Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Evaluation at Philips Calamba

Today, Dr. Noy and Les motored all the way to Calamba to attend the Philips Calamba Toastmasters Club Meeting with AreaGov. Khris. Welcoming the guests at the lobby was Roel Maccarubo who used to be a Motorolan. Roel Maccarubo is the club's contestant under Area 77 in the Area 77-78 Joint Quartethlon on Sept. 9.

For tonight's meeting, Les evaluated TM Lingua for his speech "The Missing Day in the Earth" which was an attempt to explain a claimed missing day through some bible verses. Dr. Noy was the General Evaluator. VP for Education Viselle handled some business matters. She is actually the wife of Vic delos Reyes, one of our associates.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Club Meeting at Rizal

Club President Gerry Ong isn't about to hurl the eraser to an inattentive member. No, there just was no gavel available. So Gerry made the Call to Order with a @#$%^&* whiteboard eraser! :)

KT Orfianno led the Invocation and Toastmasters' Pledge. That was a very well prepared Invocation!

VP Education Mic Tuason as the ever reliable Toastmaster of the Day.

Maricel delivered her Speech Project #3 entitled "The Nursing Profession" and described how it is to be a nurse. Dr. Noy delivered his speech entitled "Beginning with the End in Mind" which told the inspiring story of Dr. Noy's perseverance to attain his goals in life. Les evaluated Dr. Noy's speech.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Charter Installation of Kimberly-Clark Phils. TMC

Tonight was the Charter Installation of the Kimberly Clark Philippines Toastmasters Club. The meeting was held at the Poquito Mas Restaurant at Westgate Alabang. Theme for the club meeting was "Genesis" and a very apt word for the event. Attending the event from ON Semiconductor were Dr. Noy and Les. Richard from Metro Drug was also there. Governors in attendance were Rema Manzano, Khris Albano, Beth Pableo and Lolet Gabay.

Attending the event from ON Semiconductor were Dr. Noy and Les. Richard from MetroDrug was also there.

Immediate Past Div.H Governor Dr. Noy delivered the Keynote Address which also served as his Farewell Speech. He assured the club that they were in "good hands" with the present crop of governors and officers. Club President Jess Mariano in his Inaugural Speech exhorted the officers and members to continue being committed to the club. His delivery was overflowing with excitement and enthusiasm that the speech exceeded the time allotment. :)

Dr. Noy was the General Evaluator for the night and Les evaluated a Prepared Speech Speaker - Hanika Dimaano. The title of her speech was "Ma Flamme" (French for "My Passion"). Midway, Les' evaluation turned humorous when he said "When I went through your body, (pause), no, not YOUR body..." Of course he was referring to the body of the speech, but that didn't stop the audience from breaking into laughter. The laughter took so long that Les' evaluation speech went on overtime. There was a vote for the Best Speaker and adjudged as the speaker of the night was Bernadette Villanueva. The KCPI Toastmasters were very happy in their Charter Installation and gave out tokens to the guests. The meeting ended at 10:30pm.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Guest Evaluation at Alabang Community Toastmasters Club

AreaGov. Lolet Gabay invited Les to guest evaluate today at the Alabang Communit Toastmasters Club at the 2nd floor of the Gloria Maris Restaurant in Alabang Town Center. DivGov. Rema Manzano was also there to guest evaluate. Club President Dr. Neil Carranto and VP Peter Almonte were there to welcome to guests.

The theme of the meeting was "Taking the Club Seriously". Les took on the Table Topics evaluation for 4 speakers: Neil, Viviene, Peter and Anne. He also evaluated 2 Prepared Speech speakers Viviene Vargas and Dr. Neil Carranto. A speaker very fluent in the English language, Viviene delivered a remarkable Icebreaker Speech entitled "The Swan". Dr. Neil's speech was entitled "The Ant" and talked about his keen observations on the characteristics of the ant.

For his part, Les delivered his Advanced Speech Project #2 - Speaking to Entertain from the Professional Speakers Manual and was evaluated by Lolet. His speech took 12 minutes to deliver although the required limit was 15 to 20 minutes.

AreaGov. Lolet in turn gave a stirring delivery of her Advanced Speech #4 - A Touching Story and was evaluated by Rema. Her speech, which was a story about her struggles and challenges with her deaf son simply brought the audience to tears. The club meeting ended at 9:15pm.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Guest Evaluation at Kimberly-Clark Philippines

Les Aquino today was invited by AreaGov. Lolet Gabay as Guest Evaluator at the KCPI Toastmasters Club. At the same time, he delivered his Advanced Speech #1 from The Entertaining Speech Manual. The title of his speech is "That Extra Mile". The speech is a story about his unforgettable experience upon arriving in the United States for the first time. Les evaluated Jon De Padua, a prepared speaker for his Speech Project #2 Organize Your Speech. His speech was entitled "Sari-Sari Store" and was a call for entrepreneurship among Filipinos. It was an interesting speeech that was virtually a subject on "Business 101".

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Division H and K Turnover Ceremonies

Sunday, August 6, was a memorable day for District 75 (Philippines) as it heralded the formal splitting of Division H and the alignment of its Areas and Clubs into a new division called Division K. The event was held at the Horizon Club of Casino Filipino in Paranaque City.

Our very own April Dionela TM (2005-2006 Division Quartethlon Champion) was one of the emcees together with Edith dela Cruz ATM-G. Highlights of the event were the following:
  • Launching of Division K and the unveiling of the Charter by Immediate Past District Gov. Elisa Tay DTM.
  • Installation of Division and Area Governors by Lt.Gov. for Education Gina Mapua DTM.
  • Awarding Ceremonies by Elisa Tay and Immediate Past Div.H Gov. Noy Josef DTM.
  • Installation of the 2006-2007 Club Officers by District Governor Alan Olmilla DTM.

Here's the exuberant Dr. Noy Josef entering the hall.

Dr. Noy Josef presenting Division H's stellar accomplishments.

The new Division K Gov. Rema Manzano receiving the award from Dr. Noy Josef.

April Dionela receiving recognition from Past District Governor Elisa Tay.

Dr. Noy Josef receiving the highly coveted Division Governor of the Year Award. Presenting the award from left to right: Elisa Tay, Gina Mapua and Alan Olmilla.

Banners showing the old and the new Division H structures. Notice our very own Roxy Borromeo heading Area 74 as Area Governor in Division H. ON Semiconductor used to be under Area 74, Division H.

Banner showing the realignment of clubs into the new division Division K. The ON Semiconductor TMC is now under Area 78 of Division K and the Area Governor is Carina "Bobbie" Galang.

Mass Induction of Club Officers.

After the Induction, konting Indakan naman.

Lots a dancing. Hey Doc, sino ba iyang sexy na kasayaw mo?

Haaayy... nakakapagod. Tsibugan naman. Wow, Sarap!

More Dancing, Yeah baby! Just can't get enough of these dance moves...

A Luau to cap the evening.