The Highlights & The Delights
9th March 2013 Saturday
Venue: Pasir Ris East Community Building
Karinna Boey, the SAA commenced the meeting with the theme ‘animals’.
Toastmaster of the Day
The bubbly Ta Susiwati navigated us through the meeting, smooth flowing and well-controlled.
Opening Address by Club President
Soh Siew Wee cited the incident in the train where the young visiting South Korean taekwondo student offered his pair of slippers to the bare-footed old lady. “Would you do it if you were in his place? Would you step forward to serve in the executive committee or serve in various roles and perform duties at club meetings? What do you want to learn at each meeting? There are many things! Let’s learn and grow together!” exhorted the club President. Commendable!
Kevin Tan, in AP5 The After-Dinner Talk (The Entertaining Speaker), “Tip of the Iceberg” touched on penguins, clams and walruses.
“Thalassemia” was Kenny Lim’s AP1 The Speech to Inform (Speaking to Inform) presentation on blood disorder was very informative and useful.
Li Hairong narrated an interesting folk tale of “The Cowherd and The Weaver Girl” for P6 Vocal Variety, exploring her vocal range and abilities
Karinna Boey in her P7 Research Your Topic highlighted the significance and the history behind “International Women’s Day”, celebrating women’s success.
Darren Lim was unable to attend to present his P4 How Your Say It speech.
Evaluator: Speech presented by:
Richard Sng Kevin Tan
Kevin Tan Kenny Lim
Kenny Lim Li Hairong
Richard Sng Karinna Boey
The evaluators were focused and provided a balanced and useful feedback.
The birthday boy for the month of March present was Kevin Tan, who described himself as 18×2 +2 years old (38 or 72?). Clue . . . multiply by 2, then add 2.
Induction Ceremony for New Members
Our newest members, Karen Moke and Jing Xing were inducted by Kevin Tan, our VPM. Welcome to the Tiarel family!
Fun with Table Topics
Richard Sng had to step up to take over the role. Debate! . . . a much-loved session . . . to rebut and refute your opponents’ arguments and proposals. Can you remember the motion? Ask those who participated!
Speaking for the Proposition were Kenny Lim, Ta Susiwati, Ho Eng Lye, Soh Siew Wee, Karen Moke and Raj.
Representing the Opposition were Karinna Boey, Kevin Tan, Li Hairong, Faizah, Teh Yun Ling and Jin Xing.
“Wonder” was selected as the Word of the Day by a Past Club President Teh Yun Ling, who commented on the gems and creative usage of the language.
Faizah, our long-lost member surprised us with her presence to helm the role.
Soh Siew Wee had to rein in her effective listening skill.
Ho Eng Lye, a Past President, gave her take on the various aspects of the meeting.
Awards Presented to:
Best Prepared Speech Karinna Boey
Best Speech Evaluation Richard Sng
Best Table Topic: Karinna Boey (again!)
Fried chicken, beehoon and bananas were provided.
Raj visited us.
Karinna Boey, Kevin Tan, Kenny Lim and Richard Sng had to take on dual roles.
Members, your presence, assistance and support, as highlighted by our Club President, are needed to add colour and variety to the meeting and atmosphere.
Raj and Jing Xing joined us as members. Welcome aboard!
Our usual meeting venue was unavailable, hence we were fortunate to get to use the beautiful conference room at Pasir Ris East Community Club.
NB: The motion was “Having Girls is Better than Having Boys.”
Contributed by: Richard Sng, Club Secretary