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Jakarta Lions Toastmasters Club Meeting on 3rd August 2017 with Theme “Nexus”

Dear Fellow Toastmasters and Distinguished Guests,

We held our meeting club as usual at our beloved Suan Thai Restaurant 😀

We have new term exco installation for July 2017 – June 2018 period.

We really appreciate your attendance for Inazyelia Pramaboyu, ACB, ALB, PQA of Division J. Thank you for conducting exco installation for us, Jakarta Lions Toastmasters Club.

From left to right : The President TM Tya, VPE TM Rudy, VPM TM Yendy, VPPR TM Enny

August 10, 2017 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting | Leave a comment

Jakarta Lions Toastmasters Club Meeting on 20th July 2017 with Theme “Preparation”

Dear Fellow Toastmasters and Distinguished Guests,

We prepared our meeting club as usual at our beloved Suan Thai Restaurant 😀

Great performance to our JLTC 5 prepared speakers done by TM Verena, Rudy, Tommy, Neeta, and Tya. Keep on going with all of your projects 😀


Thanks to TM Yendy who has been our great Table Topic Master as usual 😀


Warm welcome to our distinguished guest, Michael Yeoh, who joined our meeting for the first time 😀

Congratulations to TM Verena, not only became the best prepared speaker but also the best table topic speaker. Congratulations too to Michael Yeoh who also became the best table topic speaker. Gorgeous to TM Yendy who has been the best evaluator.

Keep going to the next meeting of Jakarta Lions Toastmasters Club. See you all on the next meeting on 3rd August 2017 😀

August 2, 2017 Posted by | Event Photos | , , | Leave a comment

Congratulation for the Achievements, 6 April 2017 JLTC Meeting

Dear all excos, members, and Distinguished guests,

Grateful we have 5 distinguished guests visiting JLTC on Thursday evening, 6th April 2017 and together with the 4 prepared speakers, we have all managed to make the meeting meaningful.

Especially for TM Evi and TM Enny, congratulations to both of you who have completed your speech and achieved ACB and CC titles.

Congrats to TM Nicholas who won the best Prepared Speaker, and distinguished guest Shienah for winning the Best Table Topic Speaker. Here are some photos to complement our JLTC meeting tonight.

Congrats also to TM Tya who will have 3 more projects to go and TM Wayan 2 more projects to complete all the required DCP.

Great appreciation for all of your hard efforts and please keep moving forward to beat the clock as the timeline. Go Lion, go for its best roaming in West Jakarta toastmaster club. Two thumbs to you all, Buddies! 🙂

April 8, 2017 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting | , | Leave a comment

JLTC Meeting Sep 15th, 2016

Dear All, thank you for a wonderful and meaningful meeting. In this ocassion, we have two guests, Mr Mansyur and Mr Lukman. Glad to have receive complementary from Mr Lukman saying that our club is condusive for learning. This give all excos and members a motivation to keep moving forward with our own goal project and CL.














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September 30, 2016 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting | Leave a comment

Installation of JLTC New Excos, July 21, 2016

New term of Toastmaster for July 2016 to June 2017 has just commenced. So, here we are, all the new Excos (Executive Committees) got the installation by our new J1 Area Director (AD), Tm Hendra Kurniawan, CC, ALB.

The new Excos for July 2016 – June 2017 are :

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PRESIDENT : Yendy Widjaja, ACS, ALB (right),     VPE & VPPM : Adi Halim, CC (2nd from right)

VPPR : Evi Suriyadi, CC (3rd from left),                    TREASURER & SAA : Dewi Oni, ACS, CL ( left)

SECRETARY : Ayu Ratna Lalitya Sudjana / Tya, CC

We had 2 prepared speakers, both first newcomers delivering Icebreaker project speech, congrats !











Tm Wayan and Tm Tya


JLTC had so many guests coming also, mostly were from Bahasa Mandarin Center, a business network and surprisingly also a television reporter, wooow !

It is very surprisingly amazing to see how many distinguished members who are the very first time visiting toastmaster club such as JLTC, yet dare to speak up in front led by the Table Topic Master Yendy Widjaja. BRAVO!









Table Topic Master, Yendy Widjaja, ACS, ALB


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Table Topic Master Distinguished Guests



Hall of the Fame for the Best Table Topic Speaker goes to Rory. Yaaay:)

Congratulations to Rory  and to all Distinguished Members who have the courage to speak up in the Impromptu Speech, as well as to both Prepared Speakers who had successfully done the Icebreaker project.  This shows that everyone has tried their best to overcome the fear of public speaking.


















