Passion Drive 3 and Passion Drive 4

Dear District 51 Toastmasters Members,

Ho, Ho, Ho! Here we come a-recruiting...

YES, YES, YES, our Membership Drive is back!

Passion Drive 3 and 4 promise more attractive rewards for members and clubs that help District 51 grow.

PASSION DRIVE 3: For Individual toastmasters in District 51 who sponsor new members from 1 December to 20 March 2011.
*Please make sure the sponsor’s name is filled in correctly in the membership application form (see attachment).

PASSION DRIVE 4: For clubs that successfully recruit 10 or more new members for the period 1 July 2011 to 20 March 2012.

AGs and DVGs, please go all out to encourage your clubs and members to participate in our Membership Drive. Let’s bring in more new members to the District!

All the best!
Your Lieutenant Governor Marketing 2011-2012, Kiang Faang Pyng.

Educational Achievement - An Interview

Name: Shirley Ooi Club 
Member: Lafarge Malayan Cement TM Club 
Educational Achievement: CC, ALB

Member’s personal experience
Q : What does this educational achievement means to you?
A : To be a better and an effective leader

Q : How long does it take to complete the educational goal?
A : One month

Q : How did you complete your educational goal?
A : Oh, that’s easy... just allowed my Club Exco to “push” me to present my presentations during and
every  Club meetings.

Q : What have you learned most from this journey - to achieve the educational goal?
A : I have gained self-confidence and also more proficient in my presentation skills.

Q : Any personal setbacks or limitations while pursing the educational goal? If yes, how did you
     overcome it?
A : I don’t think there is any that I could think of...

 Q : Any words of advice, inspirational quotes or encouragement - for members who are "trying" to achieve
      the educational achievement?
A : Just go for it!

Q : Do you have any future plans after achieving this award?
A : Whatever will be, let it come to me...

Q : Do you have a personal mentor to guide you on achieving this educational goals?
A : Yes and no but i would consider myself partly self-motivated.

Q : When did you join as a Toastmasters member?
A : In November 2004

Q : What does communication and leadership means to you?
A : With constant learning and training on my communication and leadership skills, I believed that I’m
      able to manage whatever tasks and challenges that arise or at hand.

Name: Dinesh Kanna
Club Member: Deloitte KassimChan TM Club
Educational Achievement: CL

 Member’s personal experience
Q : What does this educational achievement means to you?
A : It mean a lot to me because it shows my progress in Toastmasters and I can really see the achievement.

Q : How long does it take to complete the educational goal?
A : It took me nearly a year to complete it.

Q : How did you complete your educational goal?
A : I took some time to visit other clubs and gained knowledge and wisdom from those senior Toastmasters’ members.

Q : What have you learned most from this journey - to achieve the educational goal?
A : I have learned that if you are willing to take up challenges of trying new things; you would be amazed of what you can achieve.

Q : Any personal setbacks or limitations while pursing the educational goal? If yes, how did you overcome it?
A : Time was my greatest enemy as my work demands a lot of traveling and late hours.

Q : Any words of advice, inspirational quotes or encouragement - for members who are "trying" to achieve the educational achievement?
A : My advice is never take a break in between and try to finish what you have started; even if you can’t make it for your club’s meetings, then try going to others clubs. They are more than happy to help.

Q : Do you have any future plans after achieving this award?  
A : My dream is to complete my ALB.

Q : Do you have a personal mentor to guide you on achieving this educational goals?
A : My Club President, Meyyappa.
Q : When did you join as a Toastmasters member?
A : In 2006

Q : What does communication and leadership means to you?
A : It means that there is a way and a place to improve myself skillfully and practically to be more fix in this fast changing world.

NEW Chartered Club under Division B - Area B4

Ladies and gentlemen, a thunderous applause to the toastmasters who have been working really hard in chartering a new club! After much persuading, brain storming, discussion and follow-ups, a NEW CHARTERED CLUB is now under Division B, Area B4!!!

Let us put our smiles together and congratulate the new born club!!

