Monthly Club Happenings – June 2013

SIM I Installation Night 2013 at

The Colonial @ Scotts

It was a wonderful evening filled with food, friends and lots of fun. That night, members also witnessed the the installation of the new Executive Council 2013/2014 by Division B governor John Liew ACG, ALB.

The Executive Council members are:

President – Vera Chia Puey Choo, CC
VP Education – Oon Tik Lee, ATMB, CL
VP Membership – Lee Joo Lam Trinicia, CC
VP Public Relations – Mook Chwee Max Wong
Secretary – Michael Ng Cheng Soon, ACG, ALB
Treasurer – Jasmine Toh, AL
Sergeant at Arms – Ong Chuan Aik, DTM
Committee Member – Benjamin Lim, CC, ALB
Committee Member – Martin Boon, CC

Congratulations to all the members listed. Wishing you all the best in the new term ahead.

The games was organised  and conducted by Michael Ng ACG, ALB and Belinda Woo, ACS, ALB, which includes games such as

guessing the origin of the food, bidding for a chance to guess the origins of costume and dancing to the tune that represents the country.

The nights ends off with lucky draw conducted by incoming president Vera Chia, CC and saw many members leaving the place with great prizes from the lucky draw.

Monthly Club Happenings – May 2013

Dear Members,
Here are the recent happenings in the club.

1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings
2. Membership Updates
3. Birthday Boys and Girls
4. Education Updates
5. Upcoming Events

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SIM1Toastmasters

Kindly Bring your EVENT PASS for Installation Night Dinner. Scroll down for more details.

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1. What have you missed?

Chapter Meeting – 11 May 2013

President’s Opening Address

Story is taken from the internet.

My mom only had one eye

My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.

There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed.

How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out.

The next day at school one of my classmates said, “EEEE, your mom only has one eye!”

I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear.

I confronted her that day and said, “If you’re only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?”

My mom did not respond… I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger.

I was oblivious to her feelings.

I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study.

Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts.

Then one day, my Mother came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she didn’t even meet her grandchildren.

When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited.

I screamed at her, “How dare you come to my house and scare my children! GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!”

And to this, my mother quietly answered, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address.” – and she disappeared out of sight.

One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity.

My neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.

“My dearest son,

I think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and scared your children.

I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I’m sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up.

You see……..when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine.

I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye.

With all my love to you,
Your mother.”

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Fellow Toastmasters and Guests,

This story is chosen because Mother’s Day is coming and there are 2 important lessons that we can learn from this story.

Firstly, this story reminds us of the sacrifice that our mothers made.

Secondly, when something goes wrong, we should find out the real reason before we blame other people.

There could be a genuine reason why something happened.

Let’s consider all the facts and information before we jump into any conclusion.

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The awards for the night are:

Best Table Topics: Paul Lee CTM
Best Prepared Speaker: (No Voting)
Best Evaluator: (No Voting)

Congratulations to the all the winners

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Chapter Meeting – 31 May 2013

SIM I AGM 2013

President’s Opening Address

Story is taken from the internet.

Title: Things are not always as they appear

There was once a man who was ship-wrecked and stranded on an island.

Every day he prayed, asking for someone to rescue him, but to his disappointment, no one ever came.

Months passed and this man learned how to survive on the island.

During this time, he accumulated things from the island and stored them in a hut that he constructed.

One day after hunting for food and returning back to his hut, much to his dismay he saw that his hut was on fire along with everything else he owned!

All of his possessions were going up in smoke! The only thing he had left were the clothes on his back.

Initially he was in shock, and then he was consumed with anger and rage!

In his fury he threw a fist into the air and began cursing and yelling

Later the man was on his hands and knees weeping heavily when he happened to look up and catch sight of a ship coming in his direction.

The man was rescued and as they were heading back to civilisation the man asked the captain, “How were you able to find me?”

The captain responded, “We were voyaging across the ocean when we noticed on the horizon a column of smoke going up.

We decided to go check it out and when we did, that’s when we found you!”

In life, we are going to be confronted with challenges, problems, and disasters.

But keep in mind that “Things are not always as they appear”

A catastrophe can sometimes be a blessing in disguise.

Similarly, in SIM I Toastmasters, we have been through ups and downs.

Fellow Toastmasters,
After the “downs”, we became more closely knitted and the sense of belonging has deepened amongst members who participate actively in Chapter meetings.

I believe this sense of belonging will be the foundation for our many successes in the future!

Together we can achieve more!

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IPP Patricia Lim, ATM-B conducted the 28th Annual General Meeting and during the meeting, the following members was elected as Exco Council for the term 2012/2013.

President – Vera Chia Puey Choo, CC
VP Education – Oon Tik Lee, ATMB, CL
VP Membership – Lee Joo Lam Trinicia, CC
VP Public Relations – Mook Chwee Max Wong
Secretary – Michael Ng Cheng Soon, ACG, ALB
Treasurer – Jasmine Toh, AL
Sergeant at Arms – Ong Chuan Aik, DTM

Congratulations to all the members listed. Wishing you all the best in the new term ahead.

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2. Membership Updates

Lets welcome our latest 2 members:

1. Wong Swee Yah
2. Lin Dong Ping
3. Gary Tan (Reinstated)

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3. Birthday Boys and Girls

May

Oon Tik Lee
Foo Say Wei
Ong Chuan Aik
Ng Yee Hoon

Monthly Club Happenings – April 2013

Dear Members,
Here are the recent happenings in the club.

