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KTM Newsletter Vol 3 December 2021

Published by zahramarz88, 2022-01-05 11:19:37

Description: #Toastmasters #Members # Leaders #Communication


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President Sanjeewa Sathkumara 0718563041 [email protected] VP Education Darshana Abeysinghe 071 814 5536 [email protected] VP Membership Zahra Marzook 071 305 1764 [email protected] VP Public Relations Fathima Athiya 0760006304 [email protected] Secretary Thilini Wasundara 071 511 5552 [email protected] Treasurer Kasun Rathnayake 071 4102474 [email protected] Sergeant at Arms Ovinda Jayawardana 071 324 0661 [email protected] 2


Club Mission We 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. We meet every 1st & 3rd Thursday of Every month (online) From 20.00 to 22.00 4

President's Message TM Sanjeewa Sathkumara \"This is a platform which brings together people from various places, different industries, and minded with a common goal.\" First of all, I would like to thanks all, A club session allows members to who contributes to publish this first come out of their comfort zone and newsletter in 2021/2022 tenure. when they volunteer to step on to As individuals we all wish to the stage. Even today, as I am stand accomplish our dreams. However, to on the stage as the president of this reach that destination, we must start club my nerves still wrangle me. With with that first step. experience, I have learned to handle A few years ago, I decided to step out my nervousness, instead of allowing of my comfort zone in public it to control me. I see role of the speaking and the first thing I did presidency and the executive without further procrastination, was committee take control of their own joined Kuliyapitiya Toastmasters development. It is simply fascinating club, and since then, never looked to see members grow with back. In keeping with the mission of confidence and personally, this Toastmasters, this is a platform to brings me immense joy and enable each one of us to become satisfaction after every single better leaders, better speakers, meeting. We are all born with the better listeners and better innate skills to communicate, simply communicators. We are all from put, it is the ease with which we different backgrounds but there is articulate our thoughts in a more one thread that binds us all, our engaging manner. craving to learn and improve. As the president of Kuiyapitiya A group of selfless, driven members Toastmasters club, I was delighted, who not only see themselves we have achieved president’s improve, but also help their fellow distinguished club status within six members in process. This is a months in 2021/2022 tenure. I would platform which brings together like to thanks executive committee people from various places, different and all members of KTM, you are the industries and minded with a persons who behind on this goal. We common goal. always consider to maintain the quality with our meetings to get highest benefits for the members. Let us enjoy together our awesome journey as fellow toastmasters. 5

Installation Ceremony 2021 The installation Ceremony of Kuliyapitiya Toastmasters club was held via ZOOM on 21st August, 2021. District Director DTM Sriyanthie Salgado graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. A keynote was delivered by Professor Nalin Abeysekara. DTM Kapila Weerasooriya, Charter president graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. 6

Highlights from Installation Ceremony 7

Highlights from Installation Ceremony 8

New Member Orientation New Member Orientation was Conducted on 21st October 2021 via ZOOM. TM Kumudu Silva, TM Ovinda Jayawardene, and TM Zahra Marzook of Kuliyapitiya Toastmasters Club were the resource persons. TM Darshana Rasika Abeysinghe moderated this session. Apart from New Members, a few guests also got the opportunity to participate in this session. 9

New Members TM Theja Gayani is an Electrical Engineer at Ceylon Electricity Board. She was introduced to toastmasters by TM Darshana Rasika Abeysinghe. TM Vimukthi Darshana is a Regional Accountant at LOLC Holdings PLC. He was introduced to toastmasters by TM Gamini Fernando. TM Dinesh Herath is a Manager at LOLC Holdings PLC. He is reading for his MBA at the University of Kelaniya. He was introduced to toastmasters by TM Darshana Abeysinghe. TM Mahinda Arampath Herath is an Electrical Engineer at Ceylon Electricity Board. He is a charter member of Kuliyapitiya Toastmasters Club who was re-instated in 2021. TM Budhdhika De Silva who took a HIATUS from toastmasters briefly was reinstated in 2021 As well. 10

Club Quality and Variety Kuliyapitiya Toastmasters Club worked hard this session to add color and variety to meetings. Sometimes it meant inviting speakers from other disciplines to share knowledge and experience on the selected theme of the meeting. We have conducted some interesting educational sessions on Nuclear Science, Sea Faring, and Rhythm in order to add a rich experience and value to our members. Apart from that DTM Moditha Sendanayake delivered a motivational keynote on \"Expand your Horizons\" at the beginning of this session to set the momentum in motion. 11

Successful Club and Better Speaker Series Presentations KTM Successfully conducted two presentations, each from the Successful Club Series and Better Speaker Series during this period. The Successful Club Series presentation was delivered by TM Zahra Marzook and Better Speaker Series presentation was delivered by Division H director, DTM Mohamed Rifnaz. 12

Joint Themed Meeting with PGIS Toastmasters We were thrilled to conduct our joint meeting for this session with the vibrant toastmasters from PGIS Toastmasters Club. The theme of the joint meeting was \"Halloween\". Both club members enjoyed the meeting which was well executed. We express our gratitude to DTM Moditha Sendanayake for introducing the two clubs to each other. 13

Moments of Truth Session Moments of truth session was conducted by Area H3 Director TM Thakshila Jayasena. It was a really eye-opening session for the club. TM Kumudu Silva executed the meeting as Toastmaster of the day. 14

Humourous Speech Contest Club Contest for Humourous speech, ended with TM Shashika Guruge emerging as the winner while TM Thilini Wasundara emerged as the first runner up. Both of them proceeded to the Area Contest where TM Shashika Guruge won second place and qualified for the Division H COntest. 15

Club Success DCP Points 9 Achieved by December Smedley Award Achieved Pathways Enrollment 95% 9 DCP goals met as of December 2021 16

Member Achievements 17

Member Achievements 18

Member Achievements Editor's Message It has been an honor to act as editor for the third newsletter of Kuliyapitiya Toastmasters Club. Putting up this newsletter gave me the opportunity to look back and reflect on how far we have come as a club despite the challenges during this pandemic. We might not have got the privilege to meet physically, being an online club or have the best opportunities as in an elite club. But we certainly reaped the benefits of being an online club. There is still a long way to go for Kuliyapitiya Toastmasters Club. It will be a bumpy but fun journey. 19

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