Friday, April 17, 2009

New Members Induction Ceremony cum Hydro Hotel Visit

Date : 5th April 2009
Venue : Hydro Hotel, Batu Feringghi, Penang

Members of Gurney Toastmasters enjoyed the best of Hydro Hotel's Buffet Sunday Hi-Tea, especially the pudding! ehem..and we meant it!

It is a 'ritual' for a new member to be inducted into the family of any Toastmasters Club. Normally, induction is held on a yearly basis during Joint Installation Banquet dinner but we do have our own induction at the club level. This time round, our induction coincides with the F1 Sepang Race 2009 and we were so spoilt to be inducted at Hydro Hotel by the poolside.

Three new members, one 'used-to-be' member and five Gurney Toastmasters members gathered for a Sunday Buffet Hi-Tea with a plan, not to take over Hydro Hotel but to spread the goodness of Toastmasters in the hotel itself! Nothing was hard to do as the General Manager himself was inducted that day.

Programme of the day :
2.30pm START : Hi Tea @ Coffee House next to Poolside.
Wonderful environment and lots of varieties of food. Everyone was happy and relaxed catching up and getting to know one another more.

4:00pm Hotel Tour to the Meeting Room, Business Centre, Rudi's Office, Lounge etc.

4:30pm Meeting started by Ai Li, TOE.
IPP, Sam Koay gave a welcoming speech
Word of the day
by Rudi
- "AUF WIERSERSEHN!" (German : until we meet again)

Humour session by Sam & Muthu.
Assignment speech by Soo Huey
- "What have you missed today?"

5.00 pm Table topic session with 8 participants
Speech evaluation for prepared speech my Yap Heng Weng
Table topic evaluation by Muthukumaran.

he, he commented that he never had evaluated 8 table topics before in his entire history with Toastmasters! Everyone had fun and was actively participating :)

Induction Ceremony by Cheah Ee Liang (Area S3 Governor)

- Announcement of new members with Mentor
Chan - Dylan (Mentor)
Rudi - Ai Li (Mentor)
Weng Keong - Sam (Mentor)
Kyle - Joanne (Mentor)
5:45pm Meeting ended. Closing speech by Dylan.

It was indeed a great induction ceremony for the new members and a great gathering for all!

WH Yap (Renesas Toastmasters Club) , Soo Huey (Achievers Toastmasters Club) and Ai Li

Kyle Lee (new member), Lynda and WK Wan (new member)

Jyh Woei (new member) and Sam

We had a few comments from the guest who joined us in the gathering and as usual,
"Gurney Toastmasters Club is ALWAYS THE MOST HAPPENING CLUB ~ EVER!"

* We wish to thank Muthukumaran (Penang Advanced Toastmasters Club), WH Yap (Renesas Toastmasters Club), Penny Ooi (Maverick Toastmasters Club), June Lim (YMCA Toastmasters Club) and Cheah Ee Liang (Area S3 Governor + Renesas Toastmasters Club) for making the event more successful!

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