Lagoon Meeting #245
The TMOD of Meeting #245 was TM Anirudh Nair and his theme of the meeting was “Leading from the front”.
- The meeting started on time at 7.30 PM.
- The Sergeant At Arms, TM Mathew P Mathews read out the mission statement and called the meeting to order.
- The presidential address by TM Rakesh Dayal was on Corruption and what actions we are doing about it. It was indeed the need for the hour. We all need to realize that a corrupt life is all but destruction. So let’s stay uncorrupted!
- The TMOD TM Anirudh Nair, back after 3 months from his college, gave a strong message on how to Lead from the Front. He gave us interesting short history lessons! A well prepared and researched introduction.
- There were four guests Balan, Saju, KK and Daniel who gave us introductions about themselves.
- The Word of the Day was “Fortitude” and delivered by TM Zakir Hussain.
- The Round Robbin session had all present speak on their ‘Missed’ Leadership opportunities. There were some interesting opportunities which some had let go.
- It was time for the project speeches. It was one of the rare moments where there were 3 milestone speeches. 2 Project 10 speeches and 1 Advanced Communicator Bronze 10 speech.TM Reghunath and TM Santhosh gave their P10 speeches, TM Rakesh gave his ACB 10 speech and finally TM Dr. Balan Vijay Kumar gave his ACS 3 speech.All the speeches were brilliant. The winner was TM Reghunath.
- Following the speeches, was the much awaited “BREAK”! TM Sunita brought us a home baked cake and also huge samosas! Spring Rolls, samosas, coffee and tea was served by the hotel. It was rather FULL and FILLING!
- The much dreaded Table Topics followed. Conducted by TM Balakrishnan, it was spiced up with interesting topics. The winner of TT was TM Mohan.
- What followed was indeed an exciting moment for the Club. We got to see the Awards the District 79 had bestowed on our club. The Best Club website award – The Platinum Web Byte Award and the LGM silver membership Award (LGM treasures at forty). Members got certificates.The awards were presented by the president TM Rakesh Dayal. The Platinum Web Byte Award was presented to the VP PR TM Abdul Ravoof. He was instrumental in developing the club website with the help of the club members.
- Evaluation followed with TM Mohamed Rafi taking on as the General Evaluator. His team of evaluators evaluating the speeches were TM Sitara evaluating TM Santhosh, TM Sagar Tamang evaluating TM Reghunath, TM Sunita evaluating TM Rakesh and TM Chandrashekar evaluating TM Dr. Vijay Kkumar. The winner of the Evaluation was TM Sitara.
- The Joke Master, TM Muraleedharan was next, and had the room in splits.
- After that The Grammarian TM Divya Mathur was very effective and gave us pointers on where we made errors.
- The Ah Counter was TM Natraj.
- This was followed by the awards ceremony by TM Rakesh Dayal. The highlight of this meeting was Lagoon earning all 10 DCP points! Yes Lagoon has once again achieved the President’s Distinguished Club status! Congratulations all Lagoon Members. Congrats to the president TM Rakesh, the VP Education TM Chandrashekar and all the other EXCOM members who made this possible.
Photos courtesy TM Reghunath