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第152回例会(英語例会)

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The 152nd Fuchu TMC meeting was held on the last day of 2018 Golden Week.
It was really a fine day and green keyaki/zelkova leaves were so beautiful!

* Officers Election for 2018-2019
The next TMC financial year starts from July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019. In this regular meeting, we have the election for Fuchu TMC officers of the next term. All next officers are elected.
Congratulations for all officers! And I look forward to Fuchu TMC managed by new officers.

* Table Topics
Table Topics is a style of instant and impromptu speeches. The Table Topics master gives the audience a topic and assign a member as a speaker. The speaker MUST speak about the topic in two minutes. It's a good practice to develop quick response skills.
In this session, the Table Topics master gave us these topics as shown in below and its theme was "trip."

1.Where would you like to go, and what would you like to do during trip?

2.What kind of sports would you like to play during the trip?

3.Is there any unforgettable experience during the trip?

4.Do you have any special food you would like to recommend to others?

Comment: I could hear a lot of speakers' trip stories. One speaker talked about cuisine of Hunan, China, her home town. It's one of hottest dishes in Chinse food! I wanted to try one.

* Prepared Speech
Prepared Speech is a speech according to manuals published by Toastmasters International. A speaker shall speak a speech based on the objectives on the manuals.

In the meeting, we had three prepared speakers.

The first speaker talked about the lessons learned from his previous company. They are IT skills, desire to work globally and confidence to speak and perform in front of audience. He still remembers these lessons and they are used in his business and Toastmasters activities.

The second speaker played a monodrama, arranged "The Ants and the Grasshopper". An ant was always working so hard. On the other hand, a grasshopper was always playing a guitar and singing. In the original story, the grasshopper died in winter. But the grasshopper was alive. Why? The reason was global warming!

The last speaker visited Hue, Vietnam for sightseeing, this March. The Value of VND, Vietnamese currency, is going down. That means inflation. So, in Vietnam, we have to pay a large number of money. For example, we would pay ten thousand VDN for a bottle of water. The Vietnamese can speak English in Hue, then he developed the ability to say a large number in English. What can we say "30万" in English!?

* Evaluation
In Evaluation session, the evaluators pointed out strong points of the prepared speeches and gave suggestions to the prepared speakers to make the speeches better.

Evaluators are required to have skills to listen to speeches carefully and to summarize the points in limited time. When you try this roll, it is so beneficial for you because you can learn a lot from the roll. Even if you are not assigned as an evaluator, you should imagine if you were an evaluator and what you would say to the prepared speech.

* Award Presentation
All attendees selected the best speakers for each session by voting and the MC gave the awards to the best speakers. Congratulations to all!