Division Governor's Greetings

Fellow Toastmasters of Division B,
Good day to all of you.
There was once myself and NJ Singam (past convention organizing Chair) went to one of the local bank to close the convention bank account. When we went to the counter, we informed the officer about the matter and she handed us 2 forms for us to initial it. Then she obtained our Identification Card for verification. Just within 4 minutes, the officer handed us the remaining balance and told us that, the account was closed.

It was a total contrast, if we compared with opening a bank account, where we had to fill few forms, go through few verification and approvals prior to opening an account. The entire process took almost 2.5 hours compared to closure of account which lasted only for 5 minutes.  
We often forget or never ponder on the initiator of the club and their sacrifice & hard work to charter the club and we just need a single sheet of paper to close a TM club. 

Should your club is having turmoil or recession, do speak to Area Governor or myself, so that we could advise and perform various strategies to sustain the club.

Always think of the sacrifice of the creators and initiators whom has made our club to current status, as it's always easy to close a club but needs effort to charter a club
Division B International Speech and Table Topics Contest
The contest was held on April 6 and we had turnout of 165 members witnessing the cream of the crops of Division B speakers. There were 6 contestants for each contest and both contest was closely contested.

International Speech
First Place      : Dennis Wee (Area B1)
Second Place : Yip See See (Area B5)
Third Place    : Victor Ong (Area B3)

Table Topics
First Place      : Emil Anthony (Area B3)
Second Place : Jamila Khan (Area B6)
Third Place     : Alex Tan (Area B4)

Next, Dennis Wee and Emil Anthony will represent the Division and will contend with 10 other Division champions at the District Contest on May 26 @ 8.30am, Penang Annual Convention. 
Let's cheer and give them our support.

April Dues
23 clubs has submitted the dues on time (Oct dues: 24 clubs). Nevertheless, apart from 2 clubs which has been closed, the other 3 clubs has pledged to submit the dues by mid May.
Area Governor Election
We have successfully conducted the election on April 6. Here are the elected Area Governors for the term 2013/2014:
B1: Tan Kian Yoong
B2: Chironjit Dass
B3: Nor Lida Dahlan
B5: Emily Bong
B6 : Anna Chin

There were no nominees for Area B4. The Area Governor will be appointed upon consulting the District Governor.

Upcoming activity
There's always a challenge to manage a age group if you don't belong to them. It also requires a specific leadership skills to manage that group. We will be having a special workshop on it. Stay tuned for more updates incoming weeks.

Division Targets
Current Status
Distinguished Club
New Members
Competent Communicator
Advance Communicator
President Distinguished Club
Taman Indrahana TMC (Area B2) became the 1st club to achieve perfect score of 10 points.  *=D> applause*=D> applause*=D> applause
D'Utama TMC (Area B4) has achieved 9 points and just short of 2 Competent Communicators to obtain full score of 10/10. 

Select Distinguished Club status
Crystal & SCOPE (Area B5) has achieved DCP goals and roaring to go for more.
Distinguished Club status
D'Utama Adv(Area B1), Lafarge Malayan Cement (Area B4), KEU (Area B5) and Taylors University(Area B5) has achieved 5/6 points and they have qualified as Distinguished club. Nevertheless, I’m sure they would not stop there but eager to go for higher awards.
Deloitte Malaysia (Area B1), Shah Alam (Area B3), Mas Melor (Area B5), Phoenix (Area B6) and MAS Cempaka (Area B6) has achieved 5 points or above and just short of few members to achieve the charter strength. Sustain the fire and you will get it.
Area Governor visit
The physical visit of Area Governors should be done by 30 April'13 and reports should be submitted via TI website by 31 May'13.

Convntion T-Shirt

Dear Delegates,

We are now selling the convention T-Shirt. Illustration of the sizes and design are as below. Material used will be dry fit therefore we're only producing limited copies. To order, kindly bank in your money into our account:

CIMB: 0744-0000-993050 Loo Sih Min / Tan Chia Lih

and send us your bank in slip at spiceuppenang2013@gmail.comPlease state your size. For more information please call our committee. Quickly grab yours before it's sold out!

Division B International Speech and Table Topics Contest 2013

Let;'s support Emil & Dennis on 26 May at Penang Convention......