Alignment of New Club : Division B, Area B4
Club Name : SMK (P) Sri Aman Toastmasters Club 
Address : SMK (P) Sri Aman Toastmasters Club, Jalan 14/49, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E., Malaysia Meeting Day : 2nd & 4th Saturday, 9.00am

EXCO List :

Sponsoring Clubs : Crystal TMC (51-9150) D'Utama Advanced TMC (51-7564) 
Individual Sponsors : Irene Lee & Lim Lay Kun 
Mentors : Gan Teong Hock & Teoh Chun Ming

District 51 - Bulletin

Dear friends, are you aware that we have our very own Bulletin for District 51? If you are not, please feel free to click Good Reads and find the link to our Monthly Bulletin 51. This bulletin has been put together for us to read the latest happenings in District 51.

Happy Reading!

Recruit Members and be Rewarded!

Dear Fellow Toastmasters of District 51,

Here is a summary of the Membership Awards you can achieve, as listed in
(see attachment for printable version with larger text)

"To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers."
~ A Toastmaster's Promise:

"The deepest joy of belonging comes as one learns to cooperate, contribute and help..."
~ Dr. Ralph C. Smedley,  Founder, Toastmasters International 


P.Y. Yoon, DTM
District Public Relations Officer 2011/2012

Division B & W - Club Officers' Training (2)

The Club Officers' Training (2) organised by Division B & W was a great success.

Thank you to all fellow toastmasters who has joined the training and we hope that you had a good time throughout the training sessions!

Congratulations on new baby from Division B!

It is the history of Division B, a lady during pregnancy and took up the challenge as the Head of Division.

Lay Kun, your energy in serving the Toastmasters has inspired and captivated us.

Indeed, it is our pleasure to have a committed, energetic and passion lady like you as the head of Division B.

Dear boss, finally, you had delivered your baby.

All of us were so happy with your new attachment.

We know that your new attachment will even made you stronger in handling any task.

We would like to congratulate on your new born baby.

We thank you for your guidance during your pregnancy.

Lastly, Happy Parenting !

High Performance Leadership

Dear friends,

Happy weekend!

Have you heard of "High Performance Leadership" ? Sounds professional, interesting and exciting? Well, look no further as Division B will be bringing you a special workshop with Guest Speaker - LeAnn Tang, DTM, to bring you to the next level in your Toastmasters' journey.

Joint Club Officers' Training (COT 2) - Division B, Division W

Ladies and gentlemen. Kindly note that the next Club Officers' Training will be organised by Division B and Division W.

The details are as per below:

Date: 3 December 2011

Time: 1pm - 6pm

Venue: Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Inform your club exco members and start registering with your respective Area Governors now.

District 51 Email Effectiveness

A message from LGM, Kiang Fang Pyng, DTM.

Dear District Officers & Appointed Officers cc Senior District Officers,

1,452 or 25% of our members do not receive our emails; they could be missing out on our updates, news and events.

Kindly refer to the attachment to find out WHY, and WHAT we as District Officers (yes, Area Governors are recognized by TI as District Officers too) can do to help.

Let's join hands to help each other reach out to the "unreachable" 25%, and make our communication with members more effective and meaningful.


Results for Passion Drive 1

Dear members,

There are 30 clubs in District 51 met the criteria in Passion Drive 1. 4 met the Passion Drive 1-Extended.

Out of 30 clubs, 3 clubs were from Division B :-

1) Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club (President and AG=Lim Thiam Seng)

2) Lafarge Toastmasters Club (President=Lim Lean See, AG B4=Gan Teong Hock)

3) Crystal Toastmasters Club (President=Emily Bong, AG B5=Nancy Liew)

Congratulations to the Club Presidents and Exco. Well Done!

District 51 Humorous and Evaluation Contest

District 51 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest was held on 23 October 2011.

Dennis Wee, DTM represented Division B to contest in both contest.

Congratulations to Dennis Wee for carrying Division B flag high in the contest.

Hip Hip Hooray! Dennis Wee was the first runner Up for the Evaluation Contest.

Bravo and Well Done!

