Sunday, October 31, 2010

District 51 Humorous Speech Contest Winners and Evaluation Contest Winners 2010

In the recent District 51 (Toastmasters Clubs in Peninsular Malaysia) Semi-Annual Convention held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the District 51 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests were held. Here are the winners and their photos. Source: District 51 Official Website.

District 51 Humorous Speech Contest 2010
Champion: Ooi Ing Chyuan (Seberang Jaya Toastmasters Club - Division S)
1st Runner Up: Zarina Mustafa (USM Toastmasters Club - Division N)
2nd Runner Up: Lee Xi Wen (TTDI Toastmasters Club - Division W)

District 51 Evaluation Contest 2010
Champion: Muthukumaran Kodiappen (Renesas Semiconductor Toastmasters Club - Division S)
1st Runner Up: Bernard Louis (D'Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club - Division B)
2nd Runner Up: Seetho Whye Kit (TTDI Toastmasters Club - Division W)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

District 51 - 18th Semi Annual Convention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(This message is to all Toastmasters who have yet to register for the 18th Semi Annual Convention. To register, please download your form from:

12th October, 2010

Dear Toastmaster,
Happy Day! Greetings and Good Cheer to you.

Arising from our message to all Toastmasters on Sunday last, there were numerous persons who inquired about Individual as well as Sub Package Rates for the Convention.

It was encouraging to receive responses from numerous TMs, who, although not able to participate fully in the entire Convention, were nevertheless keen to attend some of the more important events to their liking, or those that fitted better with their own circumstances.

Also, many students, particularly those from colleges and college clubs, showed keen interest in wanting student tickets.

Here then – attached to this message (Download here)– are 10 different Packages that we have made available for you. It is almost like going to your favorite store, and being allowed to pick n choose, mix n match, and even to fit according to your own time and tide.

For this Convention, we are pleased and proud to have comfortably conformed to our DG’s request that the Convention rates should be shaved to bare bone prices, and that breaking-even should be the guiding philosophy in pricing.

Students will therefore be extremely pleased, that the entire Convention Package is offered to them at Super Early Bird prices… prices that were offered about 5 months ago at the Miri Convention… PRICES MARKED-UP BY A MERE TEN RINGGIT FROM THE HOTEL’S RATE QUOTED TO THE COMMITTEE.

Those purchasing Individual Event or Sub Package Tickets will also be pleased – pleased and relieved – to know that the mark-up for them is closely comparable to the door fee one pays for certain Area and Division events.

You may therefore rush for your tickets… but please take care not to stampede and trample.

N J Singam
Organising Chair
18th Semi Annual Convention
Toastmasters International, District 51

+ 6 016 – 396 3242; ;

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Oct 10 - Division N Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest 2010

UPDATE - Division N Contests Results emailed by President Goh Hock Hai:

For our Bayan Baru Contestants representing Area N2 in the Division N Contests,
1) Uthaya Kumar competed in the Humorous Speech Contest but was not placed.

2) Ong Swee Keat was 2nd place in the Evaluation Contest.

And also Terence Lee, dual member of Bayan Baru and Oracle Advanced, represented N-1 Area and Oracle Advanced and won 3rd place in the Evaluation Contest.

It is never easy to advance up to the Division level contests and so our hats off to both our club members for their wonderful achievements.

Division N Humorous Speech Contest 2010
1st place - Zarina Mustafa (USM Toastmasters - N3)
2nd place - Jimmy Tan (?)
3rd place - Jagdeep Sigh (Penang - N1)

Division N Evaluation Contest 2010
1st place - Chee Keng Kok (Butterworth - N1)
2nd place - Ong Swee Keat (Bayan Baru - N2)
3rd place - Terence Lee (Oracle Advanced - N1)

Venue: Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Sungai Dua Campus, Penang Island.
Time: 1:30pm - 6pm, Sunday October 10, 2010
Admission: RM10

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

First Toastmasters Club in Kelantan

I just viewed the Toastmasters International official website and was delighted to see that there is now a Toastmasters Club in Kelantan - the first!

So now, Perlis is the only state in District 51 that does not have a Toastmasters Club yet.

Here is the meeting information of the first Toastmasters Club in Kelantan:

Name of Club: Magical Tanah Merah

Club No: 1520929
District 51
Charter date: June 30, 30/2010

Pusat Tuisyen Nur Ilm
PT462-2 Jalan Tasik, Tanah Merah, KEL, 17500, Malaysia

Meeting Time: 8.15pm to 10.15pm, 4th Saturday
Club Status: Open to all

Email contact: