#262 Meeting Minutes


Minutes After the state of emergency was eased, today, we returned to hybrid style, at Nakahara Shiminkan and zoom. So some members could reunited onsite. First, we had an ice breaking session, discussing about an idea of the shift of the beginning of academic year from April to September, which is the issue that is discussed its pros and cons around this season every year. Word of the Evening was “miraculous(-ly)” was used several times by many members. Table Topics were about Japanese features that were revealed by recent Olympics’ troubles or Covid-19. Seven questions were asked by K.M, not only [...]

#262 Meeting Minutes2021-04-08T21:29:16+09:00

#261 Meeting Minutes


Minutes Today, though we had an earthquake immediate after the start of the meeting, our meeting was finished safely. We had two guests, one was from Myanmar and the other was Japanese who declared to join our club at the end of the meeting. Spring wind brought new member. Wow! First, we had a free discussion in each small four group as ice breaking session, speaking about plan or change in our life after the state of emergency lifted. Today’s word of the evening was “Vitality”, which was suitable for active season at the end of 2020 fiscal year. H.W presented [...]

#261 Meeting Minutes2021-03-28T06:55:17+09:00

#259 Meeting Minutes


Minutes Though smaller number of attendees than usual, we, Visionaries had an enjoyable meeting with a warm atmosphere in zoom. During the relaxed ice breaking session, we discussed about the theme ‘Can you accept eating insect?’ We could have a unique conversation about a food shortage in the future. Table Topics Master S.K. asked six questions about recent issues, gender equality, anti-COVID vaccination, SNS, earthquake, etc. Thanks to all answers by speakers, we could reconsider about such controversial problems. We had two prepared speakers, H.S. and T.A. Their speeches were persuasive and full of humor respectively. H.S. utilized the raising hand [...]

#259 Meeting Minutes2021-02-21T17:37:42+09:00

#258 Meeting Minutes


Minutes According to the calendar, tonight meeting was the first meeting in 2021 spring after “Setsubun; the day of the close of winter” in Japan, though, weather is still chilly in Kawasaki area. However visionaries’ meeting on zoom was exciting! We welcomed two guests, including international one.   Today, the ice breaking session’s theme was about the women’s rate in office, on which we exchanged our opinions each other. The word of the evening was ‘ignorant’ proposed by today’s Grammarian S.K. and he gave us a usage example, “Mr. Mori is ignorant person”. Both of them were timely after the news [...]

#258 Meeting Minutes2021-02-21T17:36:34+09:00

#257 Meeting Minutes


Minutes Tonight was the first meeting in 2021! Although  we didn't have any guests, we enjoyed a cozy atmosphere. The Table Topics Session was presented by T.A. He  asked seven questions, which were seasonal and entertaining. Prepared speech session was started by M.U. She shared an idea of fortune telling saying that the new period of "air" has just started. Whether or not we believe in fortune telling, it is true that the world is changing. We have to be well prepared. The second speaker was S.S. He introduced some idea related to his profession, medical care.It is usually difficult to share a topics with a [...]

#257 Meeting Minutes2021-01-09T23:51:41+09:00

#256 Meeting Minutes


Minutes Tonight was the last meeting in 2020. We had one international guest and enjoyed a warm atmosphere regardless of this rigorous year due to Covid-19, which was appropriate as a farewell to this year.   Today’s ice breaking session was presented by the President S.S.  Topic was ‘What kind of present did you want when you were a child?’, which was asked to all attendees.  This heartwarming topic reminded all of us of happy time in our childhood. Word of the evening was ‘outstanding’.  Four members used during the meeting.   Table topic session was presented by Y.U.  Seven questions [...]

#256 Meeting Minutes2021-01-02T21:29:08+09:00

#255 Meeting Minutes


Minutes Today, we had one international guest! It is a great opportunity for us to invite a guest from overseas and have a feedback or a comment.   M.S asked some seasonal questions in the Table Topics Session. Questions like "Do you think the Olympic games will be held in 2021?" made us reorganise our way of opinion.   In the prepared speech session, we had four speakers. M.S made a speech about Beethoven. It was a very informative and entertaining speech. The second speaker, E.W made a speech about her new challenge. As her speech was an icebreaking speech, her speech [...]

#255 Meeting Minutes2020-12-05T21:12:03+09:00

#254 Meeting Minutes


Minutes Today, we had two international guests again! Current tough situation of the COVID-19 has provided us a lot of chance to communicate with the international Toastmasters. Why don't we utilise it?   Y.T facilitated the Table Topics Session creatively. He asked a member to choose three numbers and gave them three words linked to them. The assigned member had to make a speech using those three words. It was a very unique session, as this style requires a member to use his/her creativity.   In the prepared speech session, we had four speakers. R.B made a speech about her diet journey. [...]

#254 Meeting Minutes2020-11-23T11:04:42+09:00

#253 Meeting Minutes


Minutes Today, we had two international guests! And more excitingly, one of them made a prepared speech! It is a very rare chance for us to hear a speech by an international Toastmaster.   In the Table Topics Session, T.K asked questions related to autumn, such as "What do you come up with from a word autumn?" or "Which sports do you like to play?" Seasonal questions are the basics of Table Topics Session, which never get outdated.   In the prepared speech session, we had four speakers. M.S made a speech about some tips to improve English skills. People say [...]

#253 Meeting Minutes2020-11-07T21:47:27+09:00

Special meeting


This Saturday, we had a special meeting instead of our regular meeting! The main theme of the meeting was "Re-explore opportunities in Toastmasters". Instead of following our regular meeting agenda, we set three session and had a free discussion in each. The first session was about "Leadership". As all members know, one on the main purposes of Toastmasters is to cultivate our leadership. We discussed how we can cultivate it through serving as a club officer. The second session was about "Public speaking". Toastmasters International has an international speech contest every year, and all members have a chance to participate it. We [...]

Special meeting2020-11-01T19:00:33+09:00