1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings
2. Membership Updates
3. Birthday Boys and Girls
4. Education Updates
5. Upcoming Events

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SIM1Toastmasters

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1. What have you missed?

Chapter Meeting – 12 April 2013

Story is taken from the internet.

The Mouse Trap

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house!

There is a mousetrap in the house!” The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.”

The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house – like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught.

In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient.

But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbours came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember, when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

We are all involved in this journey called life.

We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

Similarly, in our SIM I Toastmasters club, we are in the same boat and we should help one another.

At the moment, we are seeking members to join next term’s Executive Committee.

It concerns everyone as the survival and vibrancy of the club depends on the Executive Committee.

Please make a difference by volunteering yourselves to join the Executive Committee.

Be a club officer and make your Toastmaster’s journey more enriching.

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The awards for the night are:

Best Table Topics: (Tied)

Stella Wee (Guest),
Nalappan Gunasekaran CC,CL,
Paul Lee CTM,
Vera Chia CC
(First time in the history of the club that we have 4 winners)

Best Prepared Speaker: Wilson Ong ACB, ALB

Best Evaluator: Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS

Congratulations to the all the winners

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Chapter Meeting – 26 April 2013

President’s Opening Address by Stephanie Lim CL: Positive Thinking

Story is taken from Internet.

Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say.

When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!”

He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude.

He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, “I don’t get it! You can’t be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?”

Jerry replied, “Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.’ I choose to be in a good mood.

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.”

“Yeah, right, it’s not that easy,” I protested.

“Yes it is,” Jerry said. “Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.

You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood.

You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line:
It’s your choice how you live life.”

I reflected on what Jerry said. Soon thereafter, I left the restaurant industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that Jerry did something you are never supposed to do in a restaurant business: he left the back door open one morning and was held up at gunpoint by three armed robbers.

While trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him.

Luckily, Jerry was found relatively quickly and rushed to the local trauma center.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body. I saw Jerry about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, “If I were any better, I’d be twins. Wanna see my scars?”

I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place.

“The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door,”Jerry replied. “Then, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live, or I could choose to die. I chose to live.”

“Weren’t you scared? Did you lose consciousness?” I asked. Jerry continued, “The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine.

But when they wheeled me into the emergency room and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read, ‘He’s a dead man.’ I knew I needed to take action.”

“What did you do?” I asked.

“Well, there was a big, burly nurse shouting questions at me,” said Jerry. “She asked if I was allergic to anything. ‘Yes,’ I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply… I took a deep breath and yelled, ‘Bullets!’ Over their laughter, I told them, ‘I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.”

Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.

I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything.
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The awards for the night are:

Best Table Topics:

Dexter Toh, CC

Best Prepared Speaker: Vera Chia, CC

Best Evaluator: Paul Lee, CTM

Congratulations to the all the winners

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2. Membership Updates

The club is currently looking for more members into our big family

Do encourage your friends / colleagues to visit our chapter meetings so that they can benefit from chapter meetings just as you have.

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3. Birthday Boys and Girls

April

Tan Chai Hiang, Joanne
Goh Li-Ying
Cheong Yue Loon

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4. Education Updates

Congratulations to
1. Toastmaster Belinda Woo for achieving Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS) award.
She is now ACS CL.

2. Toastmaster Trinicia Tan for achieving Competent Communicator (CC) award.
She is now CC.

Monthly Club Happenings – February 2013

SIM 1 Toastmasters Club Monthly Happenings – February 2013

Dear Members,
Here are the recent happenings in the club.

1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings

2. Membership Updates

3. Birthday Boys and Girls

4. Education Updates

5. Upcoming Events

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SIM1Toastmasters

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1. What have you missed?

Chapter Meeting – 1 February 2013

President’s Opening Address for 1 February 2013
Source: Some of the points/examples were referenced from the Internet

As part of the Toastmasters experience,
members are offered the opportunity to grow their skills in the contest environment.

In the past 5 years, I have taken part in several contests, at the club level, area level and division level.

Sometimes, I win, sometimes I don’t.
In my opinion, regardless of the results of the contest,

I am a winner because I am brave enough to take part in the contests and to face my fears.

There are many benefits when you take part in a contest.
Therefore, when you have the chance to compete, I strongly recommend you to embrace the opportunity.

1.  Your Comfort Zone.

As a Toastmaster, a speech contest sparks your competitive spirit and your creativity in a way that the routine Toastmasters meeting can’t.

It’s a great way to expand your comfort zone.
If you speak only at club meetings, a group of 20 to 30 people becomes the audience, this is probably the size that we are comfortable with.
A large audience may take your breath away.  In fact, just standing on the stage before an event, looking out at 200 empty seats may be enough to give you butterflies in your stomach.
The contest experience gives you that “larger audience” experience, too.
The contest experience moves you from the club level, to the area, division, district, region and international.

Your audiences usually become larger every time you step to the next level and this is where you learn to be more comfortable with a larger audience.

2.  Sense of Purpose.

The contest environment gives you the push to do better and to try harder.

Sometimes there is a tendency, when preparing a speech for a regular meeting, to just throw something together at the last moment.
The contest cycle helps you reach your goal of developing new material because it gives you target dates for having your speech written and re-written.
A contest helps motivate you to push yourself just a bit more than you normally would.
You’re encouraged to put more thought into a speech which is prepared for a contest, for a special event.

