Thursday, September 29, 2005

DG and Area Gov 's Visit

Fellow KTMC, please attend tomorrow, DG's Visit and induction of new members to KTMC. Let us welcome TM Metzi Faciolan, TM Niki Stone, TM Guidon Dela Cruz, TM Judith Tindog, TM Ryan, TM Bunny, TM Jun and TM Arnold Jayme to our club. We are very honored and pleased to have you guys with us, you will be an asset to the club. Let us all be partners to "Link to Inspire".

What: KTMC Special Meeting
Where: Jojo's Funtion Room
Sampaguita Gardens
New Washington, Aklan
Time: 5 pm - 7pm
Attire: Semi-formal
Please bring a friend.
Welcome Division Governor Emily Go-Villanueva and Family, and Area 31 Governor DTM Nas Rufon.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


Yes, fellow KTMC and guests, watch out for our new KTMC WEBSITE. It's under construction and will give you a buzz when it's done. It will be powered and sponsored by our own Toastmasters International Headquarters.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Hey you guys from outside the Philippines, thank you very much for all your nice comments on my blog. People like you inspires me. Enjoy blogging and keep your blog movin' too. Cheers.

From the District Newsletter - September 2005

October-March Dues are Due

Club Treasurers, start your collections now!

For clubs that are sending their payments via Manager's checks or Demand Drafts, you can save on courier costs by forwarding the complete payments to:

1. Elisa Tay
New Farmacia Suy Hoo
8 R. Magsaysay Ave
8000 Davao City
Contact number: 0917-700-8891

2. Gina Mapua
16 Antares St, Bel-Air IV
1209 Makati City
Contact number: 0917-538-5411

DEADLINE: must be received by the above by September 27
All necessary documents and USD checks must be in order before you send it to us.

If you have questions, please respond to this

Accomplished Area Report of Club Visits

The Area Report of Club Visits give the district leaders an idea of how our clubs are doing. This is where we can identify the requirements of the clubs so they can deliver the services their members need.

To date only 8 of our 36 Area Governors have accomplished their Area Reports of Club Visits online. That's only 20% of our goals!

Area 1 Gov Ellsworth Vitug
Area 2 Gov Elene Amar
Area 13 Gov Jay C. Mendezona
Area 14 Gov Valerie Rita Y. Bringas
Area 32 Gov Gregorio Anastacio Rufon Jr.
Area 52 Gov April Nestlie Piasan
Area 72 Gov Dona Ado
Area 74 Gov Roxanne B. Borromeo

Area Govs, please submit your reports as soon as possible. If you need help submitting your reports online, please ask your Division Governor for help accessing a computer.

Remember to report on at least 75% of your club base. This is a critical requirement for areas governors to attain the Select Distinguished and President's Distinguished awards.

Go the distance and submit reports on 100% of your clubs!


One Month to Go! - Mid-Year Conference
From TM Gina Mapua, District 75 Lt. Governor Marketing

The whole district is invited to join the fun and camaraderie of the Mid-year.

WHEN: October 15 to 16, 2005 (Saturday and Sunday)
WHERE: MML Dev't Center, Antipolo City
see for details
respond to this message for a map to the venue

August to Sept 15 - P2,000 (DEADLINE IS TODAY!!)
Sept. 16 onward - P2,500
Fee includes conference registration, meals and accomodation at the venue.

Saturday, October 15
7:00 am Registration
9:00 am Educational session
10:30 am District Council Meeting
11:00 am Briefing for Quartethlon (all concerned)
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Opening Ceremonies
2:30 pm Quartethlon Impromptu Speech Contest
4:00 pm Educational session
5:00 pm Quartethlon Evaluation Speech Contest
7:00 pm Fellowship dinner
Quartethlon Singing Contest
Karaoke Sing Along King & Queen Contest

Sunday, October 16
7:00 am Mass
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Quartethlon Vocal Variety Speech Contest
11:30 am The Verdict and Awarding
Closing Ceremonies

1. Reply to this message with the following information:
Norm - CTM, ATM...
Club Name and Number
Current Club or District position
Cellphone number
Email address
Mode of Payment details

2. Address checks to: Michael Chua

3. For bank deposits:
Deposit the appropriate amount to: Equitable PCI Bank SA 1465-12049-1
Account Name: Michael Chua
Email for confirmation

4. FREE REGISTRATION is available upon presentation of a P3,000 advertising contract for the Mid-Year Conference Souvenir Program.
Pls reply to this message for a copy of the contract.

TM_District_75 Main Page

Three Stages of Conversion of Dreams into Reality

These are my notes on the plenary education session delivered by Dana Lamon, 1992 World Champion of Public Speaking at the Joint District 51 and 80 Annual Conference in Jakarta in May 2005. Dana's ideas are simple and powerful. But the most amazing part of his presentation was how perfectly organized it was. It was a marvel of transition statements - I never lost my way throughout the 45 minute presentation.

Dana expanded the points below using his life as an example. He talked about how he was blind by his teenage years, how he struggled through law school (he is now a judge!), how he continues to dream and make them reality. He suggests you spend some quiet time answering these questions whenever you want to make your dreams reality.

