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Our club executive committee installation cum chapter meeting will be held on 7 July 2009 at the 8th level Conference Room.
Feel free to drop in or bring your friends.

Hope to see you there!

Latest Announcements:

  • 21 Jun 2009 : The June chapter meeting was well attended by our members, visiting
    toastmasters and guests. Our President opened the final chapter meeting in
    her term as President with a motivating speech and she thanked all exco
    members.

    Our incoming President, Wee Ming Hwee took on the role of a General
    Evaluator with great ease and provided valuable feedbacks. We would like to
    thank all visiting toastmasters and members for taking on their respective
    roles for the evening. We look forward to seeing all our members and guests
    in the next chapter meeting.

  • 9 May 2009 : It was a serious evening softened by the TME Wee Ming Wee's cheerful and
    innocent smile and laughter. We had both first time speakers, as well as
    seasoned speakers. Our new member Eng Sing clinched the best speaker award
    for the evening with his well prepared maiden speech. Visiting toastmasters
    Stuart Ralls enchanted the audience with his evaluation and was rewarded with
    the best evaluator award for the evening. Both our members and visting
    toastmasters participated actively and enthusiastically in the table topics
    section. The best table topic speaker award was won by visiting toastmasters,
    Katherine. A big thank you to all appointment holders and everyone who made an
    effort to attend the meeting. We hope to see you again in our future meetings.

  • 14 April 2009 : Congratulations to Doana and Ming Hwee who have attained the CC award in
    this meeting. We look forward to having them climb to greater heights
    together with us.

    We welcome Lynn and Eng Sing who have joined our Ulu Pandan family. We hope
    they will grow and glow with their active participation in our club.

    Finally, we would also like to thank all visiting toastmasters and friends
    who have helped us in the various roles in the meeting.

  • 23 March 2009 : Our members participated actively in the International speech and table
    topics contest on the 3rd March 2009. There were 6 contestants in the
    international speech and 8 contestants for the table topics contest.
    Congratulations to the following winners:

    International Speech Contest:
    Champion - Lim Seh Leng
    1st runner up - Low Lay Hong
    2nd runner up - Shabana Tyebally

    Table topics contest:
    Champion - Wong Loke Yeow
    1st runner up - Lee Eng Sing
    2nd runner up - Clara Tan

    The champions of both contests will represent our club in the area contest
    on 27 Mar 2009 at Tampines Changkat CC. Please come and support them if
    you're free on that day.

    We would like to thank all the judges and the visiting toastmasters who
    helped us in the various roles.

  • 9 February 2009 : We welcome the first new member in the year of the ox. Congratulations to
    Arun for taking the first step towards a fruitful learning journey.

    The speakers for the evening were well prepared and presented interesting
    speeches. Toastmaster Yen Yuan brought us on a sightseeing trip around
    Singapore while Doana won the hearts of the audience with her vivid
    demonstration of vocal variety and clinched the best speaker award for the
    evening.

    Of course the first chapter meeting in the year of the ox is incomplete without
    "Lo Hei". Our members and guests had a roaring good time tossing the
    "Yu Sheng". After the auspicious dish, we adjourned to the evaluation
    segment. We would like to thank all our evaluators for giving our speakers
    constructive feedbacks and all other visiting toastmasters and guests for their
    time and help.

    We wish everyone success in tackling all trials and tribulations that you may
    encounter and may your creative juices flow like river in all your future
    speeches. Gong Xi Fa Cai.

  • 13 January 2009 : We had a good start to the new year with 3 new members inducted. Let's
    welcome Beh Hooi Chigh, Faizah and Kalai to our club. We are confident that
    they will bloom and grow with active participation. We have a few guests
    visiting us for the first time. We hope to see them again in future
    meetings. We would also like to thank all visiting toastmasters who had
    helped us in the various roles as evaluators.

    We wish everyone a happy and fruitful year ahead.

  • 9 December 2008 : One can always count on friends. We thank our visiting Toastmasters from Brilliant Advanced, Queenstown, Raintree, Jurong Town, Cairnhill, Cheng San, Toastmasters Club of Singapore and AIA Changi Toastmasters Clubs for rendering their valuable services as our evaluators. It is through the diversity and variety of speech style and delivery that the meeting hit off on a high note right from the beginning till the end. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all !

  • 16 November 2008 : It was an evening filled with enthusiasm, entertainment, and enticement (the
    home-cooked dinner was a big draw). Once again, our invited guest has raised
    the bar for conducting the table topics session in a refreshing and
    challenging way. This has made our table topics session the most exciting
    segment of our chapter meeting with surprises in store at every chapter
    meeting. So, members, invited guests, and potential members, do not miss out
    on our future chapter meetings.

  • 14 October 2008 : At our chapter meeting on 7 October, members and guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner prepared by our club president and treasurer. Of course, dinner is incomplete
    without our signature dish - pizza! Having satisfied our hunger, we proceeded to satisfy our
    intellectual craving.

