The meeting commenced at 9.30am with Ashrel Goh taking the task of the Sergeant At Arms (SAA). After calling the meeting to order, he proceeded with his friendly address to all who were present. He introduced a few of the role players as usual, and the word of the day 'FLUMMOX' was being introduced by the Language Elevator, Claudia.
Ashrel Goh then handed over control to Madam President, Loo Shu Wei. She shared her experience being an emcee at the DESCO ball, and then closed her presidential address with a piece of advice she learned from the event.
Later, Shu Wei handed over the control to the Toastmaster of the Morning, Jean Ee. With full of enthusiasm, Jean Ee kicked off the day with the usual informative speech about the history of Toastmaster International, and then called upon the Table Topics Master, Chee Hoong to conduct the table topic sessions.
TOM - Jean Ee
Without hesitation, Chee Hoong encouraged guests to volunteer to accept his challenge.
Chee Hoong - Table Topics Master
Faisal Shahbuddin accepts the challenge and had fascinatingly delivered his “supermarket story” with regards to the title “Non-forgetable experience” given by the Table Topic Master.
After Faisal ended his speech, Chee Hoong expressed a new title “Cats” which is then accepted by Ashrel Goh. His story was based on his impressions about his neighborhoods' cats in an action-oriented theme, filled with humor.
The cycle went on with Fong Wen's Table Topics title “Most Enjoyable Celebrations”. It was yet another attractive story of “Red-dates” and “Angpow” which was found during her Chinese New Year celebration.
The 4th volunteer speaker, Shu Wei, had to talk about “Why did I change my Hairstyle”. She was excitedly talking about her hair curves visually on the board.
The last table topics speaker was Gajendren, who had intelligently presenting his speech title given by Shu Wei of “ Imagine You Were With Jean Ee & You Get Farted”.
Gajendran, bee-sy time keeper!
The time came for the table topics evaluator, John Lee, to express his opinion. John Lee confidently gave his constructive comments on each and every table topics speakers' performances. After that, Jean Ee returned to continue her role as the Toastmaster of the Morning and wrapped up the Table topics Session. She later brought everyone's attention to the assignment speeches, which were scheduled next.
The 1st speech was entitled “Saladin, The Chivalrous Leader” by Faizal Shahbuddin who managed to inspire us about the history of the fallacticism of crusades. According to Faizal, Saladin emerged as a great military commander and leader, who became one of Islam's most notable medieval figures. One key point Faizal emphasized during his talk was the chivalrousness of the Saladin towards women and children.
Next was John Lee who presented his 8th Speech entitled “And They Shall Never Grow Old”. Despite the break down of the OHP Projector, John still managed to present his speech 'manually' showing off his transparency. His speech created a somber atmosphere, especially so with his descriptions of criminal acts to children such as in “Nurin's case”
20 minutes breaks was taken and the meeting re-commenced at 11.15 a.m.
Break time....catching up with mates!!
I don't know which to look at, her eyes or her fingers? They seem to contradict, no?
Last but not least is a speech by Ashrel Goh with his contest speech “My Russian Stories”. This was followed by a session of open evaluation for everybody to comment on Ashrel's speech.
Next, Shu Wei evaluated Faisal on his speech. Hui Ven evaluated John and Fong Wen was evaluated by Ashrel Goh.
Our General Evaluator for the morning, Fong Wen called on all the assignment speakers' evaluators: Shu Wei, Hui Ven, and Ashrel Goh to pass on their advice and pointers to the speakers involved.
Fong Wen then gave her thoughts and her opinion on how the meeting was run in general.
Now she looks different again!
The time everyone was waiting for finally came when it was time for the prize-giving session.
First up was the Best Table Topic Speakers who went to Gajendran. The Best Assignment Speech Speaker Award went to Ashrel Goh and The Best Evaluator was Shu Wei.