Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010 District 51 Toastmasters and friends

Dearest fellow Toastmasters and friends,

As we usher in to the New Year 2010 , I would like to wish each one of you a wonderful New Year and may PEACE fill all the empty spaces around us.

And in you, may contentment answer all your wishes.
May comfort be yours, warm and soft like a sigh. And may this coming year show you that every day is really a first day, a new year.
Let abundance be your constant companion, so that you have much to share.
May you achieve the goal you have set for yourself  like a lamp shining brightly on the Toastmasters paths you travel.

Let us together celebrate the new year and look forward to a successful term 2009/2010 in our District Toastmasters year!
You certainly will play a part. I look forward for your continued support.

Once again, Happy New Year 2010!
Thank you.
District 51

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas District 51

It is that time of the year again, when you are thankful for everything merry and bright. May this Christmas be a delight! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

World Headquarters' Inventory Time is Coming!

As part of TI’s annual inventory process
adding new members, 
paying renewals or 
submitting education awards 
will not be possible until the first week of January.

It’s that time of year again! World Headquarters is conducting physical inventory from December 17, 2009, to January 4, 2010.
What does this mean for you?
As part of TI’s inventory process, we will be unable to process the following transactions between December 17, 2009, and January 4, 2010 (including all submissions by mail and/or online):
  • Supply orders
  • New member kits
  • Charter kits
  • Education award certificates (including free advanced manuals)
As a result, submissions received by Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 11:59 p.m., PST, will be processed and shipped. Orders received after that date will be held and processed after January 4, 2010.
In addition to the Toastmasters’ online store, some of the club and district business sections of the Web site will be inactive from December 17, 2009, to January 4, 2010.
Consider holding your submissions until January 4 and then enter the information online. Submitting everything online will be the fastest way to get your materials.
Happy Holidays District 51 members!

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

District annual convention hotel updates

Updates on District annual convention May 21st - 23rd 2010

Venue - Imperial Hotel, Miri, Sarawak.

The 3-Rooms Executive Apartment is now fully booked.

They do have other category of rooms available and the rate are as follows:-

_*Hotel Guest Room*_
Superior Room @ RM 218.50 nett per room per night
Deluxe Room @ RM 264.50 nett per room per night
Suite Room @ RM 356.50 nett per room per night
Executive Room @ RM 356.50 nett per room per night
_*Imperial Suite (Apartment)*_
1-Room Deluxe Imperial Suite @ RM184.00nett per unit per night (for 1 king bedroom)

2-Rooms Deluxe Imperial Suite @ RM241.50nett per unit per night (for 1 king bedroom with 1 single bedroom)

2-Rooms Executive Imperial Suite @ RM310.50nett per unit per night (for 1 king bedroom with 1 twin bedroom)

Terms and conditions for all room reservation:-
1. All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card within 14 days of booking otherwise such reservations will not be guaranteed and is subject to release such booking without prior notice.
2. Any cancellation of guaranteed reservation shall be charged with One(1) night room rate.
3. Standard Check in time is 3:00 p.m. Check out time is at 12:00noon. Earlier check-in and late check-out are subject to room availability.
4. All guest are required to produce their identities upon check-in.

Rate quoted above are for room only without breakfast
All reservation is subject to room availability.

Should you need any further information or assistance, please contact

Samantha Chua
Imperial Hotel [Miri]
Tel: +60 85 431133
Fax: +60 85 423355

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Area Governors 2009-2010 recognised for chartering new clubs 2009/2010

2009/2010 Area Governors receives Medal/Ribbon/Pin recognition at District semi annual Hall of Fame Gala dinner for successfully chartering a club this term......
Beginning 3rd from left AGW7 Tan Lay Theng -ING Leadership, AGN5 Sabrina Abd.Rahim for PTSB, standing in for AGJ5 Rosita Taufieq for Highlander 001, standing in for AGH3 ...Taslim Jailani for Riaufiber and AGI2 Risti Brophy for Exxonmobil. Congratulations again to all AG's!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wong Yoon Kiong district semi annual convention opening address

The opening address at our recent District semi annual convention after the opening keynote speech by Yang berbahagia Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye was given by motivational speaker, trainer & author Ricky Wong Yoon Kiong. Mr.Wong spoke on the subject entitled 'Live to Win', life stories of him and his family and how they really lived to the tagline.