Results for the contest as below:-

Humorous Speech Contest:

Champion: Stephen Fernando
1st Runner Up: Lee Xi Wen
2nd Runner Up: Ivan Cheng

Evaluation Contest:

Champion: Palaniappa

1st Runner Up: Dennis Wee
2nd Runner Up: Fabian

Toastmasters - Where Leaders Are Made

Dear friends, if you have not seen this short video by Toastmasters International, please take 31 seconds of your time to do so. Once done, share this video to your friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances.

Quick & Easy - Toastmasters Digital Magazine

Dear friends,

Happy Sunday to all of you. I would like to share to you about the Toastmasters Digital Magazine. Have you logged into your account and start reading them online? If you haven't, let me show you a closer look on this beneficial digital Toastmasters Magazine.

As a member, you have the privilege to view the past and latest issues of the Toastmasters Digital Magazine. Simply go to - log in (using your member's number & password) - click onto Toastmasters Magazine and Voila! You're there.

Following are some print screens on how the digital magazine will look like. It would probably look better on your tablets (iPad, Samsung tab, ASUS transformer etc), Personal computers or widescreen laptops because these print screens are from my netbook.

1) There are icons at the top of the page for your easy access on reading the digital magazine online:

As you can see, these are some of the functions for the icons:

2) For those who enjoy writing notes, can put their notes on the digital magazine:

3) If you prefer to see all the pages at one glance, there is an icon which allows you to see them in thumb nail sizes:

4) If you have a particular section that you choose to read first, there is no need to flip. Simply click on the title and you can enjoy your reading immediately (eg. page 5, highlighted in yellow):

5) Lastly, you can choose to view it in a full screen mode:

These are some simple tips for you to enjoy reading the Toastmasters Digital Magazine online. If you would like to share with your new members, you can always choose to download it into a PDF form and save it in your hard drive.

Have a great day =)

Division G Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

8 Humorous Speakers   &   8 Evaluation contestants gunning for 2 elusive titles
Where is it? Level 5, Wisma HELP, Jalan Dungun
On 8 October 2011
Registration / Role players Briefing starts at 1pm
Contest starts at 1:31pm
What’s more?
The door fee has been waived and you JUST NEED to PAY us a VISIT.
Let’s get all you members to witness 16 contestants at 1 go.
More details, please contact:
Div. Governor : Rohijas -
Area G1 Governor : Lucky -
Area G2 Governor: Siok Looi -
Area G3 Governor: Victor Ong -
Area G4 Governor: Thiaga -
Organising Chair: Selaine Lim -

Semi-annual Convention in Melacca 2011


When the Clock Strikes Midnight this Sunday...

... no, your car won't turn into a pumpkin!

But the Full Package Price for the Semi-Annual Convention in Melaka will be increased to RM450.  

Register now before the next price hike!!

Dear Division Governors & Area Governors,

Please convey this to your clubs and members, and help them beat the deadline!

Register now before the next price hike!!



Effective 12:00 am, Monday, 3rd Oct 2011

Peng Yew

DPRO 2011/2012
on behalf of the Melaka Convention Organizing Committee

Deloitte Kassim Chan Toastmasters - Champions Meeting

Here! Here! Ladies and Gentlemen.

Do drop by to DKC Toastmasters club meeting this Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 6.45pm at Damansara Uptown 1 building.

They will be having a regular meeting, with a twist of winning speeches to educate their members on Humorous Speech and Evaluation contest. If you are keen to have a taste of it as well, kindly contact their VPE - Kwwon Yuen ( for more information.

Be there to gain new friends, enjoy the environment and have fun.

Keynotes for Division B HSC and EC Contest 24/9/2011

Dear All,

Happy day to all of you.

Finally, the contests were done and over. Thanks to all the people who have worked behind the scene, all the judges, contestants, role players and of course, the audience, for making the contests a success.

Here are the results:

Humorous Speech Contest:

5 contestants, one time-disqualified

Champion: Dennis Wee
1st Runner-up: Johnson Yike
2nd Runner-up: Sarimah Morshidi

Speech Evaluation Contest:

5 contestants, no time-disqualified

Champion: Dennis Wee
1st Runner-up: Ng Sok Teng
2nd Runner-up: Ng Jean Hui

Congratulations to all the winners and all the contestants. Best wishes to Dennis in his upcoming quests to be the District Double Champion...

