The 620th Meeting Report


YTMC regular meeting was held at Hatoba-Kaikan.
Then we had a special event
That was Rookie’s Mini Contest!!!
This contest was the last event that I give members as VPE.
Why did I plan such an event?
YTMC got many new members recently.
And they have a high motivation for giving speech.
I wanted to react their needs, but it was difficult to make it come true at a normal speech session.
That’s why, I planned this event.

Though three rookies couldn’t join this contest, four rookies gave their own speech with their own characters.
And TM T.N got first place with her favorite food “Spaghetti Meet Source”
TM N.W was second place. She got into tour guide of Sri lanka during her speech.

After the contest TM K.T gave a special tips session to us.
The theme was “Why YTMC?”
We chose YTMC among others.
More over many members belong to only YTMC
TM K.T asked members some questions about “Why YTMC?”
We could think of “Why YTMC?” each other.
That was a very nice session to know why members choose YTMC.

And I asked members the following question as TMOD.
“If you express YTMC in one word, which word is your best?”
My answer is “Serendipity”
YTMC attracts various people, and give us opportunities to meet them.
And members enhance their own skills eachother at YTMC.
What a wonderful club, isn’t it!!
I’m really glad I could find this club.
In the future, whom I can meet at YTMC? And what I can learn at YTMC?
I get excited when thinking about that!

The next meeting will be held on Jun 4th.
TMOD is our new President TM S.I!!
Don’t miss it!

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The 619th Meeting Report


Greetings All,

On an optimal, warm and sunny spring day, we conducted the 2016/2017 Officer’s Election process.  The nomination committee did an optimal job finding nominees for each position and they were voted on and elected by all the present membership. 

Keeping with the election theme, we allowed Role Takers to become the Prime Minister letting me know what one thing they would change about Japan.  We had some very good ideas from all role takers, who would all make optimal Prime Ministers someday J

We had to leave Tips and the Joke session out but Table Topics was interesting as TM I asked questions about Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)  It was a rather difficult subject for the members chosen but they managed to put their Toastmasters skills to the test and come through with flying colours. 

The prepared speeches were all interesting with TM K taking best Speaker of the Day with some great advice about Stage Fright.  The performance wasn’t optimal but he did well to get over his stage fright and received some great tips from TM J.  We also heard about TM G explaining the origins of his name and our President N describing Toastmasters and what potential it has to make us better leaders and communicators.  He inspired us all with his CC Manual 10th Speech and we should all congratulation him on his achievement of the Competent Communication Manual! 

TM K wrapped up the meeting with an optimal general evaluation and kept it kindly short as we were running out of time.  TM T performed the Grahco role for the first time and if you haven’t guessed already, the Word of the Day was “Optimal”.  We also had rookie role takers with TM K doing Vote Counter and TM T performing the Timer role. 

Thanks to all participants on making this meeting an optimal experience for myself and all members!  Please do join us again in a few weeks for our next meeting.  




The 618th Meeting Report


Greetings All,

There was no theme in this meeting, however, the theme might be “membership” as we welcomed again new members to our wonderful club.  In addition to many guests, we held an induction ceremony for two newcomers. Furthermore, two members attended this meeting after a long time away!! One member had taken a long time off to attend meetings because of childcare, and she attended this meeting with her 5-month-old baby!! Her baby’s smile was so cute and made us happy!!! The other member lives in Okayama because of his Japanese sweets shop. He attended this meeting for the first time in several years giving us a taste of Japanese sweets from his shop!!! It was so delicious!! Therefore, it was so crowded in the meeting room, but we could meet a lot of members.

 The theme of the table topics was “spring”. The questions were very relevant because Japanese tend to like and enjoy spring rather than other seasons. 

 We had 5 speeches which include one ice-breaker speech. All the speeches made us think about something. The first speech was about dress in our speech. The second about “brain training”, the third about “taxes”, the forth about human relationship, and the last one was about crisis management. They were very useful for us.

Thank you all and looking forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

Your TMOD!




The 617th Meeting Report


Greetings All,

The beautiful season of cherry blossom has come! Did you have any cherry blossom viewing party in this year? On this day, we could enjoy a wonderful meeting while viewing a pretty cherry blossom that one of our members brought for this meeting! And the theme of the table topics was also “spring” and “cherry blossom”! We could enjoy “Spring” with many wonderful speeches.

 Anyway at this meeting we had 5 speakers and a special guest speaker from Yamanote TMC. Two members delivered ice-breaking speeches and two veteran members delivered beautiful personal stories of Toastmasters and interesting topics that let members think about “Vitalize Japan.”

In addition this, a special guest speaker from Yamanote TMC joined our meeting and delivered a powerful speech. He will join next division contest as a contestant. We do hope he will win!!

See you in 2 weeks!




The 615th Meeting Report


Greetings All!

