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Past President’s Comment(2016-2017)

 President Onoe’s Inauguration Address

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I am humbled and at the same time honored to become the president of KeyForce Toastmasters Club.  Our club has madethe great contributions through the efforts of pioneering members including our founder, TM Ann Sado Honjo.

Also, I would like to express my appreciation to those senior members who keep the momentum for our club to growcontinuously. As of today, we have 40 active members. This is surprising and is entirely due to the outgoing officers, especially the efforts of the Immediate past president, Kasey Yawata.  

Looking back over my past four years in KeyForce, somesenior members encouraged, supported and guided me with their warm-hearted advice when was depressed at my workplace. I have improved not only in English Communication but also interpersonal leadership. Fortunately,my working situation has changed for the better and it is time for me to repay the courtesy shown to me.

2015 is the fifteenth anniversary of KeyForce since it waschartered in June 2000.  What a great honor for me to serve in this 15th anniversary year!  During my tenure as the president I would like to focus on two points.

First, KeyForce members have been well aware of Diversity and Inclusion, keeping the friendly atmosphere all these years.  I think this is our unique club culture, which I would like to keep and continue growing.

Second, I would like to establish a strong teamwork having asustainable pattern. Therefore, I would like to ask all club members to participate in club activities, not only regular meetings but also special events like Summer Gala, Christmas Galas, in-house contest and area contests.  I am concerned about the participation rate of all members to these activities, since I believe that the high participation rate among new and old members will truly revitalize our club.

I am glad that all new officers are very cooperative. However I hope I can get all our members’ support and cooperation.  I look forward to having a very productive new term with all of you.

Ryuichi Onoe 

July 5, 2016

Division International Speech Contest Spring 2016

2016 Division C International Contest was held on April 10, 2016 at
Yoyogi Olympic Center.  
 
TM Ryuji Yokoyama competed for English contest and
TM Taeko Hayashi for Japanese Contest as our representatives. 
Both members performed their speeches excellently which we are very proud of.
Photo C Division EnglishPhoto D Division Japanese

Area 31 International Speech Contest Spring 2016

Area 31 International Speech Contest was successfully conducted on March 20th
at Tsukuba University.
 
Congratulations to TM Ryuji Yokoyama for winning the second place at English contest
and TM Taeko Yahashi for winning  the second place at Japanese contest.  
 
Both will be representing Area 31 and competing in the Division contest at Yoyogi Olympic center on April 10th
Photo E Area Contest

In-house International Speech Contest Spring 2016

The Keyforce 2016 In-house International Speech Contest was successfully conducted.
Congratulations to TM Ryuji Yokoyama for winning the first place! 
He will be representing Keyforce and competing in the Area contest at 
Tsukuba University on March 20.
 
Competition results: 
1st place winner: TM Ryuji Yokoyama
2nd place winner : TM Kasey Yawata
 
Speech titles:
TM Kasey Yawata – Plunging from heaven to hell
TM Ryuji Yokoyama – Improvement is not always better
TM Hidenori Takahashi – My son’s first mountain climbing
TM Ann Sado Honjo – Father to daughter
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Feb 2, 2016: A Speaker from Bahrain

On Feb. 2, 2016, during his temporary homecoming from Bahrain, TM Yuta Kabasawa visited Keyforce TMC and delivered his speech about Project 6 so that he can be a contestant at his Area contest in Bahrain in February.

He sent his thank-you message to us saying, “I learned a lot and enjoyed my visit to KeyForce TM Club and I was impressed with every TM member’s great dedication to improving themselves.”

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TM Kabasawa, BIMA TMC, Bahrain (left) visited KeyForce TMC.
TM Kasey Yawata (right), IPP of KeyForce, evaluated his speech.

Meeting Minutes of October 20th 2015

Meeting Minutes of October 20th 2015
In the midst of autumn, we had a fun meeting as always with 3 enjoyable speeches.

☆Prepared speakers
1st speaker: TM Alice Kitaoka
Project #3 “Get to the Point”
Title: “My Turning Point ”
Evaluator: TM Ryuji Yokohama
2nd speaker: TM Ayah Kakinuma
Project #1 “Impromptu Speaking” from Advanced Manual of Specialty Speeches”
Title: “No title”
Evaluator: TM Masako Kuroda
3rd speaker: TM Akemi Maruyama
Project #5 “Speaking After Dinner” from Advanced Manual of the Entertaining Speaker
Title: “Akemi’s Adventure in 30 days”
Evaluator: TM Kasey Yawata

☆Word of the evening
“simultaneous”

☆Thank you for your leaderships
Toastmaster of the Evening: TM Mariko Misaka
Grammarian: TM Miki Saito
Am-Uh Counter: TM Ann Sado Honjo
Timer: TM Yasunari Matsukawa
Vote Counter: TM Ryutaro Inagaki
Assistant Vote Counter:TM Takuya Tsubota

Thought of the Evening: TM Naoko Adachi
Word of the Evening: TM Yasuo Sato

Meeting Minutes of October 6th 2015

Autumn is here! We had a lovely meeting as always with 2 enjoyable speeches.

☆Prepared speakers
1st speaker: TM Hidenori Takahashi
Project #7 “Research Your Topic”
Title: “My Son’s First Mountain Climbing”
Evaluator: TM Mineko Hasegawa
2nd speaker: TM Chao Liu
Project #9 “Persuade with Power”
Title: “PawsCam, a Carrying Camera for Dog’s World”
Evaluator: TM Ann Sado Honjo

☆Word of the evening
“cognizant” = aware
☆Thank you for your leaderships
Toastmaster of the Evening: TM Akemi Maruyama
Grammarian: TM TM Tommy Takabu
Am-Uh Counter: TM Ryuichi Onoe
Timer: TM Naoko Adachi
Vote Counter: TM Yasunari Matsukawa
Assistant Vote Counter: TM Jason Shi

Word of the Evening: TM Takuya Tsubota