Stage 1 - Desire
a. What do I want?
b. Why do I want it?
c. When I get it, will it make me smile? (we all laughed at this one)

Stage 2 - Vision
d. What must I do to make it happen?
e. How long will it take me to get it?
f. What will it cost for me to get it?
g. Who are my necessary partners? ( you can't do it alone)

Stage 3 - Action
h. What priority will I give this dream?
i. What will I have to let go or avoid to get it?
1. avoid distractions
2. avoid making excuses
3. let go of obligations (intelligently!) that hold you back
j. Who can I help along the way?
k. What happens to a dream that you defer?
If you don't act on a dream, will you use it as an excuse for more failure? punish yourself? blame others? or take a positive course?


Dear DTM Naz,

In behalf of the KTMC Family, I am inviting you to please come on September 30, 2005, 5 pm at Sampaguita Gardens. We moved our regular meeting on this date to give way for DG Emily's and entourage visit, simultaneous with the induction of new members to KTMC. Likewise, if you have fellow tm's coming with you, pls confirm on or before Sept 27, 2005 so that they can help me during the evaluation portion. We have two prepared speakers on MP No.4 and one speaker on MP No.2. Will update you with the theme soon.

Thank you and best regards.

CL Megs, VP Ed


DTM Naz,

In behalf of the KTMC family, we are inviting you to please come on Sept 30, 2005, 5pm at Sampaguita Gardens, New Washington, Aklan. DG Emily is coming with TM Eugene for a visit and we moved our regular meeting on this date to give way for her visit and simultaneously induct new members to KTMC. Likewise, we are inviting you and your fellow tm's to help me do the evaluation portion during the short and simple meeting. Please give me a ring to confirm your attendance on or before Sept 27, 2005.
Thank you. Best regards.

CL Megs, VP Ed

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


Fellow TM's, please bear with our District 75 website. The District is trying to build our website at the moment and will keep you posted when it's online already. For now, enjoy the KTMC blog, okey?

Will do our very best to keep you abreast with KTMC happenings.


See you September 30 and will have fellowship with our Division Governor and her entourage from Bacolod City. Will have fun in Sampaguita Gardens and those who wanted to donate raffle prizes are very much welcome. Thank you.

From the TM Website

Pay October Dues Online NOW!
Here's what was voted on at the International Convention:
Proposal A: Dues Increase - PASSED
Proposal B: Electronic Technology - PASSED
Proposal C: Disciplinary Proceedings - PASSED
to see who won the coveted title, "World Champion of Public Speaking."
For more Toastmasters news,

Monday, September 12, 2005


Fellow KTMC, please help me in welcoming baby toastmasters JUDITH TINDOG {NFA}, NIKI STONE {MILE HIGH COLORADO} and METZI {Med Rep-Roxas City}. They will be inducted on Sept 30, 2005 during the DG's visit at Sampaguita Gardens, New Washington, Aklan.

Please make yourself available by then and will have a short and simple tm meeting to be followed by tm fellowship for a change with our DG.

We are inviting Iloilo Toastmasters Club, hope Area Gov Naz could make it, please bring your fellow tms with you.

See you SEPTEMBER 30, 2005, SAMPAGUITA GARDENS, 5 PM. For inquiries, pls tex or call 0919-5521862. Raffle prizes awaits you...

Sunday, September 11, 2005


By: Megs S. Lunn
{Published in Madyaas Pen-Editorial, Sept 9, 2005}

Rick Warren, the author of The Purpose Driven Life, the Gold Medallion Book Award in his book said, “Today the average life span is 25,550 days. That’s how long you will live if you are typical.” The question in his book asks, “What on earth am I here for?”
Yes, what on earth are we here for, anyway? Are you here to focus on yourself? Would this be the way it will reveal your real purpose on earth? A BIG NO. Reading the book, I realized lately the reason why we are here on this earth. It is not because for ourselves. It is far greater than our own personal dreams, even our personal happiness. It is because we are born by God’s purpose and for God’s purpose.
You will understand why I am saying these. If you remember my article last time about SMOKING and CANCER? Oh well, this is the follow up and hopefully the last time I will warn the youth and the not so old to stop smoking. My husband is now very ill and dying of Lung cancer. After many visits in two hospitals in Panay and one in Manila, he is now confined in bed and waiting for his time. Is it morbid? Why do I say like these? As my husband would put it this way, “we all have time, that life on earth is a temporary assignment.” Yes, and you can find what he said in the same book I have mentioned above without him first reading it. Is it coincidence that a good friend gave this book to him or to me to read it for him? When I learned the average life span is 25,550 days, (70 years), I surprisingly told him, “Oh, so you have more than two (2) years bonus, and hoping for more.” He just laughed.
Taking good care of a cancer patient is indeed a rewarding one. I am not happy, why should I? It is my husband, my beloved who will leave me alone soon on this earth. However, he is a kind of cancer patient who inspite of his condition, he still manages to joke and laugh. He blames nobody of his illness but himself. Pity, because he said, “I did not listen to you when you said, “stop smoking, and watch out your health.” But while I am more than 100 percent personally looking after him, I learned many things and realized many valuable lessons that really, life on earth is a temporary assignment. “The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.” It is now my turn to pamper him. It is my duty to give him all the comfort, my responsibility to share my most precious time while I grow and learn what on earth I am here for. In our happy days together when he isn’t sick yet, he taught me something I have never done. He usually gives me an unbelievable amount of joy, just making me laugh, no matter what, is and will be the most memorable time of our togetherness. “Our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.” {I John 3:18 TEV} We experience life together, and that what matters most.
Life never make sense until we understand why on earth you are here for. We only seek God when we are lonely and in pain. I have always comforted myself of what God has promised us, “I will never leave you nor forsake you. I am your refuge.” Now that my husband whom I consider not only my husband but my best friend will be soon taken away from me, I can only consider God as the only living yet unseen best friend I have and I will have. For without God, I am never as strong as I am now, never as at peace as before, never been so grateful as yesterday and never knew the reason of why on earth I am here for. “God‘s ultimate goal for your life on earth is not comfort, but character development.”
Why do you have to wait to be stricken with CANCER before you will realize the fault you did to yourself? Why do you have to wait for someone or somebody out there to tell you, STOP SMOKING? The phrase “CIGARETTE IS BAD TO YOUR HEALTH” is not a joke, never been and never will be a joke. It’s real. It kills you, not just yet, not now, not tomorrow, but it will, sooner or later.
C.S. Lewis said, “There are two kinds of people: those who say to God ‘Thy will be done’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right then, have it your way.’” I always pray for my husband, “Lord, please deliver him and let YOUR WILL BE DONE. /MP


