第772回例会レポート / The 772nd Regular Meeting Report


The 772th Regular Meeting Report

Date&Time: 14:00-16:00 October 15th 2022/ Venue: Hatoba Kaikan + Online
There were 22 people including two guests participated in the meeting.

It was a sunny day in late Autumn. Our #772 regular meeting was held in Hatobakaikan. It is gradually getting cool and calm but the meeting was hot and exciting as always.

At the beginning of the opening, the president NS told us about a ten-year diary which his wife brought. It is a nice idea because writing a diary is good not only to look back the event that had happened on the same day for 10 years, but also to improve brain abilities, like prevent from forgetting something like Kanji.


On top of that, this day was a TM.O’s birthday. Congratulations! We all celebrated his birthday by singing “Happy birthday song”.
And then, an award ceremony of the evaluation contest in the previous meeting was held. Congratulations to all the winners and participants!

また、この日は、TM.Oの誕生日。みんなでHappy birthday songを歌って彼の誕生日を祝いました。

After that, the regular meeting started.
The Toastmaster of the day (TMOD) was TM.N who has served as the TMOD for the fourth time. He proceeded the meeting smoothly with a good time management.
The meeting theme was “The most surprising thing this year.” He talked about his surprising story this year which his sensitive coriander censor didn’t work when drinking Coca-Cola. Who knows ingredients of Coca-Cola contain corianders?
Other speakers also talked about their surprising stories this year. They spoke their topics regarding from experiencing great landscape in northern Kanto area, the beautiful sunrise, to being infected with the Covid-19, and also the social issues like former president Abe’s assassination or Ukraine war.

今回の定例のテーマは“The most surprising thing this year.”。 彼の今年一番の驚いたことは、彼の敏感なパクチーセンサーがコカ・コーラで作動しなかったことでした。コカ・コーラにパクチーが含まれているなんて誰も知らないですよね。その他のメンバーからは、北関東の広大な風景や美しい日の出の話やコロナに感染したこと、安部元首相の事件、ウクライナ戦争などの時事ネタまでいろいろなサプライズの話しがありました。

The “Word of the Day” was “eager”. It definitely suited us because we are eager to learn.
Then, we moved on to the Table Topic session led by TM.K. The questions were about “learning”. It sounded like the perfect theme in autumn. There were six questions about a skill they want to get, the benefit of online learning, how to learn the skill, their secret to get a skill, an episode of learning from YTMC and so on. All speakers made their wonderful impromptu answers about their learning ways. Some people said that YouTube has become the best way to learn nowadays.
We noticed that there have been significant changes of learning style.

続いてのTable Topicsは、TM.Kの司会で進められました。本日の質問は、「学習」について。秋にはピッタリのテーマだと思います。身につけたいスキルやそのスキルを身につける方法や秘策、オンライン学習について、さらにはYTMCから学んだエピソードなど、学習に因んだ素晴らしい即興スピーチがありました。

After the Table Topics session, we moved on to prepared speech session. There were four prepared speakers this time.
The first speaker was TM.A, the title was “Last words”. Starting from an emergency scene of calling an ambulance, it sounded like a serious drama. The story was that she met an old smoker in a smoke free café in Kamakura and she listened to his last words before the sudden and shocking accident that happened to him.
It was a surprising experience for her this year, but an unforgettable one.

最初のスピーカーはTM A、タイトルは「Last words」でした。救急車を呼ぶシーンから始まって、まるでシリアスなドラマのようでした。鎌倉のカフェで偶然出会ったタバコを好きの老人のお亡くなりになる前の最後の言葉の話しでした。この出来事は、彼女にとって今年のサプライズであり、忘れられない出来事でした。

The next speaker was TM.A, her title was “Nervousness Control” That was the story that she could overcome her nervousness by practicing repeatedly her regular routine 30 times with her senior friend to acquire the green belt of Karate, and finally she passed the belt examination. It was a short speech but also like an amazing drama. Congratulations on getting the green belt!

次のスピーカーは、TM.A、タイトルは「Nervousness Control」。緑帯の試験に向けて彼女の同僚と30回の同じ練習を繰り返したことで緊張感を克服し、ついに試験に合格したという、これもショートドラマのような興味深いスピーチでした。緑帯の獲得おめでとうございます。

The third speaker was TM.K, the title was “Millennials and Technology”. He researched and analyzed the characteristic and activities of Millennials from technology point of view through a drinking party with his teammates. He felt generation gap between Millennials who can use Social Media well. They are the same human being, but he said that he felt like they are aliens. It was very impressive.

3番目のスピーカーは、TM.K。テーマは「Millennials and Technology」 。チームメイトとの飲み会を通じて感じたSMS好きのミレニアムズとの世代間のGapについて、テクノロジーの観調査と分析に基づいた素晴らしいスピーチでした。同じ人間なのに、ミレニアムがズエイリアンのように感じたという彼の言葉はとても印象に残りました。

The last speaker was TM.M, the title was “What young people face today”. It was his first speech in YTMC. The story was about three comments from students in the university where he has worked as an academic advisor. All of them were very informative and interesting topics. Especially, it was new to us that people in Australia don’t take a shower every day because of the water service restriction. It was a wonderful speech that we felt that TM.M has given the students kindly supports.

最後のスピーカーはTM.M、タイトルは、「What young people face today」 YMTCでの最初のスピーチとなります。彼の大学での仕事を通じた3人の学生からのコメントについて、情報に富んだ興味深いスピーチでした。特に、オーストラリアの不便なシャワー事情については初めて知りました。TM.Mが学生の皆さんに親切なサポートをしていることを感じることができた素晴らしいスピーチでした。

After the intermission, General Evaluation session started led by TM. N. There were four evaluators, and they gave constructive and valuable feedback to each prepared speaker.
Then, we moved on to the Award session which was our main event.
The result of Award session was following.
Best Table topic Speaker: TM.T
Best Evaluator: TM.O
Best Speaker: TM. A

休憩をはさんで、TM.Nの進行でGeneral Evaluatorがスタートしました。4人の論評者からそれぞれの発表者に対する適切で素晴らしい論評がありました。
Best Table topic Speaker: TM.T
Best Evaluator: TM.O
Best Speaker: TM. A

We enjoyed it and learned a lot from this meeting. This meeting will become the first topic which President NS will write down on this day’s page in the ten-year diary. The next regular meeting will be held at Hatoba kaikan on November 5th.
Please feel free to join us as a guest if you are interested. We look forward to having you! See you at next meeting. Thank you!