2012 District76 Fall Contest Report



District 76 fall contest 2012 was held on Nov. 16th-18th. I and some YTMC members joined this contest.
As may be expected of the all Japan Table Topics contests, contestants had high level of speech skills.
I didn’t think that speeches were made ad-lib. I could learn speech skill from contestants.

In addition, there were two very special guests in this contest.
Those were Michael Notaro, DTM International President 2011-2012, and Professor Donald Keene. Michael demonstrated how servant-leadership creates, and Professor Keene told about Japanese culture.
Both speeches were splendid!!!  I was really inspired to their speeches.

2012 fall contests of Toastmasters were over. I joined District 76 contest for the first time.
It was very very exciting. I highly recommend to join District 76 contest if it is convenient to you!

Next contest is spring. This is the most exciting contest of TMC! The venue of District76 contest is…Nagoya!!!
The schedule will be May 17th-19th. Let’s go together!


Torphies for winners

Banner March

YTMC members

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2012 Division D Fall Contest Report



Division D Fall contest was held on Nov. 4th near Yokohama Chinatown. There are 5 areas (I mean 22 clubs) in Div. D, and TM M.H joined this contest as a contestant from YTMC.

Fall contest is Table Topics contest in 2012. Today’s question was difficult. The question is like this
” The time has come that human being can live on the moon. You are elected the mayor for a city of the moon. But there are no constructions and public institutions. What do you want to build?”

I thought she answered this question well. But unfortunately, she couldn’t win the prize. I felt Div. D level is very high! We should practice more and more in YTMC!

In addition, I got TM M.H comment about joining the contest. Her comment is below.

It is the first time to join the contest for me.
I seemed the atmosphere of division table speech contest is quite difference from the area contest.
I could not catch all of the question due to tension and I caught just a few words, “Mayor” and “Moon”.
On this contest, I could answer this question because I had strong supporters of Yokohama Toastmasters Club.
Thank you for all of encouragement.

I would like to practice more and more to improve my speech skill.



All contestans of Engilish contest
YTMC members!!

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The 539th Meeting Report



The 539th regular meeting was held at Danjo Kyodo Sankaku Center.
Today’s key word (called `Word of the Day’) which is provided by TM H.S was {Definitely}.

Today’s theme:  “Fashion & Style”  and Ms. H.I of TMOD explained the comments from role takers about Fashion&Style.  Everyone had a different fashion and different view for their styles. That was a very interesting point.
As there are limited attendees for today’s meeting, some members took double roles.
(We-our members are always very helpful and support each other! )

Today, we had a special presentation by TM Y.K and the speech Time was about 45 minutes!!  On his speech, we became a member of the House of Representatives and how to decrease national debt”1,000 trillion JPY “. He effectively handled our member’s various behavioural problems that interfered with the discussion!!  It was a very difficult question and situation, all members enjoyed his speech and discussion.
No regular meeting on Nov. 17th and will be hold District 76 fall conference
Next meeting is Dec. 1st @ Danjyo Kyodo Sankaku Senter Yokohama-minami .


Discussion “How to decrease national debt”

Award session!

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