Lagoon Meeting #253
The 253rd meeting of Lagoon was held on the 10th Oct 2011. After the ALLTS session, the meeting started on time at 7.30 PM @ RAYAN Hotel Sharjah.
The opening was done by SAA TM George Jacob who announced club mission statement and called the meeting to order. The presidential address was done by MTM Jessie D’Souza, who highlighted the importance of Change, both in business & personal life and invited the newly joined members. As a surprise change she handed over the podium to TMOD, TM Rakesh Dayal, who took up the role on short notice as TM Mohammed Rashid, was unable to attend the meeting.
TM Rakesh Dayal as MC presented the theme of the Day: “CHANGE” on his opening message inspired to change others life with quotes and memories of life Change and followed the introduction of Guests.
The word of the day was introduced by newly joined TM Vinod. “ FELICITY” meaning an instance of happiness or something that causes happiness. The word was used only 2 times during the meeting.
The innovative Round Robin session by commenting on different quotes of CHANGE was very interesting in which all non role members and guests participated.
There were 3 prepared speeches
P2 by TM Balakrishnan with speech title “Life is not fair”. P3 by TM Natraj was on his trip to Kailas titled “Adventure at high Altitude”. The P6 of MTM Raham Sithara was titled “ Life Alarm”.
General Evaluator was one of our founder member TM MK Rajan, who introduced other evaluators namely: Evaluating TM Balakrishnan was TM Praveen K N, Evaluating TM Natraj was TM Mohammed Rafi and for MTM Raham Sithara was TM Narasimham V L Madudulapalil.
The Table Topics session with high value topics was conducted by MTM Raseetha Praveen which 3 members and 1 guest for the impromptu speaking set lagoon bar high. The Guest was Mr. Sham whose participation was commendable.
Video Presentation of the International winning speech 2011 and its evaluation by TM Santhosh Kumar Ramachandran, and TM Chandrashekhar Rao, was informative and explained on what made the speech winning one.
The silent role players were TM Valerian Pereira Pereira– Timer, Joke Master – TM Sajid Koroth and Chief Greet Master — TM Nabeel Kattakath
Best Evaluator Award winner was – TM Mohammed Rafi and Best Table Topic speaker Award – TM Mathew P Mathews .
Meeting concluded at 10.00 PM.
Photos courtesy Muraleedharan