Minutes of Meeting # 46 | ‘Traditional Day’

Meeting # 46 was held on 14th May 2016. The theme of the meeting was “Traditional Day”. Meeting started at 5:00 PM. Acting Sgt @ Arms TM Tabish Shoaib introduced the President TM Mudassir Ismail. President called the meeting to order. He then introduced the guests and accepted apologies presented by VP Education TM Mary Sharon. The apologies were TM Naila and TM Thuraya. The VP Education then mentioned the changes in the agenda, “Since TM Ali Inayat was not present TM Khurram would be evaluated by TM Rashid Shabbir, and in case of his absence TM Mohammad Aftab will take up the evaluation role.” The motion to accept the agenda with the changes was raised by TM Jahangir Khan and seconded by TM Umar Mukhtar. President then introduced the Grammarian (TM Mary Sharon), who introduced her role and the word of the day “Vital”. President then introduced the Ah-Counter (TM Umar Mukhtar) 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 carried out. TM Taranjot Singh informed the club about the upcoming newsletter and requested members to submit material for it. After which TM Jahangir Khan told the club about the upcoming shot play contest being held by WMC Toastmasters on 20th May 2016. Then the president TM Mudassir then announced that the club has won the distinguished presidents status. The president then called TM Khurram Salman who was the head of the nominating committee, to come up and announce the Ex-Com nominations for the upcoming term and made an announcement that the club has won yet another award “The Talk up Toastmasters Award”. With that TM Jahangir Khan raised the motion to close the business session which was seconded by TM Mohammad Aftab. The “Know your members” session was carried out by TM Muhanna Ghanem and he introduced TM Fatima Allawi. The President introduced the Master of Ceremonies (TM Saaniya Hashmi).

MC took control and introduced the Timer (TM Hala Adel Bucheeri) to give the Timing Criteria for all the speakers and evaluators. Then Educational Session was held. MC introduced the first speaker (TM Taranjot Singh), who delivered his P#2 from CC track with the speech title “A Day to Remember” and his individual Evaluator was TM Jahangir Khan. The second speaker was (TM Jonathan Watson), who delivered his P#4 from the CC manual titled “Avoiding Carless People”. His individual Evaluator was TM Mudassir Ismail. The third speaker was (TM Roya Adel), who delivered her P#6 from the CC manual titled “Jabra Fan”. Her individual evaluator was TM Tabish Shoaib. The fourth and final speaker was (TM Khurram Salman), who delivered his P#5 from the ACG manual titled “ELS”, his individual Evaluator was TM Mohammad Aftab.

After the prepared speech session, TM Mudassir raised a privileged  motion that, “Due to time constraints the break be cut short to five minutes and TM Mohammad Aftab’s evaluation be silent” this was seconded by TM Jahangir Khan. A five minutes break was held. The Table Topic Session was held after the break and the Table Topic master was TM Fatima Allawi and the speakers were Guest Saif, TM Daij Alkhalifa, and TM Ahmed Mohammed Saeed. The Fun & Learn session was held by TM Ahmed Mohammed Saeed. The MC then introduced the General Evaluator TM Naima Nizami to give 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 Jahangir Khan

Best Table Topic Commentator: TM Daij Alkhalifa

Best Speaker: TM Khurram Salman

President then gave the details for the next meeting to be held on 28th May 2016, gave his closing remarks and adjourned the meeting at 7:11 pm.

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