Sunday, October 25, 2009

District 51 Conventions... Past, Present, Future (Updated Oct 25, 2009)

Here is the list of Past District 51 Conventions that I have compiled. Looking back, I have attended all the first 13 consecutive District 51 Conventions. Why?

If you are Toastmaster, do attend your first Convention and you will find out why. Be warned, you may get hooked for more.... and that is a great thing to be addicted to.

1st District 51P Semi-Annual Convention @Bangkok
Rose Garden, Nov 26, 1993
DG: Kelvin Ong, OC: Steve Chalitaporn
(Missing Photo - Anyone can send me one)

1st D51P Annual Convention @Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort May 27-29, 1994
DG: Kelvin Ong, OC: Adeline Leong

2nd D51P Semi-Annual Convention @Singapore
Novotel Hotel Nov 26-27 1994
DG: Li Yo Wei, OC: ?
(Missing Photo - Anyone can send me one)

2nd DP51P Annual Convention @Jakarta
Horizon Hotel, May 26-28, 1995
"Better Communication Better Understanding"
DG: Li Yo Wei, OC: Prijohandojo Kristanto

3rd D51P Semi-Annual Convention @Kuala Lumpur
Swiss Garden Hotel Nov 11-12, 1995
DG: Augustine Lee, OC: ?

3rd D51P Annual Convention @Penang
Hotel Equatorial May 24-26, 1996
"A Better Communication... A Better You"
DG: Augustine Lee, OC: Ricky Ch'ng

4th D51 Semi-Annual Convention @Malacca
Straits Meridian Hotel, Nov 16-17, 1996
DG: Dunstan Chan, OC: Sandra Shunmugam

4th D51 Annual Convention @Johor Bahru
Hyatt Regency Johor Bahru, May 20-Jun 1, 1997
"Towards Closer Toastmasters Fraternity in ASEAN"
DG: Dunstan Chan, OC: ET Lee

5th D51 Semi-Annual Convention @Kuala Lumpur
Parkroyal Hotel, November 22-23, 1997
"Converging Towards Dynamic Leadership"
DG: SL Liew, OC: Yong Phie Loong & Yow Shon

5th D51 Annual Convention @Kuching
Holiday Inn Resort, Damai Lagoon May 22-24, 1998
"We Can Make It Better"
DG: SL Liew, OC: Dunstan Chan

6th D51 Semi-Annual Convention @Penang
Shangri-La Hotel Nov 21-22, 1998
"Make A Difference"
DG: Adeline Leong, OC: Agnes Oon

6th D51 Annual Convention @Singapore
Pan Pacific Hotel May 21-23, 1999
"A Convention with Difference"
DG: Adeline Leong, OC: Leslie Yong & Christopher Teo

7th D51 Semi-Annual Convention @Bangkok
Shangri-La Hotel Nov 19-21, 1999
"Fellowship in the Amazing Land"
DG: Maimunah Natasha, OC: Paisal Sae Lor

7th D51 Annual Convention @Kota Kinabalu
Magellan Sutera May 26-28, 2000
"Moving Beyond"
DG: Mainumah Natasha, OC:Francis Tham

8th D51 Semi-Annual Convention @Johor Bahru
Eden Garden Hotel, Nov 17-19, 2000
DG: Christopher Teo, OC: Irene Lau

8th D51 Annual Convention @Hong Kong
Regal Airport Hotel, May 18-20, 2001
"Experience the Breakthrough"
DG: Christopher Teo, OC: Andy See

9th D51 Semi-Annual Convention @Kuching
Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel, Nov 16-19, 2001
"Create Your Destiny"
DG: Lilian Lau, OC: Tan Cho Huat

9th D51 Annual Convention @Kuala Lumpur
Palace of the Golden Horses, May 24-26, 2002
"Let's Get Connected"
DG: Lilian Lau, OC: Tham Chee Wah

10th D51 Semi-Annual Convention @Singapore
Swissotel The Stamford Nov 22-24, 2002
"Dare to Excel"
DG: John Lau, OC: Simon Koh

