The 554th Meeting Report



The 554th YTMC regular meeting was held on Aug. 17th.

This time, regular members were less than usual for Bon vacation. Therefore
TM H.A., TM H.S. and me had double role. Thank you for their cooperation!

And we had 6 guests at this meeting. How, 3 persons of them will become new member! I hope good luck with you and our club.


Tea time after meeting.


*** The comment from TMOD ***

The 554th YTMC regular meeting was called order by energetic voice of TM N.G.

It was our regular meeting, and it became one of the special day in this year.

Joke by TM G.M. was focused on Tall Tale Speech, and everyone laughed with story of Momotaro.

Before the Prepared Speech Session, we could hold one workshop about Tall Tale Speech, because we all Toastmasters will hold Tall Tale Speech Contest in this Autumn,

The workshop including Table Topic Session was hold in energetic way.

TM H.S. the presenter showed image and example of Tall Tale Speech and asked to audience speak Tall Tale.

Many of them raised their hand, and I couldn’t believe their comment before the meeting “I’m shy and it is difficult to speak during Table Topic Session.”

In Prepared Speech Session, our President TM N.G. also hold workshop about making speech.

I was really moved, and I learned the value of speaking in front of a lot of people.


PR again,
All Toastmasters Club in Japan will hold Tall Tale Speech Contest in this Autumn, Please check those informations, and let’s go to the contest place, and see the great speeches!


Picture-card show of Momotaro.

Our President TM N.G.

Award session!

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The 553th Meeting Report



The 553th YTMC regular meeting was held on Aug. 3rd.

This time, we had so many members and guests at this meeting.
Because the English champion TM Tamura visited YTMC!

Fortunately, we heard the champion’s great speech and workshop.
It was so exciting!


Many members and guests!

Wow!? Japanese champion TM S.K also visited!


*** The comment from TMOD ***

Many of us heard the champion’s speech once already in Nagoya Spring Conference.
The wonderful speech should be heard again and again.

The every time we hear it, the appreciation enhances.

It was such a pleasure to invite TM Tamura to the YTMC venue.
Yokohama members as well as 27 guests heard the precious stories behind the winning speech.

In addition to it, TM Tamura kindly offered us some tips for speech preparation.

I am very happy that YTMC officers put this successful meeting together.
I wonder what exciting meetings will be planned by President Nirupam and his team.


Award session!

The English champion TM Tamura!

All members and guests again!

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The 552th Meeting Report



The 552th YTMC regular meeting was held on Jul. 20th.

This time, TM E.Y and TM M.H had double role. Thank you for their cooperation!
And we had very many guests(How 8 persons!) at this meeting. I was very surprised and happy.

Additionally, the first time VPE TM R.K conducted YTMC briefing session for new members before regular meeting. It was nice challenge. I hope this session is continued.


By the way, here is my question!

What is a good speech?

Next time, we will find the answer here.

Fortunately, all members have a chance to hear it.

Don’t miss this big invaluable opportunity!!



YTMC_551_20130706_01YTMC briefing session!

YTMC_551_20130706_19Award session!

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The 551th Meeting Report



The 551th YTMC regular meeting was held on Jul. 6th.
It was the first meeting during 2013-2014 terms.

There were 4 prepared speakers on this meeting.
And 3rd speaker, TM H.S’s song and action were so fun!

In addition, we had many members and guests at this meeting. It was very active.


By the way, I have a big information.
August 3rd, fortunately, the Champion will visit YTMC!! 

Please check the flyer for details.

Don’t miss this wonderful, invaluable opportunity!


New officers!

Many members and guests!

Award session!

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The 550th Meeting Report



The 550th YTMC regular meeting was held on Jun. 15th.
It was a last meeting during 2012-2013 terms.

There were 3 prepared speakers on this meeting. And 1st speaker, TM K.S pretended to be the NY tour guide in her speech!
She brought a night view picture in NY and miniature Statue of Liberty,
and explained about good things of NY to us.
I’ve never been to NY. So I’d like to go there!

In addition, we had the special event that is new officer’s induction ceremony!!
They lead YTMC from next month. And next president is….

TM Nirupam Gupta!!!!

He is one of the most energetic YTMC members!!
We try to various attempts in a time span of a year.

New YTMC starts on Jul. 6th. I’m looking forward to the next meeting!

Don’t miss it!!


1st speaker TM K.S!!

Next president TM Nirupam!!

Award session!!

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YTMC 25th Anniversary Quiz



We was held YTMC 25th anniversary party on Jun. 1st.
Then we played quiz game about YTMC and 25 years history!!
There are 11 quizzes.
Why don’t you try those quiz?

Q1  When Yokohama Toastmasters Club was chartered?

(1) 1988/5/1
(2) 1988/6/1
(3) 1988/7/1

Q2 Who was the President of U.S.A in 1988?

