Lagoon Toastmasters celebrates 10th Anniversary in style.
10 years have passed in a flash. We never know how much time has gone by until we sit back and realize it. Lagoon Toastmasters was formed by TKMCE Alumni members who were inspired by their children. It started under the leadership of J K Nair, Dinesh Purohit & Nancy Fare – supported by C G Ganesh. The first president of the club was BG Nair. It started with around 20 members.
It was a tough start for them as stated by B G Nair. He says it was very difficult to get 10 members to come for the meeting and even more difficult to get a new member to the club. Although the founder members had a lot of support, the going was tough. Through their dedication, they had to strive hard to make this club for what it is today. Their early efforts has paid off handsomely! More on our history here.
Lagoon slowly evolved through the years producing one of the finest speakers and leaders of the GCC. Padmaja Ganesh, Farooq Mohammed, Mathew Jacob, Loy Machedo are some of the members who have brought honours to our club. MK Rajan, Mukunda Kumar, Safeer, Nujum, Jiju Jalal, Vinod, Jessie etc were the pillars for Lagoon. The list goes on. The younger breed of members are a more excited bunch. They will surely help take Lagoon to greater heights. Wish them all the best.
Coming back to the celebrations. Division J Governor DTM Nagabushan Balaji attended the function as the Chief Guest. There wer around 60 attendees – members along with family. Reghunath Nair was the TMOD who took the celebrations from start to finish. He did a fabulous job of conducting the show. The preparations were done weeks in advance. There were a lot of activities for family members and children.
Lalitha handled the “Adult” games very well! It was a fun time for husband and wife! Rose handled the children’s games like a pro. All the little one showed their talent. They sang, danced, told stories and played. It was a wonderful experience for all to watch them.
Mr Guna did a fantastic session. He memtioned the phrase “Some people make an impression wherever they go and some whenever they go”. He told us a couple of stories which had us all in splits. He organised a fun game in which nearly everyone got involved. Thank you Guna for making this so exciting for all of us.
After lunch the presidential address was given by our President Chandrashekar. He invited our founder president BG Nair to give us a few words. Former presidents also gave their small speeches and told us their experiences.
Tall tales and Humorous table topics were held for the members. At the end of the day the Div Gov Balaji concluded the show by giving a speech and the prizes to the winners. He made a point that a lot of senior members were not in the meeting and that it was essential they were there.
In all it was a grand day and we all had the best of fun!