District Director’s Message – Dr. William Lau, DTM (Independence Day)

Fellow Toastmasters of District 102.

Today is a special day which brought home sweet memories of the day sixty-one years ago when our late First Prime Minister, YAB Tunku Abdul Rahman proclaimed at the strike of 12.00 midnight, “Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka” that signaled and heralded the birth of independent Federation of Malaya.

Let us cherish and continue to cherish and treasure the significance of independence. May the spirit of independence invoke and ignite within the heart of each and every loyal citizen the duty and responsibility to contribute to the progress of our beloved motherland regardless of race, color, religion and political affiliation. Let us in concert work towards a united, harmonious and prosperous nation where all enjoy peace, mutual respect and understanding.

On this note, I wish each and every member of District 102, “Happy Merdeka”. May this greeting remind us of our duty and onus of promoting unity, amity and harmony among Toastmasters and the people of Malaysia in general.

Dr. William Lau, DTM
District 102 Director

District Director’s Message – Dr. William Lau, DTM (July 2018)

Fellow Toastmasters,

We have just set sail on a voyage of service and leadership excellence.

To all Club Officers and District Leaders and on behalf of my Senior District Officers, I bid you a warm welcome to the sail. For your moral courage to take up the servant leadership to render selfless service to the members in particular and the public in general, I would like to express and convey my profound respect and appreciation to all of you.

At the recent District 102 Leaders Training which ended on 8 July, 2018, we greatly emphasized on the need for inculcating and imbuing the spirit of excellence as leaders when rendering our service to the Clubs as well as the communities around us. In sync with this guideline, we regard and value all our leaders as “First Among Equals”. To sustain this noble goal, we have established and adopted the slogan “Dignify Toastmasters Leadership” as the District 102 Motto to guide, direct and conduct ourselves in whatever we Think, Say and Do.

Dr. William Lau, DTM
District 102 Director
We have set a high goal for achievement this term – to emerge as the best ten Districts in the World of Toastmasters. For this, we exhort all Clubs to attain by 30 April 2019 a minimum membership strength of 30, to maintain a high level of Club quality and to encourage members to participate in the Pathways Education Program.

Your Area and Division Directors are all trained to assist you to achieve excellence. Do not delay. Your action starts now, for time and tide waits for no man.

I wish all of you good health, happiness and satisfaction in your voyage of service. If you need any help, advice or input, please do not hesitate to contact your Area / Division Director or myself.

With warmest regards.

Dr William Lau, DTM
District Director
District 102, 2018-2019


Dear Members of D102,

Please allow me to congratulate those who have achieved your intended goals early.

We have less than 2 months left to the end of term 2017-2018. I would implore you to reach out to your fellow toastmasters by:

1. Motivating them to complete their education track.

2. Assisting to raise the club membership to charter strength, if not already one. Shortfall of 841 to base.

3. Consistently coaching the weak clubs to perform better.

4. Continuously mentoring the new clubs until they understand the Toastmasters Program.

5. Extending a helping hand to build new clubs & sharing the benefits of the Toastmasters Program. Shortfall of 38 clubs to base.

One person cannot do everything but each of you can contribute something toward achieving the club, area & division goals.

Let the Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Service, Excellence, be the guiding principles in your Toastmasters experience and journey.

Your commitment and dedication to perform to the best of your abilities, are more than just receiving the personal accolades or excellence. It is a sense of PRIDE in being a part of


Let’s get to the finishing line together, as a TEAM!

Yours sincerely,

Azizah Abu Hassan, DTM

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