    We welcomed a new member Doana Tan who confidently delivered her maiden speech and
    gained much praise from her evaluator and all present.
    The table topics session was conducted in a refreshing way by our guest Coen Tan. He had all table topic speakers acting as auntie/uncle/sister/ms agony, dishing out advice to the chosen problems. For this meeting, we had a general evaluator Esther Lim ACB who gave very constructive feedbacks on the general proceedings of the meetings and to all appointment holders. With these feedbacks in mind, we hope to do better in future meetings.

  • 14 September 2008 : Congratulations to the winners of our Humorous Speech Contest on 2 September 2008 : Lim Seh Leng ACS,CL (Champion) ,Tanveer Haider Khan (First Runner-Up) and Lim Swe Jian CC (Second Runner-Up).

  • 14 September 2008 : Congratulations to the winners of our Evaluation Contest on 2 September 2008 : Lim Seh Leng ACS,CL (Champion), Tanveer Haider Khan (First Runner-Up) and Lim Swe Jian CC (Second Runner-Up).
  • 10 August 2008 : The August chapter meeting was a fun-filled session full of humour and
    intellectual stimulation. The richness of language used by our speakers
    intrigued everyone present. Our language evaluator, DTM Rebecca Lee stumped
    most of the toastmasters by introducing a lesser known word, urbane.
    Nevertheless, a number of toastmasters urbanely sprinkled their speeches
    with the word of the day.

    There was also a surprise item planned. The surprise was so carefully
    guarded that no one knew what it was till the TME announced the item as it
    was not highlighted in the program - Our member, Farida Mustanir gave a
    surprise farewell speech as she's relocating to Dubai in the middle of
    August.

    Our Ah Counter, CC Mohd Saddiqi, gave the Ah Counter report in a very
    refreshing and interesting manner.

    The meeting ended on a high note as we left the conference room with fond
    memories of the evening.

  • 3 August 2008 : The club welcome new blood in the first chapter meeting in the new term with the
    installation of 2 new members, Ho Yen Yuan and Yap Wy-en. Wy-en went on to
    present his maiden speech and won the best prepared speech speaker award. He
    also shared the honour of the best table topic speaker with Rubel Khan. The
    best evaluator for the evening went to our friend of Ulu Pandan, Rebecca
    Lee DTM. Not to be outshone, Yen Yuan took on the role of timer like a seasoned
    toastmaster.

    We would like to thank immediate past district governor Michael Wee DTM for helping us to install the new Exco Members for the term 2008/2009. The club would also like to thank the Immediate Past President, Lim Swe Jian CC and her team for their time and efforts in the past term.

    We certainly look forward to an exciting and fruitful term under the leadership
    of our new President, Shabana Tyebally CC.

  • 28 June 2008 : We sincerely thank our club president Lim Swe Jian and our member Rubel Khan for running the last mile, in spite of their busy schedules, to complete the last project speeches of their ACB and CC awards respectively. We salute them for their dedication and commitment to help our club attain the President's Distinguished Club award for term 2007/2008.

  • 28 June 2008 : We would like to thank the outgoing area S4 and incoming area S4 governors for rendering assistance at our club meeting on 3 June 2008, as well as visiting Toastmasters from Jurong Town Corporation, Brilliant Advanced TMC etc for adding variety and vibrancy to the meeting. We would also like to welcome aboard the latest addition to our club Toastmaster Quek Soo Hoon.
  • 1 June 2008 : On 30 May 2008, we held our Annual General Meeting. We welcome aboard the elected Exco for term 2008/2009 as follows :

    President : Shabana Tyebally CC
    Vice President Education : Wee Ming Hwee, Li Ying CC
    Assistant Vice President Education (aka member of Education Subcommittee) : Sam Yap
    Vice President Membership :Lim Seh Leng ACS,CL
    Vice President Public Relations : Low Lay Hong CC, Wong Loke Yeow
    Secretary : Clara Tan ACB,CL
    Treasurer : Lim Swe Jian CC,CL
    Sergeant at Arms : Eddie Ang CC, Lim Hong Jin
    Auditor : Tham Hock Mon, Loh Ming Li CTM,CL

    Immediate Past President : Lim Swe Jian CC,CL

  • 26 May 2008 : We sincerely thank our friends from Cheng San, Nee Soon East and Fuchun Toastmasters for coming and bringing life and colour to our meeting on 6 May 2008 through their evaluations. We sincerely welcome our speechcrafters Rich Liow, Sam Yap and Anand Wong into our Ulu Pandan Toastmasters family. Welcome aboard ! We will be realigned to area S4 for the term 2008/2009. We sincerely thank all our club members and friends for supporting the realignment.