In the next meeting we all hope that members  could share some quotes or phrases in their speech. Till we meet again on Thursday, 4th August 2016 at Suan Thai Resto, 2nd Floor, Jl. Cideng Timur No.57, Jakarta Pusat.



July 29, 2016 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting | , | Leave a comment

Educational Session from Division J Governor TM Zilva Boaz

Greetings All!


We are approaching end of April 2015 and are very happy to have held a truly meaningful meeting of our beloved JLTC at Suan Thai. What makes it different is because this time meeting we received an inspiring and meaningful education session from Division Governor-J, TM Zilva Boaz, with the title of  “How To Do A Simple and Effective Evaluation”.


We got useful tips, formulated as “RAP” (Result, Audience, and Preparation). In conclusion, we should focus on:

  1. Result: the speech to be prepared, rehearsed and presented by the speaker to meet with the speech objectives.
  2. Audience: the speech should  inspire, influence and involve the audiences as per the speech purpose.
  3. Preparation : point out the good things you like being an evaluator, reemphasize the positive point and also the closing as well as the conclusion.

Though the formula looks to be simple, I believe to be an excellent evaluator, one requires continuous practice and experience. Thus, the training inspires me also to try to do better evaluation in the future meetings.

In the meeting, we have four amazing prepared speakers : (1) TM Rika with her 3rd project; (2) TM Awie with his 4th project (3) TM Adi Kurniawan with his 6th project; and (4) the newly joint member,  TM Dewi Astuti with her 1st Icebreaker Speech. The old-time members have improved a lot since their first time joining JLTC and I trust it was thanks to their hard work, evaluation inputs, and last but not least was the great support of all members in JLTC ! This excitement makes me can’t wait to deliver my next speech project immediately in the next meeting 🙂

Other good news are, we were very delighted to have again the visit of our last meeting distinguished guests, fellow Darwin Lesmana in addition to TM Dewi Astuti who had instantly joint our membership last weekend.  Welcome TM Darwin!  And we all hope you will also soon follow TM Dewi Astuti’s step by joining our  JLTC membership.

Let’s strive to continously shaping up ourselves and shining altogether 🙂


Woow, TM Dewi Astuti, the newly joint members turned out to be the Best Prepared Speaker and fellow Darwin Lesmana, as Best Table Topic Speaker. Congratulations to both of you! We shall look forward to your next awesome speeches.

The next meeting shall be on 7th May 2015. Anyone gets interested, please give us a call and welcome joining our meeting. See you then, cheers 🙂



April 27, 2015 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting, Training | , , , | Leave a comment

JLTC 14th August Meeting Commemorating Independence Day

In commemorating the upcoming Indonesian Independence Day on 17th August 2014, some of  our JLTC excos and distinguished guests were wearing red-white shirts to welcome the day whilst attending JLTC meeting on Thursday, 14th August 2014.

See how happy we all during the meeting and let’s have a look what the meeting was about :


JLTC Meeting, Thursday evening,  14th August 2014


VPPR Adi delivered his 1st project speech on Icebreaking with title of  “My Life, My Choice”.  He told us a very interesting story about his college life, which once he  thought as one of his ‘wrong’ choice yet it turned out to be his biggest turning point in the life”.


TM Adi delivered his 1st  project speech

He told us that the Informatics Engineering he majored into has somehow given him many new perspectives in his life, opened up his interest in the Website Development and Business. He also met  with TM Yendy as his Mandarin teacher, who eventually brought  him to join Jakarta Lions Toastmaster Club  to improve his speaking and leadership skills. He shared an inspiring quote with all of us that “Life is full of choices. Whatever your choice might be, just keep trying, going, and believing”.   For sample of icebreaker speech, you may read further TM Adi Halim’s uploaded article by clicking this link “My Life, My Choice”

Well done, TM Adi! We are sure that your choice by joining Toastmasters is absolutely your “Best Choice”, as every Exco and members at JLTC are always willing  to help you become a better communicator and leader in the future! 🙂

The second prepared speaker was TM Yendy. She delivered her project no.4  outstanding speech about “Promoting  TOCFL” from Advance Manual on Speech of Management.  She introduced all audiences taking as her teaching staff about two types of international Mandarin proficiency test and certifications for non-Chinese learners : (1) HSK (simplified Mandarin)  from China and (2) TOCFL (Traditional Mandarin)  from Taiwan.  As people worldwide including Indonesia is learning simplified Mandarin, Yendy told us the situational problem regarding the limited learners and test takers of traditional Mandarin, especially in Jakarta.   Despite current circumstances,  she  shared us the difference and advantage of TOCFL; and also  her strategies and tips  for her teaching team to continously promoting TOCFL.   Through her course at Bahasa Mandarin Center, you will get many benefits and able to learn Chinese Language in fun, professional, and effective ways.

