Thursday, March 31, 2011

2011 - 2012 District 51 Officer Nominees

On behalf of District 51 Nominating Committee, I who served as the Chair has announced the 2011-2012 District 51 officer nominees to District 51 Governor Thanni, DTM. The nominating committee has nominate the following Toastmasters for District Office and has been announced by District Governor Thanni yesterday. 

30 March 2011
Dear District Council Members of District 51

Humble greetings from a Simple Team!

I am pleased to advise the receipt of the District Nominations Report from our District Nominating Chair, IPDG Ritchie Chong, DTM. The process commenced from the appointment of the District Nominating Committee members followed by the call for nominations which opened on 01Feb11 and ended on 21Feb11.

The Nominating Committee had nominated the following candidates for the District Office in alphabetical order of the nominee’s last name, beginning with the highest contested office for the term 2011-2012. Elections will be held at the D51 Council Meeting on Friday, 29Apr2011 at 2.30pm, Bayview Beach Hotel, Penang during the District 51 2011 Annual Convention.

Nominees are :
District Office                                                          Nominated Candidate
District Governor                                                       Sue Chan, DTM
Lieutenant Governor Education & Training ( LGET )   Ramdas Nayar, DTM
Lieutenant Governor Marketing ( LGM )                    1) Kiang Faang Pyng, DTM
                                                                                2) N J Singam, ACB, ALS
Division A Governor                                                   Tan Eng Suan, CC, ALB
Division B Governor                                                   Lim Lay Kun, ACB, CL
Division C Governor                                                   Chew Shel Ling, ACG, ALB
Division G Governor                                                   Rohijas Md. Sharif, DTM
Division H Governor                                                   NIL NOMINATION
Division K Governor                                                   Mike Foong Wai Yi, ACB, CL
Division M Governor                                                  Joe Chong Chai Choo, CC, CL
Division N Governor                                                   NIL NOMINATION
Division P Governor                                                   Mandy S Y Ong, DTM
Division Q Governor                                                   Vicky Cha Shih Chuen, CC, CL
Division S Governor                                                   Christopher Choong, ACS, ALB
Division W Governor                                                  Marian Lee, ACG, ALB

The Nominating Committee comprises of the following Toastmasters:
1) Chairman - Ritchie Chong, DTM
2) Division A - Cindy Wong, ACB, CL
3) Division B - Low Yat Seow, DTM
4) Division C - K N Devan, DTM
5) Division G - Fan Chen Keat, DTM
6) Division H - Sukhdev Singh, DTM
7) Division K - Rajagopal Ragavan, DTM
8) Division M - Paul Cho, ATM-B, CL
9) Division N - Abdul Kadir Shaik Othan, DTM
10) Division P - Dato Wan Md Zin Bin Wan Yunus, DTM
11) Division Q - Ooi Poh Tin, DTM
12) Division S - Lim Seow Hoe, ACS, CL
13) Division W - Dr Sharon Tong, DTM

The district extends its appreciation to the District Nominating Committee for their dedication and contribution in finalizing the above Nominations.
Details on the election process, campaign and etc can be found at the TI website as well as, from the pages of 199 to 202 in the District Directory.

Keep well and see you at the Penang Annual Convention 2011.
Achieving Greatness Together in the most humble & simplest way!

Thank you.

Yours faithfully
Thannimalai L PJM, DTM
District 51 Governor

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Toastmasters International Convention Semifinal Speech Contests 2011 - Aug Las Vegas

Semifinal Speech Contests

Nine semifinals will be held at the International Convention this August in Las Vegas, Nevada. One winner from each semifinal contest will move on to participate in the World Championship of Public Speaking.
All semifinal contestants’ travel expenses to the International Convention will be covered by Toastmasters International World Headquarters.
All semifinal contestants will receive two tickets to the semifinal contest in which they are competing. One ticket is for the contestant and one ticket is for a guest. No ticket exchanges are allowed. No exceptions.
All finalists will receive two tickets to the World Championship. One ticket is for the finalist and one ticket is for a guest. No ticket exchanges are allowed. No exceptions.
The following is the official list of semifinal speech contest assignments for the 2011 International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Districts have been randomly assigned to a semifinal (districts listed in numerical order).
Semifinal Speech Contest Assignments
Semifinal Speech Contest 1: 14, 15, 25, 30, 34, 37, 63, 69, 83
Semifinal Speech Contest 2: 2, 10, 39, 52, 54, 66, 76, 81, 86
Semifinal Speech Contest 3: 9, 33, 35, 42, 43, 49, 67, 71, 77, 78
Semifinal Speech Contest 4: 1, 3, 13, 24, 26, 50, 51, 55, 85
District 1 Southern California   District 3 Arizona   District 13 Western Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, Northwestern West Virginia
District 24 Eastern Nebraska     District 26 Colorado, Eastern Wyoming, Western Nebraska

District 50 Northeastern Texas, Shreveport, Louisiana  District 55 Southcentral Texas

District 51 West Malaysia        District 85 China

Semifinal Speech Contest 5: 7, 28, 38, 46, 59, 60, 73, 74, 80
Semifinal Speech Contest 6: 4, 8, 31, 36, 40, 56, 57, 64, 75
Semifinal Speech Contest 7: 6, 12, 19, 23, 53, 61, 62, 84, 87
District 6 Southern, Central and Northeastern Minnesota, West-Central Ontario, Canada

District 12 Southern California  District 19  Iowa, Dakota County, Nebraska

District 23 New Mexico, El Paso County, Texas  District 53 Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Eastern New York

District 61  Northern New York, Quebec, Southeastern Ontario, Canada  District 62 Michigan, Ontario, Canada

District 84 North and Central Florida  District 87 East Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei

Semifinal Speech Contest 8: 21, 22, 45, 47, 58, 70, 79, 82, F
Semifinal Speech Contest 9: 5, 11, 16, 18, 27, 32, 65, 68, 72

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Toastmasters International - Meet the 2011-2012
RA Team

Congratulations to District 51 Governor 2004/2005 Dr.A.Arulnathan, DTM for successfully being appointed as the Region 14 Advisor Marketing for the term 2011/2012 as announced by Toastmasters International!

Monday, March 7, 2011

What they didn't teach YOU in school

What they didn't teach YOU in school

by Gerald Green, Distinguished Toastmaster, Accredited Speaker , 1st territorial council chairman of District 51 - South East Asia 1990-1992

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Politics, religion and sex speeches are forbidden by Toastmasters International?

You Can't Talk About That!

What are the real rules?

Members often hear from other Toastmasters that speeches concerning politics, religion and sex are forbidden by Toastmasters International because “such controversial subjects are not appropriate.”
This is not true. Toastmasters International does not prohibit any speech topic, content or language.
Toastmasters International recognizes that club members may learn much about the world around them from listening to others’ speeches on a variety of subjects. This variety can add interest to club meetings and stimulate thoughts and ideas. For these reasons, Toastmasters International does not place restrictions on topics, content or language of any speeches. TI also recognizes that a club is comprised of a diverse group of people and recommends members be sensitive to this diversity and use good taste and responsibility when selecting speech topics, content and language.
While Toastmasters International has no organizational restrictions along these lines, each individual club does have the right to limit speech subjects, content and/or language, with the consensus of its members. Club leaders should guide their members on how to observe good taste and sensitivity in the context of that particular club. To accomplish this, it’s a good idea for clubs to use their Web sites to advise members and guests of any policies that have been decided. Presenting this information on a club Web site will help to maintain consistency as leadership changes. Additionally, it allows transparency and clarity for club members so they can periodically review the established practices of their club.

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