Runner-Up: Rebecca Narcis

Tan Joke Boey with SK Ratnam, DTM

Tan Joke Boey with Henry Yeoh

Tan Joke Boey with Rebecca Narcis, CC

Aric Ng, Henry Yeoh, SK Ratnam, DTM, Rebecca Narcis, CC, Tan Joke Boey


The winners for the Evaluation Contest were:
Champion: SK Ratnam
1st Runner-Up: Mohammad Yousuf
2nd Runner-Up: Henry Yeoh


Tan Joke Boey with Champion, SK Ratnam, DTM




Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM with Mohammad Yousuf, CC

Tan Joke Boey with Henry Yeoh


Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM, SK Ratnam, DTM, Mohammad Yousuf, C, Henry Yeoh, Tan Joke Boey
Congratulations, all the winners! The Champion for both the contests, SK Ratnam will represent Extol Toastmasters Club at the Area C5 Humourous Speech and Evaluation Contest while the 1st Runner-Up of both contests will be on standby.

Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM, Tan Joke Boey, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB
Organising Chair, Tan Joke Boey thanked Chief Judge, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB and presented tokens to him and his panel of judges. Thank you, Lincoln and his panel of judges for their well done job! 

Many thanks too, to all role players and contestants who made this event so exciting and enjoyable! 

Until the next Humourous Speech and Evaluation Contests, Good night!



 Area C5 Humourous Speech and Evaluation Contests on 20 September 2014

Results:
Humourous Speech Contest Champion: SK Ratnam
Evaluation Contest Champion: Jeannie Carrera Chow

SK Ratnam &  Jeannie Carrera Chow


Division C Humourous Speech and Evaluation Contests on 11 October 2014


Results:
Humourous Speech Contest 
Champion: Stephen Fernando
1st runner-up: Chang Sau Fun
2nd runner-up: Amertat Cohn



From left: Steven Khaw, CC, CL, Amertat Cohn, Chang Sau Fun, Stephen Fernando, Tan Hok Eng, ACB, ALS, Rosliza Mohd Said



Evaluation Contest
Champion: NK Valli
st runner-up: Chang Sau Fun
2nd runner-up: Jeannie Carrera Chow
From left: Ling Chin Huat, ACS, ALB, Chang Sau Fun, NK Valli, Jeannie, Tan Hok Eng, ACB, ALS, Steven Khaw, CC, CL

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Extol Toastmasters Club Officers Installation Dinner on 01 Aug 2014 at 7.00pm



At last, the day has arrived! This is the most anticipated event of our new term. The club officers’ installation dinner which was held at Broadbean CafĂ©, Aman Suria, Damanasara.

A big round of applause to all involved in the organizing of this event, especially to Organizing Chair, Rebecca Narcis, CC. Well done, Rebecca.

Division C Governor, Tan Hok Eng, ACB, ALS

Our heartfelt thanks to Division C Governor, Tan Hok Eng, ACB, ALS for gracing this event together with Immediate Past Area C5 Governor, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB and Current Area C5 Governor Steven Khaw, CC, CL. Our deepest gratitude to all three governors!

Aric Ng Min Hong did an excellent job of snapping many lovely photos of all the handsome guys and ladies who were dressed in their best. Do enjoy all the beautiful photos Aric has posted in Facebook. Thank you, Aric!

Best TME - Mohammad Yousuf, CC

The highest compliment goes to Mohammad Yousuf, CC, the TME who did a fantastic job of managing the whole proceedings of the dinner. Kudos, Yousuf, best TME!

Division C Governor, Tan Hok Eng, ACB, ALS gave a very encouraging speech to uplift all members to RISE and SHINE and be a part of a brighter and stronger Division C in District 51. Thank you, Hok Eng, we shall do our best!

Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM as usual was in her element to take us back in time to the founding of our dear club by Founder, Patricia Tan, DTM since 1998 until today by showing a very well done and memorable slide show. Everybody was amazed that Ngan Eng put in a lot of effort to insert updated photos of all the Presidents of our club and all distinguished members of our club. Thank you for your awesome effort, Ngan Eng!!