(1) Jimmy Carter
(2) Ronald Reagan
(3) George H. W. Bush

Q3 Who was the last Prime minister of Showa area?

(1)中曽根康弘 Nakasone, Yasuhiro
(2)竹下登 Takeshita, Noboru
(3)宇野宗佑 Uno, Sousuke

Q4 How many people in Yokohama 1988?

(1) 2,992,926
(2) 3,151,087
(3) 3,697,006

Q5 How much Exchange Rates Japanese yen per U.S dollar at June 1988?

(1)  126yen/$
(2) 100yen/$
(3) 95yen/$

Q6 When Russia was born?

(1) 1991/12/25
(2) 1988/10/1
(3) 198911/1

Q7 When first club chartered in Moscow?

(1)  1990
(2) 1989
(3) 1988

Q8 When the first meeting was called order in the world?

(1) October 1924
(2) September 1912
(3) July 1898

Q9 When Membership opened to Women?

(1) 1945
(2) 1960
(3) 1973

Q10 How old was Dr. Ralph C. Smedley died?

(1) 78
(2) 87
(3) 101


(1) The Last Emperor
(2) Dances with Wolves
(3) Rain Man

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YTMC 25th Anniversary Report



It was my great honor to handle a special meeting to celebrate a quarter-century anniversary of Yokohama Toastmasters club as a master of ceremony.

I would like to take this opportunity, at first, to show my appreciation to all who have supported our club activities for 25 years, as well as attendances of this commemoration.
On this occasion, all current members could look back on our club history in order to look to the future, I belived.
It was an opportunity to acknowledge that our club gave birth to seven sister clubs and a few winners for All Japan Speech Contests  of Toastmasters in Japan.

Especially, I was very happy to welcome TM A as a guest speaker for this meeting.
She was the 15th president as well as one of winners for a domestic contest of Toastmasters.
Her speech encouraged all attendances to challenge to be a better communicator by saying she was a noviece when she joined this club.

I only hope Yokohama toastmasters club can continue to be a club where people with challenging spirits come togather.


Award Session

Attendances of 25th Anniversary meeting

Attendances of 25th Anniversary party!!!

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2013 YTMC Nagoya tour: D76 Spring Coference



District 76 spring conference was held at Nagoya on May 17 to 19th.
YTMC planned the tour of Nagoya. 9 members joined this tour. Great!!
We joined this contest form second day, Japanese contest.

There were 6 contestants in Japanese contests. They are representative of each division.
All speeches were very high level!!! It was difficult to say which is better.
Result of the contest is shown in the following Website.

After Japanese contest, we joined the party. It was very very exciting!!
A lot of other club members join the party. It was wonderful occasion to know other club activities.
In addition, each division members showed performances like magic or dance.
Div. D members danced on the stage. I didn’t know it, but I enjoyed dancing!

Next day, we joined English contest on the morning. It is main event of this contest.
Our club is English club. So I was looking forward to it. All speakers inspired me.
They took their speech using each humanity, skills, and responsibility.
I could learn a lot!! So I will catch up those things in my next speech.

One of the most exciting Toastmasters events was over in 2013.
And next District 76 conference will be held at….

The date will be November 15th to 17th. Please reserve those days on your calendar!


Lunch time

Banner march

YTMC tour members!!

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The 548th Meeting Report



The 548 YTMC meeting was held at Gino Bunka Kaikan.

The next officers were elected today and their term will start from July.
The new elected officers are followed;

President                   TM Nirupam
VP Education             TM Koganei
VP Membership         TM Taketomi
VP Public Relations   TM Marutani
Secretary                    TM Rolando
Treasurer                    TM Takanashi
Sergeant-At-Arms       TM Tabuchi

We hope these officers will draw new pages in the YTMC history.

As you know, time management is important for toastmasters,
but it is difficult to keep it every time.
If there are many information which you want to share with your members,
you have to pick up most important topics for your members.

Next meeting will NOT be held regularly on May 18, because of the D76 Speech Contest in Nagoya.

We will meet the 25th Anniversary Meeting at Hatoba Kaikan and Party at Jukei Hanten Bekkan, respectively, on June 1st.
Let’s enjoy memorial meeting and party!


Today winners TM H.A, TM T.M and TMOD TM G.M

Tea time after the meeting

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2013 Division D Spring Contest Report



Division D Spring Conference 2013 was held at Kawasaki on Apr.21st.
This is very important contest because a ticket for taking part in District 76 Conference is given to 1st place winner!!

From our club, our president TM M.T joined this contest as a contestant. He inspired audiences using his patent product!!
Unfortunately, he couldn’t get a place. But I thought he had high confidence and he gave his speech with his own style.
It was wonderful!!

District 76 Spring Conference 2013 will be held at Nagoya on May 16th – 18th.
Some YTMC members including me will join this contest!
I’m looking forward to it!!


YTMC members!!!

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