The result is out!
Humorous Speech Contest
Champion : Clement Chio
2nd : Jayasri TK Balakrishnan
3rd : Wong Yew Zhung
Evaluation Speech Contest
Champion : Clement Chio
2nd : Tan Kwan Hong
3rd : Ang Wee Yong
Recognising performance excellence at all levels!
Many of our Toastmaster members in District 80 deserve to be recognised for their achievements in 2015-16.
The various Distinguished Programs recognise those clubs, areas, divisions that meet Toastmasters International’s growth and educational goals. The programs serve as management tools for membership recruitment and retention strategies, club growth and educational award achievement.
As part of the district success strategic plan, we created various awards to encourage and motivate our members and leaders to go for that extra mile. May these awards spur them on to more profound performance in the years to come for the benefit of their fellow Toastmasters.
Find out more about the District 80 2015-2016 Hall of Fame.
Click here to download the Hall of Fame Booklet!
Most awards had been given out at Divisions’ events last term and during the First Club Officers’ Training Events in this term.
The award recipients, in the booklet page 1 to page 12, will be recognized during the Hall of Fame ceremony, on 22nd October, just after the District 80 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests.
Looking forward to have the most memorable Hall of Fame with all Award Recipients!
Tay Yiang Ping, DTM
District 80 Director 2015-2016
You want to be Financially Successful???
So, be a Toastmaster, encourage and motivate others to share the benefits and rewards from the “Empowering Members’ Journey”.
|A “Big Thank You” to all Toastmasters and Clubs who have paid their subscription on or before 30 September 2016. You and your club will be of good standing and may participate in contests, eligible to receive educational awards and other rewards, like the Smedley Award.
Charter more clubs and receive more rewards then ever before.
** First 10 Clubs to recruit 10 members each between 01 October 2016 to 31 October 2016 will be rewarded with a “Special Trophy”
** First 10 Clubs to recruit an additional 10 members between 01 October 2016 to 31 October 2016 will receive cash of S$50/-
The above rewards are in addition to other benefits to be given to members.
Harikrishnan Muthusamy DTM
Club Growth Director (2016-2017)
District 80 Toastmasters International
I am so delighted to announce that our members have been diligently presenting their prepared speech projects and fulfilling their respective leadership roles in the past three months since the beginning of the current term. As of 26 September 2016, we have awarded 103 CC’s, 15 ACB’s, 9 ACS’s, 10 ACG’s, 45 CL’s, 25 ALB’s, 18 ALS’s and 19 DTM’s. That’s a total of 249 education/leadership awards, of which there are 9 Triple Crown Award winners. Congratulations to all the award achievers.
District 80’s incentives for members to continue striving for education and leadership excellence are still running.
On club DCP achievement, the following clubs have attained 5 or more than 5 DCP goals:
Congratulations to all club officers and members of the above clubs for qualifying as Distinguished Clubs or better.
All of us can achieve more by committing ourselves to our undertaking when we joined the Toastmasters program, our promise as a Toastmaster. I quote our International President Mike Storkey DTM:
“It is regrettable that today so few members recall the vital promise we all made when we first joined—the simple set of guidelines that, if we made the commitment to observe, would ensure that individually and collectively we would all reap the benefits of the Toastmasters program. Imagine how your club would look if we all made the commitment to fulfill the responsibilities outlined in the simple 10-point promise. With our current drive to achieve quality clubs, meetings and service to our members, what better way to achieve these goals than commit to the promise?”
Tay Tiam Teang, DTM
Program Quality Director
– NUS Toastmasters Club (完成了8个目标)
– IBM Toastmasters Club Singapore (完成了6个目标)
– Tampines Changkat Toastmasters (完成了6个目标)
– Buona Vista Toastmasters Club (完成了6个目标)
– Toastmasters Club Of Singapore (完成了6个目标)
– SIM I Club (完成了5个目标)
– Braddell Heights II Toastmasters Club (完成了5个目标)
– TLCS Club (完成了5个目标)
– Bharathiyar Toastmasters Club (完成了5个目标)
My Dear Toastmasters
3 months into our term and you have done so much. We wish to thank you for submitting your club officers’ lists diligently, attending the Club Officers Training and working on your educational and leadership program. We thank our dedicated Area Directors for visiting your clubs and overseeing the area contests and we thank the ever high-spirited Division Directors for organizing the Club Officer Training, and the Division Contests which has begun.
Lately, the district has received some feedback on mistakes made by some inexperienced contests officers resulting in some unhappy experiences for some contestants. The district views these feedback seriously and has taken steps to educate these officers. The District will also take steps to mitigate these mistakes by providing more training on how to conduct successful contests.
DEC / DCM
The 2nd District Executive Council Meeting (DEC) / 1st District Council Meeting (DCM) will be on 21st October. DEC meetings will involve the District Officers, Division and Area Directors. DCM involves the above mentioned and the Club Presidents and Vice-Presidents Education. An official notice has been sent to these members on 21st September. Please alert the district if you have not received it.