3.  Growth.

Competition is not about winning.

It’s about growing.

Sure it’s nice to win.

I like winning.  When you win, you feel good.

But in the long run, winning just puts a trophy on your shelf that won’t greatly impress people a year from now.
On the other hand, the growth experience takes you to a new level of competence where you will influence people at a higher level,
This is where you will make more people laugh, and where you will be remembered as a speaker who makes a difference.
In conclusion, I recommend you to compete in every contest that comes along.
You can register with our VPE, Stephanie Lim to take part in the International Speech Contest or the Table Topics Contest.
It would be awesome if you can take part in both contests.

3 words for you to take back home,
Just Do It!

Paul Lee, CTM conducted the table topics and after the votes counted, the best table topic speaker goes to our visiting toastmasters from Leng Kee Advanced

Kan Kin Fung, DTM

After break, members gets to enjoy 2 advanced projects:

AP2 – Resources for Informing
(Speaking to Inform Manual) – Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS

AP4 – Fact finding Report
(Speaking to Inform Manual) – Stephanie Lim, CTM,CL

and evaluators Christopher Foo CTM and Neo Kim Guan, ACB, CL gave their feedback on the prepared speech respectively

No voting was conducted that night as there were only 2 prepared speech speakers. Nevertheless, congratulations to the speakers for completing another speech project.

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Chapter Meeting – 22 February 2013
(International Speech and Table Topics Contest)

A short opening from the President: Ladies and Gentlemen,
regardless of the results of the contest,
You are a winner because you are brave enough to take part in the contests and to face your fears.

Here are the results

International Speech Contest
Champion: Wilson Ong
1st runner-up: Trinicia Tan
2nd runner-up: Vera Chia

Table Topics Contest
Champion: Vera Chia
1st runner-up: Oon Tik Lee
2nd runner-up: Patricia Lim

Congratulations to all the winners as well as participants.

The winner will represent SIM 1 Toastmasters Club in the upcoming Area Contents. Read on the find out more about the Area contest.

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2. Membership Updates

The club is currently looking for more members into our big family

Do encourage your friends / colleagues to visit our chapter meetings so that they can benefit from chapter meetings just as you have.

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3. Birthday Boys and Girls

February

Oh Wei Lih, Patrick

Lim Siat Foong, Patricia

March

Ng Cheng Soon, Michael

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4. Education Updates

AP2 – Resources for Informing
(Speaking to Inform Manual) – Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS

AP4 – Fact finding Report
(Speaking to Inform Manual) – Stephanie Lim, CTM,CL

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5. Upcoming Events

1. Area B3 International Speech and Table Topics Contest

30 March (Saturday),
1:30pm to 5pm.
Venue is NTU Alumni Club Level 9 near to Buona Vista Mrt.
Admission is FREE

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2. “Reach For The Stars” Annual Convention

24th May (Friday, Public Holiday) – 25th May (Saturday) 2013

Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore, 101 Victoria Street

Early Bird S$198 (valid up to 17th Nov 2012) Normal S$228; Final S$288

Click here to download the brochure

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4. Next Chapter Meeting

8 March 2013

Singapore Management University
School of Accountancy
60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178 900

Level 3, Seminar Room 3.1

(program sheet will be out shortly)

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All photos taken during chapters meetings will be uploaded to the website (www.sim1tm.org) as well as on the official SIM 1 Toastmasters page in Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/SIM1Toastmasters)

Yours,

Shirly Lau

Vice President Public Relations

& Benjamin Lim

Committee Member

Monthly Club Happenings – January 2013

SIM 1 Toastmasters Club Monthly Happenings – January 2013

Dear Members,
Here are the recent happenings in the club.

1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings

2. Membership Updates

3. Birthday Boys and Girls

4. Education Updates

5. Upcoming Events

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1. What have you missed during Chapter Meetings?

Chapter Meeting – 11 January 2013

President Opening address:

President Wilson ACB, ALB shared the story about Carrots, Eggs, and Coffee…
He started by saying “You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.”

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her.

She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up.
She was tired of fighting and struggling.
It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen.
She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil.

She placed the carrots in the first pot, the eggs in the second and grounded coffee beans in the third pot.
She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners.
She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl.
She pulled the eggs out and placed them in another bowl.
Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a third bowl.

Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me what you see?”
“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots.
She did and noted that they were soft.

The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it.
After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee.
The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, mother?”

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity -boiling water.
Each reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting.
However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile.
Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior,
but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however.
After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

The mum asked her daughter
“Which are you?”. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?
Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?”

Ladies and Gentleman
Think of this: Which am I?
Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wither and become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a soft heart, but changes with the heat?

Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff and hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean?
The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain.
When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor.

If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?
How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Next we have a presentation From “The Successful Club” Series on a project called “Roles and Responsibilities” by Benjamin Lim, CC, CL.

This presentation is a requirement for achieving the next milestone in the Toastmasters leadership track.

By completing 2 projects and serving as a executive council in the club previously for at least 6 months, He have be award the new title of ALB.