BA Hons (Anthropology & Sociology) UM
MA (Urban Anthropology) UM
CiPR (Mal), CiPD ( UK ), CTM ( USA )
Accredited Trainer

Since losing his sight at the tender age of twelve, Wong has never given up on life but instead has continued striving for excellence and staying motivated in pursuit of his dreams of becoming a professional motivation speaker and writer.

After passing all his important government examinations in high school and pre-university education, Wong has managed to secure a place in the country's oldest university that's University of Malaya. In 1987, visual disability did not deter him from getting his first degree in Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology & Sociology from the University of Malaya.

In his continuous efforts to develop himself further, he pursued a certificate programme in public relations at the Institute of Public Relations, Malaysia (IPRM) and in 1988 Wong emerged and won the best student award in the programme.

As the quest for knowledge was still burning, Wong made up his mind to pursue his second degree in Master of Arts majoring in Urban Anthropology and visual impairment again did not stop him from obtaining the degree with straight passes in 1992 from the University of Malaya. While pursuing his Master of Arts Degree, Wong was offered a post as a tutor at the university for two years. 

To contact the speaker, :-
Suite 9.04, Level 9,
Corporate Tower, Subang Square,
Jalan SS15/4G,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

E-mail Address:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

District 51 Humorous Speech & Evaluation Winner 2009


Asha Suresh Chand - Champion
(Division N - Oracle Advanced)

Rozana Yunos - 2nd place
(Division K - Brunei Speakers)

Mary Barton - 3rd place
(Division W - WIM)
Right to Left - Mary Barton, Rozana Yunos, Asha Suresh Chand


Marianna Pascal - Champion
(Division A - Sacred Heart)
Speech Title : Local English or Standard English?

Ruby Ahmad - 2nd place
(Division S - Langkap)
Speech Title : The Return of Holy Matrimony

Karina Razali - 3rd place
(Division E - Miri)
Speech Title : The Adventurer's Wife

L-R : Ruby Ahmad, Marianna Pascal, Karina Razali

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Toastmasters International 85th Anniversary

October 22, 2009

Fellow Toastmasters,
Happy Anniversary!

October 22 is an auspicious date for Toastmasters around the world. It marks the day that a small group of people, led by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, held the first official Toastmasters meeting in the basement of a YMCA in Santa Ana, California, USA.

While the original intent of the group was to teach after-dinner speeches to young men, as we all know, Toastmasters has evolved to become a worldwide leader in communication and leadership development. This evolution was no accident; Dr. Smedley firmly believed that the improvement of a person's ability to communicate his or her ideas was a means of improving life in all its phases, personal as well as professional. It's a philosophy that resonates as clearly today as it did back in 1924.

Since its founding, Toastmasters International has empowered more than 4 million people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Our organization's long-term success and growth is a tribute to Dr. Smedley's vision. He understood that communication isn't optional and leadership isn't always natural, but both can be learned through doing.

As we celebrate our 85th anniversary, the organization stands at a historic high point. Our membership is at an all-time high of 252,000 and growing, our programs are more expansive and our leaders have developed innovative strategies to keep up with advances and shifting cultural dynamics of the global age.

The next 85 years hold even greater promise as we continue to adapt and evolve in an ever-changing world. Let us work together to build our organization by building our members -- with confidence, leadership and service.

Thank you for all you do to support and serve Toastmasters.

Gary Schmidt, DTM
International President 2009/2010
Toastmasters International

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Toastmasters Virtual Brand Portal

Customizable Templates

Toastmasters International recognise the importantce of building brand recognition.
They have provide club and district officers customizable templates to increase brand awareness and ensure brand consistency through marketing, PR and other communication.

Once you've added your customized text, print the document using the recommended guidelines. Or save it to your computer and e-mail it as an attachment.  
  • Agenda (PDF) Agenda (Word)
  • Business Cards (PDF) Business Cards (Word)
  • Letterhead (PDF) Letterhead (Word)
  • Brochure (PDF)
  • Marketing Flier (PDF)
  • Corporate Info Flier (PDF)
  • Open House PowerPoint
  • Meeting Invitation (PDF) Meeting Invitation (Word)

Friday, October 2, 2009

District Speech Contest Final October 25th 2009

Trophies awaits the winners for this year semi annual District finals.....
Be there at Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur 25th October for the finals.......

Absolutely Magical @ KL Genting 2009 Semi Annual Convention 23-25 Oct 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Toastmasters October 2009 Dues Renewals

Greetings Club Officers,

We are pleased to note that a total of 72.84% of clubs in District 51 have submitted their membership renewals dues as of September 30th 2009. That is a total of 252 clubs out of 346 active clubs.

