Tsukuba Toastmasters Club (5814-76)
Minutes of # 429 Meeting
Date: Oct.20, 2007, 14:00~16:30     Venue: Onogawa Public Hall


Attendance:  TM Matsushima, TM Tashiro, TM Negi, TM R.Aoyagi,
                  TM T.Aoyagi, TM Denda, TM Kadono, TM Pang, TM Park
                  TM Sakaki, TM Nariai, TM Ohno, TM Kondo,TM Mori
                  TM Takahashi, TM Iwai, TM Hashida, TM Machida,
                  TM Nakamura

Guest:         TM Yamaguchi  (president of Yachiyo TMC)
                  TM Hirano  (Yachiyo TMC)
                  Ms. Shimada


President Officer:          TM Hashida
Thought for the Day:      TM Iwai
Toastmaster of the Day: TM Matsushima
Timer:                          TM Sakaki
Ums&Ahs Counter:         TM Mori
Grammarian:                 TM Nakamura
Vote Counter:               TM Park
General Evaluator:         TM Negi

Business Session : TM Hashida
    1. President Hashida awarded trophies to 3 Evaluation contest winners.
    2. Treasurer Denda announced she collected the contest fee.
    3. TM Negi presented the program of Division contest and warned the
       members against parking at irregular place during a contest. He
advertised
       Tsukuba Wago TMC.
    4.  As a party master, TM Nakamura asked the members to help
       the preparation for the party after finishing the contest.

Table Topic Session: TM Kondo " About learning languages "
    1. TM Park...................... 2'08"
    2. TM Sakaki................. 2'22"
    3. TM Takahashi.......... 1'48"
    4. TM Nakamura ........ 1'55"
    5. TM Mori...................... 1'47"
    6. TM T.Aoyagi..............2'23"

Prepared Speech Session
    1. TM Tashiro   "Which does hold real power, male or female?"
                          Basic Manual #4..........................5'56"
    2. TM Pang     "The satellites impacting our life"
                          Basic Manual #5..........................7'00"
    3. TM Kadono  "Spice of humor"
                          Basic Manual #2..........................6'05"

    Evaluation Session
    1. TM R.Aoyagi for TM Tashiro.................2'17"
    2. TM Ohno for TM Pang.............................3'29"
    3. TM Denda for TM Kadono.....................3'57"

Award
Table Topic Session..........TM Sakaki
Evaluation Session.............TM Ohno
Speech Session...................TM Kadono
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Thought for the day     TM Iwai

  Yesterday I read one book written by Shigeaki Hinohara, the chief director
of St. Luke International Hospital.  The title of this book is gCatch the
Serendipity,  KOUHUKUNA GUUZENN wo tukamaeru.h  The main theme of this book
is happiness and fortuity in our life. The author tells us how we can have
happy lives
     In this book, he quotes a fairy tale of three princes in Serendip.
Serendip is the old name of a kingdom in Sri Lanka. In this tale, three
princes had traveled in search of treasures for long period.  Although they
had failed to find the treasures, through many experiences in their travel,
they had finally found the wisdom and courage inside of them. The wisdom and
courage are unexpected, but real treasures for them.

From this story, serendipity means the effect by which someone accidentally
discovers something fortunate and happy.  Serendipity is the ability to get
happy happenings. Columbus discovered the American Continent by chance.
Fleming invented the penicillin injection accidentally.

Hinohara emphasized that if we have an attitude to change failures into good
chances, we can catch the serendipity. He tells such positive attitudes lead
us happy@lives. In our life we have many happy happenings. Letfs try to
find a happy happening today.