Congratulations to Benjamin Lim, CC, ALB

After the presentation, we had table topics session that was conducted by our experienced member Vera Chia, CC using powerpoint slides on random topics and after the table topics speakers have spoken and the votes counted:

Best Table Topics Speaker: Oon Tik Lee, ATM-B

After the break, we had 4 prepared speech:

P1 – The Ice Breaker – Max Wong
P3 – Get to the Point – Robert Roach
P9 – Persuade with Power – Marcus Ong (Guest speaker from Bishan TMC)
AP1 – The Speech to Inform (Speaking to inform manual) – Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS

After the prepared speeches, we have 4 evaluators

Marcus Ong on P1 by Max Wong
Paul Lee CTM on P3 by Robert Roach
Honey Yee ACB, CL on P9 by Marcus Ong
Ong Chuan Aik, DTM on AP1 by Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS

And the Award for the Best Speaker goes to

Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS

while the Best Evaluator goes to:

Paul Lee CTM

Chapter Meeting – 25 January 2013

A special meeting in collaboration with Mandarin Toastmasters club,

with table topics in both English and Mandarin as well as Prepared Speeches in both languages !!!!

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President Opening address:

President Wilson ACB, ALB shared the story about:

The Seven Wonders of the World

Students were studying the Seven Wonders of the World.

At the end of the lesson, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World.

Though there was some disagreement, the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. The Taj Mahal in India
3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
4. The Panama Canal
5. The Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn’t turned in her paper yet.

So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list.

The quiet girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.”

The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.”

The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:

1. to touch
2. to taste
3. to see
4. to hear
5. to feel
6. to laugh
7. and to love.

The room was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
May this story serve as a gentle reminder to all of us that the things we overlook as simple and ordinary are often the most wonderful – and we don’t have to travel anywhere special to experience them.

After the president’s opening address, we held an induction ceremony to welcome our newest member into the family.

Max Wong

After the induction, we had table topics session that was conducted by our member Teo Chang Wee and 胡冠伟,CC, CL

(SIM Mandarin Toastmasters)using powerpoint slides on the 12 animals of chinese horoscope. There were 6 creatures for both languages and we witnessed our english speaking members attempting to present in mandarin and vice versa. After the table topics speakers have spoken and the votes counted:

Best Table Topics Speakers:

(English speaking member presenting in mandarin): Trinicia Tan

(Mandarin speaking member presenting in English): Lim Li Xing (SIM Mandarin Toastmasters)

After the break, we had 3 prepared speech (2 Presentations in English and 1 in Mandarin):

P2 – Organize Your Speech – Max Wong
AP3 – The Monodrama (Interpretive Reading Manual) – Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB
AP2 – Uplift the Spirit (Specialty Speeches Manual) – 王淑雅,ATM-B,CL
(高级作业之专门演说二:激励演说)

After the prepared speeches, we have 4 evaluators

Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS on P2 by Max Wong
Paul Lee CTM on AP3 by Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB
罗晨曦, ACB, CL on AP2 by 王淑雅,ATM-B,CL

And the Award for the Best Speaker goes to

Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB

While the Award for the Best Evaluator goes to

Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS

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2. Membership Updates

Lets us all welcome our newest member Max Wong into SIM 1 Toastmasters Club

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3. Birthday Boys and Girls

January Babies

Woo Eik Boon, Belinda

Tok Kim Hoe, Andrew

Max Wong

Chua Puay Hoon, Sherry

Teo Chang Wee

February Babies

Oh Wei Lih, Patrick

Lim Siat Foong, Patricia

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4. Education Updates

P1 – The Ice Breaker – Max Wong
P2 – Organize Your Speech – Max Wong
P3 – Get to the Point – Robert Roach
AP1 – The Speech to Inform (Speaking to inform manual) – Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS
AP3 – The Monodrama (Interpretive Reading Manual) – Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB

Benjamin Lim was awarded the new title of CC, ALB for completing 2 project from the Successful Club Series

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5. Upcoming Events

1. Division B (District 80) Table Topics Workshop

(Winning The Table Topics Challenge)

16th February 2013, Saturday, 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Queenstown Secondary School, 1 Strathmore Road

(Reply this mail or contact AG Yap Boon Liang for more details)

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2. SIM I Toastmasters club’s International Speech and Table topic Contest

22 February 2013

Do mark and date and start preparing for your speech now !!!!

More details will be given at a later date.

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3. “Reach For The Stars” Annual Convention

24th May (Friday, Public Holiday) – 25th May (Saturday) 2013

Hotel Grand Pacific Singapore, 101 Victoria Street

Early Bird S$198 (valid up to 17th Nov 2012) Normal S$228; Final S$288

Click here to download the brochure

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3. Subsequent Chapter Meetings

22 February 2013 (4th Friday) – Room 3.1 SMU, School of Accountancy

8 March 2013 (2nd Friday) – Room 3.1 SMU, School of Accountancy

22 March 2013 (4th Friday) – Room 3.1 SMU, School of Accountancy
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4. Next Chapter Meeting

22 February 2013

International Speech & Table Topics Contests
at

Singapore Management University
School of Accountancy
60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178 900

Level 3, Seminar Room 3.1

(program sheet will be out shortly)

Monthly Club Happenings – December 2012

Dear Members,
Here are the recent happenings in the club.

1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings
2. Membership Updates
3. Birthday Boys and Girls
4. Education Updates
5. Upcoming Events

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1. What have you missed during Chapter Meetings?

Chapter Meeting – 14 December 2012

President Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB talked about the story about an elderly carpenter was ready to retire.

He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favour.

The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work.
He resorted to sloppy and careless workmanship and used inferior materials.

It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work the employer came to inspect the house.
He handed the front-door key to the carpenter.
“This is your house, he said, ‘my gift to you.”
The carpenter was SHOCKED!!