Clubs achieve Goal #10 when at least one membership renewal report AND one club
officer list are submitted on time. The club’s October-March membership renewal report must be received at World Head quarters on or before October 10 2009 to qualify for the DCP points. Online submission through the Toastmasters International Web site must be completed by the day of the deadline. 

You will be able to submit October - March renewals online through the Club Business page at Renewal .

Important notes for processing membership payments:
Renewals can be submitted online, by mail or by fax.
TI WHQ do not suggest submitting renewals by e-mail because it is not secure.
If paying by credit card, dues renewals can be paid online.
At least six members must pay dues; 3 must be renewing.

If paying by check, you can print the list with the renewing members checked and mail it, along with payment, to World Headquarters.

Checks must be made payable to Toastmasters International.
If you have any questions, please contact the TI WHQ Member Services Department at or call +1-949-858-8255.

October renewals dues must reach TI WHQ or submitted online before October 10th 2009 to get credit for DCP goal #10

Friday, September 18, 2009

District 51 semi annual convention

Dear District 51 Toastmasters,
Have you signed up for the District 51 Oct 2009 KL Semi Annual Convention?
If not, do so quickly as the rates for all convention packages will go up by RM100.00 effective 1 October 2009.
Payments must be banked into the convention account with Maybank on or before 30 September 2009 for current rates to be applicable. Then e-mail the bank-in slip and the registration form to or
Please log on to our blogspot for the registration forms and more information on the happenings at the Convention.

Look forward to seeing you all then.

Best regards

Leong Oi Wah, DTM

Deputy Organising Chair
Absolutely Magical @ KL Genting 2009
District 51, 17th. Semi Annual Convention 23rd. - 25th. October 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dr.John Lau, DTM appreciation speech as 3rd Vice President 2009/2010

District 51 congratulate District 51 Governor 2002-2003, International Director 2005-2007 and now Toastmasters International 3rd Vice President 2009/2010 Dr.John Lau, DTM.
John appreciation speech....thanking in particular members of District 51.....
To District 51.

Monday, September 7, 2009

October Membership Renewals 2009

Starting the first week of September 2009, you can view and print a copy of the invoice for your club's membership dues. Visit the Club Business login at:
Important Notes for Processing Membership Payments:

Renewals can be submitted online, by mail or by fax.
Toastmasters International world headquarters recommend that you do not submit renewals by e-mail because it is not secure.

If paying by credit card, dues renewals can be paid online.
If paying by check, you can print the list with the renewing members checked, and mail, along with payment to World Headquarters. Check must be payable to Toastmasters International.
These clubs below were among the earliest to submit their club membership renewal list for OCt-March period! Well done to the club officers of these 8 magical toastmasters clubs in District 51!

B 2 Verified complete - 9/3/2009 Taman Indrahana

K 2 Verified complete - 9/3/2009 Sandakan
K 4 Verified complete - 9/3/2009 Api-Api
C 5 Verified complete - 9/3/2009 Intec
I 4 Verified complete - 9/3/2009 Universitas Indonesia
N 4 Verified complete - 9/3/2009 MDT
M 2 Verified complete - 9/3/2009 Hokkien Huey Kuan JB Bilingual
C 2 Verified complete - 9/2/2009 IEM

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

District 51 Directory Cover 2009 2010

Presenting to you the cover design of District 51 Directory for the term 2009/2010!
A big thanks to the effort of District Secretary Wendy Wong of Div N &
District Newsletter/Logo Designer Henny Wahyuni of Div H,
District webmaster Chris Choong of Div N &
LGET Ariff of Div D for the pictures.

Comments are welcome!

Directory to be ready before District convention!

Go District 51!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Malaysia's National Day

August 31st 2009 -
Today is Malaysia 52nd Independence Day -
"Hari Merdeka ke-52" - National Day.
Wishing fellow Malaysians Toastmasters wherever you may be,
" Selamat Hari Merdeka".
" Happy 52nd National Day "
The 2009 theme is =
1 Malaysia, Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan
(1 Malaysia, People First, Performance Now)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

District 51 Division Humorous & Evaluation Contest 2009

Division Contest Finals for District 51 - 2009

Div P Contest - September 05th 2009

Div S Contest - Oct 4th 1-5pm Renesas Penang

Div K Contest - Oct 11th

Div G Contest - Oct 3rd

Div N contest - Oct 3rd Fairview Int. School, Bkt Jambul

Div H contest - Oct 3rd Medan

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Interdistrict Speech Contest A & B Results 2009

On AUG 11th evening, the Interdistrict Speech Contest for DISTRICT NOT ASSIGNED To REGIONS was held at the MGM Grand Foxwoods, Connecticut.

