Toastmasters International, world leader in communication and leadership development organised a press conference to announce the upcoming District 51 Semi Annual Convention (SAC).
Lieutenant Governor Education and Training, Wendy Wong informed the media that the theme of the convention is ‘Reach for the Stars’ to be held at Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites in Ipoh on the November 8 and 9.
This convention will see nearly 400 delegates from around the region congregating in the city of Ipoh. The positive response from delegates showed the support towards the convention since it opened registration eight months ago. The convention organiser is delighted with the positive response and is committed to deliver an exciting and memorable convention.
Some of the exciting events lined-up are Gala Night, District Level Humourous & Evaluation Speech Contests, Student Forum, Workshops and a Hawker-Style Dinner. Delegates will gain unlimited knowledge, experience and get to widen their network.
Toastmasters International (TI) is a non-profit organization founded in 1924 by Dr Ralph C. Smedley devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. To date, more than 4 million men and women have benefited from this programme. Membership worldwide is 292,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,350 clubs that make up the global network of meeting locations in 122 countries.
For further information, log into the convention website www.d51sacipoh2013.org or the Toastmasters International website www.toastmasters.org.
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.