President Welcoming Speech for the term 2018/2019

31369766_2169015349791714_411978885144510464_oI am truly honoured to be elected as the President of Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club 2018/2019, and with the support of my exco line up and fellow club members, I will do my best to maintain the legacy of such a highly respected club. Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club has always been a shining example in District 51, in both Communication and Leadership.


The foundation built by past and current members, is what makes Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club arguably one of the best and will continue to be one of the best with the future members and leaders at the helm.


With this, allow me to share with all of you the club’s theme for this term.


The theme for the term 2018/19, I have chosen to be “Pathways Towards Excellence Beyond 2020.”

Specific to Toastmasters, the Pathways education system is a new revolution in Toastmasters that has been rolled out in full globally in mid 2018. The traditional Education system is still running side by side with Pathways until mid 2020, where after then all awards will be via Pathways. Until then, those under the traditional Education system will still be recognized, and meetings will have a greater variety of speeches based on the individual paths in Pathways chosen by the members, based on their strengths and interests.


In General, non-specific to Toastmasters… the theme “Pathways Towards Excellence Beyond 2020.”

Being a member of this club, brings many opportunities to learn and grow through the education system and support of fellow members. The development and success of individuals in the past have been a sterling example of why we choose to be here today. We are competitive, we are genuine, we push each other to do better, to improve in our communication and leadership. In the age of technology, it is of utmost importance that we keep up to date with the latest developments and continue to excel beyond the year 2020. Public Speaking and Leadership is still a highly sought after skill which will not be replaced by machines so soon. Excellence beyond Toastmasters, beyond 2020.


Staying true to the Toastmasters International core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence, we aim to provide our members with a friendly and safe environment where they can grow to become better Communicators and Leaders in their professional and personal lives.


We are here to support each other in the fortnightly meetings by taking up roles and giving constructive feedback as well as outside of the club meetings as mentors, guides, leaders with or without any official titles. This is the service by Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club, by the members, for the members and beyond.


Looking forward to another year of Excellence towards maintaining the club’s President’s Distinguished Club fine run of 18 consecutive years achieving this feat.

Most importantly, to see a massive development and improvement in our members themselves within the next 12 months. Let us all work together, to build us all up together.


“Pathways Towards Excellence Beyond 2020.”


Warmest Regards,


Hasrul Andry

President of Bayan Baru Toastmasters Club 2018/2019