Monthly Archives: March 2014

Meeting minutes of March 18th, 2014

Meeting minutes of March 18th, 2014

Attendees: Member: 18 Guest: 2
Date: March 18th, 2014
Venue: Aoyama-Tokyo Women’s Plaza

Opening Remarks & Welcome Guests TM Mariko Misaka
Induction ceremony of TM Chihiro Inoue TM Ayah Kakinuma

Thought of the Evening  TM Chihiro Inoue
Word of the Evening Chao LIU “Elaborate”

Business Session TM Mariko Misaka

Toastmaster of the Evening TM Miki Saito

Workshop “How to Conduct Productive Meetings in Success/Leadership Program”
TM Ann Sado
Farewell Speech   “See you Again..”                 TM Rapahel Toyama

General Evaluation                                TM Naonobu Minato
Guest/Member Comments
Closing Remarks and Adjournment     TM Mariko Misaka


A nice “Thought of the Evening” speech given by a new member right after her induction ceremony got the meeting off rolling smoothly and comfortably.

A one hour workshop “How to Conduct Productive Meetings” presented by the club founder and seasoned member turned out to be eyeopening, inspiring and extremely useful. Lots of credit to her.

The farewell speech delivered by one of core members was thankful, sincere, emotional
and memorable to all. But the members were made assured that the speaker would return to the club after his new job away from Tokyo was accomplished in a few years.

The out-of-the-norm sessions of meeting format were extraordinarily interesting and exciting.

Area Contest March 15th, 2014

Area Contest March 15th, 2014

I am pleased to inform you that TM Kasey Yawata and TM Atsuko Karakasa got the second place at the Area Contest yesterday for English and Japanese contest.

Their presentation were superb and made the audience iimpressed.

TM Moto Kanokogi also did great although he had to remodel the speech because of the sudden sensational news.

I am proud of their challenge and enthusiasm very much.

Also all role takers worked very hard to support the contest.

(President TM Mariko Misaka)

Meeting minutes of March 4th, 2014

Meeting minutes of March 4th, 2014


Attendees: Member: 18 Guest: 2
Date: March 4th, 2013
Venue: Aoyama-Tokyo Women’s Plaza

Toastmaster of the Evening TM Mineko Hasegawa
Word of the evening TM Kazuko Iwatsuki “rapt/rpature”
Grammarian TM  Ann Sado Honjo
Am-Uh Counter TM Fuyuki Kawano
Timer TM  Naonobu Minato
Vote Counter TM Mai Araki

Table Topic Master TM Akiko Yuge

Prepared Speech Session

1st Speaker TM Kasey Yawata
Contest speech(English)
Title “Are you a glass half-full or harf-empty person?”

2nd Speaker TM Moto Kanokogi
Contest speech(English)
Title “Hip, hip, hurrah! Moomine break walls!!!”

3rd Speaker TM Atsuko Karakasa
Contest speech(Japanese)
Title “お・も・い・や・り”
Evaluation Session

[Farewell Speech]

TM Hiroko Yamakawa
Title: Thank you for inspiring me!”
TM Yanling Peng


General Evaluator TM Chao LIU


Best Table Topic Speaker:  TM Mai Araki


At Business session, we decided as follows:

“Members approved of KeyForce subsidizing ¥1000 per person at
a welcome or a farewell supper and ¥500 each officer at a officers
meeting to discuss important club operational matters.”


The meeting rolled off with a good seasonal Thought of the Evening speech
and carried on to the enjoyable Table Topic Session, both conducted by two veteran

Prepared Speech Session was set for the Evaluation from the Floor of three
Area Contest contestant speeches. Sharp and helpful evaluations and critiquing
heated up and went on beyond the allocated time unnoticed.

Parting speeches thereafter by two great members were very emotional. Both will be working in two different countries. We will all miss them while wishing them the best.

Overall, the meeting was productive and memorable, well managed by the seasoned Toastmaster of the Evening under the time constraint. Hopefully enjoyed by the two guests, too.