God’s Emergency Numbers
When in sorrow - call John 14
When you are lonely or fearful - call Psalm 23
When you want to be fruitful - call John 15
When you have sinned - call Psalm 51
When you grow bitter and critical - call 1 Corinthians 13
When you worry - call Matthew 6:19-34
When you feel down and out - call Romans 8:31-39
When your prayers grow selfish - call Psalm 67
When you are in danger - call Psalm 91
When your faith needs stirring - call Hebrews 11
When God seems far away - call Psalm 139
When others fail you - call Psalm 27
When you leave home to labor or travel - call Psalm 121
When you want assurance - call Romans 1:1-30
For Paul’s secret of happiness - call Colossians 3:12-17
For Paul’s idea of Christianity - call 2 Corinthians 5:15-20
When the world seems bigger than God - call Psalm 70 and Jeremiah 33:3
If you believe in Jesus Christ call Him up



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Friday, September 09, 2005

Fantastic KTMC

Wow, what a night for the KTMC. As usual, we have maintained our attendance {though not a 100 percent, but the quality is there} and guests list tonight. I am more than happy that inspite the obstacles around us, we still manage to have fun and enjoy toastmasters he he he oh well, life has to go on.

Congratulations to TM Mario and TM Buddy for a well crafted "SHOW WHAT YOU MEAN" speeches and the delivery was full of excitement, too.

It was a surprised when TM Weng gave her ICEBREAKER in just a short notice. TM Weng, it was an outstanding icebreaker and with standing ovation, pa hah...

Thanks to TM Cythia for the AVOCADOs raffle, lucky soon to be Toastmaster Emette Custodio for winning the fruits during our fruitful night he he he

Thank you also to our new Toastmaster member who signed tonigth, TM Metzi for filling the gap on our program as you "turn the table" with your excellent AH countering, complete with correction of grammatical error, too, impressive and well done TM Metzi. Welcome to the club.
Likewise, thanks to Dr. Arnold Jaime as guest grammarian and Paulo Macavinta as timer/finemaster {filling the gap in leiu of the absent tm's he he}, to Rhea and Emette for guesting and to all the future toasmaters of TM Cynthia and TM Mona {brought the kids with them, well behave and very good listerners at that and that they enjoyed the jokemastering}

It was indeed a fun-filled and very educational night. Thank you to all the members, KTMC turns nearly a year since the 1st and last demonstration meeting in September 25, 2004. It's worth the effort and the tears, too hehehe

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Hello fellow KTMC, hope everyone still alive and kicking, hehehe

Please attend our new schedule of meeting effective September 9, same time and venue. Hear out TM Mario and TM Buddy as they compete with their MP Num 4 , "SHOW WHAT YOU MEAN", goodluck guys.

Hurray to TM Eileen who will do her Icebreaker, take it away TM Eileen, I know you can do it. It's time to move ahead anyway...he he

I would like to take this opportunity to please be reminded of our TM dues before OCTOBER 1. Remember the 10th indisputable law of teamwork? "THE LAW OF THE PRICE TAG - THE TEAM FAILS TO REACH ITS POTENTIAL WHEN IT FAILS TO PAY THE PRICE."

Thank you to ATM-G Gina Mapua, Lt. Governor Marketing District 75 for the best ever "PUMPKIN MARBLE CAKE" have made a legacy for it hehehe passing your best recipe to me. It's really nice of you. Thanks for visiting our blog, too. To all who drop by to see our blog, thank you and we would appreciate if you could leave a comment {please click the bottom left hand word "comment" and or email our post by clicking the envelope after the blog}. Cheers

Goodluck to all.