What a shame!!

If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so much differently.

So it is with us.
We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building.
Then with a shock we realize we have to live in the house we have built.

If we could do it over, we’d do bit much differently.
But we cannot go back. You are the carpenter.

Ladies and Gentleman,

Each day you hammer a nail, place a board or erect a wall.
Your attitudes and the choices you make today,
You build the “house” you live in tomorrow.

Build it wisely!!

Similarly, SIM I Toastmasters club belong to us.
Please join me to build this “house” together.
Let’s build our Toastmasters club together.

Next, table topics session was conducted by our experienced member Vera Chia, CC on random topics and after the table topics speakers have spoken and the votes counted:

Best Table Topics Speaker: Nalappan Gunasekaran, CC, CL

After the break its Christmas celebration organised by Martin Boon, CC and Michael Ng, ACG ALB

Members were divided into 2 groups and the games includes:

  • Dressing up a member to be christmas tree,
  • Filling up stockings with balloons
  • Running across the room with balloons between the legs and
  • Composing a speech about christmas within 5 minutes using the words said by each member

The climax of the night was the gift exchange followed by lucky draw.

A great way to end the christmas celebration!!

Special thanks to those members from our sister club,
Mandarin Toastmasters Club for joining the party event and preparing additional food on top of our catered items.

Chapter Meeting – 28 December 2012

President Wilson shared the value of Fifty Dollars Note

“Please tell what is this?”
“Who would like this 50 dollars note?”
“I am going to give this $50 note to one of you – but first, let me do this.”
President Wilson proceeded to crumple the 50 dollars note up.
He then asked. “Who still wants it?”
Still the hands were up in the air.
“Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?”

He dropped it on the ground and started to trample it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.
“Now, who still wants it?”
Still the hands went into the air.
“My fellow Toastmasters, you have learned a very valuable lesson today.”

No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value.
It was still worth $50.
Many times in our lives, we are crumpled, crushed and trampled on the ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.
But no matter what happened or what will happen in the future, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean,
crumpled or finely creased,
you are still priceless to those who love you.
You are special and you will never lose your value.

Don’t ever forget it.”
Ladies and Gentleman, this is one of favourite story because it encourages when I feel discouraged.

Table Topics session was conducted by our member/Area governor Yap Boon Liang ACB, CL and after the votes are counted, the winner for the best table topic speech speaker is

Trincia Tan

After the break, we had a 2 prepared speech speakers

AP9 – Persuade with Power – Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB
&
AP2 – Resources for Entertaining (The Entertaining Speaker Manual) – Belinda Woo, ACB, CL

As there are only 2 speakers for the night, voting was not carried out for the best prepared speech speaker.

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2. Membership Updates

kindly refer to your inbox for more information

Also the club is constantly looking for more members into our big family

Do encourage your friends / colleagues to visit our chapter meetings so that they can benefit from chapter meetings just as you have.

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3. Birthday Boys and Girls

Chong Thian Choy

Jiang Qinwei, Glen

Lee Li Tsiang, Paul

Toh, Kim

Toh Jin En Dexter

Yap Boon Liang

Foo Meng Fei, Christopher

January Babies

Woo Eik Boon, Belinda

Tok Kim Hoe, Andrew

Chua Puay Hoon, Sherry

Teo Chang Wee

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4. Education Updates

Members who complete projects this month

AP9 – Persuade with Power – Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB

AP2 – Resources for Entertaining (The Entertaining Speaker Manual) – Belinda Woo, ACB, CL

Monthly Club Happenings – November 2012

Dear Members,
Here are the recent happenings in the club.

1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings

2. Membership Updates

3. Birthday Boys and Girls

4. Education Updates

5. Upcoming Events

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1. What have you missed during Chapter Meetings?

Chapter Meeting – 9 November 2012

President Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB shared with the members the speech from the film “Miracle”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_(film)

“Great moments are born from great opportunity.

And, that’s what you have here, tonight, boys.

That’s what you’ve earned here tonight.

One game.

If we played them ten times, they might win nine.

But, not this game.  Not tonight.

Tonight, we skate with them.

Tonight, we stay with them.

And, we shut them down because we can!

Tonight, WE are the greatest hockey team in the world.

You were born to be hockey players.

Every one of you.

And you were meant to be here tonight.

This is your time.

Their time is done.

It’s over.

I’m sick and tired of hearing about what a great hockey team the Soviets have.

This is your time.

Now go out there and take it.”

“Great moments are born from great opportunities,” said the late Herb Brooks, one of the world’s most famous hockey coaches.

Brooks certainly seized opportunity during his career.
He agreed to coach the 1980 U.S. Olympic team that beat the “unbeatable” Soviet Union in Lake Placid, New York, during the famous “Miracle on Ice” game on the way to winning the gold medal.

It was a modern-day “David vs. Goliath” matchup.

Many coaches would refuse such an overwhelmingly difficult job. In fact, several did.

But Brooks saw opportunity in the monumental challenge of leading a bunch of young, amateur, college all-stars against the essentially professional players of the Soviet Union and other European hockey powers.That opportunity paid off, to say the least.
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations,” said Charles Swindoll, an American author.

The best opportunities are often hidden.

They are often located in places we least expect to find them and are presented by people we least expect to provide them.

Please grab the opportunities to do your speech projects and take up appointment during the Chapter meeting.

