Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Div Date Venue T ime
A 11/01 Cheshire Home,Tampoi
B 20/12 Sunway University College 2pm
C 10/01 6th floor, SEGI College, USJ 2pm
E 06/12 Bintulu
H 31/01 Medan Club
I 13/12 Chevron, Sentra Senayan I 10th Floor 10am
J 13/12 Chevron, Sentra Senayan I 10th Floor 10am
M 15/02 Selangor Hokkien Asso. 12pm
P 10/01 UPM Serdang 1.30pm
S 18/01 Intel Penang TBA
W 13/12 WIM Bldg,Taman Tun 2pm
Payment by cheque must be made to Elenawati Yeap binti Abdullah
Enquiries: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact Albert George 0138021717
Monday, November 24, 2008
Important Inventory Notice
World Headquarter's Inventory Time is Coming!
It’s almost inventory time! Act early to avoid disappointing your members.
If you wait too long in December to place your orders, you may experience delays in getting your transaction processed.
In order to avoid problems, be sure to complete your transactions early in December. That way, you’ll have your materials and your members will be happy!
As part of TI’s inventory process, which is required by law, they will be unable to process the following transactions between December 18, 2008 through January 5, 2009.
This includes all submissions online and/or by mail:
- Supply orders
- New member kits
- Charter kits
- Education award certificates (including free advanced manuals)
Submissions received by Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, will be processed and shipped.
Order received after that date will be held and processed after January 5 2009.
We suggest that if you can’t submit your transactions prior to December 18 that you hold your submissions until January 5 and then enter the information online. Submitting everything online will be the fastest way to get your materials.
Please be informed....
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Nearly two years ago, in February 2007, Toastmasters International's Board of Directors selected Sydney, Australia, as the site of the 2010 International Convention. At that time, this was the right decision for the organization.
However, the recent global financial crisis and economic downturn have caused the organization to re-evaluate that decision.
After extensive financial analysis, taking into consideration the negative impact those economic influences have on the meetings, convention and travel industries, Toastmasters International has determined that conducting an International Convention in Sydney, Australia, would not be financially responsible at this time.
As a result, the venue of the 2010 International Convention has been changed to the Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, California - a property that has previously hosted two very successful Conventions in 1989 and 1998.
What does this mean for future Conventions held outside North America? World Headquarters staff will continue to assess that possibility and will provide the Board of Directors information allowing them to make a decision that is right for the organization and right for its members.
International President Jana Barnhill says, "While we fully acknowledge that many of our members will be disappointed, we could not ignore our primary responsibility to be prudent with your funds." In addition she points out: "We appreciate all the efforts of Elizabeth Wilson, the Host District 70 Chair, and the work her team has already done to prepare for a Convention in Australia. I hope they, and all of our members, understand that this was not an easy decision."
"Toastmasters International's Board of Directors and World Headquarters staff care deeply about the needs of the organization's 235,000 members around the world and they take their responsibility toward them very seriously," says Toastmasters Executive Director Daniel Rex.
"This was not an easy decision to make, but it is one that ultimately will benefit the interests of all members."
The Convention is an opportunity for men and women of all walks of life, career paths and educational interests to gather for an extraordinary experience. Meeting other Toastmasters from around the world, making new friends, reconnecting with existing friends and taking part in a superior educational program are hallmarks of a successful Convention.
With your understanding and support, we hope you will continue to make plans to join your fellow Toastmasters at the 79th Annual International Convention at Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, California - August 11-14, 2010.
Location:- Desert Springs Marriott Resort is conveniently located 13 miles southeast of Palm Springs and is a short two-hour drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego. The resort 11 miles from the Palm Springs Airport and connects with limousine service, taxis and rental cars.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
REGISTER NOW for onlyRM 450 (Valid until 31st December 2008) Normal price RM500.
Log on to www.Kuching2009.com for registration.
Official Opening ceremony by Bali Tourism head representatives Drs.Gede Nurjaya
International Director 2008~2010 Poh Kim Siong, DTM during the opening address
Ibu Mien D51 secretary along with Bapak Joseph before the District council meeting
Div M members in action! The Courage to Conquer!
Registration desk at the lobby of Inna Grand Beach hotel Bali.
Pesawat merpati dengan Garuda di Lapangan terbang antarabangsa Ngurah-Rai
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Mandarin sessions begins today with a dinner plan for the evening......
Should be able to make it on time barring any delay.....Flight scheduled to depart at 1515hrs and arriving at 1815hrs (615pm).
I will be updating this blog for tomorrow District council meeting and the executive council meeting including the welcome night beach party.
For more information, log in to www.Tmbali2008.com
International Director for District not assigned to region (DNAR) Poh Kim Siong will be coming in tomorrow morning and will grace the afternoon council meeting plus the welcome night..
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om.......which means Peace 3X
We received news from Toastmasters International Executive Director Dan Rex on the venue change this morning. Sydney 2010 is now cancelled and will be moved to Palm Desert, California.
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 11 miles (18 km) east of Palm Springs. The population was 41,155 at the 2000 census.Other cites in the Coachella Valley are Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage.
Please be informed! Ritchie D51 LGET
Dear District Governors and Lt. Governors,
I write to you today to announce a change in location for the 2010 International Convention. World Headquarters recently conducted an extensive Convention analysis, taking into account the global financial crisis and economic downturn, as well as the overall increased costs associated with holding the Convention in Sydney.
This led to a realization and decision that it would not be fiscally responsible to hold the 2010 Convention in Sydney, Australia. The new site for the 2010 Convention is Palm Desert, California. We hope you will join us and many of your fellow Toastmasters there!
We realize this will be a disappointment to many of our members, especially those in Host District 70, led by Elizabeth Wilson, whom we thank for the planning and work they have already done.Many Toastmasters saw the 2010 Convention in Sydney as a landmark in our history, a demonstration of the truly global nature of our organization.
As we continue to stretch into more than 92 countries around the world, I can assure you that our global roots are deep.We will continue to evaluate sites worldwide as potential locations for a future International Convention and look forward to holding an “international” Convention as soon as the time is right.
This was not an easy decision to make, but it is one that will ultimately benefit the interests of all members. Our primary responsibility at this time is to be prudent guardians of the organization’s funds.
We appreciate your understanding and support.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
District 51 2008 World Championship of Public Speaking (WCPS) 1st runner-up,
Loghandran Krishnasamy better known as Logi
will be appearing in the Malaysian Television
NTV7 Breakfast Show
Promote this amongst your office colleagues, friends at work,
and relatives, yes your relatives that have been hearing
about your Toastmasters Journey...
Savour the significant!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Let us offer our prayers to her in your own ways.
Heavenly Father, Please help us in our time of need for a friend.
If it is Your will, please restore LaShunda to health and strength. Amen.
To quote Kim Siong ," We support one another, not only in our Toastmaster activities but beyond. At some point in our lives each one of us needs support, someone to offer a prayer for us. I write tonight to let you know that LaShunda Rundles, 2008 World Champion of Public Speaking is gravely ill and could use your prayers."
Kim Siong received the sad news from Jim Key-WCPS 2003 ( appended below)
One of my colleagues is in a fight for her life. LaShunda Rundles, the 2008 World Champion of Public Speaking, is in Baylor's Intensive Care Unit.
Angie detailed what's going on with her on her blog.
To read that account, click here.
Simply put, LaShunda needs a miracle. If you are the praying type, please pray for her as soon as you can. If not, please send all of the happy thoughts, well-wishes, and "good vibes" that you can her way.
By Jim Key ~ 2003 World Champion of Public Speaking
Monday, November 3, 2008
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