  • 18 April 2008 : Small is beautiful. Although the turnout was small for our chapter meeting on 1 April 2008, it was still a boisterous and lively meeting with the help of members, visiting Toastmasters and the creative table topics session hosted by DTM Rebecca Lee.We also welcome aboard the latest edition to our club Lim Hong Jin !
  • 18 April 2008 : Congratulations to the winners of our International Speech Contest on 4 March 2008 : Farida Mustansir CC (Champion) , Lim Seh Leng ACS,CL (First Runner-Up) and Low Lay Hong(Second Runner-Up).
  • 18 April 2008 : Congratulations to the winners of our Table Topics Contest on 4 March 2008 : Shillina Phua CL (Champion), Clara Tan ACB,CL (First Runner-Up) and Lim Swe Jian CC (Second Runner-Up).
  • 19 Feb 2008 : We thank visiting Toastmasters from Gelpa, Civil Service College, Nee Soon East and Brilliant Advanced for their sterling evaluations at our chapter meeting on 5th February 2008. We welcome the latest addition to our club Wee Ming Hwee, who served as our sergeant at arms on her first meeting at our club. Welcome aboard !
  • 13 Jan 2008 : 8th January 2008, the date that ULU Pandan Toastmasters Club had
    its inaugural chapter meeting for the year 2008. It was off to a great
    start! Not only did we have a long and exciting list of speakers but we
    also had an equally long and distinguished list of visiting toastmasters.
    Besides the very formal introduction round required of every meeting, this
    time the Toastmaster of the Evening(TME) threw open a beginning of a story
    to the meeting. Each person had to contribute a line or two to continue the
    story. The story took many turns and twist and it was hilarious to see how
    it ended. Feedback on such wake-me up activities were good! So future TMEs,
    please remember to include similar acitivities. Our speakers presented a
    range of varied topics which most certainly made for an interesting evening.
    Not to be outdone, the evaluators too made eloquent speeches to praise
    their speakers and recommend areas of improvement. Our table topics segment
    also saw our solo guest of the evening taking her first steps to public
    speaking. The evening ended on a high note as the best speaker, best
    evaluator and best table topics speaker were announced. It was a fitting
    start to the new year!

  • 4 Dec 2007 : The word of the day, "galvanize" recommended by the English evaluator, Joni
    Siah, indeed set the tone for the evening. Our new member, Wong Loke Yeow,
    did his best for his Ice Breaker Project and was in turn praised by his
    evaluator, Mr Lee for his unique way of introducing himself to the
    attendees.

    Farida Mustanir did her Project Ten and thus earned her the Competent
    Communicator award with her captivating speech on "Margin".

    The Ulu Pandan Toastmasters' Club would like to thank the following
    evaluators for their time and contribution to the chapter meeting: Kelvin
    Thiang, ATMB, CL, Esther Heng,CL, Stuart Ralls, and our Club Mentor, DTM
    Richard Sng.

    Our thanks also to the following appointment holders without whom we would
    be unable to conduct our meeting smoothly: Flora Yong, CL, Tham Hock Mun,
    Clara Tan and Lim Seh Leng.

  • 18 Nov 2007 : It was a night of toasts to four speakers doing their Advanced Projects,
    namely Lim Swee Jian, Eddie Ang, Li Ying, and Shabana Tyebally. More toasts
    followed when two of them devoted their prepared speeches on the theme of the toast. It was
    also a night of unexpected reunions -- Tan Teck Lee and Li Ying "reunited"
    with our Chapter Meeting after a period of absence and Low Lay Hong met her
    secondary school classmate, April Tan, (who was our evaluator), after a period of 20
    years.

    We take this opportunity to induct our new member,
    Wong Loke Yeow into our club.

    We would also like to thank our evaluators: Kenneth Cheong, Pauline Lim,
    Jave Zhou, and April Tan for helping us with evaluations.

  • 9 Oct 2007 : There were 4 prepared speeches at the Chapter Meeting on 2 Oct. Among them was the humoroursly speaking project by the President as her opening address. The "yen" was
    the word of the evening handed out by Nathaniel Koh DTM whose chosen word provided
    the "yen and the zen" for more sharing, knowledge and networking. The
    Meeting also saw 2 evaluators who are champion speakers themselves, thus
    lending themselves the "yen" for providing valuable feedbacks.

    The committe would like to thank the following for their valuable participation
    and contribution:

    Evaluators: James Keok ATMG,CL, Juey Ong CTM,CL, Ng Cher Khim CL, and Mohd Hijazi ACS.

    Appointment Holders: Clara Tan ACB,CL, the Table Topic Master; Low Lay Hong, the Ah
    Counter and Shabana Tyebally CC, Timer.

  • 9 Sep 2007 : The Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests on 4 Septermber saw 27 attendees at the function. Club member Farida Mustansir, the champion of the Humorous
    Speech captivated the audience with her mesmerizing speech, entitled,
    "CountYour Blessing", while member Lim Seh Leng, was the champion of the
    Evaluation Contest. The Club would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the
    judges, appointment holders and other guests for making the Contests a
    wonderful evening of contest and laughter.

