Minutes of Meeting # 45 | ‘Mad Science’

Meeting # 45 was held on 23rd April 2016. The theme of the meeting was “Mad Science”. Meeting started at 4:45 PM. Sgt @ Arms TM Mohammad Rashid introduced the President TM Mudassir Ismail. President called the meeting to order. He then introduced the guests and accepted apologies presented by acting VP Education TM Jahangir Khan. The apology was only TM Hala. The acting VP Education then mentioned the changes in the agenda, “Since TM Tabish was not present yet TM Nada would be taking up the general evaluator role for the time, and the timings were changed, the table topics session was shifted to 6:15, fun and learn was shifted to 6:30 and the general evaluation was shifted to 6:45.” The motion to accept the agenda with the changes was raised by TM Saaniya and seconded by TM Mohammed Rashid. President then introduced the Grammarian (TM Jonathan Watson), who introduced his role and the word of the day “Energize”. President then introduced the Ah-Counter (TM Daij Alkhalifa) and he explained his role too. Then the president gave his Presidential Address.


The president then asked the Secretary TM Saaniya Hashmi to check if the quorum was complete to commence the Business Session. TM Saaniya after counting the present members replied with “Yes, the quorum is complete.” Since the quorum was complete the business session was conducted and the officers gave their reports. TM Ali Sibtain raised a motion to raise the fees of the club from BD5/- to BD6/- as a result of the fee increase by Toastmasters International, the motion was seconded by TM Saaniya Hashmi and since the majority was in favour of the motion it was passed. TM Mudassir informed the club about the Nomination Committee composing of immediate past president TM Khurram Salman as the committee chair, DTM Najeeb Razzaque and TM Mudassir Ismail for the selection of Ex-Com next term. TM Jahangir informed that  B.E.S.T along with Young Adult Toastmasters is taking part in the short play contest. The motion to close the business session was raised by TM Jahangir and as seconded by TM Umar.  The “Know your members” session was carried out by TM Mohammed Rashid and he introduced TM Umar Mukhtar. The President introduced the Master of Ceremonies (TM Fatima Allawi).


MC took control and introduced the Timer (TM Muhanna Ghanem) to give the Timing Criteria for all the speakers and evaluators. Then Educational Session was held. MC introduced the first speaker (TM Umar Mukhtar), who delivered his P#2 from CC track with the speech title “The Scientific Proposal” and his individual Evaluator was TM Roya Adel. The second speaker was (TM Thuraya Juma), who delivered her P#4 from the ACB manual titled “Student of the Year Award”. Her individual evaluator was TM Mudassir Ismail. The third speaker was (TM Mohammad Aftab), who delivered his P#7 from the ACB manual titled “Young Eyes”. His individual evaluator was TM Rashid Shabbir. The fourth and final speaker was (TM Khurram Salman), who delivered his P#4 from the ACG manual titled “Buy Me”, his individual Evaluator was TM Jahangir Khan.


After the prepared speech session, a ten minutes break was held. The Table Topic Session was held after the break and the Table Topic master was TM Saaniya Hashmi, The speakers were TM Maha Ayaz, Mary Sharon, Mohammad Aftab and Ali Sibtain.and the Fun & Learn session was held by TM Taranjot Singh. The MC then introduced the General Evaluator TM Tabish Shoaib to give his 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 Mudassir Ismail


Best Table Topic Commentator: TM Mary Sharon & TM Mohammad Aftab


Best Speaker: TM Khurram Salman


President then gave the details for the next meeting to be held on 14th May 2016, gave his closing remarks and adjourned the meeting at 7:13 pm.


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