Today we held the last meeting of this year. Firstly, we would like to express sincere gratitude all the attendees of our meeting.
We hold meetings on every 2nd and 4th Saturday and welcome your attendance as a guest as well next year!
[Opening of the meeting]
Our president called to order on time and introduced four honorable guests.
[Toastmaster of the morning]
Today’s Toastmaster of the Morning(TMOM) is TM HH.
She introduced TM KT as the role taker of “Word of the day” and TM KT shared the word, “celebrate” .
Next is “News of the week” and TM SW took this role. He explained the latest movement of cashless remittance such as “PayPay” etc.
Firstly, TM KH delivered it whose title is “Eight tips for instagrammable shots”. Introducing some tricky pictures which would be suitable for posting “Instagramm” and
raised reminder of global social problem such as poverty in developing countries.
Second speaker is TM TT, as the title is “New discovery – 3.10#. Based on his experience of voluntary guide for foreign tourists in Asakusa, talked how sad it was of
“Massive Tokyo air raid” on March 10th, 1945, during the final stage of World War 2, which left severe damage for Japanese citizens as well as one major factor that led
Japan’s unconditional surrender of the war.
Thirdly, we welcomed TM YT, the title is “人生を変えた一冊”. (delivered in Japanese) He appealed that if someone has attitude with socially difficulty, let us consider if
he or she has problem regarding the relationship to the parent(especially, to the mother) on his or her childhood, based on his own experience and perception after reading
the book he introduced.
Last speaker is our former member, TM MF. She tried to perform an improvised speech. Prior to the delivery, she had given the one theme among five choices from the evaluator
and deliver the speech. She presented very smoothly as if it had been well elaborated like ordinal prepared speeches.
Today’s table topic master is TM YK. She raised some tips regarding Christmas and assigned three speakers.
This section was proceeded by TM JK. She is Korean but fluent on English and Japanese.
Four evaluators, TM GS, TM KT, TM SW and TM MG presented each evaluation for prepared speech speakers accordingly.
Best Table Topic speaker : TM RI
Best Evaluator : TM SW
Best Speaker : TM MF
After the regular meeting, we enjoyed special lunch since it was the last meeting of this year.
Also we had some special speeches which is difficult to be presented on the regular meeting, since the format of the speech require special situation such as
“Speech for Toast”(乾杯の際のスピーチ) or “Speech after finishing a meal”(食後のスピーチ).
Details are coming up later, so stay tuned!!