We had a most delicious dinner while enjoying the slide show. Obaidullah and Kooshan distributed the voting slips for Best Dressed Man and Best Dressed Lady to everybody and collected them for tabulation. Good job, Obaidullah and Kooshan!







After everybody was filled with good food and relaxed, red wine and whisky flowed throughout and after dinner!

Extol TMC Exco members for term 2013-2014

Then we had the Installation Ceremony when Immediate Past Area C5 Governor, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB was invited to the stage. He thanked all the executive council members for the previous term for helping our club to achieve Select Distinguished Club status and discharged them from their duties as office bearers and reminded them to continue to support the club and the new office bearers. Thank you, Lincoln, we shall listen to your advice!


Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB with Goh Sook Cheng, CC
Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB with SK Ratnam, DTM


Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB with Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM

Past President Pun Yew Kee presented a token of appreciation each to all his fellow office bearers for the term 2013-2014 for their excellent performance. The office bearers were VPE-Shirley Bak, DTM, VPM-TC Wee, CC, VPPR-Sam Wong, Secretary-Goh Sook Cheng, CC, Treasurer-Chan Guan Leong, CTM, CL and Sergeant-At-Arms, Koh Teck Ken,CC. The committee members are Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM and SK Ratnam, DTM. Thank you, Yew Kee for the tokens! Our heartfelt gratitude also to Yew Kee and his team!

Extol TMC Exco members for term 2014-2015

Next, Current Area C5 Governor Steven Khaw, CC, CL installed the office bearers for the term 2014-2015 in a solemn ceremony and presented them with their badges. The office bearers are President-Jeannie Carrera,CC, VPE- Rebecca Narcis,CC, VPM-Henry Yeoh Keng Kiong, VPPR-Aric Ng Min Hong, Secretary-Tan Joke Boey, Treasurer-Yip Weng Sang and Sergeant-At-Arms, Koh Teck Ken,CC. Congratulations to Jeannie and her team! Our deepest thanks, Steven for the installation!

After the installation, newly installed President, Jeannie Carrera, CC gave a rousing speech to motivate all club members to do their part in further pushing our club to reach newer and greater heights. Thank you, Jeannie and all members!

Lincoln Leong ACB, ALB with Rebeccca Narcis, CC
Lincoln Leong ACB, ALB with Mohammad Yousuf, CC

Past President Pun Yew Kee and Immediate Past Area C5 Governor, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB then handed out the awards to all the achievers for the term 2013-2014. SK Ratnam, DTM for ACB award, Shirley Bak, DTM for CL award, Rebecca Narcis for CC award, Jeannie Carrera for CC award and Mohammad Yousuf for  CC award. Congratulations to all awards achievers! Thank you again, Yew Kee and Lincoln!

Toastmaster of the Year, Jeannie Carrera, CC


Past President Pun Yew Kee and Immediate Past Area C5 Governor, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB also presented the Toastmasters of The Year award for the term 201-2014 to President, Jeannie Carrera, CC. Congratulations, Jeannie! Thank you again, Yew Kee and Lincoln!

Quiz winner, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM
Quiz winner, Obaidullah
Quiz winner, Henry Yeoh
Quiz winner, Mohammad Yousuf
Quiz winner, Shirley Bak, DTM
Quiz winner, Goh Sook Cheng, CC

All serious matters taken care of, our wonderquiz boy, Henry Yeoh engaged everybody in a brain racking session of quizzes on Toastmasters affairs and worldly affairs. Congratulations to all quiz winners, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB, Patricia Tan, DTM, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM, Aric Ng Min Hong, Mohammad Yousuf, CC Obaidullah, Shirley Bak, DTM, TC Wee, CC  and Goh Sook Cheng, CC. Thank you, Henry for the stimulating quiz session! Well Done!

SK Ratnam, DTM entertaining the crowd

Next, our most groovy, Father of golden oldies, SK Ratnam, DTM conducted the singing session. While the equipments were giving some glitches, SK entertained everybody with his array of humourous stories which set everybody laughing and lighten the mood and atmosphere. Thank you, Sk for your repertoire of humourous speeches!