ISC Results: DNAR A:
Hermie Garrobo 1st (D75-Philippines)
Douglas Kruger 2nd (D74 South Africa)
Donald Yee 3rd (D80 Hong Kong)

DNAR B: Mark Hunter 1st (D69 Australia)
Anika Stapleton (D81 Carribean)
George O' Keeffe (D73 Australia)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Smedley award August 01st 2009-September 30th 2009

Membership Building Contests

Recognize membership-builders for their performance."The deepest joy of belonging comes as one learns to cooperate, contribute and help . . ." - Dr. Ralph C. Smedley Founder, Toastmasters International

During the 2008-2009 program year, only 820 clubs out of over 12,000 clubs worldwide were awarded the Smedley Award for their achievements during Toastmasters membership building contest.

Smedley Award Program Dates: August 1 – September 30
It all began in 1924. Ralph Smedley invited a few men to meet in the Santa Ana, California YMCA where he conducted the first meeting of what would eventually evolve into Toastmasters International. One person initiated a program that would go on to affect millions of people. In his honor, can your club add five new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 and September 30?
By doing so you’ll qualify to receive a "Smedley Award" ribbon to display on your club’s banner. Effective July 1, 2009, in addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs will also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order.

241 New Members for D51 July 2009!

District 51 would like to welcome onboard 241 new members to our district in the month of July 2009! We sincerely hope that these new member will soon find the learning journey enjoyable and fun just like for most of us and they will soon experience the benefits of Toastmasters program as they speak their way to magical transformation!

Out of these 241 new members, 21 were from INTEL MSSC of Penang!
Congratulations for being the club with the most new member for the month of July 2009!

In addition to the 241 new members, 02 new clubs were chartered in July 2009 with 68 chartered member from ING Leadership of Kuala Lumpur Division W and Politeknik Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah of Kulim Division N.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Beat The Clock Report District 51 2008-2009

Beat the Clock Program Dates: May 1 – June 30

Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and make membership goals on time. "Beat the Clock" is about finishing the year on schedule -with a bang! Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members during these two months receive a "Beat the Clock" ribbon to display on the club’s banner.
Congratulations to these 37 Clubs in D51 that achieved this during the just concluded term.

Effective July 1, 2009, in addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs will also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order.

Club Divison/Area - New Member
444 P 01 Satu Hati Club 5
754 I 02 Essential Club 8
1472 J 04 Kebayoran Club 5
2968 H 02 Polonia 5
3949 D 02 Twintech 5
4934 C 03 Extol 5
5058 C 04 Summit 10
6365 K 02 Sandakan Pidato 5
6376 K 06 The Brunei Speakers' 6
8969 B 04 Shah Alam 6
627611 P 02 Maxis 5
693567 N 06 Institut Perkim-Goon 1 5
693895 N 01 Sg Bakap 5
763429 I 01 The British Toastmasters Club 8

763432 J 03 SCBD TMC 6
789320 W 04 WIM TMC 12
791322 N 03 Achievers 7
798899 A 02 CIMA Johor 5
810576 C 01 INTELLIGENT Speakers 5
849962 C 02 Klang Bilingual 5
856876 A 03 MMHE 5
912815 K 01 Politeknik Kota Kinabalu 5
984614 W 02 Hasil 7
989349 S 03 Gurney-Hydro 13
1024975 W 06 HP Malaysia 6
1059572 D 01 INTI 7
1062062 B 01 Unitar 7
1066107 N 04 Intel Kulim 6
1166612 P 02 Tiger 9
1197998 J 03 Universitas Indonesia 10

1205355 D 02 Sarawak Women 11
1285147 W 04 Y.S.P. 8
1341086 E 02 Agile Performance Culture 6
1347384 B 04 Kelab Pidato Kuala Lumpur 16

1350324 N 03 Oracle Advanced 19
1357680 I 01 Academia 12
1358084 S 07 Helping Hand Advanced 16

Total Number of Clubs Getting Awards: 37

Friday, July 31, 2009

Top 12 Toastmasters Districts 2008-2009

President’s Distinguished Districts 2008-2009
District 82 Arunasalam Balraj, DTM
District 79* Karantharath Radhakrishnan, ACG, CL
District 85 Victor Yu, ACS, CL
District 14 Cynthia B. Cannon, DTM
District 47 Antionette Maria Fox, DTM
District 51 Joseph Gomez, DTM

Select Distinguished Districts
District 81 Donna M. Knight, DTM
District 37 Charles H. Harvey, DTM
District 71* Gary Sander, DTM
District 67* Marian Hsiao, DTM
District 55* Stanley E. See, DTM
District 60 Janice E. Weir, DTM

Stronger than ever!

