Friday, February 29, 2008

Gurney & MIA Toastmasters International Speech Contest and Table Topic Contest

Every fiscal year, Toastmasters Clubs around the world will be having their own club contest, namely Humurous Speech Contest, Evaluation Contest, Table Topic Contest and International Speech Contest.

Like last year, Gurney Toastmasters Club and MIA Toastmasters Club jointly organized our very own International Speech Contest and Table Topic Contest on 30th January 2008 in Gurney Hotel, Penang.

The contest feature some of very seasonal speakers and some very new speakers battling out to be their club's Champion and compete in the area contest. But it was not easy, seeing everyone every-ready and eagerly awaiting their name to be called, some of the members were anxiously practising their speeches while other were just enjoying their butterflies....

Gurney Toastmasters, had the competition and we're proud to announce that our ex-pilot is the winner for International Speech Contest, while yours truly, the Table Topic Contest champion. Both of us will be competiting against other champions of Area S in the area contest and the winner will then represent the area to the District, which will be happening in the coming District 51 Annual Convention or known as Penang Convention 2008.

Wishing the winners all the best, and here goes the pictures that painted the night out for memories~

James and his roller-skate, winnings on his speech entitled "He who think is able, is able".

The winners, James (1st) and Joanne (2nd), accompanied by Area S3 Governor Jessica Chan and Organizing Chair Toastmaster Lynx Chong for the International Speech Contest.

Winners of Table Topic Contest, 2nd Chris (in blue), 1st Joanne (in red) and 3rd James (in grey) together with Area N6 Governor SHLim and Organizing Chair Toastmaster Eleanor Ooi.

MIA Toastmasters Club International Speech Contest winner 1st Yeoh Pit Shing (in blue) and 1st runner up with Jessica and Lynx.

MIA Toastmasters Club Table Topic Contest winner with SHLim and Eleanor, Winner Pit Shing and 2nd place Andrew.

To the winners,

Reunion Dinner

While everyone else were busy preparing for their Chinese New Year spring cleaning and last minute shopping, we decided to have our own Gurney Toastmasters Club Reunion Dinner. It's a very important dinner as it represent togetherness..haha..well, it's not entirely 'togetherness' as it's a Sunday, so, we don't really expect all the members to flood the Berjaya Georgetown Hotels' Restaurant.

Anyway, we managed to get a few members and as usual, the chit chatting starts in no time eventhough there's a non-member around. Anyhow, she's kind enough to join in the crazy fun and happening thoughts we all crash into during the dinner.

A little recap..

1. The ONLY reason we choose Berjaya Georgetown for the Reunion Dinner is because of the free flow of Haagen Dazs ice-cream
(face it, President, it's your idea to get all of us hooked up!!)

2. The lamb chop was sssssssssssssssooooooooooo fine....Lincoln had 3-rounds of that!

3. Eventhough it's a Gurney Toastmasters Club dinner, Ahmad is kind enough to let us all see his other half, Gee.

4. The ever-chirpy-big-heart Chris is so entertaining till all of us can't fill our stomach with food but with air due to the laughters...
(It's all your fault i haven't got enough of what i pay for, Chris!)

5. If i know earlier, i would've wore my cheongsam to get the President's Best Dress Award.. :(
Anyway, congratulations to Ai Li and Lynx for the prize...can share ?

6. It's an unlucky day for Lincoln to sit next to me, because most of the time, he's either nab by fork or tickled by the spoon..hahahha...

7. Knowing that there's another 2 pretty ladies sitting near him, Lincoln decided that every photo taken should 'have' him in it... so typical... :P

8. President and his smile is every so enchanting.. (no wonder there's only a few girls in the club!)

Ok, since it's 2008 and 8 represent a good number, let's all just put in the 8 recaps...hehehe..