  • 9 Sep 2007 : Our heartest congratulations to the following winners of the Humorous Speech Contest on 4 September 2007. They are Farida Mustansir (Champion), Lim Seh Leng (First Runner-up) and Tanveer Haider Khan (Second Runner-up).

  • 9 Sep 2007 : Our heartest congratulations to the following winners of the Evaluation Contest on 4 September 2007. They are Lim Seh Leng (Champion), Farida Mustansir (First Runner-up) and Angie Chew (Second Runner-up).
  • 21 Aug 2007 : Our monthly August Toastmasters meeting went on smoothly on 7th August 2007. The meeting was opened by our recently inaugurated president Ms Lim Swe Jian, who opened the meeting with a wonderful speech recalling her childhood days and the lessons that were learnt along the way. Although a first time, our Toastmasters of the Evening carried herself well and smoothly co-ordinated the meeting. We had a good round of presentations from our junior toastmasters who were doing their project 3 and project 5 speeches while one toastmaster was on her way to completing her project 9 speech. Our guests for the nights, Tan Meow Hui from Tampines West, John Choi from Radin Mas, Wong Kok Wah from Brilliant Advanced added to the stimulating and cheery evening. They came to lend their experience and weight to either provide the word for the day, evaluate or dare us with mind challenging table topics or simply support the Ulu Pandan Toastmasters. All in all, it was a good evening with everyone accomplishing their roles to the nines. Looking forward to our Humorous Contest on 4 September. Hope to see you there!

  • 9 July 2007 : It was an evening that Lim Swee Jian CC and Eddie Ang CC should treasure its moment: the former was formally installed as the President of the Club for the new term
    and the latter putting up his best performance for the first time as the
    Toastmaster of the Evening. Our bubbly and fun-loving President, in her maiden
    speech, pledging her intention in maintaining the status of the Club.

    The club would like to thank District 80 Governor Michael Wee DTM for helping to
    install the new committe members for the new term headed by Lim Swee Jian. Our
    thanks also went to our distinguished guests: Area Governor Stanley Chen CC,
    Rebecca Lee, John Choi and Tay Wee Leong, as well as the visitors.

    Last but not least, we would like to thank the Immmediate Past President Loh Ming Li CTM/CL and her executive committee for their unrelenting commitment and effort for garnering
    the President's Distinguished Club for the second consecutive year

  • 17 June 2007 : Our club closed the 2006/2007 term with 10 DCP goals. We are now a President's Distinguished Club. Well done Ulu Pandan ! Credit goes to all members of Ulu Pandan Toastmasters Club for helping to achieve the goals. We also produced 2 more competent communicators, Li Ying and Eddie Ang at our 5 June 2007 chapter meeting. Congratulations Eddie Ang and Li Ying ! Please do not stop delivering your speeches. Lastly, our new member Dave Teo did not go unnoticed for his credible performance as the Toastmaster of the Evening for the first time. Well done Dave !!

  • 17 June 2007 : Our annual general meeting was held on 22 May 2007. Let us welcome our 2007/2008 Executive Committee !

    President : Lim Swe Jian CC
    Vice President Education : Low Lay Hong
    Assistant Vice President Education (aka member of Education Subcommittee) : Dave Teo, Ana Juntilla, Irene Ng Chew Yee
    Vice President Membership :Eddie Ang Khea Chwee CC, Li Ying CC
    Assistant Vice President Membership (aka member of Membership Subcommittee) : Jenny Quah, Annie Png
    Vice President Public Relations : Angie Chew Chuan Eng, Farida Mustansir
    Assistant Vice President Public Relations (aka member of Public Relations Subcommittee) : Tanveer Haider Khan, Goh Chin Kwee
    Secretary : Shabana Tyebally CC, Adair Ngo Khay Soon CTM, CL
    Treasurer : Lim Seh Leng ACS,CL
    Sergeant at Arms : Clara Tan ACB,CL, Tham Hock Mon
    Immediate Past President : Loh Ming Li CTM, CL

  • 8 May 2007 : It is a night of many firsts. Our new member Ana Juntilla successfully hosted the evening's programme as Toastmaster of the Evening for the first time. Well done Ana ! We produced our first competent communicator for this term - Tyebally Shabana. Well done Shabana ! Clara also completed her first Advanced Communicator award, the Advanced Communicator Bronze award. Congratulations Clara ! These achievements have enabled our club to move from the Distinguished Club status to Select Distinguished Club status.

  • 3 Apr 2007 : We produced our second competent leader, Loh Ming Li, our club president for the 2006/2007 term at our chapter meeting tonight. Congratulations Ming Li ! We extend a warm welcome to our 10 Speechcrafters who have enrolled with the Speechcraft workshop last week 27 Mar 2007. And we welcome the latest addition to our Ulu Pandan family, Irene Ng. Welcome aboard !
  • 12 Mar 2007 : Our heartest congratulations to the following winners of the International Speech Contest on 6 March 2007. They are Farida Mustansir (Champion), Low Lay Hong (First Runner-up) and Lim Seh Leng (Second Runner-up).