The roles players for today's contests are:

Toastmaster – Bernard Louis, DTM
EC Contest Chair – Teoh Chun Ming, CC, ALB
HSC Contest Chair – Nancy Liew, ACS, ALB
Sergeant-at-Arm #1 – Ng Siew Tho,
CCSergeant-at-Arm #2 – Thiagarajah Nesan, ACS, CL
Sergeant-at-Arm #3 – Leong Vincent
Ballot Counter #1 – Victor Ong, ACG, ALB
Ballot Counter #2 – Tan Kwee Lan, CC
Ballot Counter #3 – Yap Ying Shuen
Time Keeper #1 – Chan Guan Leong, CTM
Time Keeper #2 – Lai Yoong Hean,
CCTest Speaker for EC – Kenneth Yee
Back-up Test Speaker – Ong Sin Moy

Special GuestSpecial Session (Video & Talk) – Stephen Fernando, ATMB,
CLJudging TeamChief Judge – Francis Ng, DTM (and his team of judges)

Contestants:Speech Evaluation Contestants 2011/2012
Area B1 : Dennis Wee (Alternate: Meyappa)
Area B2 : Ng Jean Hui (Alternate: Victor Cheong)
Area B3 : Sarimah Morshidi (Alternate: Vince Lim Kan Wee)
Area B4 : Nor Lida Dahalan (Alternate: Johnson Yike)
Area B5 : Ng Sok Teng (Alternate: Gan Poh Lin)

Humorous Speech Contestants 2011/2012
Area B1 : Dennis Wee (Alternate: Meyappa)
Area B2 : Han lee Hwee (Alternate: Richard Yeow)
Area B3 : Sarimah Morshidi (No alternate)
Area B4 : Johnson Yike (Alternate: Nor Lida Dahalan)
Area B5 : Chong Mei Wen (Alternate: Karen Goh Mei Ling)

Signing off,
Gan Teong Hock
Organising Chair

Youth Leadership Program

Dear Toastmasters and friends

Crystal Toastmaster Club will be hosting Youth Leader Program. Details as follow :-

Date : 19th November 2011 to 20th November 2011
Venue : Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, Petaling Jaya
Time : 9am to 5pm

For further details, please refer to the brochures as below OR please contact :

Emily Bong - 012-3399238 -
Tan Saw Bee - 012-2028855
Lee Mei Foong - 012-3913269 -

Signing off
Linda Phoon

UPDATE:KL 2012 Convention Ticket Price

Ladies and gentlemen, please note that the ticket price for the KL 2012 Convention is now RM468 until 31st October 2011. Kindly log onto the blog for more information.

REMINDER:District 51- Passion Drive 1 & 2 (Revised Copy)

Dear Toastmasters Members,

District 51 decided to revise the qualifying conditions for both "Passion Drive-1" and "Passion Drive-2" to encourage more clubs to participate, and the respecitve Divisions to support the campaign. Please note that it still runs from July 2011 to 30th September 2011.
Therefore, work together with your club members to go for the extra mile and be proud to own the new TI banner and the TI Gift Vouchers!

Attached are the revised flyers:-

Division B's (Term 2010/11) Appreciation

Dear Fellow Toastmasters and Friends,

The short slideshow is dedicated to the wonderful people who are part of, contributed to, and brighten our journey in Toastmasters District 51, Division B (Term 2010/11).


Selamat Hari Raya!

Workshop - How to handle Objections ?

Come join us !
Learn and have fun !

Reported by
Linda Phoon

Champions in Clubs of Area B5 - Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest


a) Humorous Speech Contest
Champion Chong Mei Wen
1s Runner Up Albert Chua
2nd Runner Up Sharon Lee

b) Speech Evaluation Contest
Champion Johnson Yike
1st Runner Up Gan Poh Lin
2nd Runner Up Kevan Tan

CRYSTAL TMC (22/08/2011)

a) Humorous Speech Contest
Champion: Emily Bong
1st Runner Up: Karen Goh
2nd Runner Up: Ogy Ong

b) Speech Evaluation Contest
Champion: Ng Sok Teng
1st Runner up: Ng Siew Tho

Division B & C Joint COT1 (Videos)

Dear Club Officers,
It's the month of August 2011 and the Club Officers Training (COT) 1 have been completed for all the divisions of District 51.
For the benefit of the respective Toastmasters officers to be refreshed on the presentations, and for the benefit of those who missed the COT1, below are the videos captured during District 51, Division B & C Joint COT1.

