Marine Parade Toastmasters’ Club AGM (Annual General Meeting)
Quorum for AGM is essential, i.e. at least 50% + 1 member, and we achieved quorum tonight – Thank you to all of our members who made special effort to be present!
We started the AGM with a great review what the club has achieved. VP Education, Membership, PR and Treasurer, of the outgoing 11th ExCo gave updates on the past 2018-2019 Toastmasters year and President Putu rounded off nicely with his President’s Reflection. Prasad was already in his element as the incoming Secretary, as he took minutes of the AGM proceedings!😁 The complete AGM minutes will be sent out to MPTMC Members – please keep a lookout for it in your inbox.
Next, the anticipated Election time!
Contenders for the roles gave impassioned speeches, imploring members to vote for them. We love our members who stepped up for the 2019-2020 Executive Committee, despite their busy schedules and commitments. We would not be able to continue to deliver quality Meetings without volunteers to prepare and run them. Ultimately our club is run by volunteers and it can only be as good as what we put in!
The stars of the night were our newly-elected Executive Committee (ExCo) – say hello to our new Club Officers for 2019-2020!
We are proud of the following elected individuals who will lead, inspire, and serve our medley family of Marine Parade Toastmasters Club for the 2019 – 2020 Term! 🤗
🌱MPTMC 2019-2020 Executive Committee🌱:
– President: Shiv Barasia
– Vice President Education (x2): Ramanpreet Kaur Bhatia & – Vice President Membership: Tan Hwee Koon (Queenie)
– Vice President Public Relations: Diana Narbutaitė
– Secretary: Prasad Bakre
– Treasurer: Swatantra Singh Bhatia
– Sergeant-at-Arms: David Osborne
The new ExCo will start work in July – annual office terms run from 1st July through 30th June. Congratulations and a grand Thank You to our 2019-2020 Exco for your commitment to serve our Club! ✊🥳
Prior to AGM, we held a mini-version of chapter meeting, wherein we heard 2 prepared speeches. XiaoHao taught us to use ‘DBS’ in our daily quest to learn to say ‘No’ and Gwen gave a rousing rendition of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. 💪 Sachin and Fan Li were our elegant #Evaluators. Thank you to all the guests and especially to Molly for the lovely #homemade kaya! 😍
Stitches from the Special Screening – we all were rolling in laughter from Cher Khim’s uber-humourous, powerfully-delivered speech in Cebu, at the Philippines District 75 Conference earlier this year (April 2019).
So many things happened on this night that we had to continue the ‘toast’ bit outside. 😁 (lots of pics that tell stories) Bubbles were passed around as we gave a toast to 🎉Cher Khim🎉 for being elected as Program Quality Director for Toastmasters International District 80 i.e. for the whole of Singapore. 👈🥂
All photos are available on our Facebook page!