Monthly Archives: September 2014

Area 22 Humorous Speech Contest 2014

Area 22 Humorous Speech Contest 2014 was held on September 23rd at National Olympic Youth Center.
KeyForce members joined this contest to help take some roles of Timer, Ballot Counter and Interviewer.
Representatives of KeyForce made a great result at both English and Japanese contests.

English Contest: Kasey Yawata (1st place) / Mariko Misaka (2nd place)
                            Terry Tomita (3rd place) 

Japanese Contest: Atsuko Karakasa (2nd place)
                               Chikako Ishizuka (1st place)  Ikuko Joken (3rd place)



Meeting minutes of September 16

We had a fruitful meeting with four guests joining us including a Taiwanese guest working in Japan. We were also happy to conduct an induction ceremony for our two new male members who recently joined Keyforce. Our club is becoming more and more diverse with both male and female of different backgrounds and age groups.

Before our regular meeting, our president Kasey Yawata presented this term’s budget proposal asking for all members’ approval. After our usual prepared speech session, all three contestants who will represent our club in the humorous speech contest had a chance to practice their speeches and receive feedback from members and guests.

Toastmaster of the Evening:  Yasuyo Sato

Thought of the Evening:  Fuyuki Kawano

Word of the Evening:  Miki Saito  (Tonight’s word: Capricious)

Prepared Speakers: 

    1. Yumi Ono
        Project No.1 “Ice Breaker”
        Title: “Run the Miles”
    2. Chihiro Inoue        
        Project No. 3 “Get to the Point”
        Title:  “Mountain Climbing”

General Evaluator:  Masako Kuroda
Evaluators:   1.  Mai Araki 
                      2.  Ann Sado Honjo

Humorous Contest Rehearsal: 
     English speech contestants: Kasey Yawata / Mariko Misaka
     Japanese speech contestant: Atsuko Karakasa


Meeting minutes of August 19th

We had rather quiet meeting with less participants in relaxed atmosphere due to Obon season.
But each session was very enjoyable and impressive with various speeches.

Thought of Thought of  theEvening:TMMisaka                                                                                                 Word of the Evening: “Discern” TM Yawata
Toastmaster of the Evening: TM Iwatsuki
Table Topics Session:  TM Inoue
Prepared Speakers:
1. Basic Manual No. 6 “Vocal Variety”
Title: Mallory        by TM Araki
2. Basic Manual  “Make Them Laugh”
Title: A Positive Quote about Aging       byTM Kanokogi
General Evaluator: TM Kakinuma
1. TM Kuroda
2. TM Hasegawa

Best Table Topics Speaker: TM Sado
(No voting for Prepared speech and Evaluation)

In-house Humorous Speech Contest

KeyForce In-house humorous speech contest was held on September 9th.

Five contestants beats uk competed with their funny humorous speeches making the audience laugh a lot.

Result of the contest is as dr dre beats studio follows:

1st place winner: TM Kasey Yawata

2nd place winner: beats by dre wireless TM Mariko Misaka

3rd place winner: TM Atsuko Karakasa

Top two winners will proceed to Area dr dre beats wireless 22 humorous speech contest which will be held on September 23rd in Yoyogi Olympic Center.

Let’s cheer on the representatives at the area beats by dre studio contest.


Three winners with Area 22 governor, TM Shyam Pyarauk and Contest chair, TM Akemi Maruyama