Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Halloween Toastmasters

Organized by Farlim and MCA Penang Toastmasters Club, the joint Halloween themed meeting was held on 28th October 2008 at Northern Tower, Penang. The meeting was attended by Joanne, President of Gurney Toastmasters Club, as the 'devil'...

The themed meeting was a well-done job as it has a great arrangement of programme and the atmosphere of all participants make it a success!

Lights were off with a masked skeleton hanging at the white board, with creepy music from famous ghost story, craved pumpkin, funny looking hotdogs and biscuits as well as reddish syrup served as drinks...indeed, interesting meeting.

The table topic was very exciting as it represent Halloween with treat or trick style, members will have to choose their sweets and speak from the title attached to the sweets. And not to forget, Christopher Choong with his noisy sound effect each time an applause...

Christopher and KhooBY with the 'bloody eyeballs' drinks..

President of MCA Penang, Khai Shing.

Huan Chee Giap with his speech on CPU.

Carmen and her speech on the importance of taking care of our ears.
Last but not least, a picture with all the 'ghost' of Halloween!!
From Left : Andy Lim (Farlim Toastmasters Club), Christopher "Hotdog Ghost" (Penang Advanced Toastmasters Club), Joanne Tan "Red Devil" (Gurney Toastmasters Club) and Eleanor Ooi "Black Widow" (Voices Toastmasters Club)

Hari Raya Bersama Gurney Toastmasters Club

It's a multinational country, and multi-cultural celebration...so, we decided to have out Hari Raya Aidilfitri meeting on the very first day of Hari Raya itself, 1st October 2008.

Gurney Toastmasters Club has always been popular for organizing interesting themed meeting and this great celebration was not an exception eventhough it was the first day of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.

The festive celebration meeting was attended by non-malays but the meeting was so much about different culture of Malaysia. The table topic was about the Malay culture and even, the food served was more of Hari Raya kuih-muih than normal cakes and cookies...

Ms President as a nyonya :)

Sue wont the Best Evaluator award while Chris won the Best Table Topic award presented by the president.

Area S Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

Gurney Toastmasters Club was represented by the champions of the club in the Area S3 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest, Joanne Tan for her "Are You Man Enough?" humorous speech and James Leong for the Evaluation Contest.

Although Gurney Toastmasters Club was merely a club of 2years old, we have managed to produce great challenger, good competitor and guess what, interesting play of fighting spirit!!

The Area S3 & S7 contest was held at Dell Penang's cafeteria and the turn out was massive to witness the champion to represent the Area for the Division Contest.

Humorous Speech Contest
Joanne Tan : Gurney Toastmasters' Champ, Area S3's 1st Runner-Up...

From Left : Contest Chair, Area S3 Governor, Champion "Super Muthu", 1st Runner-Up Joanne Tan and Organizing Chair...

Evaluation Contest
James Leong : Gurney Toastmasters' 1st Runner-up, Area S3's 1st Runner-Up..

From Left : Area S3 Governor, Champion Christopher Choong, 1st Runner-up James Leong, Contest Chair, Organizing Chair...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who say Toastmasters don't know how to party??

It was rainy season, and we actually planned for a poolside party with pirates theme, but then again, better not get ourselves wet, else, everybody else might end up knowing a feverish Toastmaster than a real Toastmasters.

So, members of Gurney Toastmasters Club gathered and planned for a party for everyone, especially to promote the club and to promote the benefit of public speaking and communicating.

"Cowboy Party" was the theme, 6th September 2008 was the date and 50 people was the turn out. Unfortunately, we are only able to share a few pictures as the cameraman was unable to upload the photos taken on that night to the President. The party was held at 1 Persiaran Gurney multipurpose hall and was attended by toastmasters and residents of the apartment.

Anyway, it was a potluck party with Division S Education and Training Director Christopher Choong, was specially invited from speak on the importance of listening and speaking as well as the confidence of public speaking.

*Pictures will be uploaded once received. Apology.

Cameraman, Joseph Chen from Sungai Ara Toastmasters Club.
Sam explaining about Toastmasters to guest.

Hooi Koon and Ying Ying, our long lost friend.
Good luck to Ying Ying on her new journey in career in Kuala Lumpur!!

The 3 musketeers!
Dylan, Kent and Chris as the wired cowboys!

One for all, all for one!!

Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest 2008/09

Gurney Toastmasters Club and Maverick Toastmasters Club had our joint club Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest 2008 on 27th August 2008.

Each year, there will be 2 important contest for each club to select her champion to represent the club, and hopefully till the World Stage. Contests will be divided into Humourous and Evaluation Contest; and Table Topic and International Speech Contest. While the Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest will be held at the end of the year, which is on the early term of a fiscal year, the Table Topic Contest and International Speech will be held towards the mid of second term.

This year, Gurney Toastmasters Club hold hands in hands with the Maverick Toastmaster Club in organizing the contest. And as usual, the winner will be representing the club for the Area Contest, then to the Division contest and to the District Contest.

Anyway, the amazing part this year was, the organizing team made of Gurney Toastmasters and Maverick Toastmasters only had their meetings online through emails and yet, the event was successfully organized with great entertainment from the participants.

Less word, more pictures...enjoy!!

The Organizing Chairman, Kent Ho, his first time to chair a contest!

The trophies for the contest.

Winner for Gurney Toastmasters Club for the Humorous Speech Contest is Ms President, Joanne Tan for her speech entitled : Are You Man Enough?

Humorous Speech 1st Runner-up, Mr Vice President Education, James Leong

Humorous Speech 2nd Runner-up, Mr Vice President Public Relations, Chris Lee

This year's Evaluation Contest won by Mr Immediate Past President, Sam Koay

Evaluation Contest 1st Runner-up, Chris Lee

Evaluation Contest 2nd Runner-up, James Leong

Last but not least, a pic for all!!
From Left : Gabriel Gim (Humorous Speech and Evaluation Champion of Maverick Toastmasters Club), Eugene Cheah (Gurney TMC), James Leong (Gurney TMC), Chris Lee (Gurney TMC), Sam Koay (Gurney TMC), Penny Ooi (Maverick TMC), Joanne Tan (Gurney TMC), Kent Ho (Organizing Chair). [back] Dylan Yeoh (Humorous Speech Contest Chair), Lynx Choong (Gurney TMC) and Area S3 Governor Cheah Ee Liang.