Two weeks after Divison B HSEC

It’s been about two weeks, however the event is still fresh in my head, mainly because I was the Organizing Chair. This was the first time I organized an event of that size that involved so many Toastmasters clubs. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the Division B Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest that took place on the 18th October 2008 at Sunway University College.

We had five contestants for each respective contest (who were they? Here). The contestants tickled our funny bones, and got our undivided attention by their memorizing evaluations. In the end, two individuals stood out and become the Champions of Division B. They are respectively:

District 51 Division B Humorous Speech Contest Winner: Sagadevan Singaravelu
Club Number: 5611
Club Name : MAS Mawar Toastmasters Club

District 51 Evaluation Contest Winner: Jessy Chahal
Club Number 5912
Club Name: D'Utama Toastmasters Club

The first runner up to the Humorous Speech Contest is Dennis Wee (D'Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club). He is also the second runner up for the Evaluation Contest.

The second runner up for the Humorous Speech Contest is Chris Chen Siew Yoke (MAS Cempaka Toastmasters Club)

The first runner up for the Evaluation Contest is Kay Wong (Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club)

Gathering feedback from the audience and role players, I summarized that the event was indeed a successful event with a turn out of approximately 100 people, all nicely packed in Auditorium G. This accomplishment is definitely not the work of only one man and as such I wish to thank the Chief Judge, DTM Ramdas Nayar, his team of mysterious Judges, and my Role players. This indeed is a memorable experience for me and it’s definitely one worthy to be concluded with a smile.

Written by:
Johnson Yike ACS ALB
Organizing Chair
District 51 Division B Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

Congratulations to Sharmini, Division B's new born DTM!

Sharmini Helen Ariaratnam, DTM

Achieved many firsts for CIMA Malaysia Toastmasters Club. She was the first Toastmaster member of the club to present her first assignment speech. In that first speech, Sharmini obtained the votes as the best assignment speaker.

In the first year of the club existence, Sharmini was the first member to participate at the Area level for International Speech Contest. The first member of the club to attained Competent Toastmaster (CTM).

Not only CTM, she was also the first amongst the club members to achieve ALL the rest of the awards ie Advanced Toastmaster Bronze (ATM-B) ; Competent Leader (CL) ; Advanced Leader (AL) ; and finally, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) .

She was the:
- first club member to sponsor/mentor a club (KLIA TMC)
- first club member to hold office at more than one club, CIMA and KLIA.

In the history of CIMA Malaysia Toastmaster Club, Sharmini was also the first Lady to be appointed as the club President. In addition to that , she was the first club member to be elected as Area Governor (Area B2) and Division Governor (Div B) .

Well the only firsts that Sharmini was beaten to were :
- not the first to win Area level contest
- not the first to proceed to Division level contest
- not the first to bring the club to Distinguished Club
- not the first to bring the club to a perfect 10 Distinguished Club.

as these were all taken by others.

However, Sharmini has the opportunity to be the first club member to :
1) hold office (any post) at District level
2) Win at Division level contest
3) Move on the District, Region, World level contest
4) Win at Division , Region , World level contest

Thus let's challenge and assist Sharmini to attain the above firsts for the club.

Congratulations to you Sharmini!
From CIMA Toastmasters Club
Victor Cheong

Talk on Competent Leadership Manual

Dear Members,

Do you know what is all about the Competent Leadership Manual? Why and how it benefits you? By attempting the Competent Leadership Manual, you benefit in a lot of areas...what are those? Join for the talk and discover that.

Crystal Toastmasters Club is organizing a talk on Competent Leadership Manual, details as follow:

Date: 10th Nov 2008 (Monday)
Venue: Crystal Toastmasters Club, Tropicana Golf Club, Green Room 1
Time: 7.30pm
Contact person: Tan Siew Eng (President) - 019-312 0088, Chin Teng Yong (Toastmasters of The Evening) - 012-250 8848

The flyer is as below, click on the flyer in order to get an enlarged view

See you!

A warm welcome to our new born baby... Handal Group Toastmasters Club!

