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Upcoming Meetings

posted by VTMC Admin

You are welcome to drop by and join.

Please note the venue for September 2 is at Takatsu-shiminkan (Takatsu Civic Hall).
Meeting Room #5, located on 12th floor, Nocty 2 Building adjacent to Mizonokuchi station.

September 2 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Takatsu Civic Hall
September 16 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Nakahara Civic Hall
October       7  (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Nakahara Civic Hall

Access: 
Takatsu Civic Hall (Takatsu-shiminkan:高津市民館)

Nakahara Civic Hall (Nakahara-shiminkan:中原市民館)
                 

[Meeting Report ] #173 August 5

posted Aug 7, 2017, 6:41 PM by VTMC Admin   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 6:37 AM ]

The room was stunned first and then burst with laugter after a few seconds....  The opening tonight featured Blouson Y with B-ish.  What a show!  (See the first photo.  Google "Blouson Chiemi with B, if you have no idea.)
But at this point in time, few of us knew that even a bigger excitement was about to unfold in two hours....(See the last photo.)

There was no compromise to the quality of our meeting, however.  Great preparetion, participation, and sharing.

We were delighted to have 5 guests tonight, one of whom was in his 80s!  It was an honor. 
Further, one of the guests declared tonight to join our club.  A hearty welcome from the Visionaries team!

Our post-meeting socialization party was quite collaborative and loud. (See the last photo, again.)

[Number of Guests]        5

 

[Word of the Evening]    Predicament

 

[Table Topics]

Q1: What is the best thing to be a member of Visionaries Toast Masters Club?

-> RK: Warm atmosphere and a variety of motivated people.

 

Q2: Share your feeling before and after the first speech.

-> YT: Afraid before the speech, but felt relaxed and accepted after.

 

Q3: What will you change anything about the club?

-> RK: The size of the meeting room, since it is getting full.

 

Q4: What are the 3 words to describe this club?

-> MM: Cheerful, energized, and expanding. 

 

Q5: Where do you find an inspiration of your speech and how do you develop it?

-> SK: Trace back and deep-dive into personal history.

 

Q6: Did anyone's speech influence you to make a new speech?

-> YO: Daniel Macroy's speech making the topic humorous.

 

Q7: What are the differences between being a guest and a member.

-> GB: Responsible feeling for supporting the club together.

 

[Prepared Speech]

MO:

     Project #2 "Organize your speech"

     Title: "President Macaron"

     Digest: A humorous view on the new French president.

CH:

     Project #3 "Get to the point"

     Title: "How to write a science article"

     Digest: Passionate account on how rigorous to write an article for a journal.

KS:

     Project #4 "How to say it"

     Title: "Thinking about digital money"

     Digest: Informative exploration into digital money such as Bitcoin.

 

[Award Result]

Best Table Topic speaker: GB

Best Evaluator: SK

Best Speaker: MO

 

[Notes]

In-house contest    September 2

Area contest          September 17          

Division contest     October 9



Interested? Visionaries Toastmasters Club always looks forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com

Upcoming Meetings

posted Aug 7, 2017, 6:14 PM by VTMC Admin

You are welcome to drop by and join.

- August      19 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Nakahara Civic Hall (Room #1 on the 2nd floor)
September   2 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Takatsu Civic Hall
September 16 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Nakahara Civic Hall

Access: 
Nakahara Civic Hall (Nakahara-shiminkan:中原市民館)

Takatsu Civic Hall (Takatsu-shiminkan:高津市民館)

Extra! BBQ!!

posted Jul 24, 2017, 2:42 AM by VTMC Admin   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 3:52 AM ]

Do you like barbeque in general?  You would love ours in particular....and we did have one on Sunday, July 23 at the riverside of Tamagawa!
The food and conversation were so nice and synergetic that the weather, which was actually not so ideal, never bothered us.
Can you imagine scallops and tomatoes slowly cooked in garlic oil?  What an aroma!

