Wow, wasn’t that a fun-filled meeting that we had last night! What can go wrong went wrong last night!
Firstly, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM, our regular refreshment organiser forgot that yesterday was Wednesday and did not order our trademark “nasi lemak” and President Jeannie, CC bought some “nasi lemak” from another source which was not up to our expectations. Now, we know and appreciate how tasty our usual “nasi lemak” is!
Then the holders of our cabinet key are all overseas or unable to attend the meeting which caused a flurry until Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM discovered an old key which miraculously opened the cabinet which allowed us to retrieve all our stationery at last. What a relief!
The theme of our meeting, “Problems are meant to be solved” was really apt for yesterday’s meeting. We definitely cannot go through another similar situation again without suffering a heart attack, however our word of the day “persistent” pulled us through. Well done,
However, the meeting ran smoothly without any further hitches as TME, Pun Yew Kee called the meeting to order at 7.15pm. Kudos, Yew Kee!
|General Evaluator, Lee Ying Ying, CC|
We also hereby welcomed and thanked General Evaluator, Lee Ying Ying, CC from Sunway Toastmasters Club, guests, Rick Molin and Lai Yoong Hean, CC also from Sunway Toastmasters Club for being with us.
|President, Jeannie, CC|
President, Jeannie, CC reiterated the slogan for our term 201-2015, “Efficient, Effective, Excellent” by punning on the theme of the meeting and encouraged all to be persistent in order to overcome all obstacles. Thank you, Jeannie!
Grammarian, Yousuf, CC gave the meaning of the word of the day “persistent” and also provided an example on how to use it. Great work, Yousuf!
President, Jeannie, CC gave a soulful invocation speech on a father and his three sons which was very attention-grabbing. She also advised us to let go of things, for whatever belongs to us shall return to us and it will be difficult to hold on to whatever that will not stay with us. Well said, Jeannie!
|Table Topics Master, Kooshan|
Table Topics Master, Kooshan conducted the impromptu speech session with extraordinarily brain-racking titles which set everybody’s adrenalin pumping.
However, the volunteers, Pei San, Rick Molin, PY Wong, ACB and Lai Yoong Hean, CC were very sporting and took up the challenges.
|Best Table Topics speaker, PY Wong, ACB|
And the best Table Topics speaker went to PY Wong, ACB. Congratulations, PY!
Humour Master, Jeannie, CC entertained us with her hilarious story of a 90-year old couple who encountered Genie in a bottle and their wishes. You are a real joker, Jeannie!
Table Topics evaluator, Shirley Bak, DTM gave a thorough evaluation of all the Table Topics speakers and all were motivated to volunteer for future impromptu speeches, again. Good job, Shirley!
After a break of ten minutes, the meeting resumed with the project speeches session.
PY Wong, ACB presented a speech from the Advanced Manual #5-Communicating on Video about zero food wastage which was very informative and well-researched. Well done, PY!
He was evaluated by a panel of evaluators, General Evaluator, Lee Ying Ying, CC, Lai Yoong Hean, CC and Shirley Bak, DTM. Thank you, evaluators!
Secondly, Yousuf, CC presented a speech from Advanced Manual Storytelling #2 about his trip to Langkawi which was very thrilling and exciting and everybody felt that they were soaring through the air with Yousuf on his parachute. Well done, Yousuf!
|Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM|
Yousuf was evaluated by Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM who was very absorbed in his story telling and satisfied with his presentation. Thank you, Ngan Eng!
The final speaker, Jeannie, CC presented a play, “As Others See Us” from Advanced Manual, Interpretive Reading #4 which was very lively and interesting. Well done, Jeannie!
She was evaluated by Yousuf, CC who gave a very comprehensive and detailed evaluation which was very constructive. Thank you, Yousuf!
|Best Project Speech Speaker, Yousuf, CC|
|Best Evaluator, Yousuf, CC|
The best Project Speech Speaker and the best Evaluator went to Yousuf, CC. Double congratulations, Yousuf!
The Ah Counter, Kwa Ngan Eng, DTM reported concisely on all the word crutches used by the speakers during the meeting which alerted all of us to be more careful in future meetings. Thank you, Ngan Eng!
Grammarian, Yousuf, CC was very attentive and was able to capture those who used the word of the day in their speeches, all wrongful usage of words and sentences and also creative usage of words and sentences. Awesome, Yousuf, for he took on so many roles yesterday!
Pei San, first time Timer did very well by meticulously recording and reporting on the timing of the whole meeting. Very well done, Pei San!
|Listening Evaluator, Obaidullah|
The Listening Evaluator, Obaidullah stirred a storm when he gave questions within questions which baffled and stimulated all our brains. Good job, Obaid!
|General Evaluator, Lee Ying Ying, CC|
Our General Evaluator, Lee Ying Ying, CC was very genial and detailed in her report and we will definitely welcome her again to our future meetings as our General Evaluator. Thank you, Ying, Ying!
|Kooshan and Yousuf, CC|
The meeting ended with President, Jeannie, CC presenting the membership badges to Kooshan and Obaidullah and Toastmasters International magnetic mementoes to Kooshan and Yousuf, CC for they will be returning to their homeland, Afghanistan at the end of this month! Farewell, Kooshan and Yousuf! Bon voyage!!
With that, our meeting ended. Goodnight!