Toastmasters’ Muhibbah Nite

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The ballroom of Traders Hotel, Taiping was abuzz with activity recently presenting Muhibbah Nite. Division H Toastmasters rose to the occasion, arriving in elegant batik shirts, saris and cheongsams.

In July of each year, the Toastmasters community worldwide elect new leaders to chart the path for their respective clubs, divisions and districts. Division H, which spans most of Perak and Seberang Perai, had their various clubs’ Joint Installation Dinner that evening with some 150 guests, from as far as Kuala Lumpur and Penang, in attendance.

Muslims and non-Muslims alike broke fast together in a true muhibbah spirit. The evening’s agenda was peppered with interactive games and lucky draws. SMK Gunung Rapat Gavel Club kept the crowd entertained with the Muhibbah Guessing Game, which had guests scrambling to identify photos of local celebrities and landmarks.

SMK Gunung Rapat Gavel Club is part of an outreach programme by the Perak Toastmasters community to affect good English communication and leadership skills among teenagers.

The highlight of the night was the installation ceremony, where club officers were sworn into office before their peers. Club presidents took their oaths of office while holding up a gavel, the Toastmasters’ symbol of authority. The dinner ended on a high note, as office bearers returned home with a new found determination to lead their respective clubs to greater heights in the year ahead.

If you are interested in keeping up with future Toastmasters events in Division H or to find a club near you, please give Phang (012-5200399) or Mohan (012-9242740) a call.

Mohan