We all, including myself, of BMC students are happy to have known and joint JLTC thanks to TM Yendy’s frequent sharings of toastmaster benefits towards our personal development, career and life. Toastmaster is simply amazing 🙂

After prepared speeches, then came Table Topic Session, led by TM Yendy, encouraging all audiences  deliver impromptu /unprepared speech using the  WOD about INDEPENDENCEWe were really excited to see all participants, including our distinguished guests sharing their thoughts and perspectives about being ‘INDEPENDENT‘ in their respective economy, job, and education.

For  Hall of Fame, TM Dewi was chosen as the best Table Topic Speaker. Congrats TM Dewi! 🙂


TM Dewi as Best Table Topic Speaker

This time meeting, we were very joyful  to have 5 distinguished guests : Ms. Charista, Ms. LiYa, Mr. Rudy, Mr. Henry, and Mr. Wira. We were proud to hear many positive and constructive feedback from all the guests. Not only they were happy learning some things, enjoying the yummy dinner but also having fun with the meeting, some of them have uttered their interest to join  JLTC membership. WELCOME 🙂

Last but not least, we all would like to say MERDEKA! / GRATEFUL FOR BEING INDEPENDENT for the Indonesian’s independence day. As young generations, we shall try to do our best in our own field and way to be able to do some contributions towards our beloved Indonesia country.   MERDEKA! *cheers*

August 16, 2014 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting | Leave a comment

Lippo Karawaci – JLTC Has Relaxful but Meaningful Meeting, 24th July 2014

Jakarta was getting loose with the traffic jam yesterday, Thursday, 24th July 2014, despite the holiday mood situation and only six attending audiences,   JLTC turned out to have had an enjoyable, full of laughters and meaningful meeting with the three visiting Lippo Karawaci Club fellow toastmasters

Not only that, the Area Governor for J-1, TM Aminah together with President Harry Sukamto and TM Piter from Lippo Karawaci Club were having some relaxful yet fruitful discussions with three of us from JLTC, such as, district-area-clubs speech contest commencement, preparation, participation, dcp progress, lebaran holiday outing, etc.

Although each of us were unavoidably wearing many hats performing some functions during the meeting, we were happy to learn from each other club’s habits and searching to follow the most proper toastmaster way. Seen here our meeting club activities :

SHARING SOME BEAUTIFUL QUOTES from TM Januar‘s speech :  “Beauty might give you happiness, but happiness will surely give you beauty.”  Other new terms are ” rabbit teeth, veneer teeth, ceramic teeth, bonding teeth”.

Whilst from TM Adi Kurniawan’s speech, we all learnt the statement to ponder about and might give us inspiration for future action “The only way for us to escape from energy dependant country is not to merely adopt a conventional fossil fuel, but to make a leap frog in creating a renewable energy”.  Some terms to learn are “bio fuel, fossil fuel”  And motivating statement such as ” I believe education can help transform some one to become a better person”.

What’s your comments, readers?

We both clubs do hope to have similar enjoyable “get-together meeting” again  in the near future. For those who are interested, you are greatly welcome to join our next meeting to be held on Thursday, 14th August 2014.

Last but not least, on behalf of JLTC, we would like to extend our warmest greeting of  MINAL AIZIN WALFAIZIN to those of you who are celebrating Idul Fitri and happy long holiday for all of us. Aloha, cheers 🙂 Treasurer JLTC , Yendy Widjaja, ACS-ALB


July 25, 2014 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting | Leave a comment

4 Excos JLTC Attended TLI on 19th July 2014 at Prasetya Mulya

Our new excos of JLTC for the new period have finally got their curiosity fulfilled by attending TLI (Training Leadership Institute) on 19th July 2014 at Prasetya Mulya University, South Jakarta.

Seen here in the photo showing how happy and excited we were four excos of JLTC posing together after the TLI session was over and all attendants were having dinner to break their fasting :

As old-time toastmaster (though have been as President for two consecutive years in 2009-2011; currently as Treasurer – Yendy Wijaya), I still learnt a lot from the TLI. Not only did I find that many old-time newcomers in the past 2-3 years have now become good communicators, but they were also capable to show up as good MC and made effective presentation. Simply amazing !  This has proven that toastmaster has indeed helped many people to become not only a better speaker and leader, but also become a better person 🙂

Here are also some comments from our new ecxos.  VPE Januar Wijaya said that the TLI has opened and broadened his mind to many new perspectives that toastmaster enhanced him to many new network, many new knowledge and information, and many opportunities to explore in the future.  VPPR Adi Halim commented that the TLI was really exciting for him. He saw many new things beyond regular club meeting programs, learnt a lot of new things related to toastmaster education-programs-and events, and is also anxious to learn more about the District 87, Division I and J.   I suppose VPPR Adi’s  lattest statement has become good topic to be put into JLTC next meeting agendas when new AG Aminah is visiting Jakarta Lions Toastmaster club for installing new excos.