YTMC conducted #615 meeting on March 5th at the Free Flat Nogeyama near by Nogeyama park.

March is a busy month in Japan because the fiscal year is ending this month.  However, many members and guests participated to enjoy the YTMC meeting together. 

The theme of the meeting was inspiration.  The Table topics questions were well aligned with this theme.  Through the questions, the table topics master, TM H let members reflect themselves on how they are achieving their individual goals.   

We had two ice-breaker speeches by newly joined members.  We learned a lot about a couple from Sri Lanka.  They are great additions to our club and will definitely give us new perspective. 

TM G talked about Light Pollution using some beautiful slides full of stars.  TM S with the help of TM K presented the speech project “Conquering Cold Call” from the advanced manual. 

We also had practice sessions for the Area Contest speakers.

During the business session, we had the pleasure of inducting 2 newest members TM K and TM N to YTMC. 

Welcome and see you all at the next meeting! 

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The 614th Meeting Report



Greetings all,

#614 regular meeting took place at Free Flat Nogeyama.
Though it was a rainy day, a lot of members and five guests gathered at the venue.

The theme of the meeting was “Speech Marathon!”. We focused on the prepared speech session as we have entered the Spring Contest Season and are sending three speakers to the Area Contest in March.
The word of the day presented by Grahco was “literally”.

First, we had an induction ceremony of TM S. Welcome TM S, we are delighted to have you!

The Table Topics Session was nicely delivered by TM I. The questions related to events held this time of the year, such as Setsubun (the close of winter),
Valentine’s Day and graduation ceremony.

Following was the main session with four powerful speakers.
TM K practiced his speech about his experience with a doctor. His style was improving even more.
TM F shared with the audience about the web design and how Yokohama TMC’s official website will change.
TM T introduce four ways to make reading your regular habit.
TM W touched upon what became her new habits from her job as a librarian. As you can see, we literally had a series of colorful and different speeches!

It was another splendid meeting and Yokohama Toastmasters learned a lot from each other by giving evaluation and comment sheet.
As TMOD, I love to see this chain of learning and everyone’s smiles spark as we encourage one another.
Can’t wait for the next meeting!

Very Respectfully,
Yumi Tsubaki, Yokohama TMC



The 612th Meeting Report


Hello, everyone! I am TM I, I was the Toastmaster of the day at #612 meeting and I will report the second meeting of this year.

This meeting was a big event because this was the joint meeting with Minato-Mirai Toastmasters Club. Minato-Mirai Toastmasters Club is our sister club. We make a long standing relationship with this club. So this event was special for us. We had a lot of participants and guests. The atmosphere was enthusiastic and cheerful from the beginning.  The theme of the meeting was “ We love Yokohama”. I asked members’ thoughts about Yokohama beforehand. Because the home grounds of our clubs are here, Yokohama! Yes, I heard a lot of their interesting and sweet memories, recommended places + restaurants, playing spots, whatever!

Additionally, at the Table Topic Session, TM N asked questions regarding Yokohama from various dimensions. Their speeches were so unique with lots of laughs.  Don’t miss TM T from Minato-Mirai’s joke session. Coincidentally he took the third joke master at the Joint meeting with Yokohama Toastmasters. He must be destined to be a Joke Master when he was with us!!

At the main session, prepared speeches were well prepared and planned out. We could not help but be astonished at their styles, deliveries and contents as well.  Likewise the evaluators were equally up to providing high quality evaluation sessions.  The meeting was called to order by the President of Minato-Mirai TMC and adjourned by the President of Yokohama TMC. All support roles were taken by members of both clubs. It was really harmonious!

I am sure this joint meeting of two clubs was a great success as the word of the day “collaboration, collaborative and collaborate” indicated. Our collaboration would continue after the meeting…well, not just at the drinking party!






The 611th Meeting Report


Greetings All, 

#611 regular meeting was held on January 9th at Hatoba Kaikan.

It was the first meeting of this year, and the theme of the meeting was How was your winter holidays?. All role takers spoke about their holidays before introducing their roles, and it was fun to hear.

Our president TM N told us about New years resolution,and swore to make our club more enjoyable and make new strategy to improve ourselves more!

We had a induction ceremony of TM K, it was grateful to start new year!

Both of presenters of Tips session and Joke session took the roles for the first time, and they succeeded their jobs! 

The Theme of Table Topic Session was New year. 5 speakers spoke about the new years resolution, new years greeting card and so on.

At prepared speech session, we had 3 speakers, and the contents were Dementia, Winter holiday, and Serendipity. Our new member TM K who joined our club in this meeting delivered his ice breaker speech! Were proud of his courage! All evaluators and General Evaluator gave us ideas to improve our speech and meeting more!

 Anyway, we enjoyed our first meeting! Thank you all for a great meeting!