  • 12 Mar 2007 : Our heartest congratulations to the following winners of the Table Topics Contest on 6 Mar 2007. They are Farida Mustansir (Champion), Lim Seh Leng (First Runner-up) and Loh Ming Li (Second Runner-up).

  • 13 Feb 2007 : Our first competent leader Adair Ngo was minted at the chapter meeting on 6 Feb 2007. Congratulations Adair ! It was indeed an evening well spent with well prepared and inspiring speeches. That evening, we also discovered a hidden talent amongst our midst - our very own relaxation mistress, Farida Mustansir who took us through a set of body movements to unwind the day's worries and tension. To all our project and language evaluators from NUS, Singapore Polytechnic, Braddell Heights, Dover and Tampines Regional Library, you have been simply superb ! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To all members, thank you for your spontaneous participation. You have all been wonderful and have demonstrated the unique Ulu Pandan spirit of camaraderie.

  • 11 Jan 2007 : At the chapter meeting on 9 Jan 2007, we witnessed 3 "Firsts". First, our club had the honour to have our club mentor and friend, DTM Richard Sng deliver his enlightening project 7 speech. It was also the first time that our member Lay Hong attended our meeting after a long absence. She had this to say about the meeting : "After an absence of 3 months, it was good to be back to witness a roomful of dynamic people delivering dynamic speeches and evaluations. It was indeed a dynamic start to a dynamic year ahead." We had our first new member of the year, Mandar Salunkhe, who joined our club that night after dropping by for the first time. Welcome aboard Mandar!

  • 31 Dec 2006 : Let us welcome our new member Goh Chin Kwee. Welcome aboard Chin Kwee !

  • 22 Dec 2006 : First of all, we would like to extend our warm welcome to our new member,

    Ana Juntilia for attending our 5 Dec chapter meeting after completing her Speechcraft Sessions.

    The words of the day, vitality, vigour and verve introduced by the Club Mentor, DTM Richard Sng, added spices to our language usage and liven up the whole atmosphere that was dampened by slight delay and inclement weather.

    The lively session was further maintained by the enthusiasm injected by the four guests, namely, John Choi dishing out his table topics in an invitingly manner, Rebecca Lee delivering the best evaluation report of the evening, Patrick Chang ACB and Mindy Ding, both offering
    their valuable and constructive suggestions to the speakers. We would like to thank them for their attendance and particularly for making the meeting a wonderful evening of learning, sharing and
    entertaining experiences.

  • 3 Dec 2006 : Let us welcome Ana Juntilla and Dave Teo, 2 recent graduates of our speechcraft workshop (conducted on 7,9,14,16 and 28 Nov 06) who have joined our club in Dec 06. Welcome Aboard !

  • 22 Nov 2006 : We had the pleasure and privilege to do our part for the Ulu Pandan community. On 8 Nov, we were invited to present a programme at a camp organised by the Ulu Pandan Citizens Consultative Committee Education and Welfare Subcommittee and the Youth Executive Committee for teens from Ulu Pandan. It is titled "I-CAN" for "I CAN COMMUNICATE, I CAN ACHIEVE, and I CAN BE NURTURED". It's purpose is to enable the teens to build their self-confidence and practise their communication skills.

  • 15 Nov 2006 : The Ulu Pandan November Toastmasters meeting was not an ordinary monthly
    chapter meeting. It also signalled the start of our Speechcraft course over a period of 5 sessions. Besides our regular agenda, whereby our Ulu Pandan Toastmasters delivered their project speeches, the Speechcrafters were given a preview of the setting in which a toastmasters chapter meeting is held, the management and the organization of such a meeting whereby toastmasters are expected to take on various appointments. A total of 13 people enrolled for the Speechcraft course. During the fast and furious table topics round, Speechcrafters were invited to participate to get a first-hand feel of standing in front of a group of people and sharing their opinions on a chosen topic. The meeting ended on a high note as usual with feelings of accomplishment and camaraderie all round. We look forward to seeing our Speechcrafters in the subsequent sessions.

  • 5 Oct 2006 : Every chapter meeting is a mystery to all because we do not know what
    awaits us. We had a fun English lesson by Pauline Lim CTM, the bubbly VPE of Choa Chu
    Kang TMC.

    The guests were jovial and encouraging; our members had a wonderful
    time interacting and sharing public speaking tips over break. It is with
    much regret that many of our members were unable to turn up for the meeting.

    Learning is a life long process and public speaking is no different.
    The 3 hour session enables us to unwind after all the hard work in preparing for the meeting, to
    measure our progress in public speaking and to evaluate our personal growth and improvement for the month.

    We are pleased to announce that UPTMC is organizing a 5 session
    Speechcraft Workshop in the month of November 2006. The workshop will be conducted by
    our Club Mentor, DTM Richard Sng, who was the champion of both the Area S2 Humorous
    Speech Contest as well as the Area S2 Evaluation Contest.

