Meeting #06: Rejoice in Adversity

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Dear CHUN and FUN members and guests,

“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we are”. – Arthur Golden

Walt Disney, one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry was dyslexic. He was strengthened by criticism. Oprah Winfrey is a very empathic person. She has touched many lives, despite being brought up by a single mother, raped at 9 years of age, pregnant when she was 14 years old and her son dead during infancy.

All these tragedies could have easily numbed their feelings. However, they overcame adversity and brought out the best of themselves.

Just like how a caterpillar metamorphosizes to a butterfly, ready to brace the storms of life, let us hear from our fellow members on their stories to be inspired. Instead of cowering from challenges, rejoice in adversity and seek out our most inner potential.

Details are as follows:

Date : 14th September 2017
Time : 7.30PM to 10.00PM (Refreshments will be served at 6.45PM, so come early!)
Theme : ” Rejoice In Adversity ”
Venue : Room NE. 2.19

Details of Role Players are as follows:

Toastmaster of the Evening : CHUA Hui Jen

Toastmaster’s Promise : Jazel TAY

Invocation Speaker : Christine CHOONG

Table Topics Master : Seki NG, ACB, ALB

Table Topics Evaluator : Maria MUTAHI, CC

Language Evaluator : LIM Chuan Yang

Ah Counter : Jet YANG

Time Keeper :  Ronny LIM, CC

General Evaluator : Eddy TAN, ACB, ALB


Prepared Speeches :

Speaker 1: Meenachiramnathan ARUN

Presentation Mastery Path Level 1 Project : Ice Breaker
Title : ” B.A.M “


Speaker 2: Aster LIM

Dynamic Leadership Path Level 1 Project : Ice Breaker
Title : ” This Is Me “


Speaker 3: GOH Shi Yun

CCM 4 : How To Say It
Title : ” Japanese In 21 Days “


Evaluators :

Speech Evaluator 1 : WOON Yean Yi, CC, ALB

Speech Evaluator 2 : Benedict LEONG, CC

Speech Evaluator 3 : Keny TAI, CC

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Meeting #05: United We Stand

2017-08-31 Meeting #05 Advanced Speech Marathon

Dear CHUN and FUN members and guests,

“We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us and wealth classified us.” – Pravinee Hurbungs

“Girl or Boy?” The minute we land on Earth, we are categorized, and this categorisation proceeds alongside our growth. As a child, we learn that those who do well in their studies are ‘smart’ and the others not so. The ones with physical features that fit society’s definition of beauty are good looking and the others that don’t are ugly.  Then there are those that are well-liked and popular, and those that fade in crowds. We learn to recognise that the numbers in our bank accounts define our social status, and hence determine our success in life. We start to compare ourselves against others, and we judge people all the time. This is even so in this day of extensive social media, where many capture the highlights of their lives in a furious attempt at being #goals.

Little by little, we forget the raw similarity between one human being and the next. We forget that in the end, we are all just humans, itching to love and be loved. We forget that we are all someone’s parent/sibing/child, wanting to give the best to our loved ones.

Then come days like the current SEA Games 2017, where many flock to the stadium to cheer for our athletes. As we cheer our lungs out together with thousands of others, our skin tingles in excitement. This is the moment when our social status, religion or race that differentiate us fade. They matter no more. What matters is that we are all born in the same land, breathe the same culture. What matters is that we are all Malaysians.

Let us seek not for our differences, but for our similarities. Let us connect with each other via our similarities. As we do so, we will learn empathy. We will learn that we are not alone. We will learn that as we stand alongside the next human with the same goal, we are strong, in our Advanced Speech Marathon, aptly themed “United We Stand”

Details are as follows:

Date : 31st August 2017
Time : 7.30PM to 10.00PM (Refreshments will be served at 6.45PM, so come early!)
Theme : ” United We Stand ”

Venue : 3f, No.17 Block D2, Jalan Pju 1/39, Dataran Prima, 47301 Petaling Jay


Details of Role Players are as follows:

Toastmaster of the Evening : GOH Shi Yun

Toastmaster’s Promise : TBC

Invocation Speaker : TBC


Language Evaluator : CHUA Hui Jen

Ah Counter : Meenachiramnathan ARUN

Time Keeper :  TBC

General Evaluator : CP LAU, ACB, ALB


Prepared Speeches :

Speaker 1: Benedict Leong, CC

ACM Communicating on Video Manual Project 2 : The Interview Show
Title : (TBC)


Speaker 2: Maria MUTAHI, CC

ACM Storytelling Manual Project 2 : Let’s Get Personal 

Title : (TBC)


Speaker 3: WOON Yean Yi, CC, ALB

ACM Special Occasion Speeches Project 2 : Speaking In Praise
Title : (TBC)


Speaker 4: Seki NG, ACB, ALB

ACM Specialty Speeches Project 1 : Speak Off The Cuff

Title : Literally TVC


Speaker 5: Lincoln LEONG, ACS, ALB

ACM Facilitating Discussion Project 4 : Handling Challenging Situations
Title : (TBC)



Evaluators :
Speech Evaluator 1 : Joshua O’NEILL, ACB, ALB

Speech Evaluator 2 : Dinesh JAYABALAN, ACG, ALB

Speech Evaluator 3 : LEE Hui Kean, CC, ALB

Speech Evaluator 4 : Gerard PETER, ACG, CL

Speech Evaluator 5 : Andy YEOH, ACS, ALB



Best Regards,
Goh Shi Yun

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Meeting #04: Blood Makes You Related, Loyalty Makes You Family

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Dear CHUN and FUN members and guests,

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree” – Michael Crichton

Have you ever wondered how Sunway Toastmasters Club was built? Have you pondered upon who the backbones of our club were?

Without history, there would be no future! Over the years, we have gone through many ups and downs. The past lets us learn the strengths that define us, the weaknesses that frustrate us and the relationships and environment that inspire us. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history”.

Come join us as we celebrate our 29th anniversary and create new memories on the 24th of August 2017, with the theme “Blood Makes You Related, Loyalty Makes You Family”.


Details are as follows:

Date : 24th August 2017
Time : 7.30PM to 10.00PM (Refreshments will be served at 6.45PM, so come early!)
Theme : ” Blood Makes You Related, Loyalty Makes You Family ”

Venue : Room NE. 2.19


Details of Role Players are as follows:

Toastmasters of the Evening : Rubeinthiran GUNASAGARAM, ACS, ALB

Toastmaster’s Promise : TAN Kwee Lan, ACB, CL

Invocation Speaker : Selina CHONG, DTM

Humor Master : WOON Yean Yi, CC, ALB

Table Topics Master : Fabian FIDELIS, ATMS, CL

Table Topics Evaluator : Stewart LEE, ATMB, CL

Language Evaluator : TAN Chee Yoong

Ah Counter : SIEW Jia Wei

Time Keeper :  Sithambaram KARUPIAH, ACB, ALB

General Evaluator : Geoff ANDREW, DTM


Prepared Speeches :

Speaker 1: Jazel TAY

Pathways Level 1 Project : Ice Breaker
Title : ” Jazel Tay  “


Speaker 2: GOH Shi Yun

CCM 3 : Get To The Point 
Title : (TBC)


Speaker 3: Benedict LEONG, CC

ACM Communicating on Video Manual Project 3 : When You’re The Host
Title : ” Legacy of a Leader “


Evaluators :
Speech Evaluator 1 : LAI Yoong Hean, ACB, ALB

Speech Evaluator 2 : Maria MUTAHI, CC

Speech Evaluator 3 : Ivan CHOW, ACB, CL

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