Dear Toastmasters and Friends,

As mentioned in the recent Divsion Contest that Division B will have a new family member soon...and let us now give our warmest welcome to Handal Group Toastmasters Club that is chartered on 01st October 2008.

The sponsoring clubs are:
(a) D’Utama Advanced (Club No: 7564)
Club President - Deborah Hoe (M: 017 3799515 EM:
(b) Taman Indrahana (Club No: 5895)
Club President - Yap Choi Woon (M: 012 2687382 EM:

Individual Sponsors are:
(a) Ivan Yueh Liang Ho of D’Utama Advanced
(M: 012 3292320 EM:
(b) Han Lee Hwee of Taman Indrahana
(M: 012 3385647 EM:

Club Mentors are:
(a) Yap Choi Woon of Taman Indrahana
(M: 012 2687382 EM:
(b) Parasakti Selvaduray of CIMA Malaysia
(M: 019 2272593 EM:
Toastmaster (TM) Barathan Muniyandy
Club Charter President
Charter Members
of Handal Group Toastmasters Club

Congratulations On Your Chartering
By Toastmasters International
As Handal Group Toastmasters Club
( Club No: 1244221)
On 1st October 2008

Division B Council and I with our open hearts welcome Handal Group Toastmasters Club as a member club to our Division B of District 51, Toastmasters International. We are happy to receive you, our first new born baby club for the term 2008/2009. With your arrival, Division B member clubs is now enlarged to 22 members.

All Toastmasters, within and without Division B, are looking forward to receive you as a fellow Toastmaster and also to extend their hands, to the best of their abilities, to guide you along your toastmastering journey of discovering yourself and to find your voice to serve your world.

The Courage To Conquer and the Courage To Make A Difference are within all of us. Whether we want to use them or not is totally our own choice!

Our Best Wishes,
Zaharah Ibrahim, DTM
Division B Governor
Division B Council

P/s: The contact details for Handal Group Toastmasters Club's EXCO is available under the label of "Handal Group Toastmasters Club" or "Clubs in Area B2" (which is located on the left hand panel).

Evaluation Workshop by DTM Lee Swee Seng

Dear Members and Friends,

All of us in Toastmasters have improved through feedback given during evaluation and we keep going back to the club wanted for more. And all of us are learning in how to give a constructive and yet motivating evaluation be it in toastmasters arena or in our life. But sometimes we just dont't know how to achieve that. Evaluation is also one of the crucial skill for a leader. And NOW the question is How to give an effective evaluation?

Division B is now organizing an Evaluation Workshop so members could get better insight about evaluation. Details of the workshop is as below:

Date: 08th November 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 2.00pm ~ 5.30pm
Venue: DKC Office, Level 19, Uptown 1, Damansara Uptown, 1 Jalan SS 21/58, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Investment: RM50 per pax (limited to only 20 pax)

Kindly find the flyer as attached, please click on the flyer in order to get an enlarged view:

See you!

Just Let Your Body Talk by Fong Muntoh (aka Monti)

Dear Members and Friends,

Another event that is brought to you by Division B, and you should not miss this!

What: Just Let Your Body Talk
When: 22 November 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 10am ~ 1pm
Where: Lafarge Malayan Cement, Tioman Room, Level 12, Bangunan TH Uptown 3, Jalan SS21/39, 47400 PJ
Investment: RM40 per pax

Kindly find the flyer as below, click on the flyer to get an enlarged view of the flyer:

See you!

Countdown to Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen,

The countdown is ON towards the Division B Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest.

Venue: Sunway University College (Auditorium 3, Ground Floor)
Time: 2:00PM - Registration starts

Programme: click here to download

* Remember to bring your tickets and Walk-Ins are welcomes.

Division B Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest - 18/10/2008 (Saturday)

Dear Toastmasters and Friends,

It has been an exciting month for us to move around witnessing contests at various levels. We have seen how members of various clubs competing at club level and then they moved on to area level. What is next after area? Yes, this time the winners at respective areas will be competing at Division level. We have 5 areas in Division B and all areas have completed its Area Contest.

The champions at the area level will move on to Division B contest and you should not have missed this contest! Mark your calendar and BOOK your ticket with us NOW!

