Meeting #103 (First Meeting for 2017)Well, won't you look here...it's a new year. I'd like to say that I feel as new as the year but nah, who am I kidding? I came across a particular quote a few days before the first of January, by T.S. Eliot, which I really liked and it goes:
"For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
Now don't ask me why I randomly brought up a quote without any further explanations; I actually have nothing further to say about it. On a more substantial note, SUTM Club has held its first meeting for the year just five days after New Year which also proves that Ethan was very anxious to start our meetings as soon as possible (I think TM should be his middle name!). Our theme was... YES YOU GUESSED IT RIGHT!...New Year's Resolutions. The theme of the meeting had me pondering on my resolutions throughout the meeting, which I have yet to list down.
As our beloved President, Thinesh Naidu is currently doing his internship and traffic jams are a serious issue in Malaysia, Ethan stepped in to make the presidential address. The Toastmaster of the Evening was our one and only Muhammad Ali, who took up the role of TME for the first time!
As usual, the Table Topics session was filled with interesting and perspective-filled topics, and were prepared by the lovely Shasvini.
For the prepared speech sessions, Sweet Ling took a courageous first step and did her maiden speech, Swee Lynn did her CC #2 and Yi Ying did her CC #5. We also had our seasoned member, Mirosha give a speech from the Leadership Excellence Series.
I've taken a few pictures which I will attach below but just a heads up, our grammarian, Ken, had his camera set up and it was along my line of vision. Hence, the camera makes up a part of every single picture I've taken. Hope everyone enjoyed our meeting and the yummy chicken sambal (Thanks Wynnie!). Cheers to a prosperous 2017 filled with nothing but the best of everything!
|The pun master, Muhammad Ali as our TME.|
|Table Topics Master, Shasvini.|
|Anis talking about New Year Resolutions and how she would like to be more prepared for an emotional ride in 2017.|
Sweet Ling, warming up before her prepared speech and talking about her goals for 2017.
|A first time guest, Benedict with his speech on 'Did 2016 Go As Planned?'|
|Anna talking about 'New Year, New Me'.|
Bo Ren talking about 'The Challenges to Expect in 2017'.