Lagoon Meeting #256

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Syed FazlullahLagoon’s 256th meeting was held on the 21st Nov 2011 @ Rayan Hotel Sharjah UAE, after the ALTTS ( Additional Lagoon Table Topics Session) conducted by TM Dr. Balan Vijay Kumar.

Meeting opening was done by SAA TM George Jacob who initiated a warm up exercise with slogan “I love UAE”, announced the club mission statement and called the meeting to order. The presidential address was done by our, VP Education, TM Praveen, with details of team building training conducted by Division J and the message was “we are leaders in all our area of life”. He handed over the podium to TMOD, TM Syed Fazlullah who presented the theme of the day “UAE National Day Celebration Continues……”. His opening message about glimpses of UAE formation and enjoying very single moment of UAE life.

This was followed the introduction of five guests.

The word of the day “ENLIVEN ” was introduced by MTM Raham Sithara, meaning, to give life, action or sprirt, etc and the word ENLIVEN was used 22 times during the meeting.

The Round Robin session, on our UAE life and National Day was very interesting in which all members and guests participated.

There were three prepared speeches. Two P1s by MTM Shurooq Al Banna and TM Mohammed Ashraf and P7 by MTM Sunitha Nair titled “Understanding my Father”.

General Evaluator was TM Loy Machedo who introduced other evaluators namely evaluating MTM Shurooq Al Banna was TM Murleedharan, evaluating TM Mohammed Ashraf was TM Balakrishnan Nambiar and MTM Sunita Nair was TM Dr. Balan Vijay Kumar.

The Table Topics session was conducted by TM Mathew P Mathews in which 4 members and 2 guests participated.

The silent role players were TM Mohammed Rafi – Timer, Grammarian – TM Biswaranjan , Ah Counter was TM Jagdish Rao and Fine Timer – TM Chandrasekar Rao.

Best Speaker Award winner was MTM Shurooq Al Banna. Best Evaluator Award TM Dr. Balan Vijay Kumar and Best Table Topic speaker Award winner was our Guest Ms Fatima.

Meeting concluded at 10 pm. After the meeting TM Loy Machedo conducted special education session on Tips of presentation & public speaking.

Photos courtesy Muraleedharan

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  1. George Jacob
    George Jacob says:

    One of the Well conducted Meeting in the face of many drop outs and short of time for preperation for TMOD. Syed you were very cool and managed well. Your theme goes IN line with current day events in UAE. Hats off Syed.

    Our Secretary is very prompt and passionately uploading the MOM. I am learning from you TM Mathew P Mathew.

  2. Balakrishnan Nambiar says:

    The highlight of the 256th meeting was the total coolness and composure of TMOD Syed Fazlullah showed in conducting the session . His CC and CL improvement graph is not showing straight horizontal line, but perpenticular arrow mark. Congrats.

    Presence of Dr.Balan and Mr.Loy always makes the sessions energized. Mr. Loy had given a lot of valuable suggestions to make our meeting vibrant and competitive. Only mystery is from Mr. Ravoof, we are all waiting for his project speeches.

  3. Thanks to all participants and roll players.
    I really appreciate President and VP education for their confidence in me and giving me the roll of TMOD. I will try to improve better to best.

  4. Congrats to TMSyed Fazalullah for conducting an excellent meeting on short notice,all the best for your future performances.
    All Role Players done a wonderful job.
    I missed Loy’s session because of personal reasons,but hats off this TM for his teachings.
    TM Mathews, you are doing a fantastic job.
    Only regret is about the absence of many ToastMasters, even the role players, Let us be more passionate towards Lagoon!

  5. Muraleedharan Punnamanna
    Muraleedharan Punnamanna says:

    My comments on the meeting as follows:-

    1. The attendance was low but I agree with Loy that this help us to net work properly and know others more closely.
    2. TMOD Syed Fazalullah done a good Job even after you took the role in short notice.
    3. Sometimes I felt that overall the energy level of the meeting has gone down.
    4. Loy has done a good Job, lot of information’s and recommendations.
    5. All the role players were good and done justified their roles.

  6. Highlights of the meeting:
    1) Syed Fazalullah took on the leadership role and made the meeting happen.
    2) Our new speakers have a lot of zest and enthusiasm – as they showed creativity in speaking and style
    3) It was great to see that our speakers wanted honest and blunt feedback.

    Low points of the meeting:
    1) Quite a number of drop outs
    2) We need to get back to ‘themed’ meetings
    3) We need more educational Session.

    Loy Machedo

  7. Highlights of the meeting:
    1) Syed Fazalullah took on the leadership role and made the meeting happen.
    2) Our new speakers have a lot of zest and enthusiasm – as they showed creativity in speaking and style
    3) It was great to see that our speakers wanted honest and blunt feedback.

    Low points of the meeting:
    1) Quite a number of drop outs
    2) We need to get back to ‘themed’ meetings
    3) We need more educational Session.

    Loy Machedo
    The Tattooed Speaker

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