Lagoon Meeting #252
The Lagoon Meeting #252 was held on the 26th Sept 2011. It started on time at 7.30 PM @ RAYAN Hotel Sharjah.
The opening was done by SAA, TM George Jacob who authentically announced club mission and called the meeting to order. The presidential address was done by TM Chandrasekhar Rao, highlighted the importance of filtering the Truth and invited the distinguished guests and officials espl. Div. Gov. DTM Nagabhushan Balaji and Past Div. Governor DTM Vinod Mehra and handed over the podium to TMOD.
ATMB CL Jessie D’Souza as TMoD. MTM Jessie on her role as MC presented the theme of the Day: “INFLUENCE” on her opening message inspired to change others life with quotes and memories and depicted what influenced her to be part of Toastmaster movement followed the introduction of Guests.
The word of the day was introduced by TM Sajid “Flambuoyant” meaning, confident, and lively and the word was used 5 times during the meeting.
The warm up Round Robin session was very interesting in which all non role members and guest participated.
There were 4 prepared speeches
P1 project by TM Rahim who reinforced in his Ice breaking speech “Road to success is always under construction”
TM Zakir Hussain P2 highlighted the side effect the Smoking.
P3 project by MTM Wafa Alnakhi urged the importance of Goal Setting and Visualizing the success with Tenacity
P6 project by TM Mohd Rafi with a message of living in the moments and advised to be away from WCSP – Worst Case Scenario.
General Evaluator was DTM N Balaji, who introduced other evaluators namely Evaluating TM Rahim was TM Biswaranjan; Evaluating TM Zakhir Hussain was TM Rashid; Evaluating MTM Wafa was MTM Sithara & Evaluating TM Mohd Rafi by TM Vinod Mehra.
The Table Topics session with high value topics was conducted by TM Jagdish Rao which 2 members and 2 guests for the impromptu speaking set lagoon bar high. Guests Ms.Shurooq Al-Banna, Mr. Ahamed Ali Zuhoor participation was inspiring and commendable.
Video Presentation of the 2nd Place International winning speech 2011 and its evaluation by TM Dr. Balan and TM Reghunath was informative and explained what made the speech winning one.
The silent role players were TM Praveen – Timer.
It was Suggested by Div. Governor to set up a Library for Table Topics.
Best speaker Award– MTM Wafa Alnakhi
Best Evaluator Award – TM Vinod Mehra
Best Table Topic speaker Award – Guest Shurooq Al Bana
Meeting concluded at 10.00 PM
Photos courtesy Sailesh & Muraleedharan