第765回例会レポート / The 765th Regular Meeting Report


The 765th Regular Meeting Report

Date&Time: 14:00-16:00 July 2nd 2022/ Venue: Hatoba Kaikan + Online
There were 19 people participated in the meeting.

July 2nd was the start of a new year for Yokohama Toastmasters Club. The 765th meeting was held under clear blue skies at Hatoba Kaikan facing Yokohama Port and Online. To my surprise, it is the 35th year since the establishment of Yokohama Toastmasters in this term. Such a powerful team of officers for this term consists of a good balance of mid-career and younger members, led by a veteran president. I am very much looking forward to this term’s club activities, especially the 35th anniversary events.

President S, looking a little bit nervous, started the meeting by greeting. The topic was how to avoid heat stroke. As expected of a veteran, he excited the audience with his practical topic. Next, the word of the day, “Aesthetic,” was introduced. In Japan, the word is well-known as “ESUTE”.

Next, O-san, the new vice president of education, explained the educational policy for this term. His explanation was logical and orderly, as if he were an astute businessman.

Next, we moved on to the impromptu speech session. HERE, A PROBLEM OCCURRED. Today’s subject person was not available due to the failure of online connection. O-san, the vice president of education, suddenly volunteered to pinch-hit for the session. He enlivened the impromptu speeches with questions that did not seem impromptu. The questions were “What new things have you tried recently?”, “Do you protect your loved ones by law or by force?”, “What are you most proud of?”, “If I were to entertain my parents, what would I do?” “What is your favorite movie?”, and “If I could be reincarnated as someone else, who would it be?” The best prize went to T-san, who answered “Kaguyahime” to the question, “If you could be reincarnated as anyone, who would it be?

Next, we moved on to prepare speeches’ session. There were three prepared speakers.
O-san, who joined last month, introduced herself, A-san gave an award speech based on the scene where she won the center of AKB48’s election, and N-san gave a speech about her trip to Hokkaido, all of which were impressive. The best speaker was A-san.

After a short break, the last session was an evaluation session. The moderator was newcomer S-san. Moreover, it was the first time for S-san. I wondered how it would turn out, but I needn’t have worried. What a MAGNIFICENT moderator she was. The audience applauded her tactful moderation, as she asked for additional comments from evaluators whose evaluations were short on time, and when she noticed that not many today’s word usage, she had everyone practice pronunciation of the word. The best evaluator was M-san, who gave practical advice to S-san’s speech, such as “Take off your mask and show the expression on your face.”

It was a fun and fast-paced two hours. It seems that Yokohama Toastmasters Club will continue to be a very warm and enjoyable place this term. Everyone, please come to one of our meetings. ll the members are looking forward to seeing you.








by K.O