Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saud Bahwan Toastmasters Club: Tale Tale Contest on 29-01-2013

Dear Toastmaster, 
It's contest time at Saud Bahwan Toastmasters Club

On  29th January Tuesday @ 6.00 pm 15 contestants will take the stage to tell their amazing tales sewn with the threads of their wild imagination.
A warm welcome to 90 minutes of nonstop entertainment.
We will be glad to have your presence to make the session more lively.
The road map to the Venue is attached herewith.
In case of any inquiry please contact the undersigned or 
TM Sujith TS : 99455048
TM Krishnan Iyer : 99433412
Thanks & Regards
TM Saiju Victor 
Vice President Public Relations 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Let Us Talk: L.Srikumar Pai ACS/ALS

L.Srikumar Pai ACS/ALS is  a Civil Engineer and CAD specialist. He currently works for Ministry of Tourism. He made his initial steps as a toastmaster in the year 2003. The demonstration session which attended that night was a real turning point in his life. It marked an everlasting affinity with Toastmasters. His journey from a novice speaker to a step shy of becoming a Distinguished Toastmasters is certainly fulfilling and full of achievements. He has served Division D as an active toastmaster   in various positions such as Division PRO, Area Governor, Club President and VP Education . 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Saud Bahwan Toastmasters: Table Topic Contest

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Let Us Talk: LGM Subha Anupindi

An Angel with a Healing Gesture
Interviewed by: Saleh Abdullah Alkhamyasi

LGM Subha Anupindi
LGM Subha Anupindi or rather madam TM SureAttitude is a name we all take at heart with admiration and respect. Her success story is a real attestation of the magnetic force of Toastmasters as a hub where leaders are made. She is certainly an inspiring leader and role model in her own right. From a shy and reserved person to a leader with a mission of injecting a glimmer of hope, uplifting defeated spirits and directing people to stretch to excel, the leap is magnanimous and certainly speaks volume about her will power and undeterred commitment.   

Call for Nominations for District Officer Positions for the term 2013-2014

Dear Toastmasters,

Seasons Greetings!!

Once again, it is time for those who are interested in taking up leadership role at the District Level to submit their nomination to the Nomination Committee Chair.  The Chairman of the Nomination Committee for the year 2013-2014 is TM Radhakrishnan Karantharath, DTM, Past District-79 Governor.   For any clarification on the nomination process, please contact RK on 971-50-6562416, preferably after 5 PM, except on Friday, which could be any time before 5 PM.  Alternatively, he can be contacted on his email ID

Please submit the completed Nomination Form to RK at - please note that the form is to be submitted to RK and NOT to the District Governor or any other member of the current District Office.  Before completing the Nomination Form, please go through the candidate qualification criteria and ensure that all the required criteria are met.   Also, please complete the Officer Agreement Form and submit it along with the Nomination Form.   The last date for submitting the completed Nomination Form is 6th February, 2013.

The positions for which nominations are sought are -

1) District Governor
2) Lt. Governor (Education & Training)
3) Lt. Governor (Marketing)
4) Division Governors for Divisions "A" to "N" (12 Divisions)

R. Karantharath (RK)
Past District-79 Governor
Chairman - District Nominating Committee 2013-2014
Please pass on to your Club Leaders and Members.
Information and forms can be downloaded -- HERE

Congratulating Omantel Competent Communicators

The VPPR at Omantel Toastmasters Club has informed the division PRO team that this month two of Omantel Toastmasters members have reached the finish line of their competent communicator journey they are:
· TM Suhaila Al Kindi
· TM Adnan Ba Maseer
Their dedication, commitment and persevering spirit made them pull on and carry their mission forward.
Our heartfelt congratulation for both of these dedicated toastmasters. We wish them continued progress and eve lasting success. Enjoy the fruitful results of being a Toastmaster, where leaders are made.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reminder: Toastmasters Contest Judges Training on January 11, 2013

Division D Education & Training team is pleased to announce the much awaited Toastmasters Contest Judges Training. 

The training is essential and useful for all Toastmasters. Leaders please communicate to you Areas and Clubs.

Date : 11th January 2013
Venue : NTI
Time : 3 PM to 5 PM including 20 minutes break
Contribution : 1 Rial
Trainer : Rajesh Daga

Registration by SMS to Mohd. Ashfaque # 9533 2876 or email to

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Judges Training: January 11, 2013

Dear Toastmasters,

Division D Education & Training team is pleased to announce the much awaited Toastmasters Contest Judges Training. 
The training is essential and useful for all Toastmasters. Leaders please communicate to you Areas and Clubs.  

Date : 11th January 2013
Venue : NTI
Time : 3 PM to 5 PM including 20 minutes break
Contribution : 1 Rial
Trainer : Rajesh Daga
TM Rajesh Daga is a senior Toastmaster, Ex Division Governor, Ex Area Governor and Currently the VP Education of NTI Toastmasters. He has a vast experience of Speech Contest both as a Speaker, Judge and Organizer. 
There will be hands on practice session with live speeches and Judging. Do not miss this opportunity.

Registration by SMS to Mohd. Ashfaque # 9533 2876 or email to
Gurbinder S Punn, DTM 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Greetings !!!

DTAC 2013 - Update

Dear District Council Members,
Good evening. Here is the latest update from the DTAC 2013 Committee.
As of 25th December 2012, at the close of the Early Bird Discount Offer and reconciling our books – we are proud to announce that we have crossed the 600 mark in the number of delegates who have registered.  This is wonderful news for all of us, here as well as in the entire District and this was possible because of YOU – if you had not taken the decision to register for this event, we would not have reached this target.
I definitely would also like to thank our great Marketing team led by Ms. Sunshine Gerodias who carried the message all over through emails, face book & twitter posts, visit to various clubs and events within the UAE; our Support & Coordination team led by Ms. Sumita Narayan who ensured that active support was provided in terms of registrations and inquiries; our lady who called almost everyone who registered through Credit Card – Ms. Vidya; some of our Sponsorship Committee & Education Committee members led by Ms. Revathy Venkatratnam and Ms. Anupama Parkar who attended to the DTAC registration desks at Toastmaster events within UAE and not to forget, many of YOU who coordinated the registrations so well within your respective Divisions, Areas & Clubs. As rightfully stated, this is a Dream Team.
With many more registrations to come up, especially the Contestants, some who could not register early, the Gaveliers etc., -THE MORE THE MERRIER - this is going to be a rollicking Roller Coaster ride for all of us during the next five months till such time the event is successfully hosted.
At this juncture, I would like to say  A BIG THANK YOU  to one and all and WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW 2013.
Thanks & Regards
DTM Nagabhushan Balaji
Chairman – DTAC 2013
District 20