GAP, THE GRADUATES & PROFESSIONALS TOASTMASTERS CLUB
GAP, the Graduates and Professionals Toastmasters Club, is rated as one of the best Toastmasters Club in town.

GAP, was founded by HKUGA in 2000 by the Young Group of the Executive Committee under the leadership of then HKUGA President Mr Patrick Tsang with the advice of Mr Alex Lai, a senior Toastmaster and HKUGA member. The objective of establishing this new club is to found a new breeding ground for young graduates and members.

GAP enters its fifth anniversary this year. Besides being an affiliated association to HKUGA, it is also a chartered Toastmasters Club of the Hong Kong area, under TI, the Toastmasters International, founded in 1924 and based in USA (chartered as the No. 0161 Club of District 80, which include Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau). Toastmasters International is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. The first toastmasters club in Hong Kong was founded in 1954.

President 2004-05 Mr Henry Kong
President 2003-04 Ms Mary Lau
President 2002-03 Ms Claudia Yeung
Founding President 2000-02 Ms Myra Siu

The official website of district 80 is:
http://www.newtonwebs.com/district80/
The official website of GAP is:
http://www.toastmasters.org/find/clubdetails_new.asp?AREA=foreign&XCLUB=161

Toastmasters can help you reduce the fear of public speaking and learn skills that help you be more successful in whatever path you choose. You will be a better listener, easily lead teams and conduct meetings. You will also comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations.


Mission
For Better Listening, Thinking, Speaking and for the Betterment of Society


Regular Meetings
Venue: HKUGA Premises, No. 1 Des Voeux Rd. West, 21/F, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
Date: Every 1st Friday of the month (except public holidays)
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm


Activities
Hiking, Lunch & dinner gatherings, Workshops (communications, etiquette…), Christmas Party ….

More information at the following websites:
www.hongkong-toastmasters.org
www.district51online.com
www.toastmasters.org


Toastmasters International conferences
8th Semi-Annual Convention in Johor Bahru. Malaysia (Nov 2000)

1 President Myra receives a prize for GAP
2 HK team promotes convention in HK
3 Claudia & champion of humourous speech contest
4 HK delegates at convention dinner


Past Meetings
1 Guest speaker (now) Director of Observatory, Mr Lam Chiu-ying
2 GAP’s joint meeting with Dynamic TM Club Jan 01
3 GAP’s meeting at Chartered Institute of Transport


Officers’ Training Courses
Taking part in Division/Area TM program Aug 01


Pre-Christmas Activities
1 String quartet “Sound of Music” Dec 01
2 Life with music, and food
3 Cheers & Chorus: One Gathering, Twice the Fun
4 Myra let out their singing talents


Outings
Barbecue at So Kong Po Club Nov 02


Workshops - “Speak for Success”
1

“How to present your best” Mar 03

2 What to say before media Mar 03
3 How to ask questions in Putonghua May 03


Regular Meetings
 


Founders
1

Reunion May 03

2 (Up)(from second left)Jane Won, Executive in HSBC; Jane Lee, Administrative Officer in HKSARG; Victor Ng, aspiring scholar in Oxford; Serena Chan, solicitor


GAP Presidents
1

Myra (2000/01,2001/02)

2 Claudia (2002/03)
3 Mary (2003/04)


03/04 Major Activities
1 Dec 19 “Christmas Delights”gathering
2 New series of “Speak for Success” workshops
3 Jan 16 - “How to speak confident Cantonese”
4 Regular monthly meetings