Toastmasters 2009: Stronger Than Ever

Toastmasters certainly can help you through life’s challenges.
While the world are experiencing a massive economic downturn the past year, Toastmasters International has grown by nearly 6 percent, with 1,073 new clubs chartering in the recently concluded 2008/2009 term – an all-time high in the history of the organization.

That means there are now more than 12,500 clubs with 250,000 members in 106 countries.
In addition, fifty-six districts achieved Distinguished status including District 51, surpassing all previous years record. We thank each one of you members of D51 for your hard work and commitment in helping others becoming more confident speakers and leaders.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Distinguished Toastmasters Of District 51

District 51 Latest Distinguished Toastmasters recipients as of July 27th 2009
09 in Total to date.....

DTM Yee, Ong Shiow - Satu Hati Club
DTM Teo Siak Chuan, Richard - Miri Mandarin Club
DTM Sugiarto, Monika - Kebayoran Club
DTM Chia, Ray Swee Seng - Kota Kinabalu Mandarin
DTM Chong, Richard (Ritchie)- Malaysia Airlines Melor
DTM Gunawan, Tjandra - Jakarta Motivators
DTM Djojonegoro, Wardiman I. - Jakarta Motivators
DTM Walia, Skl - IEM

DTM Ang, Eng Chai - Intel Kulim

Competent Communicators Achievers July 2009

Below are the 42 Competent Communicators achievers for the month of July 2009 as of July 27th 2009 updates. Congratulations!

CC Salleh, Norfazliana UEM Group
CC Boon Ngee, Ng Maicsa
CC Chong, Sui May Maicsa
CC Ng, Pek Hoon Maicsa
CC An, Siew Jee Maicsa
CC Bolarinwa, Oluwakayode Oyinlola Famosa Club
CC Anuar Yatim, Ariff Imran Famosa Club
CC Wang, Hoe Yew Michael Teluk Intan
CC Ratna, Anna Maria Jakarta Motivators Club
CC Lumbantoruan, Dian M Jakarta Motivators Club
CC Salsabila, Evi Silvia Jakarta Motivators Club
CC Chin, Ching Wee Wellesley Mandarin
CC Teoh, Swee Khim Wellesley Mandarin
CC Huang, Ping Kuching Progressive
CC Ng, Teck Heng Sri Petaling Mandarin
CC Priadi, Dini Metropolitan Club
CC Pelawi, Ted Metropolitan Club
CC Mohd Yusof, Azlina UEM Academy
CC Lim, Zi Wen HELP University College
CC Lin, Mario Friendship Mandarin
CC Lau, Chew Hock Connections
CC Ardiningtyas, Ria SCBD
CC Joe, Jefrey SCBD
CC Wong, How Jun Farlim
CC Loo, Lay Lean Surian Club
CC Chen, Yen Peng Surian Club
CC Wong, Siew Wai Surian Club
CC Khan, Mohamad Afzhan Great Eastern
CC Hashim, Che Harun Bin Mat YPJ
CC Geon, Mohd Amin B YPJ
CC Kok, Erni Julia Dynamic
CC Wahyudianto, Surya Dynamic
CC Lam, Lim Swee Eng Choon Huay Kuan Muar Mandarin
CC Chan, Lim Hock Eng Choon Huay Kuan Muar Mandarin
CC Wong, Su Ling Bintulu Foochow
CC Siong, Kiu Chiu Bintulu Foochow
CC Veronica Cendana Toastmasters Club
CC Wiratce Cendana Toastmasters Club
CC Jayanti, Metta Indah Cendana Toastmasters Club
CC Leong, Lorna AFC Toastmasters Club
CC Kumar, Ramratnam Ravi AFC Toastmasters Club

Advanced Communicators achievers July 2009

Below are the 20 Advanced Communicators Bronze, Silver & Gold achievers for the month of July 2009 as of July 27th 2009 updates. Congratulations!