Overall, together with the new excos, I am very happy and proud that we all have made a good start in achieving half point for JLTC DCP and will continously work on our vision mission to achieve the President Distinguished Status by next year end term. Let’s do it fellow toastmasters. I believe we can achieve it through our solid TEAM (Together We Achieve More) 🙂

July 23, 2014 Posted by | Event Photos, Training | Leave a comment

Welcome JLTC New Excos 2014-2015

JLTC meeting on Thursday, 3rd July 2014 was indeed a very special moment, as it was the first day of new Excos’ term for July 2014 – June 2015 and that TM Yendy together with TM Dewi and DTM Maria Megawati, old-time excos had made a great welcome and declaration to all the newcomers as followings : President Naryaton Lie (Awie), VPE Januar Wijaya, Secretary Dewi Oni, VPM Adi Kurniawan, VPR Adi Halim and Treasurer Yendy Wijaya.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TM Yendy delivered two advanced  speeches from “Speeches by Management” manual which served as educational session and was evaluated by DTM Maria Megawati.   Her first speech was regarding “Excos’ Roles and Responsibilities” succeeded by second speech “DCP /Distinguished Club Point”.

TM Yendy

TM Yendy as she delivered her speech


In her respective speech, TM Yendy didn’t merely convey information, but also elaborated very compact on the issue and  shared her experiences how to achieve club  “President Distinguished” blue ribbon.  After the speech, she made additional session of “Q & A” facilitating all excos for clear understanding,  discussing action plans for revitalizing JLTC and sharing tips how to strive to achieve again the most honorable DCP status next year!

Though it’s still a long way to go, but all new members feel excited to start the journey soon !

As a result, President Awie proposed the vision of JLTC to be as a recognized club  and some rebranding plans for the mission.  Bravo! Let’s hand-in-hand working on the goals then 🙂



For the second speaker, we had  new VPM Adi Kurniawan, who made his first speech with title of  “Dream About Me”. He told us that he once knew his  home environment as a country called “Jelambar” (in West Jakarta) and how he felt very comfortable with his life till he dreamt to open a shop when he grew up.

TM Adi Kurniawan

TM Adi Kurniawan

Yet his perspective has changed until he had won his struggle to go to Bandung famous state university, learnt from the new environment and found that  his youth’s dream was too small.  And now he has found bigger dream of setting up a factory in the future.  He concluded his speech with a very inspiring quote, which says “The best way to fulfill your dream is to wake up“.


I was personally stunned by his quote. It means that we can dream about all we want, but eventually we have to wake up, get back to our reality and work hard as well as smart in order to achieve our own dream.

Woow, TM Kurniawan didn’t seem to deliver icebreaker speech. TM Dewi said it was supposed to be project 9, an inspiring speech.

Thanks for your inspiration, TM Adi Kurniawan and we can’t wait to hear further your second project speech 🙂


The JLTC WOD was “COMMUNICATIVE” and as usual, all of participants, including some distinguished guests were engaged  in the Table Topic Session, led by TM Yendy. It was a very pleasant and exciting night, because all of the audiences could speak up so well.

As Hall of Fame, DTM Maria was chosen as the best Table Topic speaker and also as the best Evaluator (that’s awesome!).

DTM Maria Best Speaker JLTC 3rd July 2014

DTM Maria as Best Table Topic Speaker and also Best Evaluator

We are happy to have two distinguished guests. They were Ms. Charista, University student pursuing double degree major and Mr. Agung, a corporate communication manager and media writer at a famous magazine. They both commented to have enjoyed the meeting and found that they could benefit from toastmaster programs. That’s great ! Welcome for joining JLTC and becoming part of our dynamic team soon, buddies 🙂

Charista & Agung

Charista & Agung

As usual, the meeting ended at 21:00 p.m. and that next meeting was scheduled to be 17th July 2014.  Come on, Agung and Charista,  don’t postpone your success and start working together with all of us at next meeting in order to make JLTC become better and better till we beat the time and achieve DCP highest status !  See you all again on 17th July.

July 6, 2014 Posted by | Event Photos, JLTC Meeting | Leave a comment