Lagoon Meeting #255
Meeting opening was done by SAA TM George Jacob who emphasized the day’s history significance, announced club mission and called the meeting to order. The presidential address was done by our Award Winning Speaker, TM Loy Machedo, with a message of “Push our limits and get out of everyone comfort zone”. He handed over the podium to TMOD, TM Mohamed Rafi who presented the theme of the day “Celebrations” His opening message was to Enjoy & celebrate every single moment of life as if a child. This was followed the introduction of three guests.
The word of the day, “Conundrum”, was introduced by MTM Shurooq Al Banna, which means – A confusing and difficult problem or question.meaning difficult problem, challenge , etc and this was used 26 times during the meeting.
The Round Robin session, on our child life personal experience, was very interesting in which all members and guest participated.
There were four prepared speeches.
- TM Sagar Tamang – Experience with TedEx : Evaluated by MTM Raseetha Praveen
- TM Nataraj – Power of Words : Evaluated by TM Reghunath Nair
- TM Balakrishnan Nambiar – Criticism is futile : Evaluated by MTM Sunita Nair
- TM Praveen K N – Ways to get Rich : Evaluated by TM Mohd Rashid
General Evaluation was done by TM Loy Machedo.
The Table Topics session was conducted by MTM Raham Sithara in which 4 members and 1 guest participated.
The silent role players were TM Ravoof – Timer, Joke Masters – MTM Sharooq Al Banna & MTM Reem, Grammarian – TM Syed Fazlullah, Ah Counter was TM Rohit and Fine Timer – TM Biswaranjan.
Best Speaker Award winner was TM Nataraj and the Best Table Topic speaker Award winner was our Guest Mrs Ranjitha.
Meeting was concluded at 10.00 PM.
MOM by Mathews
Highlights of the meeting. (by Ravoof)
It was supposed to be a casual dress meeting, but it was not followed by anyone except by the TMOD and his dear wife! Surely there must have been a communication gap somewhere. Most came directly from office.
There was a very exciting session by Loy before the meeting for people to Network. Even though it was just for 10 minutes, everyone seemed to enjoy it and they actually did get to know more about others. I guess time was not sufficient and the meeting had to start. Loy has promised something similar for members if it could be organised. It sure would help a lot of people.
The Table Topics session was very innovative by Sitara. The meetings was full of balloons and decorations in tune for the UAE National Day. We never suspected anything and we thought she had forgotten to bring her topics! She then calls the first speaker. To everyone’s surprise she gives a pin to him and asks him to poke a balloon from a choice of six… and voila there pops a question from the pricked balloon!! Very innovative. Good on Sitara.
After the meeting we had HOT Vadas courtesy the TMOD Mohamed Rafi! It was yummy and insufficient! Just kidding on the insufficient part. Thank you for taking the extra step. As the saying goes, the path to the hearth is through the mouth. So just keep feeding us and we will love you even more! haha
Finally we had an EXCOM meeting with all members present. The problem of the speakers not getting awards if there are 2 speakers only got solved. Will post the EXCOM summary when it comes.
Photos taken by Muraleedharan