  • 12 Sep 2006 : It was with eagerness that all club members especially the first timers anticipated the arrival of the Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests on 5 Sep. Farida Mustansir, stood out because of her ability to be realistic and relate to the audience.The other participants,however,were no less impressive. Eddie Ang's naration of humorous jokes had everyone laughing heartily. Seh Leng was able to express herself clearly, her words accompanied with appropriate facial expressions and Margaret's witty speech held the full attention of the audience. First timer Low Lay Hong did an excellent job as the contest chair. Congratulations.

  • 12 Sep 2006: Congratulations to the following winners of our Humorous Speech Contest :
    • Lim Seh Leng (Champion)
    • Farida Mustansir (1st Runner-up)
    • Margaret Gan (2nd Runner-up)

  • 12 Sep 2006 : Congratulations to the following winners of our Evaluation Contest :
    • Lim Seh Leng (Champion)
    • Farida Mustansir (1st Runner-up)
    • Clara Tan (2nd Runner-up)

  • 7 Aug 2006 : A two-session Evaluation Workshop was conducted by our Club Mentor, DTM Richard Sng. It aims at developing the existing members to be skilled Evaluators as well as enhancing the overall status of the Club. The workshop was well received with 15 attendees mainly from the Ulu Pandan Toastmasters Club.
  • 7 Aug 2006 : The August Chapter Meeting saw 5 prepared speech projects. Vimal Sachdeva CL and Lim Seh Leng ATM-B/CL presented their Advanced Manual speeches while the other 3 were doing their basic Communicator speeches. The attendees were asked to fill in the Member Interest Survey as part of the ongoing effort to gauge the needs of the members. The best speaker award for Prepared Speeches went to Lim Seh Leng while the Best Table Topic Speaker award was clinched by Farida Mustansir, a relatively new comer to the Club. The club sincerely thanks visiting Toastmasters Toh Hung Jui, Wu Shuling CTM, Joni Siah CTM for their helpful and delightful evaluations, and Quek Geok Cheng for her assistance as Sergeant at Arms for the evening.
  • 10 July 2006 : Year 2005-2006 has been a very significant year for all. We have clinched many new awards under the able leadership of ATMB, CL Lim Seh Leng. Seh Leng was awarded both the Area Z2 Toastmaster of the Year as well as Division Z Toastmaster of the Year awards. Ulu Pandan Toastmasters Club also achieved the President's Distinguished Club award for the first time.

    Our young and articulate CTM, Loh Ming Li, is our new President for Year 2006-2007. She will be supported and assisted by a team of friendly, jolly and fun-loving Exco members. We are honoured by the presence of District 80, LGET, DTM, Michael Wee, who has kindly taken time off from his busy schedule to install the club officers during our July chapter meeting on 4 July 2006.

    The July chapter meeting was well attended by members and guests from other clubs. The evening's Best Prepared Speech Award went to TM Low Lay Hong, for her interesting topic entitled Learn, Share and Grow.

  •  11 June 2006: Our last chapter meeting for the 2005/2006 TI year was held on 6 June 2006. Although the date contains 3 occurences of the number 6, which may not be auspicious according to biblical definitions, none of us was aware of its significance until a guest pointed it out. Fortunately, the meeting proceeded without a hitch. We are very grateful to visiting Toastmasters ATM-B/CL Rebecca Lee from Brilliant Advanced and Gabriel Chen Yong Chao from Alumni Toastmasters Clubs for broadening our horizons with their helpful and enlightening project evaluations. Our club mentor DTM Richard Sng never failed to amaze us with his erudite learning and his impactful and edifying evaluation of the speech evaluations and language used. We attained 9 DCP goals that evening to become a President's Distinguished Club. Congratulations Ulu Pandan Toastmasters Club !
  • 2 June 2006: Our annual dinner cum general meeting was held two nights ago on 30 May 2006.

    Let's welcome our 2006/2007 Executive Committee !

    President : Loh Ming Li CTM
    Vice President Education : Lim Swe Jian
    Assistant Vice President Education (aka member of Education Subcommittee) : Low Lay Hong, Yip Chee Hung, Yong Yan Yi
    Vice President Membership : Lim Seh Leng CL
    Assistant Vice President Membership (aka member of Membership Subcommittee) : Eddie Ang, Shirline Cho, Li Ying
    Vice President Public Relations : Shillina Phua CL
    Assistant Vice President Public Relations (aka member of Public Relations Subcommittee) : Angie Chew, Shabana Tyebally, Julie Ong, Farida Mustansir
    Secretary : Clara Tan CL
    Treasurer : Adair Ngo CTM
    Sergeant at Arms : Tham Hock Mon
    Immediate Past President : Lim Seh Leng CL

  • 2 June 2006: Our WriteCraft : The SpeechWriter Workshop ended on a high note last Friday 26 May. It has been a memorable experience for our club members. We are indeed very grateful to our club mentor DTM Richard Sng for sharing so generously with us the finer points of crafting good speeches.