Next, table topics session was conducted by our experienced member Paul Lee, CTM and 2 members were tied in terms of votes and therefore:

Best Table Topics Speaker: (Tied)
Dexter Toh, CC and Christopher Foo, CTM

After the break we have 1 prepared speech speaker for the night

AP4 – Addressing the Opposition (Persuasive Speaking Manual) – Yap Boon Liang, ACB, CL

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Chapter Meeting – 23 November 2012

President Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB talked about the story about “Acceptance”.
This is a story based in a village in Africa where none of the children had shoes. But one joyful boy wore one sock.

So I called him the “One Sock”.

I asked the boy to tell me more about this sock that he always wears. The boy said that his Mum washes it every night and he wears it every day.

I said the boy why he only wears one sock. The boy smiled and replied that, “That’s because I only have one sock”.

Fellow Toastmasters and Friends, sometimes, we do not have the ideal situation, but when we accept who and where we are.

Then that’s when we can move forward and we can be a happy person just like the boy with one sock.

Acceptance means: “This is where I am and now I will move on to what I want.”

Next, table topics session was conducted by our experienced member Vera Chia, CC on random topics and after the table topics speakers have spoken and the votes counted:

Best Table Topics Speaker: Trinicia Tan

After the break we have 3 prepared speech speaker for the night

P9 – Persuade with power –

Hillary Gomez (Guest Speaker from NUS TMC)

AP5 – The Persuasive Leader (Persuasive Speaking Manual) – Yap Boon Liang, ACB, CL

Evaluate to Motivate (Successful Club Series) – Benjamin Lim, CC, CL

After the prepared speeches, our 3 experienced evaluators

Paul Lee, CTM, (on Hillary Gomez)
Christopher Foo, CTM, (on Yap Boon Liang, ACB, CL)
Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS, (on Benjamin Lim, CC, CL)

shared their valuable tips with the speakers and audience.

And at the end of the night,  the winner for:

Best prepared speech speaker was awarded to
Benjamin Lim, CC, CL

Best evaluator was awarded to
Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS

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2. Membership Updates

kindly refer to your inbox for more information

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3. Birthday Boys and Girls

November

Boon Kia Hak, Martin

Shirly Lau

December

Chong Thian Choy

Jiang Qinwei, Glen

Lee Li Tsiang, Paul

Toh, Kim

Toh Jin En Dexter

Yap Boon Liang

Foo Meng Fei, Christopher

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4. Education Updates

Members who complete projects this month

AP4 – Addressing the Opposition (Persuasive Speaking Manual) – Yap Boon Liang, ACB, CL

AP5 – The Persuasive Leader (Persuasive Speaking Manual) – Yap Boon Liang, ACB, CL

Evaluate to Motivate (Successful Club Series) – Benjamin Lim, CC, CL

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Monthly Club Happenings – October 2012

Here are the recent happenings in the club.

1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings
2. Membership Updates
3. Birthday Boys and Girls
4. Education Updates
5. Upcoming Events

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1. What have you missed during Chapter Meetings?

Chapter Meeting – 12 October 2012

President Wilson spoke about a man who found a bag of clay balls, as he walked along the beach, he would throw the clay balls out into the ocean with giving much thoughts to the balls.

Once, he dropped the ball and it cracked opened a beautiful precious stone.

The excited man started to open the remaining clay balls and each contained a similar treasure.

The value of the remaining clay ball was worth thousands of dollars and it struck to him that if he did not threw those earlier clay balls, he would perhaps have hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Moral of the story:

We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay vessel.
It doesn’t look like much from the outside. It isn’t always beautiful or sparkling so we discount it.

There is a treasure in each and every one of us.

If we take the time to get to know that person,  
then the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth.

Table topics was conducted by VPM Belinda Woo, ACB CL and we had a total of 12 speakers for that night.

Best Table Topic Speaker: Paul Lee, CTM

After the break, we were treated with 3 prepared speech speakers for the night.

P6 – Goh Li-Ying
AP2 – Resources for informing
(Speaking to inform Manual) –  Stephanie Lim CL
AP3 – The winning proposal
(Persuasive Speaking Manual) – Neo Kim Guan ACB, CL

Best Speaker: Goh Li-Ying

Finally our experienced toastmasters Kim Toh CL, Paul Lee, CTM and Patricial Lim, ATM-B, ALS gave their evaluations on the the prepared speeches that were presented earlier.

Best Evaluator: (Tied) Paul Lee, CTM and Patricial Lim, ATM-B, ALS

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Chapter Meeting – 19 October 2012

President Wilson shared a story about farmer’s old donkey that fell into a well. The donkey made lots of noise to seek help and attention, however the farmer decided that the donkey is too old to save it

Therefore he gathered his neighbors and told them what has happened and enlisted them to haul dirt to bury the donkey alive.

The old donkey went hysterical !

While the farmer was shoveling, the donkey thought that he would shake off the dirt on his back and step up on the soil blow after blow.

“Shake it off and step up” the old donkey encouraged himself.

No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seems, the donkey fought panic and kept going.

It was not long before the battered and exhausted donkey stepped triumphantly over the wall of the well.

What seemed like would bury him actually helped him … all because of the manner he handled his adversity.

Moral of the story:

When we are faced with problems and difficulties, we have 2 options:

1. Respond to them positively
or
2. Respond with bitterness and self-pity

You decide for yourself.

