Meeting minutes of March 4th, 2014

Meeting minutes of March 4th, 2014

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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

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General Evaluator TM Chao LIU

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Best Table Topic Speaker:  TM Mai Araki

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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.”

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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
Toastmasters.

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.