District 51, Division B & C Joint COT1, guided by Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)

Taylor's University, Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Date: 9th July 2011, Saturday

Division B & C Joint COT1: Welcome & Roll Call

Division B & C Joint COT1: Chairpersons' Address & Opening Address by Division B Governor

Division B & C Joint COT1: District (51) Governor Address

Division B & C Joint COT1: "Charting a Course for Club Success" (Part 1/3)

Division B & C Joint COT1: "Charting a Course for Club Success" (Part 2/3)

Division B & C Joint COT1: "Charting a Course for Club Success" (Part 3/3)

Division B & C Joint COT1: "Motivating Achievement" (Part 1/3)

Division B & C Joint COT1: "Motivating Achievement" (Part 2/3)

Division B & C Joint COT1: "Motivating Achievement" (Part 3/3)

Division B & C Joint COT1: Closing Address by Division C Governor

(1) Resources: Club Officers Roles
(2) Resource: Club Training Material for TLI
All the best and let's continue work together for a fruitful term and experience in your respective leadership roles.

Yours truly,
Johnson Yike

Division B Humorous And Evaluation Speech Contest

Division B brings you the Humorous Speech Contest And Evaluation Contests!

25 Clubs, 5 Area and ONE champion only!

Grab the "early bird" tickets priced at RM15 before
31 August 2011!

KL 2012 Toastmasters Convetion- Early Bird Price !!!

District 51 Newsletter - Bulletin 51 (August Edition)

Greetings and Happy Sunday dear friends!

The District 51 Newsletter is now available at the District 51 Toastmasters International website.

Be ready to whet your reading appetite with featured articles by distinguished speakers, information on the newly revised Passion Drive (I) and (II), key reminders to club officers and more!

Share this fantastic newsletter with your club members today, by simply surfing the District 51 TI website and downloading the PDF version of the newsletter.

URGENT UPDATE : No "Fee Concession"

Dear Division Governors and Area Governors,

Greetings from Las Vegas!

DG Sue Chan, LGET Ramdas and I are burdened with the updated news from TI here in Las Vegas, that all membership renewals for Oct 2011 to March 2012, remains at USD36.

Our past Region Advisor's earlier communication with a TI official indicated that clubs renewing membership dues before 30th Sept 2011 would enjoy the old rate of USD27 for 6 months. The District received the news with much delight. Bearing in mind that DG, LGET and I would be away for 10 days, we thought it was best to inform you early so that you could start encouraging clubs and members to take advantage of the "fee concession".

During the senior officers training at TI convention, we realised there were various interpretations to the fee increase. Our concerns grew when we were not able to get any firm confirmation, as all the TI staff were so busy managing the convention.

Finally Sue got to meet the manager in-charge of membership, Darci Maenpa, on 16th Aug (Tue).

The truth hurts. We are truly disappointed that there is no "fee concession".

The DG, LGET and I express our regret on this. We also want you to know that past Region Advisor had worked very hard to get TI to give the best deal for members and clubs in District 51.

Moving on, let us remain cool and stay in control.

There will probably be a lot of enquiries from clubs and members following this. It is unfortunate that the DG, LGET and LGM are not in town to handle all the questions, but we are confident that the Division and Area leaders will handle the situation well.

District leaders, thank you for your patience, understanding and support. The District needs you to keep our members and clubs together especially when the three of us are away.

We will update you with all the details when we are back in Malaysia.

Kiang Faang Pyng
LGM 2011-2012

Toastmasters International: Where Leaders Are Made

Fellow Toastmasters,

Good day. Great news as the long awaited re-branding of Toastmasters International has been unveiled!

Read more to find out:

August 17, 2011
Dear Members,

Today is an historic day. This is the day Toastmasters International launches a newly refreshed brand. From our website to our educational materials, pins and awards, everything you see reflects our new look and feel.