ACG Yike, Johnson Hean Choong - D'Utama
ACG Kwok Yoke Choon, Alex - Great Eastern

ACS Kartasasmita, Lina - Kebayoran Club
ACS YT Lee, Jarrod Chase - Kuala Lumpur Adv
ACS Kodiappen, Muthukumaran - Penang Advanced
ACS Lee, Terence CT - Institut Perkim-Goon 1
ACS Lim Phaik Hoon, June - Oracle Advanced
ACB Wong, Siao Yen - Johor Jaya
ACB Leong, Jasmine Mei Ping - Kota Kinabalu
ACB Chiong Tet Yung, Francis - MIHRM Club
ACB Liew Lee Kee, Jessica - Maicsa
ACB E, Son Lee - Maicsa
ACB Swee Kin, Maureen Ong - Bangsar Club
ACB Lee, Choy Yean - Sri Petaling Mandarin
ACB Bunyamin, Hendra - Maranatha Club
ACB Abedi Abdullah, Sarah - Intec
ACB Ram, Robert - IEM Toastmasters
ACB Hamzah, Hakim - MCOBA
ACB Sim, Gregory - Nilai UC
ACB Wibowo, Johanes - I.E.U

Leadership Award July 2009

Below are the 23 Advanced Leader Silver, Bronze and Competent Leaders achievers for the month of July 2009 as of July 27th 2009 updates. Congratulations!

ALS Yee, Ong Shiow Satu Hati Club
ALS Teo Siak Chuan, Richard Miri Mandarin Club
ALS Sugiarto, Monika Kebayoran Club
ALS Gunawan, Tjandra Jakarta Motivators
ALS Djojonegoro, Wardiman I. Jakarta Motivators
ALS Chuan, Teik Boon MIM Petaling Jaya
ALS Walia, Skl IEM Toastmasters
ALS Ang, Eng Chai Intel Kulim
ALB Suat Hoong, Khoo Maicsa
ALB Ng, Francis Money Mastery-KL
ALB Pranata, David Surabaya
ALB Lee, Terence CT Institut Perkim-Goon 1
ALB Prastiwi, Irene Budi Dynamic
ALB Teh Hui Pheng, Karen Oracle Advanced
CL Fung Oi Wei, Ivy Api-Api
CL Lee, Sook Ping Maicsa Toastmasters Club
CL Hock Hai, Goh Bayan Baru
CL Lee, Choy Yean Sri Petaling Mandarin Club
CL Hong, Tze Wei Institut Perkim-Goon 1 Club
CL Chahal, Meeta WIM Toastmasters Club
CL Loui, Hoong Hua Premier Advanced
CL Loh, Chee Keong Renesas Success Penang
CL Yeap, Kian Yong Intel Kulim

District Governors 2009-2010

Please click on to the Title to link to the list of Toastmasters International District Governors for the term 2009-2010.

Let us work on the Distinguished Club Program, Area Program and Division Program to lead our district to the best finishes possible for this term.
To District 51 before our reformation - to Magical Transformation!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Breaking News - D51 achieves President's Distinguished District Status 2008/2009

It's Official!
We are President's Distinguished District again!
Congratulations to Joseph Gomez - District Governor 08/09
and all the dedicated team of
Area & Division Governors

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The New Toastmasters Term Begin 2009/2010

Greetings and salutations to the members District 51!

You were born to be significant. As you begin the term 2009-2010 on July 01st 2009 within your club under the leadership of your Club President and the new executive committee, you will have the one opportunity to transform yourself and the club in which you are a member.

You can choose to be a volunteer and yet still shape your world to your specifications, or you can be a victim and let circumstances dictate your design. You can choose to ensure your significance in your club even if it is only for a term. You don't have to wait until much of your life is past before thinking about the legacy that you leave. The earlier you begin to participate meaningfully within your club, area, division and beyond, the greater the impact you make on your own world and of course your club.

It is determined by what you do and why you do it. In your club activities, the one year term is short when measured by the things you can do with it. The challenge, then, is to choose your actions and activities meaningfully.

Every moment you give to insignificance diminishes your significance.
You can also achieve significant by completing an educational award as in Competent Communicator or an Advanced Communicator award or the Leadership award. The significance of completing this challenging task will ensure your club of achieving the educational goals, support your club meeting and help to attain the minimum Distinguished Club status for the coming term.

Introducing this program to people at your workplace or community is another very significant thing you can do. By doing so, you will witness how they will speak their way to magical transformation.