Table topics was conducted by our new member Rob Roach. Great job Rob for taking on your first role in the club and as the Table Topics Master.

Best Table Topic Speaker – Trinicia Tan

Before the break, the club celebrated those members that are born in the month of October.

After the break, members get to enjoy 3 prepared speech:

AP1 – The Speech to Inform
(Speaking to Inform Manual) – Hong Mei Fang, CC
AP1 – The Entertaining Speech
(The Entertaining Speaker Manual) – Belinda Woo, ACB, CL
AP4 – Addressing the Opposition
(Persuasive Speaking Manual) – Yap Boon Liang ACB, CL

Best Speaker – Belinda Woo, ACB, CL

Our 3 evaluators,
Neo Kim Guan, ACB, CL,
Kan Kin Fang, DTM and Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS gave their valuable feedback to the speakers respectively.

Best Evaluator – Patricia Lim, ATM-B, ALS

Kan Kin Fang gave a humorous language evaluation and displayed superb listening skills as he shared many great use of the English language and pronunciation of various words.

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Bowling Event at SRC – 30 October 2012

A joint bowling event between SIM I toastmasters club and our sister club Mandarin Toastmasters club. It was a great social  opportunity to know each other as well as how each club conducts its chapter meeting.

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2. Membership Updates

1. Lets us welcome our latest member into the SIM I family,
Rob Roach.

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3. Birthday Boys and Girls

October

Yvonne Goh
Stephanie Lim
Nalappan Gunasekaran
John Ang
Benjamin Lim
Neo Kim Guan

November

Boon Kia Hak, Martin
R. Tamilchelvan s/o Ramachandran
Goh Shu Ling, Elizabeth
Shirly Lau

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4. Education Updates

Members who complete projects this month

P6 – Goh Li-Ying
AP1 – The Speech to Inform
(Speaking to Inform Manual) – Hong Mei Fang, CC
AP1 – The Entertaining Speech
(The Entertaining Speaker Manual) – Belinda Woo, ACB, CL
AP2 – Resources for informing
(Speaking to inform Manual) –  Stephanie Lim CL
AP3 – The winning proposal
(Persuasive Speaking Manual) – Neo Kim Guan ACB, CL
AP4 – Addressing the Opposition
(Persuasive Speaking Manual) – Yap Boon Liang ACB, CL

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Monthly Club Happenings – September 2012

Dear Members,

Here are the recent happenings in the club.

1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings
2. Membership Updates
3. Birthday Boys and Girls
4. Education Updates
5. Upcoming Events

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1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meeting – 14 September 2012

President Wilson gave a speech about the boy who wanted a drum, however, the boy’s mum could not afford the drum and got her a stick instead. The boy took and stick and  give it to an old lady who needs a stick to light the fire. In return, the old woman gave her a  piece of bread.

The boy took this bread and gave it to a hungry mother and child, the mother in turn, gave the boy a large pot. The boy gave the pot to a thirsty man, the man is now able to use the pot drink from it; someone who needs the pot more than the boy.

Very soon, one thing leads to another and finally, the boy received a drum in exchange for the good deed he had done.

The moral of story is about Paying if forward, generosity and giving.

Hong Meifang, CC conducted the table topics session to challenge member’s impromptu speaking skills.

Best Table Topic Speaker – Nalappan Gunasekaran, CC, CL

A delicious durian cake was specially prepared to celebrate those members who were born in August and September!! Yummy!!!

After the break, there were 2 great speeches presented:

1. Our new member Rob Roach doing his maiden speech (Project 1),

2. Vera Chia, CC doing her advanced project 5 from Story telling manual.

Evaluators  Nalappan Gunasekaran, CC, CL and Paul Lee, CTM gave their valuable feedback and tips to Rob Roach and Vera Chia, CC respectively to make their next speech even better.

Chapter Meeting – 28 September 2012
(Mid-Autumn Festival)

The chapter meeting room was decorated with colourful paper lanterns. Special thanks to those members that helped in the decoration.

As Mid-Autumn festival is around the corner, the tradition is that on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese Lunar calendar, when the moon is supposed to appear at its roundest.

People eat mooncakes to express their love for their family and their hope for a happy life,roundness of the moon symbolises family unity and harmony, it is a day for family reunion

President Wilson shared the story about a 5 years old son asking how much his daddy earns an hour.
The father became angry when being asked on this question. The boy pleaded and the father told him is was $20 and hour.
Upon hearing that, the boy proceed to borrow $10 from his daddy, which made him even more angry.
The furious father sent the boy to his room.

An hour later, the father was more calm and went to the room to apologise to his son and gave the $10 he had asked for. The happy boy took his money and grabbed some more from under the bed and handed to his father and said:

“Daddy I didn’t have enough money earlier, but now I do, Daddy, I have $20.00 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?”

“Can you come home early tomorrow? I want to have dinner with you”

The father was crushed into millions of pieces…

He put his arms around his little son, and asked for his forgiveness…

Moral of the story

We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.

Table topics session was conducted by VPM Belinda Woo, ACB CL on topics that were related to Mid-Autumn festival.

Once again, best table topics speaker – Nalappan Gunasekaran, CC, CL

Congratulations to
Nalappan Gunasekaran, CC, CL
for being the best table topic speaker for 2 consecutive meetings !

Several Members also brought moon cakes to share with fellow members.

A big thank you to all who brought the moon cakes !!!