Rather than changing fundamentally who we are or the nature of what we do, the new look and feel seeks to maintain brand consistency and fortify our identity; it reaffirms and re-energizes our commitment to the development of communication and leadership skills worldwide while showcasing what makes us unique in the market. The integrity and structure of our clubs, programs and policies are our greatest strength and they remain intact and inviolable. Our core values and culture continue unabated even as we look forward to address the needs of a new generation.

With 86 years of proud tradition behind us and the bright future before us, Toastmasters International thanks all of our members for the essential parts they play in the success of the organization. You carry and sustain the Toastmasters message, helping people gain the competence they need to become confident, bold communicators and successful leaders. It is you who truly makes Toastmasters International a place where leaders are made.


Pat Johnson Daniel Rex
International President Executive Director

Enjoy the Convention Wherever You Are!

Dear all,

The Toastmasters' Convention has finally reached your home! Watch it through the Web and you can enjoy the biggest Toastmasters event from the comfort of your home.

Read more to find out !

Dear Toastmaster:

The biggest Toastmasters event of the year - the 2011 Toastmasters International Convention - is almost here: August 17-20! You can still register!

Even if you can't attend, there are many ways to participate in the Convention. For the first time ever, two of the most popular events will be available live online via streaming video: the Board Briefing and the World Championship of Public Speaking.

Watch the Board Briefing live on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 1 p.m.
Watch the World Championship of Public Speaking live on Saturday Aug. 20 at 8 a.m.

You can watch the contest as it happens on August 20 at 8 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), or at your convenience from 3 p.m. PDT August 20 through 3 p.m. PDT August 21.The cost for a one-time viewing is $29.95 and can be purchased by clicking the speech contest link above.

If you're planning to attend, Toastmasters International is offering a website you can access from any smartphone that provides details about the Convention, including live updates. This site will be available by Monday, August 15.

To follow the Convention events, be sure to join the Toastmasters groups on any of the following social sites:

Twitter: For up-to-the-minute event updates. Search #TI11 for the latest Convention-related tweets.

Facebook: For videos, updates, pictures and more about the Convention experience.

LinkedIn: For business-related Convention discussions.

YouTube: For videos, updates and more about the Convention experience.

Click on the links above or visit the Social Networking page on the Toastmasters website to select a site. Then, simply follow the prompts to sign up.

Enjoy these tools to enhance your Convention experience, whether you're in person or online.

Toastmasters Int

CIMA & DKC Joint HumorousSpeech & Evaluation Contests

Dear Club Exco Officers,

Greetings to you.

Please be informed that there will be "Double Bonus Contest" because CIMA Malaysia Toastmasters Club & Deloitte KassimChan Toastmasters Club will have their Joint Contest for Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest! That's simply "WOW"!

Details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 16th August 2011
Time: 7.00pm (SHARP!)
Venue: CIMA Malaysia, KPMG Tower 1st floor, Bandar Utama

Please come and give them your double support!

Calvin Lim, ACS
Division B Public Relations

D'Utama TMC Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

Advanced Communicator Series

As Toastmasters progressing with our speeches beginning with our 'Competent Communicator' speeches and progressively to our Advanced Communicator speeches, it is important to know what we are getting ourselves into when selecting our advanced manuals.

Hence this post is to provide a list of links to provide useful information (i.e. Overview, Executive Summary, Objectives, and Notes to Evaluators) about the Advanced Communicator (AC) series manuals;

  1. The Entertaining Speaker
  2. Speaking To Inform
  3. Public Relations
  4. Specialty Speeches
  5. Speeches by Management
  6. The Professional Speaker
  7. Technical Presentation
  8. Persuasive Speaking
  9. Communicating on Video
  10. Storytelling
  11. Interpretive Reading
  12. Interpersonal Communication
  13. Special Occasion Speeches
  14. Humorously Speaking

Personally when I attempt the advanced manuals, I will select one manual which I feel to be easy to complete, and another manual which I personally feel will be a challenge to me. I will attempt these two manuals concurrently.