[Meeting Report ] #172 July 15

posted Jul 16, 2017, 9:14 PM by VTMC Admin   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 6:00 AM ]

A colorful assortment of actions and speeches:  The meeting was kicked off by the club president, YT, mimicking a famous personality (DT), quickly warming up the room atmosphere.  This was followed by useful "Word of the Evening" and impromptu "Table Topics", which were in fact topical.  "Prepred Speeches" this time offered an interesting combination of two fresh Project #1's and one well-seasoned Project #10.  A pleasant diversity demonstrated in style and contents.

We again had 6 guests!  Thanks for your interest in and time with Visionaries!

Participation in our regular post-meeting socialization party (20:00-) was sparse this time for some reason.....  Guests are more than welcome to join in.

[Number of Guests]     6

 

[Word of the Evening] Tangible

 

[Table Topics]

Q1: If you could choose your birthday, which date would you choose, and why?

-> AM: 10/2, since it is the same birthday as Gandhi.

 

Q2: If you could be a leader of any organization, which organization would you choose?

-> CH: Her company, and would change the business model.

 

Q3: If you could speak one more language, which language would you choose?

-> (Guest)GB: Japanese, since am now in Japan; the number of speakers large enough; its structure uniquely different from western languages.

 

Q4: What question would you ask, if permitted, to Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo Metropolis?

-> TY: How she studies and catches up things, since she has to know many things in a short time.

 

[Prepared Speeches]

YS:

     Project #1 "The Ice Breaker"

     Title: "My hometown"

     Digest: Informative speech to introduce his hometown Towada-city.

TK:

     Project #1 "The Ice Breaker"

     Title: "The lazy man"

     Digest: Entertaining speech to introduce his personalities.

MS:

     Project #10 "Inspire your audience"

     Title: "72 years ago, in Okinawa..."

     Digest: Passionate speech about Okinawa in WWII.

 

[Award Results]

Best Table Topic: AM

Best Evaluator: RS

Best Speaker: MS

 

[Notes]

BBQ:  July 23

In-house contest:  September 2       

Area contest:  September 17


Interested? Visionaries Toastmasters Club always looks forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com


Upcoming Meetings

posted Jul 16, 2017, 12:00 AM by VTMC Admin

You are welcome to drop by and join.

- August       5 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Nakahara Civic Hall
- August     19 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Nakahara Civic Hall
September 2 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Takatsu Civic Hall

Access: 
Nakahara Civic Hall (Nakahara-shiminkan:中原市民館)

Takatsu Civic Hall (Takatsu-shiminkan:高津市民館)

[Meeting Report ] #171 July 1

posted Jul 1, 2017, 9:17 PM by VTMC Admin   [ updated Jul 3, 2017, 6:38 PM ]

As Toastmasters' new fiscal year starts on July 1, the meeting statred with the inauguration of new officers.

A special time for sincere appreciation towards the outgoing officers crossed by fresh expectations from the incoming leadership team.


Regular portion of the meeting was a lot of fun as always, joined by as many as 6!!! guests this time. 


[Number of guests] 6


[Installation of New Officers]


Ceremony conducted by Area 52 Director RK followed by quick remarks from:

-New President: YT

    Welcoming new TM fiscal year. "Speak out loud!".

-Area 52 Director: RK, and

-Division E Director: YO

    On the reasons, benefits, meanings to join Toast Masters.


[Prepared Speeches]

EW:

     "Memory": The system of human memory

MM:

     "Chasing Bruckner No. 8": His passion for "Bruckner No.8"

HK:

     "Voice": How she confront the fear of expressing personal opinions.

MK:

      "Two Types of Human Beings": Communication and team work  from the view of 2 types of human beings


[Award Result]

Best Evaluator: CH

Best Speaker: HK


[Notes]

Next meeting is 7/15 at Takatsu Shiminkan


Interested? Visionaries TMC always look forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com




Upcoming Meetings

posted Jul 1, 2017, 8:44 PM by VTMC Admin   [ updated Jul 3, 2017, 7:44 AM ]

You are welcome to drop by and join.
Please note the venue for July 15 is at Takatsu-shiminkan (Takatsu Civic Hall).
Meeting Room #5, located on 12th floor, Nocty 2 Building adjacent to Mizonokuchi station.

July    15 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Takatsu Civic Hall
- August 5 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Nakahara Civic Hall
- August 5 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 @ Nakahara Civic Hall

Location: 
Takatsu Civic Hall(Takatsu-shiminkan:高津市民館)
Nakahara Civic Hall(Nakahara-shiminkan:中原市民館)

Upcoming Meetings

posted Jun 17, 2017, 7:54 PM by VTMC Admin

You are welcome to drop by and join:

- July      1 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 
July    15 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 
- August 5 (Sat) 18:00-20:00 

Place: Nakahara Civic Hall(Nakahara-shiminkan:中原市民館)

[Meeting Report ] #167 April 29th

posted May 2, 2017, 7:05 PM by VTMC Admin

Meeting #167, the 22nd as well as the Tenth meeting in this new fiscal year was conducted on 29th April 2017. The meeting schedule was unprecedented from the club's normal meeting, i,e first and third saturday of the month. Yes you might have guessed it partially correct, the golden week and the District conference were the reason. There were 2 wonderful guests. The meeting structure was intact with the typical meeting structure of VTMC with an unprecedented addition of an evaluator to the general evaluator. 

The breaking ice session by TM M.O was a creative "Story weaving" game, It turned out to be different from our previous week game in terms of the requirement of applying a word that TM M.O displayed in her chart book. "Precedent" the word of the evening by TM C.H, was accompanied with proper usage tips and it was repeated a couple of times in the meeting.

Veteran TM D.K undertook the role of TMOE for this session. TM Y.T, TM Y.U, TM M.S and TM K.T donned the roles of Timer, Grammarian, Ah Counter and Vote counter respectively. The Table topic master was TM. M.K. He posed his questions around the central theme of "Present / Gift". The responses from TM R.F, TM Y.T, TM K.T, TM R.S and TM J.M revolved around their personal experiences and it was encouraging to see them utilizing most of their allocated time judiciously. TM. R.S did the evaluation for the table topic session.

There were 2 prepared speeches, the prepared speech by TM M.M, was  from basic manual project "Ice Breaker". It was surprising to see a presentation based "Icebreaker". Things are changing I guess.  The prepared speech by TM Y.T, was  from basic manual project "Your body speaks". His attire commanded an aura and the message reflected his take on self appreciation and gratitude to oneself. The general evaluator was TM. A.M. The speech evaluators were TM S.K. and TM R.F. The General Evaluator TM A.M was evaluated by TM Y.S.  TM R.S, TM R.F and TM Y.T were selected as the best table topic speaker, evaluator and speaker respectively. Afterwards we conducted the induction ceremony of two fellow toast masters to the club under the aegis of TM Y.S. TM T.K and TM Y.S were formally inducted. IPP TM D.K announced of the impending officer club selection and process.  

The session ended with announcements from our President TM Y.U. on the announcement of the upcoming District contest and VTMC'ian TM Y.O run for the District leadership role. . Overall the meeting #167 with performances, induction of 2 fellow toast masters qualified as one among our president's vision of 24 quality meetings.


(by R.S)

Interested? Visionaries TMC always look forward to having you in our meeting. 
For more details, please feel free to contact us on: visionaries-guest@googlegroups.com

Coming events:
May   20th (SAT) 18:00-20:00 
June  3rd   (SAT) 18:00-20:00 
June 17th  (SAT) 18:00-20:00 

Place: Nakahara Civic Hall(Nakahara-shiminkan:中原市民館)


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