Under the warm sunshine on the first day of three consecutive holidays, about 23 people including 2 guests attended our regular meeting. Although we had fewer attendees than we usually have, members’ speeches created an exciting atmosphere that enveloped the whole venue.
We were happy to have a new member on this day. She is a young Japanese lady from Hong Kong who has studied in the U.S. Her fluent and powerful way of speaking English attracts audience. I am looking forward to her speeches in the future. Currently, the percentage of female members in Yokohama Toastmasters Club is about 40%. Her induction was a nice addition to bring more vibrancy to our club.
We held a speech marathon in this meeting. It was a special as well as gorgeous program. We had six speeches in total, five prepared speeches and a rehearsal speech for the coming Division Contest.
Every speech was very interesting… a humorous one introducing the method of how to relieve stress caused by a power-harassing boss, a little bit sentimental one featuring grandmother’s memories, a “Scream”, etc. Time flew away like an arrow.
Let’s join the next Toastmasters’ meeting, too. That’s the right way to enjoy autumn weekends!
P.S. After-meeting party “NOMIKAI” is the most important, in my opinion.
(1) “Holes” by Louis Sacher.
(2) “Kagami no Hana” by Shusuke Michio
(3) “The class of letter” by Yukio Mishima
(4) “The Moon and Sixpence” by W. Somerset Maugham
(5) “Gyakusetsu no Nihonshi” vol. 6/ Kamakura bukkyo to Genko no nazo
(6) “Doromizu nominomi uki shizumi/Shintaro Katsu taidanshu
(7) “A brief history of time” by Steve Hawking
(8) “Higgs” by Sean Carrol
(9) “Tadou ryoku” by Takafumi Horie