The benefits of this approach are;
  • In the event I get discourage with the 'challenging manual', I can pick myself up by doing a project from the 'easy manual'.
  • It ensures that I continue my speeches and it brings flavor in attempting two different manuals. (e.g. one can be a serious manual like 'Speeches by Management' and the other is lighthearted like 'Storytelling'). Personally, 'Speeches by Management' is the 'easy manual' for me while 'Storytelling' is the challenging one *wink*.
It was definitely an enjoyable journey attempting the manuals I've done thus far, and I'm still continuing my journey by attempting the other manuals (and repeating some that I've 'bomb-ed' before *hehehee*).

Always have fun, and continue the lifelong journey of continuous improvement with Toastmasters.

Yours truly,
Johnson Yike

Supplementary COT (I) by Division C

Dear Club Excos
(those who are yet to meet the minimum 4 officers attendance in COT 1)

Good news! Division C is bringing you a supplementary COT 1.

This is going to be the last "boat" for the Club Excos who have yet to join the Club Officers Training (COT) (I), which were held by numerous divisions earlier this term. By achieving the minimum 4 attendance per club in COT 1, besides earning the 0.5 point for the DCP points, your club is qualified for the Passion Drive 1 Campaign too!

Most importantly, you and your club will benefit from the COT session.

Kindly refer to the attached flyer for further details:

Humorous and Evaluation Speech Contest

Come and join us. Have a good laugh !! We love to see you there ........................... 

UNIRAZAK Toastmasters Humour Speech & Evaluation Contest

Revised Toastmasters International Membership Fee

Dear members and friends, kindly transfer and spread the information in regards to the revised dues for the Toastmasters International Membership Fee. Please refer to the official write up below for further information. To download the PDF format of this message, please click on the link provided at the end of this memo.

August 3, 2011
Dear Toastmaster member,

As directed by policy, the Board of Directors periodically reviews membership dues to ensure that the organization can satisfy member needs while continuously enhancing their experience and the services and programs provided. After a review of the organization's five-year financial forecast of activities compared with forecasted revenue, the Board has voted to increase membership dues.

As a result, on October 1, 2011 Toastmasters' annual membership dues will increase from $54 (U.S. dollars) to $72 (U.S. dollars), payable in increments of $36 (U.S. dollars) every six months.

Several factors drive this increase:
Member needs are greater than ever.
Since 1995, membership has grown nearly 55%, from 169,330 members in 1995 to 262,000 in 2010. In this same period, annual dues increased only once in 2005 from $36 (U.S. dollars) to $54 (U.S. dollars).
Toastmasters has passed the economy of scale established a decade ago; its support services must expand in order to better serve its ever-expanding member base.
The increased funding will be used to enhance member support and services, and enable the implementation of the five-year Strategic Plan that was developed by the Board of Directors in 2010.

If you have any questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions document available at If you have further questions, please email


Pat Johnson, DTM Daniel Rex
2010-2011 International President Executive Director

cc: Board of Directors

Lafarge Malayan Cement Toastmaster Club : Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest

Ladies and Gentlemen, please make yourself available this Wednesday, 10 August 2011 for Lafarge Malayan Cement Toastmasters' Club Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest. Details as per below:

Toastmasters International - Smedley Award

If yes, great! You can start doing your part to inspire people to be apart of the Toastmasters' journey. If not, scroll down to find out more.

Program Dates: August 1 – September 30

It all began in 1924. Ralph Smedley invited a few men to meet in the Santa Ana, California YMCA where he conducted the first meeting of what would eventually evolve into Toastmasters International. One person initiated a program that would go on to affect millions of people. In his honor, can your club add five new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 and September 30? By doing so you’ll qualify to receive a "Smedley Award" ribbon to display on your club’s banner. Membership applications and payment for members who join between August 1 and September 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than September 30. Each member's join date as listed on the application must be no later than September. Transfer and charter members do not count for credit. In addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs will also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order. Discount code expires six months from date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.

Shah Alam Toastmasters Club Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest-9/8/2011

Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest

Division P : COT (I) at UPM

Dear all, good day! For those who are moving towards completing their club goals for Passion Drive 1, remember, you need at least 4 Exco members to attend the Club Officers Training (I).

If your officers missed the first one conducted by Division B & C, fret not as we have other divisions that conduct this training. One of them is Division P and the details are as per below: