Welcome to the first Hong Kong Toastmasters Club 2014/15 Blog! Since 1954, our club has developed numerous number of speakers and leaders. This year, we are celebrating our 60th Anniversary in November! Here’s a quick recap of our endeavors in July.
Regular Meeting Highlights
At the first regular meeting of this term on Monday 7 July, our new member Calvin Lee conquered his fear and gave a Project 2 speech on his everlasting moments. Andrew Yeung praised Dr. Ralph C. Smedley for founding Toastmasters in his Special Occasion Speeches advanced project. Rita Tsui’s evaluation on Ai Ai Ong’s Storytelling advanced project won her the Best Evaluator Award. The STAR of the evening was of course our humorous SAA Marco Lok, for his warm welcome to guests from Ireland, India, Australia and New York City.
We brought Hawaii to our meeting on 21 July with the theme ‘Summer Aloha’! We spoke and danced around a ‘campfire’ prepared by our VPE Matthew Lee. Cherry Chow gave an exceptionally well Ice-Breaker and won the Best Speaker Award. Ann Lee recommended that we should keep things simple; while Johnathan Mok reiterated the importance of applying common senses. Michael Boynton, our in-house Grammarian, escaped from his usual role and won the Best Evaluator Award for being the Table Topics Evaluator. Summer Aloha would not be complete without Hula dances. Andrew-heta taught us Kaholo and Ami, two basics steps to Hula. Special thanks of Flora Ng from GAP Toastmasters to be our Guest General Evaluator.
Our Members @ Toastmasters Hong Kong Community
As one of the building blocks of the Toastmasters Community in Hong Kong, our members have reached out to network with other clubs. Our executive committee have actively participated in the Division HKG Club Officers Training cum OSCAR Night. Matthew, Ann, Alan, Andrew and Bonnie Lam attended meetings at various clubs: New Experience, Centraler, Island, Graduates and Professionals to name a few. It was fun and rewarding to engage with other clubs. We look forward to share the joy of 60 years of Toastmasters in Hong Kong with ALL Toastmasters in the community.
Coming Soon – Event Highlights
4 Aug – Easyspeak Workshop by our master Alan Kwong
18 Aug – Evaluation Speech Workshop by our star Evaluator Asta Lee
1 Sep – Humorous and Evaluation Speech Contests – Sign up with Alice Wong now!
15 Sep – New Members Induction
29 Sep – Speakerthon! Prepare your speech now
Check out “Club Calendar” on our website for more!
Together with our energetic and dynamic Club Officers, we are looking forward to a fruitful Toastmaster Year ahead of us. See you at our next meeting!
Join us at our 60th Anniversary @ 21 Nov 2014