TMOE, R.A. was late to the meeting due to his job. The other members supported his absence.
Prepared speeches: 1st. TM M.M. “still image” She showed us several cameras, including some antiques, spoke about the history of the cameras from 20th century to present day, as well as stories about her family. Her second speech was well organized and eloquent.
2nd. TM Y.H. “To study to teach, to teach to study” She discussed English education. It was well researched. Though she works at a branch of a U.S. company, she is more attracted to British English.
3rd. TM R.S. “my enemy VS me” She stated her enemy is cigarettes smoke. She did not mean “smokers” but “smoke.” She delivered her speech with a lots of body languages, and several visual aids (objectives of this time).
4th. TM N.W. “Let’s challenge biblio-battle” He introduced the rules and benefits of "biblio-battle": participants introduce their favorite books and select a “champ book”(a book they want to read) at the end. He used a chart and other visual aids effectively.
5th. TM Y.F. “Classmates and Toastmasters” He told us about an film screening event for his former classmate who was a film director but passed away unexpectedly this summer. The Skills of Toastmasters (preparing the event, time management, speeches, etc.) are very helpful for him.
Table Topic speeches: Table Topic Master was TM D.I.. He livened up the session with the themes of “introduction”(about family, company, and job)
Awards: Best Table Topic Speeches: TM K.O. He introduced his family humorously by making in associations with their birthdays. Guest K She is an English teacher, and spoke about her job naturally and fluently.
Best evaluators: TM K.O. He evaluated TM N.W.’s speech with humor and kindness. TM S.T. Clear evaluation where they indicating 2 good points and 2 points for improvement for TM Y.F.’s speech.
Best prepared speech: TM M.M. This was her second speech, and she received “the Best speaker.” twice Congratulations!
DCP(Distinguished Club Program): TM K.I. (the former president of our club) brought a ribbon of "SELECT DISTINGUISHED CLUB 2016-2017."
After Party: At Hamachôtei. New member TM M.U. said that he will try attempt The Ice Breaker (1st) speech at the next English meeting. We are really looking forward to hearing it.