Meeting minutes of April 1st, 2014

Meeting minutes of April 1st, 2014

Attendees: Member: 18 Guest: 4
Date: April 1st, 2014
Venue: Aoyama-Tokyo Women’s Plaza

Opening Remarks & Welcome Guests TM Mariko Misaka

Thought of the Evening TM Motokazu Kanokogi
Word of the Evening TM Ayah Kakinuma “Alert”

Business Session TM Mariko Misaka

Toastmaster of the Evening TM Masako Kuroda

Grammarian TM Miki Saito
Am-Uh Counter TM Naonobu Minato
Timer TM Yasuyo Sato
Vote Counter TM Mineko Hasegawa

Table Topic Session TM Atsuko Karakasa

1st Speaker TM Mai Araki
Project 2: Organize your speech
Title”What I love about spring.”

2nd Speaker TM Mari Kanno
Project 9: Persuade with power
Title” Competency – The Iceberg Model”

3rd Speaker TM Shigetaka Kato (Cosmos TMC)
Title”A drean for 50 years”

General Evaluator TM Arito Tokimoto

1st Evaluator TM Kasey Yawata
2nd Evaluator TM Ann Sado Honjo
3rd Evaluator Audience

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Best table tppic speker Guest Ms Siam

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Guest/Member Comments
Closing Remarks and Adjournment TM Mariko Misaka

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The first meeting of the Toastmasters new year began with a burst of laughter from the April Fool fun talks of the club President and Thought of the Evening and Word of the Evening speakers.
Then the well organized Prepared Speeches successfully delivered by both a relatively new and a veteran members set a stage for the unique and inspiring contest speech delivered by a seasoned member from another Toastmasters club.

We all recognized the visiting speaker’s commitment and courage demonstrated in delivering a speech at another club’s meeting in an effort to mutually brush up Public Speaking and Leadership skills.
To our great pleasure, four guests attended the meeting and enthusiastically participated in the meeting agenda. The General Evaluator’s comments were as always amusing and comforting.
The meeting was satisfactorily handled by a pinch-hitting veteran Toastmaster of the Evening.