Lagoon Meeting #267


Special Ladies Lagoon’s 267th meeting was held on the 23rd April 2012, after the ALTTS (Additional Lagoon Table Topics Session) by SAA TM George Jacob.

 Meeting opening was done by MTM Divya Nair who announced club mission in totally  innovative way and called the meeting to order by highlighting  the role of  scientist Mrs. Tessy Thomas’ involvement in successful test fire of India’s Agni V. The presidential address was done by club VP Membership MTM Raham Sithara who mentioned the Women’s vital roles all phases of life, in family, society, business etc. She handed over the podium to the TMOD, MTM Jessie D’Souza who started with Jawaharlal Nehru’s quote to educate girls to make a society healthy and wealthy. The theme of the meeting was “Woman! –  A MYSTIC, A MYTH & A MYSTERY”  She is God’s WONDER!

This was followed the introduction of 11 guests including family members of Lagoonites.

The  word of the Day “Audacious” meaning extremely bold daring, fearless, courageous introduced by MTM Sharon D’ Souza and was used for 9 times during the meeting.

The Round Robin Session was attended by all on positive & negative qualities of Women.

There were 4 prepared speeches.

P1 Speech

MTM Hind Sahoo with title “My Mother’s Dream” Evaluated by TM Santhosh Ramachadran.

P7 Speeches

MTM Wafa Al Naki with title “Margaret Thatcher & I” Evaluated by  TM Loy Machedo, and

MTM Raseetha Pravin with title “Life Cycle” evaluated by TM Regunath Nair

P10 Speech

MTM Sunita Nair did her milestone speech to get her Competent Communicator with title “Reach for the Sky” Evaluated by TM Dr. Balan Vijay Kumar.

The Table Topics session was done MTM  Lalitha Rao with different topics of romance and passion.

General Evaluation was done by TM MK Rajan.

The silent role players wereTM Ashraf – Timer;  Ah Counter + Grammarian TM Biswaranjan Samal and Fine Timer – TM Rakesh Dayal


Best Speaker MTM Sunita Nair.

Best Table Topics  – TM Muraleedharan Punnamanna

Best EvaluatorTM Dr. Balan Vijay Kumar


Meeting concluded at 10.00 PM.

Photos Courtesy TM Muralee
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  1. Wow! What a meeting it was! The ladies did a wonderful job of conducting the meeting. The Amazing Jessie was her usual, cool and refreshing! There was never a dull moment in the meeting.

    There were 4 excellent speeches and 4 brilliant evaluations, though I felt the evaluations were a bit harsh. Even though the speakers did not show it, I know deep down it hurt! Don’t lie ladies!!

    The break was special… with Vadas, chutney, sambar, somasas, spring rolls… and a lot of networking!

    Today in Lagoon Toastmasters we had another first. We broadcast our meeting LIVE in High Definition (HD)! It was really good. The video was watched by many Toastmasters from around the world. MTM Shuba watched from Qatar and was giving LIVE feedback of the meeting. MTM Roshini form India and our very own ES Suresh from Dubai! It was exciting.

    Al in all a great event. Well done Ladies of Lagoon or as our president Chandra says ‘LOL’!!!

  2. sekhar
    Chandrasekhar says:

    Ladies of Lagoon created History with this meeting. When i gave this idea to VP ed, george, we both did not expected the meeting would be outstanding.

    Jessie was in her best and also Divya, Sitara, Hind, Wafa,Raseeta, Sunita, Lalitha… did a fabulous job.

    Enjoyed every min of the meeting.

  3. George Jacob
    George Jacob says:

    Dear Jessie and MTM of Lagoons,

    We the outnumbered audience convinced the Myth, Mystical power of women.

    You have filled our hearts and stomach with the motherly care

    The energy level of the meeting was exceptionally high

    We all acknowledge and salute all the Unsung Heroines of Lagoon

    We rediscovered our Mothers too had dreams about us

    We witness the determination of the Iron lady of UAE

    A great realization that we have to pass through some more life cycles to become yet another child

    We realized we are just student at Sunita Nair school of Lagoon

    An envious team work of TMOD and VP Membership.

    One of the amazing meeting in the history of Lagoon!

  4. Muraleedharan Punnamanna
    Muraleedharan Punnamanna says:

    When the ladies only meeting announced i was wondering do we have that much ladies to have such a meeting, but it was amazing to see that the hard work of Sithara and Jessy made it a reality. A great idea implemented successfully. Number of guests and members were also more for the meeting.

  5. By far, This was the most Energetic, Entertaining & Empowering Memorable Milestone Meeting from Warm, Wonderful, Worthwhile Women.

  6. Wonderful Ladies of Lagoon,

    Thanks a lot for your co operation, since from the first meeting in my residence till the meeting day,you all did a wonderful job to make this event a SUCCESS!

    Under the guidance of Jessie and Sunitha, I had a great opportunity to learn the skills of organizing a meeting. Thank you Jessie for having confidence on me.

    Its needless to mention the supremacy of our Heroes! Thanks once again.

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