The Highlights & The Delights (23-Mar-2013)


The Highlights &  The Delights

23rd March 2013 Saturday

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Karinna Boey, the SAA called the meeting to order.  “What have we done during the one-week school holidays” was posed to us.


Toastmaster of the Day

Ta Susiwati, dressed in a bright orange blouse, steered us through the meeting.


Opening Address by Club President

Soh Siew Wee narrated the episode of the man, his son and the donkey.  They were in a dilemma each time remarks were made by passers-by, as to who should be riding the donkey.  “There is no right or wrong. Don’t wait for the perfect chance to come. Be decisive, which many of us are not. No action is worse than a wrong action. Don’t feel regret. Step forward.” reminded the club President.


Prepared Speeches


Krishnan Venugopal, in AP1 The Briefing (Speeches by Management), “Anatomic Therapy” shared about blood, intestines and functions of the cells.

“My Grandpa and I” was Lian Jinxing’s P1 Ice Breaker Speech

Rajkumar Murugan shared much about himself in his P1 Ice Breaker “This is My Story.”

“Reading is a Pleasure” was Darren Lim’s P4  How You Say It speech.

Li Hairong in her P7 Research Your Topic touched on cholesterol in “Getting to Know You Better.”

Karinna Boey in her P8 Get Comfortable with Visual Aids spoke on our four sources of water in “Our Living Sources”.


Speech Evaluations

Evaluator:                            Speech presented by:

Teh Yun Ling                         Krishnan Venugopal

Richard Sng                          Lian Jinxing

Albert Anto                           Rajkumar Murugan

Daryl Lim*                            Darren Lim

Robert Chen*                       Li Hairong

Krishnan Venugopal           Karinna Boey


The feedback offered by the evaluators was motivating and encouraging.


Induction Ceremony for New members

Rajkumar Murugan was inducted into the Tiarel family.  Welcome, Raj!


Successful Club Series ~ Roles & Responsibilities of Club Offices

A timely presentation to encourage and persuade members to step up to serve in the Executive Committee 2013-2014 was presented by Albert Anto.  Election of office bearers will be at our Annual General Meeting on 11th May 2013.


Fun with Table Topics

Teh Yun Ling dished out three groups of words and each speaker was to connect and string them into a logical and meaningful impromptu speech.

Krishnan, Susiwati, Darren, Albert, Ravi and Robert Chen participated.


Language Evaluation

Lau Kwong Fook from NUS Alumni TMC was down with conjunctivitis. Richard Sng took over.  A root “-itis” (meaning inflammation) was introduced.  Speakers were educated on how knowing a root, their vocabulary can be widened.  Examples given include: arthritis, appendicitis, encephalitis, tendonitis, tonsillitis, rhinitis, urethritis, and “authoritis” (coined by the Language Evaluator).



Lian Jinxing doubled up as the timekeeper.


Ah Counter

Soh Siew Wee exercised her listening skill.


Awards                                              Presented to:

Best Prepared Speech                    Karinna Boey

Best Speech Evaluation                  Albert Anto & Richard Sng

Best Table Topic:                             Krishnan Venugopal


Refreshment Break

We had fried orange chicken, fried beehoon, lemon juice and grapes.



Ravi from Toastmasters @ Hope TMC visited us.


Krishnan Venugopal, Ta Susiwati, Karinna Boey, Teh Yun Ling, Richard Sng and Lian Jinxing had to take on dual/triple 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.


Contributed by:  Richard Sng, Club Secretary

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