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Pay It Forward

“I have gained so much from Toastmasters and serving as the Division A Governor is my continued effort in PAYING IT FORWARD, to touch more lives through the Toastmasters movement”

Toastmasters is not merely a place to learn public speaking but it is really a platform to better one’s lifeskills.
I personally had overcome two difficult periods, 1997/1998 and 2002/2003, by simply applying what I learnt from Toastmasters.

My faith in the Toastmasters movement grows stronger and stronger over the years, crisis after crisis. My firm conviction is that Toastmasters’ programmes train members beyond public speaking.

Over the years, I had seen many taking a simplistic view of Toastmasters; they unknowingly set simple presentation goals.
Upon achieving these goals, be it attainment of Competent Communicator or completion of Speechcraft, these members dropped out prematurely.

My sole motivation in running for the Office of the Division A Governorship is to share my story and assist more people to reach out to a higher Toastmasters plane.

More can then gain the additional benefits of being Toastmasters and lead higher performance lifestyles.

Will I have the opportunity to serve you and PAY IT FORWARD?

With your support, I will!

Yeo Chai Tun

YEO CHAI TUN, DTM PMP

MSc BSc(Hons)(EEE) CDipAF DipMMgt
Charter Member, Toa Payoh Central CC Toastmasters Club
Assistant Division D Governor(Education & Training) I 2006-2007
Area D3 Governor 2005-2006
Club President 2003-2004
Club Vice President (Education) 2001-2002
Club Vice President (Public Relations) 2000-2001
District 80 Evaluation Contest 2nd Runner-up 2007

Shaving my hair for the Children Cancer Patients

Dear Fellow Toastmasters, Friends, Brothers & Sisters,

Derek Tan

I am shaving my hair on the 6 July (Sunday) for the Children Cancer Patients.
This is an annual event organised by the Children’s Cancer Foundation (www.ccf.org.sg). Venue: Velocity @ Novena Square.

Please come and make an on-line pledge @Hair For Hope (This is my “shavee’s information”).

Every cent counts. I believed your generiosity will make a difference to the children’s tomorrow.

Don’t wait further, I am making my difference, Come do yours.

On behalf of the children cancer patients, my sincere appreciation to you.

Yours Sincerely,

Derek Tan (a.k.a. Tan Kee Wee Derek)

Annual Gathering Dec 2007

I was busy tweaking this new WordPress theme I didn’t have the time to blog about this annual event.

Read about it at Chai Tun’s blog:

http://80aread3.blogspot.com/2007/12/tpccc-year-end-gathering-on-29-dec-at.html

I did a trackback but I doubt it would be successful at blogspot.

By the time you read this, the new theme should be up.

The rest of the photos could be viewed at Yiang Ping’s Album collection at Picasaweb:

http://picasaweb.google.com/tayyping/TPCCCTMCYearEndParty

The Contact Us Form

In case you’d tried contacting us through the Contact-Us Form, you should received a reply from me by now.

If you had not, kindly send me another.

I had just went to the admin area to fix the mail pointing error.

Apparently, the MX was being reset after the hosting fixed the server. (See earlier posting)

I am still trying to restore it bit by bit ….. looks like the affected area is wider than I had expected.

I suspected the older files had overwritten the newer and the emails are delivered to the wrong inboxes.

Again, another apology, kindly send us another, please go to:

http://tpctmc.org/contact-us.html

Did you try to visit us yesterday?

The web was down for a few hours yesterday.

It was back at about 7.00pm.

If you are reading this, now you know the reason. But hundred others may not.

There’s nothing I could do about it. The hosting were trying to put it back the best they could. This is a non-profit organization. We couldn’t afford a dedicated server.

My numerous calls to them during that period may be annoying but that’s the most I could do.

While they’re trying very hard to fix it, all I got was “We’re compiling the Apache.”

I couldn’t understand, I couldn’t help. So we just wait …. until 7.00pm.

My sincere apologies. Please come back again.

And Chapter #215 continues …

Well, the chapter meeting #215 was adjorned. but the word of the evening “MOMENT” by the Language Evaluator, Charanjit Singh ACG, CL, didn’t ended there.

Michael, our newly joined member continued with this:

Hi
Thanks for the warm reception. The MOMENT I was on the third level, Yiang Ping was there to welcome me and Chai Tun made me feel at home. It was comfortable to have Peter beside.

The website drew me to the club – both informative and informal. Well done President and Webmaster. A feather to your cap. The website hints a family-friendly environment that is serious in education and development of members. It proved true.

We have our reasons to join TM. Maybe I can be down for the ice breaker next meeting to share on my objectives in joining TM – not very differnt from most of you but not necessarily the same. It is the MOMENT of truth.

Michael TP40

Riddle: What appears twice in a MOMENT, once in a minute but not in a second or hour or day or week or year?

Yiang Ping, the MAD one, the Mentor for Membership and sometimes the Mother of All Mentors asked, ” What is M?”:

Wow James… You are very smart can guess the answer of Michael’s riddle in “just a moment”!

May I invite all our members to contribute… In the Spirit of Toastmasters…

What is M?
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Club President Jul07-Jun08

Since serving as club president, I had been unable to keep up with the posting.

Updating of the website have also been kept just to the minimum.

But I try to keep this blog going. At least it’s easier than creating a new page for the web.

So, subscribe to the RSS feeds.

All announcements shall be made here instead.

Hi this is Derek Tan, new to the club

Good Morning Madam President, Fellow Toastmasters & Friends,

hee hee … sounded quite serious for a start huh ?

This is Derek Tan. For those that I have not met yet, I am probably the latest addition to the club. I made up my mind to sign up somewhere in Oct/Noc last year, fulfilling one of my new year resolution for 2005, I reckon.

Anyway, I will be doing my P1 in the coming chapter meeting, and I am looking forward to it. hooray !

I use Yahoo IM quite a lot, you may be able to see me on-line quite often with the id “derektankw”. look forward to get to know everyone more.

Cheers!

New Pages

A few pages have been added since the beginning of the new term (Jul2005-Jun2006):

Don’t miss those great speeches.