Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One Term

When I was elected to be the Club President of MEF Toastmasters Club, I doubted my own capability to lead the club. I was worried that I would not do a good job and that I might disappoint those who trusted me. However, when I started to look around, I was not alone. I had 6 friends who would be leading the club along with me.

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The term started well where we organised a group activity – laser tag. Though it was just a few of us who went, it was fun. We met two Japanese some more and invited them to join us.

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In that same term, I was still part of Division H Council Members. I was in charge to organise Division H Joint Installation Dinner and guess what? I only had a few weeks to prepare. It was not easy but I was glad to have a capable team to work along with and the dinner was a success.

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When I started the term, I had a few goals that I would want to achieve. First was the team building for the club. Though I was hoping for a 2-days-1-night thing, half day was good as well. Honestly, I was really proud that my members did a great job in making this team building a success.

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Second would be an education workshop. We managed to get non Toastmasters to join the workshop and recruited one member that day. Personally, I learned a lot in this workshop.

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For the club, some of us went all the way to Teluk Intan to attend the second Club Officers Training. We managed to bond with other clubs’ officers – exchanging ideas and experiences.

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MEF ended year 2015 with celebrating Christmas at one of the members’ place. We had food, games and the moment everyone was waiting for, gifts exchange. We had a lot of returned members to join us that night.

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MEF then kick-start year 2016 with a big explosion. Thanks to one of the members, 4 club representatives joined a public table topics contest in SPICE. Guess what? Our club swept off all the grand cash prizes. All of them!

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Of course what came after was the club contest. In order to convince the other members to participate the contest, the leaders must participate as well – and that was what I did. I joined the Table Topics Contest and was delighted to win second place. Unfortunately, I was not able to represent the club in the Area Level as I had a company training at that time, boo!

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A few of us then represented the club to participate Division H Team Building. We were split into different groups which was a good thing. Unfortunately, I had reflux that night and had to end the night early and did not participate the second day. I went home to rest.

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We even organised a makan-makan and it went on to makan-makan 2.0 and so on. Trust me, when it comes to food, we will definitely have members to join us. We just love to eat so much.

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For the very first time, all of us under-dressed for the meeting. The meeting theme was Hawaiian Beach Party and all of us dressed up like we were at the beach. Well, not all but, most of us.

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MEF never missed to organise a karaoke session for the members and this year was no exception. Though a few of us turned up, we had a great time as each of us had plenty of chances to sing.

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Of course, every term has to come to an end and that the new leaders are born. I am proud to present the new leaders that will lead MEF Toastmasters Club for the next one term.

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And every term that comes to an end should be celebrated with everyone. We had a term end celebration at one of our members’ place. Similarly, we had food, games and oh, awards presentation by yours truly. I just wanted to show my gratitude and appreciation to all those who contributed and supported the club.

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And yeah, MEF EXCO 2015/2016 is bidding farewell but of course, we are not going anywhere. Especially myself.


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I am taking another step in Toastmasters in the next one term…

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