You were born to be significant, and your support to your home club is invaluable. Use the opportunity to transform yourself through the world’s leading organization in communication and leadership training within your club and beyond.

As you embark on another new term and journey in your Toastmasters world,
I wish you every success.
I know that you will gain the confidence and leadership to serve your club and our district.

I look forward to witnessing you in speaking your way to magical transformation as a Toastmaster.

Toastmasters: Speaking Your Way to Magical Transformation

Yours in Toastmasters,

Richard Chong @ Ritchie, DTM
District 51 Governor 2009-2010

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Semi Annual Convention - MAS Travel Package

Dear Toastmasters,
Just for YOU...MAS Travel Package
If you are looking for a good air travel package for the coming convention in Genting Highlands,
you may want to take a look at the special travel package arranged for you by Malaysia Airlines (MAS).
We have arranged with the airline sales department on some promotional fares.
Malaysia Airlines, the country's main airline carrier will be providing special assistance to all participants in making arrangements for their flights.
MAS will provide special discounts for the participants to attend the KL Genting Semi Annual Toastmasters Convention 2009.
As for the transfer from KLIA to Genting Highland and vice-versa, please note that MAS Holidays Department will have the Tour Management System (TMS) in place by then and the participants can go online and buy the transfer as DIY and pay using their credit card.

Click HERE for the Booking Procedure. And click HERE for the Terms and Conditions.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Advanced Leader Silver

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)
To be eligible for this award, a member must have:
~Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award (or "old" Competent Leader award)
~Served a complete term as a district officer (district governor, lieutenant governor, public relations officer, secretary, treasurer, division governor or area governor). A complete term is defined as having served at least from September 1 through June 30. Those assuming office after September 1 do not qualify as having served a full term
~Completed the High Performance Leadership program
~Served successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or coach

Advanced Leader Bronze

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)
To be eligible and applying for this award, a member must have:
~Achieved new Competent Leader award
~Achieved Competent Communicator award (or Competent Toastmaster award)
~Served at least six months as a club officer (president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer or sergeant at arms) and participated in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while serving in this office
While serving in the above office, participated in a district-sponsored club officer training program
~Conducted any two presentations from
The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series (may not be those completed for previous awards)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Division C Club Officers Training June 13th 2009

Division C will be having their 1st TLI for club officers
this Saturday June 13th 2009 1pm onwards
at Level 6, SEGI COLLEGE (next to Summit Shopping Mall USJ 2)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

District Officers Training Division B, C, P & W

Please click on MAP to enlarge.
District Officers Training for Division B, C, P & W
will be on June 12th 2009 Friday evening at 7.30 pm.
Area Governors and Division Governors to attend.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Club Membership Status as of May 29th 2009

As of May 29th 2009, there are 297 paid clubs in District 51.
177 clubs are with membership of 20 or more which represents 59% of the total paid clubs.
24 clubs are with membership of 17-19 members - 8%.
38 clubs are with membership of 13-16 members - 13%.
58 clubs are with membership of below 13 - 20%.
Let's continue to have the Courage to Conquer that all clubs within your area and division falls under membership of 20 or above.
Please update your club membership renewals soonest before ned of June 30th 2009.

Friday, May 22, 2009

2009 International Speech Contest Winners

2009 International Speech Contest Winners
Want to know who won your district’s International Speech Contest?
The results are posted right here through this link by TI WHQ 2009 ISC District
Winners and updated each week as they receive the results from each district governors.

Take a look and keep up with how your favorite contestant is doing.

KL Genting semi annual convention Oct 23rd -25th 2009

The KL GENTING 2009 Semi-Annual Convention for District 51 will be held at the
Genting International Convention Centre,
Kuala Lumpur on October 23rd - 25th 2009.
Convention Focus & Theme
The focus on the convention is to provide a platform for
toastmasters’ members to gather to share and experience the
“Absolutely Magicalfeeling,
which is the theme of our convention.

Convention Packages* Individual for English/Mandarin combined
RM400.00 per person
Limited offer up till May 31st 2009

Please register your interest with Gerald Quinten, DTM, Organising Chair
to the KL Genting 2009 Semi Annual Convention Organizing Committee.
E-mail address:

Spread this great news and events to all friends, colleagues or
as a gift to your staff for an enriching experience!