After the break, we had a total of 3 prepared speakers and the member who did their projects are:

P2 – Glen Jiang

P8 – Joanne Tan

AP1 – Stephanie Lim, CL

After the 3 prepared speech speakers have presented their speech, its the evaluator’s turn to evaluate the speakers.

At the end of the night the awards are:

Best Speaker – Stephanie Lim, CL

Best Evaluator – Michael Ng, ACG, ALB

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2. Membership Updates

1. We had 2 of our long “lost” members, Dr Simon Lu and Carmen Loh who came for the Chapter meeting on 28 September 2012.

We hope to see them re-joining back our club soon.

2. SIM Interest Group Convention on 29 September at Mandarin Orchard saw more than 20 guests indicating their interest in SIM I toastmasters club and many have indicated their intention to visit our upcoming chapter meeting on 12 October 2012.

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3. Birthday Boys and Girls

September:

Gary Su

Wilson Ong

Tan May Yan

October:

Yvonne Goh

Stephanie Lim

Nalappan Gunasekaran

John Ang

Benjamin Lim

Neo Kim Guan

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4. Education Updates

Members who completed projects this month:

P1 – Rob Roach
P2 – Glen Jiang
P8 – Joanne Tan
AP1 – Stephanie Lim, CL
AP5 – Vera Chia, CC

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5. Upcoming Events

1. Note: Chapter meetings in October are on 12th and 19th
(2nd & 3rd Friday).
26 October is a public holiday therefore there is no Chapter meeting.
But we will have a replacement meeting on 19 Oct instead.

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2. SIM Workshop
Towards Better English Pronunciation
by IPP Patricia Lim on Oct 20 (Sat)
To know more about the workshop, click on the following link http://www1.sim.edu.sg/mbs/pub/cal/mbs_pub_cal_Main.cfm?type=IG

Event pass is applicable.
Please use event pass as they will expire at the end of the year 31 Dec 2012.

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3.  Bowling event
(Joint Event with SIM Mandarin Toastmasters club)
(refer to the eblast in your mailbox for more details)
30 Oct 2012 (Tuesday)
Cost:
Time:
Location:

Remember to wear/bring socks.
Please register with Martin Boon.

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4. Toastmasters International District 80 – Semi Annual Convention

17 November 2012 (Saturday)

NTU Alumni Club Ballroom, Singapore

$98 (Usual price)

Program highlights

i) Keynote speaker

ii) District 80 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests

iii) Gala dinner, Hall of Fame

Please register with President, Wilson Ong for the Semi-Annual Convention

Monthly Club Happenings – August 2012

Dear Members,

Here are the recent happenings in the club for August 2012

1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings
2. Membership Updates
3. Birthday Boys and Girls
4. Education Updates
5. Upcoming Events

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1. What you missed during Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meeting – 10 August 2012
National Day Celebrations

The meeting started off with Michael Ng, ACG, ALB leading the audience in singing one of Singapore’s National day classic song, “We are Singapore”

We are honored to have a guest speaker Carolyn Street Johns, ACS, ALB to conduct a special segment on

How to give an Effective Evaluation

Next, we have table topics session conducted by our club secretary, Stephanie Lim, CL.

Stephanie gave 2 sets of categories to choose, “Easy” or “Challenging” to challenge members on the impromptu speaking skills.

After the break, members were treated to 3 prepared speeches by Glen Jiang, Patrick Oh and Goh Li Ying.

Our evaluators Ng Yee Hoon, CC, Christopher Foo, CTM and guest Carolyn Street Johns, ACS, ALB gave their valuable feedback to the prepared speech speakers.

The evening ended off with a group photograph with all the national day decorations and banner.

Best Table Topic Speaker: Trinicia Tan

Best Prepared Speech Speaker: Goh Li Ying

Best Evaluator: Christopher Foo, CTM

 

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Chapter Meeting – 24 August 2012
SIM I TMC Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest.

During the humorous contest, we heard 4 contestants sharing funny stories about  swimming and dating, office politics, celebrity guitarist and how to shot a gun.

Congratulations to the winners of Humorous Speech contest:

Winner: Chong Thian Choy ATM-B
1st Runner Up: Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB
2nd Runner Up: Not announced

During the Evaluation Contest, Our test Speaker Vera Chia spoke about how the different seasons in a year could affect our health and what are the food that we can take to stay healthy.

Contestants were scratching their heads to evaluate the fine speech by the test speaker.

Congratulations to the winners of Evaluation Speech contest:

Winner: Wilson Ong, ACB, ALB
1st Runner Up: Neo Kim Guan, ACB, CL
2nd Runner Up: Not announced

The 2nd Runner up was not announced as there were 4 participants for each contest. According to the president, the 2nd runner up will be announced if there are 5 or more contestants.

The winners of both contest will represent SIM I TMC during the Area B3 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest on 8 September at
SIM Management House (Namly Ave)
Should the representatives be unavailable on the said date, one of the other participants will represent the club.

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2. Membership Updates

We have a sign up during the contest night, his membership is currently being processed.

Do watch this space, we might have a new member very soon…

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3. Birthday Boys and Girls

August:

Jasmine Toh AL

Yit Weng Kay, CC, CL

September:

Su Thiam Huat, Gary

Ong Wei Soon Wilson

Tan May Yan

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4. Education Updates

Members who completed projects this month:

P1 – Glen Jiang

P2 – Patrick Oh

P5 – Goh Li Ying

AP3 – Benjamin Lim