Tsukuba Toastmasters Club (5814-76)
Minutes of #425 Meeting
Date: 21 July 2007, 14:00 ~ 16:30   Venue: Onogawa Public Hall

Attendance: TM Kaneko, TM Watanabe, TM O. Kondo, TM Nagata, TM Negi, TM
Ohno, TM M. Suzuki, TM S. Suzuki, TM Hashida, TM Machida, TM Denda TM
Takahashi, TM Park, TM Pang, TM Tashiro, TM Tamura, TM Nariai, TM Saita, TM
Mori, TM Kadono

Guests: Ms. Zukhra,

Presiding Officer: TM Hashida
Thought for the Day: TM Kondo
Toastmaster of the day: TM Pang
Timer: TM Park
Ums & Ahs Counter: TM Tashiro
Grammarian: TM Ohno
Vote Counter: TM Nagata
General Evaluator: TM M. Suzuki

Business Session: TM Hashida
*Application from Ms. Kadono was discussed and approved unanimously,
followed by Induction Ceremony

Special Feature:  TM Watanabe  ‘Assignment Roster’

Table Topic Session: TM Watanabe  ‘Earthquake’
1 TM Tashiro  --- 2’38”
2 TM Kondo ------ 0’50”
3 TM Ohno---------0’33”
4 TM Kaneko ------2’29”
5 TM Takahashi-------2’16”
6 TM Tamura------------1’15”
7 TM Nagata ------------2’15”

Prepared Speech Session
1 TM Saita  Basic Manual #1
             “My interest in English and the JET Programme” ----- 4’37”
2 TM Denda  Basic Manual #8  “What can you see behind a notice?”---- 7’15”
3 TM Mori  Basic Manual # 1  “Seismology and Meteorology” --------- 6’12”
4 TM Kadono  Basic Manual #1  “My journey about insects ” ----- 5’48”

Evaluation session
1 TM Negi for TM Saita  --------------3’00”
2 TM S.Suzuki for TM Denda  ------– 1’46”
3 TM Hashida for TMMori  ------------ 2’51”
4 TM Machida for TM Kadono ---- ---- 3’17”

Table Topic Session ---- TM Nagata
Evaluation Session ------TM Negi
Speech Session --------- TM Denda
Thought for the day    TM Kondo
Being a leader is a tough job.  In the Japanese political scene, the
leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his rival Ichiro Ozawa will be
tested at the upper house election to be held on July 29.  According to a
survey by Asahi Shinbun and University of Tokyo, however, they are now even
more unpopular than the parties they lead.  The results were in stark
contrast to surveys conducted during the administration of Prime Minister
Junichiro Koizumi, who enjoyed high approval ratings for his charismatic
leadership.  A strong leader is always in great demand.
Today is the start of the new executive committee lead by TM Hashida.  TM
Club is the place to learn leadership skills besides communication skills.
Our motto is learning by doing.  So let’s enhance our leadership skills by
enjoying various TM activities!