Division B Humorous Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest will be held:
Date: 18th October 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Sunway University College, No.5, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya
Door Fee: RM10

Winners of respective areas are:

Area B1

Humorous Speech Contest
Dennis Wee Sung Ken, ACS CL (D'Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
Tan Kian Yoong, ACB,CL (Deloitte Kassim Chan Toastmasters Club)

Picture 1: Dennis Wee (right)

Evaluation Contest
Dennis Wee Sung Ken, ACS CL (D'Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
Tan Kian Yoong, ACB,CL (Deloitte KassimChan Toastmasters Club)

Picture 2: Tan Kian Yoong (right)

Area B2

Humorous Speech Contest
Sagadevan (MAS Mawar Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
Janet Lim (Lafarge Malayan Cement Toastmasters Club)

Picture 3: Sagadevan (most left),
Janet (2nd fr left)

Evaluation Contest
Gerald Quinten, DTM (MAS Mawar Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
Muhammad-Syafiq, ACB CL (Lafarge Malayan Cement Toastmasters Club)

2nd Runner Up
Victor Cheong, ATMB (CIMA Malaysia Toastmasters Club)

Picture 4: Gerald Quinten (2nd from left)
Victor Cheong (3rd from left)

Area B3

Humorous Speech Contest
Chris Chen Siew Yoke (MAS Cempaka Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
Kay Wong, CTM (Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club)

2nd Runner Up
Khoo Kai Lee, CC (WDM Toastmasters Club)

Picture 5: Muhammad-Syafiq

Evaluation Contest

Kay Wong, CTM (Taman indrahana Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
Chen Yien Li , CC (WDM Toastmasters Club)

2nd Runner Up
Lim Thian Seng, ACB (Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club)

Area B4

Humorous Speech Contest
Tengku Shaifudin, ACB (Shah Alam Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
Vince Lim Kan Wee, ACB CL (Vistana Toastmasters Club)

2nd Runner Up
Sabrina Yap (Vistana Toastmasters Club)

Picture 6: Tengku Shaifudin (3rd from right)
Vince Lim (2nd from right)
Sabrina Yap (most right)

Evaluation Contest
Jessy Chahal, CC (D'Utama Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
Eugene Ng, CTM (D'Utama Toastmasters Club)

2nd Runner Up
Sarimah (Vistana Toastmasters Club)

Picture 7: Jessy Chahal (3rd from right)
Eugene Ng (2nd from right)
Sarimah (most right)
Area B5

Humorous Speech Contest
Kamarul Ariffin (KEU Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
Ho Choon Moy (Crystal Toastmasters Club)

Evaluation Contest
Ng Sok Teng (Crystal Toastmasters Club)

1st Runner Up
E.C Tan (Phoenix Toastmasters Club)

Monodrama by DTM Lum Woon Foong

Dear Members and Friends,

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a literature come alive through your voice, emotions, and movements?

If YES, you must register for the Monodrama session by DTM Lum Woon Foong. The Monodrama session is proudly brought to you by Deloitte KassimChan Toastmasters Club.

Details as follow
Date: 15 Oct 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.45pm ~ 8.30pm (as part of DKC fortnightly meeting)
Venue: Mawar & Melati Room, Level 19, Damansara Uptown 1
Title of Play: Emily of Emerald Hill


Map to Deloitte KassimChan

English Language Workshop

Dear Members and Friends,

Division B and Division W are jointly organizing the "English Language Workshop" that would help you to think creatively in using effective phrases to stir your audience's imagination!

Have you ever encounter these:
(a) How to craft your words in a simply effective manner?
(b) Why are some speakers are able to spin words in the air and articulate their ideas across?
(c) How do you paint pictures in the minds of the audience?
(d) How do you use action and feeling words to invoke an emotional response from the audience?
(e) Learn how to make your communication more colourful by using Rhetorical Devices...

Come and join us!

Date: 26 Nov 2008 (Wednesday)
Venue: Women's Institute of Management, 7, Jln Abang Haji Openg, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Fee: RM20
Speaker: DTM Ho Fong Ming & ATMG, ALB Dr Devikamani Menon

Flyer (page 1)
Flyer (page 2)