The moment the equipment were cooperative, Henry Yeoh rendered a soulful song, “I Swear”. Next, TC Wee, CC, sang “Those Were The Days” as if he was back in those days. The only female singer, Rebecca Narcis, CC, sang “From A Distance” like a songbird. We were totally mesmerized by our three singers!

Meanwhile Obaidullah and Kooshan distributed the voting slips for Best Male and Best Female Singer and collected them for tabulation.

As the Dance session was cancelled due to equipment problem, TME, Mohammad Yousuf, CC handed over to President Jeannie Carrera, CC to conduct the Lucky Draw events.

Lucky Draw winner, Obaidullah

Lucky Draw winner, Xavier Tan
Lucky Draw winner, TC Wee, CC
Grand Lucky Draw winner, Mohammad Yousuf



Division C Governor, Tan Hok Eng, ACB, ALS was invited to draw the lucky numbers. The first lucky number went to Obaidullah, the second lucky number went to Xavier Tan and the third lucky number went to TC Wee, CC. Congratulations, Obaidullah, Xavier Tan and TC Wee, CC!

And the last but not least, the Lucky Draw Grand Prize went to Mohammad Yousuf, CC! The luckiest guy of the evening! Congratulations, Yousuf!

Thank you, Hok Eng for drawing all the lucky numbers!

Best Dressed Man of the Night, Mohammad Yousuf

 Now, at last, the drum roll was called for the Best Dressed Man of the Night and Best Dressed Lady of the Night!

Current Area C5 Governor Steven Khaw, CC, CL was invited to present the prizes. He presented the Best Dressed Man of the Night prize to Mohammad Yousuf, CC who wore a handsome suit! Congratulations again, Yousuf!


Best Dressed Lady of the Night, Shirley Bak, DTM

Steven next presented the Best Dressed Lady of the Night prize to none other than our advisor, Shirley Bak, DTM who wore a beautiful dress! Congratulations, Shirley! Thank you once again, Steven!

Best Male Singer, TC Wee, CC
Best Female Singer, Rebecca Narcis, CC

After Obaidullah and Kooshan had tabulated the Singer votes, the Best Male Singer prize went to TC Wee, CC for his soulful rendition of “Those Were The Days” while the Best Female Singer went to Rebecca Narcis, CC for her sweet performance of “From A Distance”.

VPE, Rebecca Narcis, CC

VPM, Henry Yeoh Keng Kiong
Secretary, Tan Joke Boey

Treasurer, Yip Weng Sang

SAA, Koh Teck Ken, CC
Immediate Past President, Pun Yew Kee
Committee Member, SK Ratnam, DTM
Committee Member, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM
Committee Member, Michael Chan Guan Leong, CTM, CL
Advisor, Shirley Bak, DTM

President Jeannie Carrera, CC also presented tokens to her fellow office bearers, VPE- Rebecca Narcis,CC, VPM-Henry Yeoh Keng Kiong, VPPR-Aric Ng Min Hong, Secretary-Tan Joke Boey, Treasurer-Yip Weng Sang and Sergeant-At-Arms, Koh Teck Ken,CC,  and the committee members, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM, SK Ratnam, DTM, PY Wong, ACB, Chan Guan Leong, CTM, CL and advisor, Shirley Bak, DTM.

Patricia Tan, DTM, Founder of Extol TMC


She also presented a token to founder of our club, Patricia Tan, DTM. Thank you, Jeannie!

Token of Appreciation to Tan Hok Eng, ACB, ALS


Token of Appreciation to Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB




Token of Appreciation to Steven Khaw, CC, CL


Now, at last is time to reward our Division C Governor, Tan Hok Eng, ACB, ALS, Immediate Past Area C5 Governor, Lincoln Leong, ACB, ALB and Current Area C5 Governor Steven Khaw, CC, CL with a token of appreciation each for their gracious presence at our club officers installation dinner and making it a successful and meaningful one. Thank you, thank you and thank you, all three governors!

Having awarded, rewarded, appreciated, gratified, wined, dined and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly we call it a night! Bye-bye, see you at our next installation night!