How do you feel,as incoming presi-dent of NSE TMClub?SADDIQ:
To put itfrankly, it feelsrather odd. After all,NSE TMC was no-where on my radarscreen just a yearback. At that time, Iwas scouting for aclub to visit and thisclub happened to havea meeting on a daythat I was free.One thing led to another and very soon, I wasinducted into the club as a new member! Beingelected as the next President allows me theopportunity to exercise my leadership skills andbring Nee Soon East TMC to greater heights. Ihave many projects for the club in mind; but of course, these can only be achieved through theactive support and dedication of the EXCO andclub members.
Share with us lessons you have learnt dur-ing your past years in Toastmasters
First, you have to be positive-minded. It takes alot for a shy person to become a better commu-nicator. Second, be an active participant in thechapter meetings. If you really want to succeedand become not only a better speaker, but alsoa better leader, you need to take your roles in ameeting seriously; be it as a speaker, evaluatoror even the sergeant-at-arms.Lastly, everyone deserves a chance to shine asall of us have our strengths and weaknesses.Only then will we have a positive club environment
Tell us what inspired you to join Toastmastersand serve as President
I was a shy person and rarely found it relishing to en-gage in small talk with others. When I enrolled in Te-masek Polytechnic as a student, I realised the crucialneed to sharpen my communication skills. As luck would have it, I passed by the Toastmasters booth dur-ing a recruitment drive and promptly signed up for it.
Under your baton, what do you hope to achieve?
My main task will be expanding the club membership,injecting more variety in the club programmes andbuilding a strong, dedicated and resilient committee.Also, I intend to establish friendly relations with otherToastmasters clubs and learn the best practices fromthem.The EXCO will undeniably play a pivotal and active rolein getting our club to a higher level. Personally, it is mywish to see that each member is given the opportunityto become better communicators and leaders.
A New Beginning
JULY 2008ISSUE 4/2008
Nee Soon East Toastmasters
CONTACT NO: 9732 9443( SADDIQ)
Nee Soon East CCToastmasters Club aimsto be a club that inspiresall her members tothink, speak and lead with confidence and aimsto train up their publiccommunication skills. We meet second Thurs-days of every month at #04-05, Nee Soon EastCommunity Club.COMMITTEESTRUCTURE2008/2009PresidentMohamadSaddiq , CCVice President Education(VPE)Goh Shang Zhe,Kenneth, CCAssistant VPEsRajeevi,Tan Yeow KhoonVice President Member-ship (VPM)Melvin LauBoon YangVice President PublicRelations (VPPR) Mohamad SaddiqiSecretaryRajeeviTreasurer Tan YeowKhoonImmediate Past President Tommy Teo, AC-S, CLMentor Wekie Tay, DTMEditor Goh Shang Zhe,Kenneth, CC
new term begins for Nee Soon East CC Toastmasters Club and all ready to take the clubinto the next lab is the freshly-minted President ( 2008/2009) , Mohamad Saddiq. Find outmore about him in this exclusive interview.
Our new President( 2008/2009) ,Mohamad Saddiq , CC
Holding the gavel firmly, Saddiq is sworn in asPresident
An Interest Group of the Youth Executive Committee, Nee Soon East Community Club