  • 6 May 2006: It was a night of double joy as our Vice President(Membership) Loh Ming Li and Sergeant at Arms Margaret Gan delivered their speeches for project 10 of the basic communications manual and attained the Competent Toastmaster (CTM) award during our May chapter meeting on 2 May 2006. On that night, our new members Chee Hung, Eddie, and Lay Hong embarked on their first projects under the new competent leadership track as they took up various meeting roles such as Ah-Counter, Timer and Sergeant at Arms. Many thanks to the many visiting Toastmasters who hail from as far as Tampinese Changkat, Thomson, Kowloon Singapore and AIA Changi, and have entertained and edified us with their useful and constructive feedback and comments for the speech and language evaluation segments of the night's programme.
  • 16 Apr 2006: Congratulations to our Vice President(Education) Adair Ngo for achieving the Competent Toastmaster (CTM) award during our April chapter meeting on 4 April 2006.
  • 9 Apr 2006: Many thanks to parents and students from the "Dairy Farm" Gavel Club as well as guest evaluators DTM Richard Sng, Flora Yong CL and Charles Lim ATM-B, CL for bringing much liveliness and variety to our chapter meeting on 4 April. We are grateful that our club mentor DTM Richard Sng has kindly agreed to begin the meeting with a short vocal warm-up exercise session. We are also grateful that our club mentor Patrick Chang ATM-B, CL has come all the way from Bishan to join us for our celebration dinner after the meeting.

  • 2 Apr 2006: Congratulations to our VPPR Clara Tan for emerging second runner-up during the Area Z2 Table Topics Contest held on 1 April at Grassroots Community Club.

  • 12 Mar 2006: It felt as though the stars had descended on our International Speech and Table Topics Contests on 7 March 2006. There were 57 or more toastmasters and guests that evening. Besides our distinguished panel of judges, we were honoured to have CCMC member Mr Lee Peng Shu to be the guest of honour for the contests.

  • 12 Mar 2006: It was also at the International Speech and Table Topics Contests on 7 March 2006 that we concluded our speechcaft workshop which began on 7 February 2006. We would like to warmly welcome our speechcrafters Yip Chee Hung, Low Lay Hong, Yong Yan Yi, Eddie Ang and Shabana Tyebally who have decided to join our Ulu Pandan family as they embark on their toastmasters journey. Welcome aboard Chee Hung, Lay Hong, Yan Yi, Eddie and Shabana !

  • 12 Mar 2006: Congratulations to the following winners of our International Speech Contest :
    • Lim Seh Leng (Champion)
    • Shillina Phua (1st Runner-up)
    • Loh Ming Li (2nd Runner-up)

  • 12 Mar 2006: Congratulations to the following winners of our Table Topics Contest :
    • Lim Seh Leng (Champion)
    • Clara Tan (1st Runner-up)
    • Shillina Phua (2nd Runner-up)

  • 12th Feb 2006: We opened our Speechcraft workshop at our chapter meeting on 7 February 2006. That evening, we were privileged to have with us our supportive club mentor DTM Richard Sng and ATM-S/CL Devi Harridas who helped to open our Speechcraft workshop with much panache through their brilliant "Introduction to Speechcraft" item and language evaluation respectively. We were also happy to witness the presence of our club sponsor Lin Ming who dropped by in spite of her busy schedule. Our VPE Vimal Sachdeva completed the second project from the Successful Club Series and attained his Competent Leader award that evening. Congratulations Vimal !
  • 5th Feb 2006: We successfully hosted the International Speech and Table Topics Contests for Geylang Serai Toastmasters Club on 4 February 2006. It was indeed a memorable Saturday afternoon with many of our own club members as well as the distinguished panel of judges, turning up in full force to render service to the event.

  • 3rd Feb 2006: In the tradition of Ulu Pandan Toastmasters Club, we held our annual dinner cum get together at the Jurong Country Club on 2 February 2006. In line with the spirit of Chinese New Year, it was a happy reunion for our club with our supportive club mentors DTM Richard Sng and Division Z Governor ATM-B/CL Patrick Chang, club sponsor ATM-B/CL Lin Ming, and charter members such as Lilian and Brian. We were also privileged to have the gracious presence of our Area Z2 governor CL See Chak Wah to be part of the Chinese New Year celebration of our club that evening.

  • 10th Jan 2006: We opened the year with a visit by our Area Z2 governor CL See Chak Wah on 3 Jan 2006. He also served as the meeting's general evaluator. Thanks Chak Wah for the many constructive comments to improve the meeting's proceedings. We were also privileged to have with us for that evening, Able Toastmaster Edward See, and visiting toastmasters DTM Chan Boon Hwee and CTM Simon Ho for bringing much colour to our meeting with their evaluations.

