Minutes of Meeting # 43 | ‘Unity in Diversity’

Meeting # 43 was held on 26 March 2016 in collaboration with Manama Toastmasters. The theme of the meeting was “Unity in Diversity”. Meeting started at 7:00 PM. Sgt @ Arms TM Bilkais (Manama Toastmasters)  introduced the Presidents TM Rashid Maymoon (Manama Toastmasters) and TM Mudassir Ismail (B.E.S.T.). The Presidents called the meeting to order. They then introduced the guests. Then the presidents gave their Presidential Address and then introduced the Masters of Ceremonies TM Bilkais (Manama Toastmasters) and TM Mary Sharon (B.E.S.T.))

MCs took control and introduced the Grammarian TM Claire Cosgrove (Manama Toastmasters), who introduced her role and the word of the day “Unison”. They then introduced the Ah-Counter TM Taranjot Singh (B.E.S.T) and he explained his role too. They then introduced the Timer TM Mohammed Sohail (Manama Toastmasters) to give the Timing Criteria for all the speakers and evaluators. Then Educational Session was held. MC introduced the first speaker TM Fatima Allawi  (B.E.S.T), who delivered her P#3 from CC track with the speech title “Success Formula” and her individual Evaluator was TM Ameena Nathani (Manama Toastmasters).  The second speaker was TM Mohammed Salim (Manama Toastmasters), who delivered his P#4 from the CC manual titled “The Sixth Finger”. His individual Evaluator was TM Tabish Shoaib  (B.E.S.T).  The third speaker was TM Saaniya Hashmi  (B.E.S.T) who delivered her P#5 from the CC manual titled “Outside the Bubble”. Her individual Evaluator was TM Mona Alawi (Manama Toastmasters). The fourth and the final speaker was TM Ratindar Nath (Manama Toastmasters) who delivered his P#5 from the AMPR Manual with a speech titled “A Compressor Failure in Air Conditioning”. His individual Evaluator was TM Mohammad Aftab (B.E.S.T).


After the educational session there was a 10 minutes break. After the break the Fun & Learn session was held by TM Jahangir Khan (B.E.S.T). The Table Topic Session was held righ after and the Table Topic master was TM Roya Adel (B.E.S.T). Then the Listener session was held by TM Subhashree Srinivasan (Manama Toastmasters). After that the General Evaluator TM Nada Qamber (President of Young Adults Toastmasters) gave her Valuable Evaluation on the overall meeting and asked for role players report. Then Awarding session was held. MC announced the names of the Winner.

Best Evaluator: TM Tabish Shoaib (B.E.S.T)

Best Table Topic Commentator:  TM Victoria (Manama Toastmasters)

Best Speaker: TM Mohammed Salim (Manama Toastmasters)

Presidents then gave their details for the next B.E.S.T meeting to be held on 9th April, 2016 and Manama Toastmasters on 2nd April, 2016, gave their closing remarks and Adjourned the meeting at 9: 13 pm.


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