Do a small favor for the District, if you are unable to attend , please at least forward this information to others in your clubs or five outside friends.
Toastmasters : The Courage to Conquer

Monday, May 18, 2009

Division Goals and Performances as of May 15th 2009

Competent Communicator ~ Division C, D, E & H have met their goals set out at the beginning of the term based on 3.5% of their membership base.
Division W at 90%, Div P & N above 80%, Div I, A & J above 70% while Division B, S, K & M are below 70% from their CC's goal.

Advanced Communicator ~ Division I, E, N , J , W, K, A & H have met their goals based on 1% of their division membership base.
Division C at 92.3%, Division S, B, D & P above 80% from goals and Division M at 57.14%.

Leadership award ~ Division I & E have met their Leadership Goal of CL, ALB, ALS, DTM.
Division W, B & S are now above 90% from their goal, Division N above 80%, Division K above 70%, Division C, H & M at the 60+% mark, Division A, P , J & D are below the 60% mark.
Membership Renewals ~ Division A, I, P, E, B, C & M have met their membership renewals goals. Division W & K above the 90+% mark and Division S, H , J , N & D are below the 90% mark.

Club Goal ~ Division I have a surplus of 03 clubs from goal, Division A & P have met their goal, Division B, C, E, H, M & W are short of 02 clubs from goal, Division D, K & S are short of 05 clubs from goal, Division J short of 7 clubs and Division N short of 8 clubs from goal.

District 51 Items on Sale

District items (limited stock available) on sale. District 51 Courage to Conquer T-Shirt – RM 30 each

District 51 Courage to Conquer Paper Weight – RM 20 each

District 51 Courage to Conquer Pin – RM 5 each

If all three items are ordered together, the total will be RM 50 (saving of RM5).
Courier can be arranged – Peninsula RM 7.75 and Sabah & Sarawak RM 17.
Payment must be made to the district account – Alliance Bank – 120600010038526

Account name – Joseph Gomez & Richard Chong @Ritchie.
Please place your order by emailing to district governor Joseph Gomez @ and copying district treasurer Lim Kah Hong @

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Toastmasters Proxy Cert 2009 Annual Business Meeting

Club President ~ If you have received this PROXY CERTIFICATE sent by TI WHQ, please pass to your Area or DIvision Governor or MAIL IT to the DISTRICT GOVERNOR Joseph Gomez at the address written on the back page of the Proxy. Please email us once you have mail them out.
Thank you.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lieutenant Governor Education & Training District 51 2009/2010

Congratulations to Thannimalai, CC/CL of YMCA, Penang & Mohd.Ariff Azahari, DTM of Azam TMC, Kuching for being elected into office on 17th April District council meeting. Thanni will be Lieutenant Governor Education & Training (LGET) for District 51 Peninsular comprising clubs in West Malaysia while Mohd.Ariff will be Lieutenant Governor Education & Training for District 51 Rest comprising Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei & Indonesia.

District 51 has grown over 300 clubs thus we are going to a reformation process again for the 2nd time after we first split with the birth of District 80 comprises Singapore, Thailand, Macau and Hong Kong. District 51 will again split after the end of the next term 2009/2010 beginning July 1st 2010.

Lieutenant Governor Marketing District 51 2009/2010

Congratulations to Ibu Mien Soenari, DTM of Catalyst TMC, Jakarta & Francis Ng, DTM of Money Mastery, Kuala Lumpur for being elected into office on 17th April District council meeting. Ibu Mien will be Lieutenant Governor Marketing (LGM) for District 51 Rest comprising Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei & Indonesia while Francis will be Lieutenant Governor Marketing for District 51 Peninsular comprising clubs in West Malaysia.

Friday, April 24, 2009

District Membership Goal thru Division

Division performances base on April 24th report that was just released by TI WHQ.
08 Divisions out of 14 division will surely meet the target with remaining 6 divisions with tougher task. Let us help all those in our division.......The clubs to be at charter strength and minimum 5 DCP come June 2009.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Division Governor Elect of District 51 for the term 2009/2010
FOR THE TERM 2009-2010
L-R – Soh Fong Wai (W) S H Lim (S) Dr.Caren Lee (P)
Koay Kah Hin (N) Datuk Hassan Sandukong (K)
Johan Setiawan (I) Indriani Asfa (H)
Arlan Setiawan (G) Toh Kok Peng (E)
Idris Sulaiman (D) Barry Ong (C)
Leong Oi Wah (B) Cindy Wong (A)
Not in Picture –
Hendra Bunyamin Div J & Ng Cheng Kiat Div M.