Saturday, 10 September 2016

SUTM DEMO MEETING

The founder of Toastmasters, Ralph Smedley once said " Ours is the only organization I know dedicated to the individual, we work together to bring out the best in each of us then we apply these skills to help others." Now, you'd probably be thinking that he only said so as he is after all the founder, but catch anyone you know involved in Toastmasters, and they'd wholly agree with the saying!

On the 8th of September, Sunway University Toastmasters Club had our first demo meeting for the 2016/17 term. The meeting was held in collaboration with the Club & Society Week and we even had the meeting at a new venue( Kind of gave our SAA a headache preparing the venue though…thank you, Wynnie!). As you'd know, TM meetings are normally composed of a Table Topics session, the prepared speech session and the evaluation session. However, as it was a meeting held mainly in engaging the guests and prospective members, we had two Table Topics sessions! As proclaimed by Ethan, one was on a serious note ( in which he was the TTM-obviously) and another, on a jovial note( TTM-Danny because he ain't as serious as Ethan). The outcome was pretty interesting-we had volunteers composed of the guests and members, and everyone had a good laugh( some, such as I, were pondering over the depth of the topics…). 

As we had two Table Topics session, we had to cut short on our prepared speeches but boy, wasn't it spectacular. Our first speaker, Joshua did his CC#5 and it was called "The Hindustani". Basically, he gave everyone an insight on how it is like growing up in an Indian household and the typical Indian parents' gestures-he even had a few dance moves in store for us! Our other speaker-The Shark Lady, Thaneswary- did her ST#2( which is from the Story Telling Manual) "No Boundaries". It was about her first encounter with sharks and how that particular experience opened her eyes and sparked her interest in the animal kingdom. Now, the much awaited pictures!

A very frustrated Ali during Table Topics.
Hossen, a guest, giving a shot at Table Topics.
Frustrated Ali Part ii
Joshua showing us his dance moves!
The Shark Lady(Thanes) talking about her passion.
Aerina, our TTE for the first Table Topics session.
Jonathan, our TTE for the second Table Topics session.
Ronald, evaluating Joshua's speech.
Winnie, evaluating Thanes' speech.
General Evaluator for the day, Vincent Hoy.
Jia Wei, grammarian.
Anna Maria, Ah Counter.
Our lovely TME, Mirosha (After a two year hiatus of being TME!)
Vin Kit, our timer.
The winner of our first Table Topics session, Mazni.
Brenda, the winner of second Table Topics session.
Our dashing young President, Thinesh ;)
The evaluators, being serious as usual.
The guests!
And last but not least, a group photo!


And basically, everyone lived happily ever after and attended our meetings every fortnight because c'mon, who wouldn't want to spend their Thursdays with such fun people?! :D

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Asian English Olympics 2016

Soooo... although this is superrrrrr late, it is better late than never right? *please forgive me (show puppy-dog eyes)*


This year we were once again invited to compete in the Asian English Olympics that was held in Jakarta. And the three representatives were

Nawal Lyana
Mirosha Somasundram
Lee Seng Zhen

Jonathan Moh was sent as an observer.

They have certainly made all of us proud competing against the best speakers from different countries in seven different categories such as debate, news casting, scrabble and etc.


Mirosha Somasundram, CC successfully championed this year Asian English Olympics 2016 for the speech category. She also won an additional award for the best Humorous Speech. For your information, Mirosha is also our D1 Area Governor. With that said, she has not only made our club very proud but also the whole D1 area!!! Congratulations, Mirosha!!


Besides, both of our CC, Lee Seng Zhen and Nawal Lyana have also certainly made us proud. Lee Seng Zhen was ranked 6 and Nawal Lyana was ranked 33 out of the 77 speakers in the Speech category.


Congratulations to all their hard work!! Keep it up and we hope to see another champion from our club next year!


Well done: Dr Nagiah, Nawal Lyana, Mirosha, Lee and Moh following the students’ win at the Asian English Olympics.
[from left: Dr Nagiah, Nawal, Mirosha, Seng Zhen, Jonathan]


P/s: The good news was also appeared in the Star (woohoo!) 
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/education/2016/03/20/speaking-their-way-to-awards/ 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Double Sunway (yay!) ; 28.04.16


Guess what? It's the joint meeting between our club, Sunway University Toastmasters Club and Sunway Toastmasters Club. Hence, the title - Double Sunway (yay!). Okay... we know you are here because you are excited to see the photos. Let's keep this short and have fun scrolling!  




General Evaluator, Chang Sau Fun, CC 



TME, Ethan Ganes, TM 




Table Topics Speakers:












Assignment Speakers: 










Evaluators: 












The awards of the night:



Best Table Topics Speaker: Benedict, TM 
[pic: Rubein, CC as his representative] 



Best Assignment Speaker: Shan Naren, CC



Best Evaluator: Kay Wong, DTM







Tuesday, 26 April 2016

"Lucky 88" Meeting ; 21.04.16

What is Lucky 88? WE are pleased to announce that our club has reached the 88th meeting! Thank you to all the members who have contributed to our club!


Quote from our acting president, Nawal Lyana, CC: "it is more of an effort than lucky." 


Indeed, it is all the members' effort to make the club successful. 
Looking forward to our 100th meeting! 
But before that ... 



Below are some of the pictures taken during the meeting 



General Evaluator, Andrew Tan, ACS, ALB 



Acting president, Nawal Lyana, CC 



TME, Daniel Farhan, TM 



Table Topics Master, Ibrahim Al-kooli, TM



Table Topics Speakers:

  









The awards of the night: 



Best Table Topics Speaker, Shan Naren, CC



Best Assignment Speaker, Belle Yeoh, CC



Best Evaluator, Ricky Soo, ACB 



The crowd: 





And not to forget ... 


Shasvini's birthday surprise from her family 



The birthday surprise was a bonus to the lucky themed meeting! The meeting was instantly filled with more love, warm and... food (cake). 

All in all, it was a very pleasant meeting. And we are looking forward to more meetings like this. Cheers!