Friday, September 30, 2005

The passing of a friend...

Last Wednesday, 28 September 2005, we received a sad news about a passing of a friend, who was also a CIMA Malaysia's SDC committee member, Dr. Unvar Rahman Abdul Muthalib. He had succumbed to the dengue fever which had plagued our city these last few weeks. He was the Assistant Professor in UIA. His contributions to CIMA Malaysia, especially through SDC, was invaluable.

It is sad that he had to go this way. We are all saddened by his demise.

No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why

Since you'll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you always stay

(excerpt from a poem called "If tears could build a stairway" [anon.])

To his wife and children he left behind, we offer them our deepest condolences. May God grant them strength to face the days ahead.

To Dr. Unvar Rahman, we bid you our last farewell, and thank you for giving us the chance to know you and be your friends.


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Division C contest announcement

Dear All,

The Division Contest is coming up this weekend. Details:

Date : 24 September 2005 (Saturday)

Time : 2.00 p.m. (Contestants please be there by 1.30 p.m.)

Venue : Auditorium, Prime College,
4th Floor, The Summit,
Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1,
Subang Jaya.

Our Area C1 contestants and their back-ups are:

Champion:- Jack Leong
1st runner-up:- Jitesh Kan Tilal

Champion:- Victor Cheong
1st runner-up:- G. Sivalingam

Tickets are RM 15/- each.
Let's go and give them a great show of support.

The Division has also asked that all clubs give a show of support by persuading at least 5 members to buy tickets. Should be easy right, 5 per club? So far DU has promised the participation of a few people.

Hope you and your members make it a point to witness the Division's greatest speakers in action. Please confirm the numbers attending by Thurs, 22nd September 2005 so that I can liaise with Div C for logistics purposes.

Thanks and have a great week.

Best regards,

Area C1
Enriching Lives

Change in EXCO line-up - new Treasurer

Dear Fellow Toastmasters,

There has been a change in the Exco line-up. We have a new Treasurer in the comely form of TM Christine Tan. She has been a devoted Committee Member for the past months and enthusiastically took up the post of Treasurer. Christine we welcome you on board and thank you for your help. I know everyone will give Christine the utmost support to make her role an enjoyable one.

Why is there a new Treasurer? Because the old one went away! No, no he did not. He's still around. Our former Treasurer, TM Wan Rashid decided to resign and the Exco has accepted with much reluctance due to his mounting workload. However, he will still support us and the club whenever needed.

Warm regards,

Monday, September 05, 2005

AREA C1 Contest Results

The Area C1 Contest was held last Saturday, 3rd
September 2005. It was graced by our Division
Governor DTM Patricia Tan. We had a pleasant surprise
in that many "VIPs" attended and a large crowd of
about 40 people turned up to cheer the contestants on.

All the contestants gave it their best and it must
have been tough for the judges to choose the best.
There were three for each of the contests and so only
the champions and 1st runners-up were announced. The

Humorous Speech Contest:

1) Champion - Jack Leong from D'Utama
2) 1st Runner Up - Jitesh Kantilal from CIMA

Evaluation Contest:

1) Champion - Victor Cheong from CIMA
2) 1st Runner Up - G. Sivalingam from D'Utama

Congratulations to all the winners! They truly
enthralled the crowd. The crowd was fantastic and the
whole atmosphere was electrifying and merry.

Thanks to our Div C Governor Pat for being there and
giving all of us encouragement. Thanks too, to all
who helped out as role players. Special thanks to our
Organising Chair and Contest Chairs - Parasakti and
Nancy who got everyone into the fun competitive mood.

Don't forget the Division C Contest is on the 24th
September 2005 at Prime College, Summit, Subang Jaya
at 2.00 p.m. I have the tickets with me. Let me know
the numbers you need. Tickets are priced at RM15/-
only each inclusive of refreshments. Remember our
champions will be competing as well. So let us be
there and root for them!

Once again thanks to everyone for the part you played
in a most enjoyable contest.

Best Regards,
Area C1 Governor