World Championship of Public Speaking
History has been made; Darren Tay has done us proud by bringing home the cup. He is now officially the “Golden Boy” of D80. In two subsequent years we have 2 Champions. Manoj Vasudevan was placed third in 2015 and Darren brought back the Championship this year. Will we be third time lucky and have 3 winners in a row? It’s possible!
Toastmasters programs are magical, but you need to work at it to realize the magic. It didn’t work overnight for Darren. He has put in years of hard work. It was 8 years ago when he walked into Punggol TMC and like most of us, puzzled about what Toastmasters can do for us. Today, he found the answer. Hard work paid off for Manoj and Darren. Hard work will work for you too. Follow your dreams and you may be our next success story!
Washington, D.C, World Convention 2016
It was an exciting 6 days, as Immediate Past District Director, Program Quality Director and yours truly walked the stage for achieving Select Distinguished District status. Thank you all the members who have put in so much effort in this collective achievement. You have achieved close to 1000 educational and leadership awards and brought in over 700 new members. Keep up the momentum and aim for more this term.
Together with Program Quality Director, Tay Tiam Teang, Club Growth Director, Harikrishnan, the District Trio attended 2 days of intensive training and took home valuable tips on tackling the 3 Critical Success Factors. We intend to share them with our members at the next District Leadership Training in January.
Fun and Relax
It was not all work for us as we had fun and fellowship too. The 3 of us joined the “Moonlight Monuments” tours and visited many places of interests. One of my most inspiring statues was Abraham Lincoln, the President who abolished slavery in America. Here are 2 of his inspiring quotes that have been widely used.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power”.
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years”.
My other favorite was Martin Luther King; “I had a Dream”. He was obviously a great believer in chasing one’s dreams. Let us be inspired by his big dreams and make ours a reality too. For our dreams to be realized we need to aim, plan and take massive actions. Washington, D.C was indeed a great place to be inspired.
District Contests 22nd October
Our special event, the District Contests will be on 22nd October. The ticket is priced at an extremely reasonable rate to allow many more members to enjoy and learn from the better speakers.
Take your dreams to the next level. Whether you are a contestant or are there to learn from the better speakers, bring your members and guests. Let them know the benefit of Toastmasters and invite them to join this wonderful movement.
Program Quality Challenges
PQD has created some of the best challenges for you to deliver your personal best. Take these challenges to help you create a distinguished personal goal or help another member become distinguished.
Club Growth Challenges
Similarly, CGD has designed incentives to help you push your boundary to meet membership growth and club growth. Explore and discover for yourself what you can achieve when you work towards adding 5, 10, 15 new or dual members or help to form a new club.
Town Hall Meetings
The district has included a 30-minute talk into these meetings. As district leaders stretch themselves to the limit by going about their daily lives, climbing the career ladder and at the same time volunteering to manage the district, we hope these talks will add value to their personal and professional lives.
Hall of Fame
This will be held in conjunction with the district contests on 22nd October. Recognition will be given to the members and teams who have achieved excellence in their duties to serve the district and who have helped District 80 to become Select Distinguished District. Be there to share their achievements.
“No man is an island”- John Donne.
“No man is an island” dated back to 1624 but it still stands true today. Let us work together for individuals to form units, for units to form groups and for groups to form strength. Put our strengths together and work towards our common goals to bring excellence to our district.
Look forward to hear from you.
Patricia Lum, DTM
Empowering Members’ Journey
他是80区域的“金童子”！两年来我们培育了两位冠军人物。Manoj Vasudevan 在2015年获得了世界季军， 今年郑文杰坐上了冠军的宝座。 我们能否接二连三的地培育出第三位世界冠军呢？这是极有可能的！
讲演会的课程是神奇的，但你必须努力才能释放出它的魔力。文杰也是努力不懈，一步一脚印的走来的。八年前他走进了 Punggol TMC 。 也像我们一样不知到讲演会会带给我们的是什么。今天， 他找到答案了。不懈的努力给于 Manoj 及文杰荣誉。不懈的努力也会给于我和你成功。追随你的梦想，编写你的成功故事吧！
我们不只在学习，同时也参加了旅游项目：“Moonlight Monuments” 参观华盛顿的一些名胜古迹。最能激励我的是参观林肯总统的塑像。他在任时废除了美国的黑奴制度，令世人景仰。他的两句至理名言， 是我念念不忘的:
我呼吁会友前来把梦想提升到另一层次。 无论你是参赛者， 或是来学习的，都请携带朋友/亲戚/家人同来观赏。希望他们 能体会到讲演会能带给他们的益处，加入我们的大家庭。
这璀璨之夜， 将在十月二十二日区域比赛同日进行。为本区域出力与为我们服务，促使80区域成为特选卓越区域的会友们，将会被颁各种的荣誉奖。 请大家前来支持他们。
“没有谁是一座孤岛。” Author john Donne.
“没有谁是一座孤岛。” 这句话从1624 至今依然令人深信不疑。让我们从个人做起，成为个别 单位，继续进升为团体， 由此而日益壮大。