10th D51 Annual Convention @Kuching
Damai Lagoon, Kuching, Jun 27-29, 2003
DG: John Lau, OC: James Phe & Allan Ee

11th D51 Semi-Annual Convention @Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu Nov 14-16, 2003
DG: Ho Fong Ming, OC: Christopher Liew

11th D51 Annual Convention @Penang
Hotel Equatorial, May 27-30, 2004
"Creating Waves of Communication Excellence"
DG: Ho Fong Ming, OC: Roger Green

12th D51 & 1st D80 Joint Semi-Annual Conventions @Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur Nov 25-28, 2004
"Ignite your Passion & Fuel the Power of Toastmasters!"
DG51: A. Arulnathan, DG80: Gea Ban Peng
OC: Kiang Faang Pyng

12th D51 & 1st D80 Joint Annual Convention @Jakarta
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta May 20-22, 2005
DG51: A. Arulnathan, DG80: Gea Ban Peng
OC: Netty Djohan Kalalo

13th D51 Semi-Annual Convention @Kuching
Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel, Kuching, Nov 24-27, 2005
DG: Low Yat Seow, OC: Law Lee Poh

13th D51 Annual Convention @Penang
The City Bayview Hotel Apr 27-30, 2006
"Harvesting the Pearls of Toastmasters"
DG: Low Yat Seow, OC: Chee Keng Kok

14th Semi-Annual Convention @Kuala Lumpur
Legend Hotel Nov 18-20, 2006
"The Magic of Toastmasters"
DG: Sivanganam Rajaretnam, OC: Ramdas Nayar

14th Annual Convention @Johor Bahru
Hyatt Regency Johor Bahru, April 27-29, 2007
"Realise Your Potential"
DG: Sivanganam OC: Karen Lee

15th Semi-Annual Convention @Medan
Tiara Medan Hotel & Convention Nov 15-18, 2007
"Amazing, Awesome and Abundant"
DG: Chee Keng Kok, OC: Sylvia Wong

15th Annual Convention @Penang
Gurney Hotel Apr 18-20, 2008
"Sharing the GIFTS"
DG: Chee Keng Kok, OC: Shankar Kailainathan

16th Semi-Annual Convention @Bali
Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Nov 14-16, 2008
"Challenging, Motivating, Inspiring"
DG: Joseph Gomez, OC: Veronika Trianto

16th Annual Convention @Kuching
Riverside Majestic Hotel, April 17-19, 2009
"Act to Inspire and Motivate"
DG: Joseph Gomez, OC: Zabariah Matali

17th Semi-Annual Convention @ Genting Highlands, Malaysia
First World Hotel, Genting Highlands, October 23-25, 2009
"Absolutely Magical"
DG: Richard Chong, OC: Gerald Quinten

17th Annual Convention @ Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Imperial Hotel, Miri, May 21-23, 2010
"HOME - Harnessing Our Moment in Excellence"
DG: Richard Chong, OC: William Kueh

Coming Soon: 18th Semi-Annual Convention @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Communication Connects - Achieving Greatness Together"

Coming Soon: 18th Annual Convention @ Penang, Malaysia
Bayview Beach Resort, Penang Island, April 29 - May 1, 2011
"Experience The Chrysalis Transformation"


Rosalind Chan said...

I will be attending Kuching convention. Regret unable to attend Bali convention much as I would love to. I am a believer of
Toastmasters conventions and have been to at least 20 conventions (semianual and annual) out of my 12 years as a Toastmaster.
Toastmasters conventions give you an opportunity to mingle and to learn from other Toastmasters. The experience will transform you and motivate you to greater heights and you will never be the same.

Harlina said...

A real enjoyment to watch pictures from nearly all conventions, including Jakarta 1995 ! The pictures remind me of the thrill of joining conventions as participant or official. Johor Bahru 2000 was my first enriching encounter with conventions... Eventually became MC in Medan (2007) and workshop official in Jakarta 2005 and Bali 2008 (Bali OC-picture : 2nd from the right). Nice to see on the 2003 picture, Rudy from The Innovators, Jakarta as humorous winner in Kota Kinabalu.