Installation of new BSC, Otters, UBD TMC

IT WAS an important and meaningful day for the Brunei Speakers’ Club of Toastmasters Area K6, District 87.

The Brunei Speakers’ Clubs (BSC), joined by Otters TMC and UBD Toastmasters Club (UBD TMC), recently held their Joint Installation Ceremony at the Star Lodge Hotel in Jerudong, said a press release.

The ceremony instated a brand new Executive Committee (ExCo) of club officers for the term 2017/2018.

Their role is to provide leadership and support, thereby foster a positive environment conducive to each member’s personal and professional growth, allowing members to achieve their Toastmasters education programme goals in communication and leadership.

The event commenced with welcoming remarks by Area Director, Amram Jamaluddin, who also continued the ceremony by acting as the installation officer of all three clubs.

Following the Joint Installation Ceremony, and before the installation speeches, Calvinca Poerawinata of Brunei’s Under-18 Gavel Club entertained the audience in her role as the humour mistress.

From left are members Dr Pooja Shivanand, Jordan Yau, Rano Iskandar, Waajidun Ni’Am bin Haji Dollah; Dr Lim Mei Ann, Hajah Haryati binti Haji Abdul Gafur, Ong Yin and Nurawfa binti Haji Nawawi

Speeches at the event were given by each club’s newly appointed presidents – Dr Pooja Shivanand (BSC), Sandy Tan (Otters TMC) and Liyana binti Sidek (UBD TMC) – to inspire club members and highlight the club’s vision for the upcoming term.

Dr Pooja Shivanand, the most recent District Champion of Speech Evaluation Contest 2016 as well as the Division Champion of Table Topics Speech Contest 2017, emphasised on the theme ‘Excellence’ in her installation speech.

Excellence in providing club service and educational support to BSC members is the mission of the 2017/2018 BSC Executive Committee.

The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Everyone is welcomed to join Area K6 Toastmasters Club.

For more information on visiting the Toastmasters Club or joining, contact the clubs’ vice presidents – Jidun Dollah of BSC (+673 721 4617), Justin Soon of Otters TMC (+673 715 4892) and Ihzash Ahamed of UBD TMC (+673 714 6786).

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