  • 18th Dec 2005: Three brave members Margaret Gan, Vimal Sachdeva and James Keok represented our club at our Toastmasters Idol contest on 10 Dec 2005. All three put up memorable performances. Our Sergeant at Arms Margaret Gan cooked her way into the hearts of the audience and judges with her live cooking demonstration when she became one of the six finalists out of fifteen contestants. James regaled the audience with his mischievous jokes and our Vice President of Education (Vimal Sachdeva) sang his heart out with a Hindi Bollywood love number. Thank you Margaret, Vimal and James for your wonderful performances at the Toastmasters Idol contest!

  • 18th Dec 2005: Our VPPR Clara Tan attained her competent leader (CL) title at our chapter meeting on 6 Dec 2005. Congratulations Clara ! We also presented our IPP Shillina Phua with the distinguished club award for her 2004/2005 term. Not to forget, we will like to thank all visiting Toastmasters for dropping by during our chapter meeting on 6 Dec 2005.

  • 2nd Dec 2005: Ulu Pandan TMC bade goodbye to a dear friend and devoted mentor, Ms Lilian Lau on 11 Nov 2005. Lilian sponsored the club in 2002 amid her busy schedule as District Governor during the same period. She continued to support and mentor the club and would never fail to attend every EXCO meeting to ensure the team kept their spirits high. Her relentless kindness and kindred spirit to the Club will always reside in our memory.

  • 2nd Dec 2005: What better encouragement can a club receive than those that come from the endorsements of potential members? Four new members have staked their hearts to join our Club during our last chapter meeting on 8 Nov 2005. From now on, we will embark into an adventurous journey of learning, sharing and growing together. A warm welcome to the new members to our family - Angie, Li Ying, Lydon, and Julie.

  • 4th Oct 2005: We are proud to announce that Vimal Sachdeva our VPE has attained his CTM award! Thank you to all visiting Toastmasters for participating in our meeting, and thanks to all Non-Toastmasters for dropping by. We hope to see you again at our November Chapter meeting.

  • 18th Sept 2005: Congratulations to our member James Keok for emerging first runner-up in the recent Area Z2 Humorous Speech Contest on 15 Sep at Chua Chu Kang CC.

  • 7th Sept 2005: Thanks to to guest toastmasters from NUS Alumni, NTU Alumni and Grassroots Toastmasters Club for graciously accepting our invitation to be our language/project evaluators at our Sep 6 meeting.

    It has been an extraordinary night filled with laughter and much amusement. Our guests and fellow toastmasters shared much of their personal insights and wisdom as they attempted the challenging Zen-inspired table-topics.

  • We had the first successful run of our Experiential Pronunciation Workshop on 3 September 2005. It was attended by 47 people from the public. Our sincere thanks to our club mentor Richard Sng DTM and guest toastmaster Flora Yong CTM for helping us to run the lecture and the pronunciation challenge segments. Many thanks to all our club members who helped in one way or another, during the preparation for as well as on the actual day of the workshop. Here are a few of the comments from the Experiential Pronunciation Workshop participants : "

The Pronunciation Session
- Good examples given to enhance understanding

The Games Session
- Good try to spike interest and understanding of earlier speech
- A very good and interesting talks but time is insufficient (Serene Chua)

Value of workshop
- Interesting and Enlightening way of gaining everyone's interest to see the
importance of good pronunciation.
- Excellent! (Heng Li San)

Overall
- interesting workshop as it imparts skills in a non-formal manner
- Fun & loving group & great participation (Heng Li San) "

  • We will like to thank our guest toastmasters from Brilliant Advanced, Singapore Swimming Club, Chua Chu Kang, Grassroots, AIA Changi, IPFAS, Money Mastery, Queenstown Mandarin and Singapore Health Nurses for taking time from their busy schedule to help us with our first Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest on 2 Aug 05.
  • Congratulations to the following winners of the Humorous Speech Contest :
    • James Keok (Champion)
    • Lim Swe Jian (1st Runner-up)
    • Lim Seh Leng (2nd Runner-up)

  • Congratulations to the following winners of the Evaluation Contest :
    • Lim Seh Leng (Champion)
    • James Keok (1st Runner-up)
    • Tan Teck Lee (2nd Runner-up)

  • Congratulations to our VPM Robert Koh on becoming a Competent Toastmaster, our club's first for the term 2005/2006 on 5 July 05!

  • Let us congratulate our club president Shillina Phua for attaining her Competent Leader (CL) title on 7 June 05!
    With this, we manage to achieve the goal of becoming a Distinguished Club for the first time!

  • Let us welcome our new Executive Committee for 2005-2006 :

    President : Lim Seh Leng
    VP(Education) : Vimal Sachdeva, Adair Ngo
    VP(Membership) : Robert Koh, Loh Ming Li
    VP(Public Relations) : Clara Tan, Adrian Lim
    Treasurer : Tham Hock Mon
    Treasurer Mentor : Anthony Seow
    Secretary : Shirline Cho, Lim Swe Jian
    Sergeant-At-Arms : Margaret Gan

    Immediate Past President : Shillina Phua



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