Meeting # 53 was held on 27th August 2016. The theme of the meeting was “Olympics”. Meeting started at 5:00 PM. President Mary Sharon called the meeting to order. She then introduced the guests and accepted apologies presented by VP Education TM Saaniya Hashmi. The apologies were TM Daij, TM Mudassir Ismail and TM Thuraya. The VP Education then mentioned the changes in the agenda, “TM Tabish Shoaib would take up the role as the evaluator for TM Ali Sibtain instead of TM Jahangir Khan, and TM Jahangir Khan would take up the role as the evaluator for TM Roya Adel”. The motion to accept the agenda with the changes was raised by TM Jonathan Watson and seconded by TM Umar Mukhtar. President then introduced the Grammarian (TM Saaniya Hashmi), who introduced her role and the word of the day “Victory”. President then introduced the Ah-Counter (DTM Khurram Salman) and he explained his role too. Then the president gave her Presidential Address.
The president then asked the Secretary TM Taranjot Singh to check if the quorum was complete to commence the Officers’ Reports and Business Session. TM Taranjot Singh after counting the present members replied with “Yes, the quorum is complete.” Since the quorum was complete the business session was conducted. TM Saaniya reminded the club that the next meetings would be held on 1st & 4th Saturdays of September. She also announced that the club contests would be held on 29th October and 26th November. DTM Khurram Salman mentioned that the CL manual is sometimes ignored when members take up roles, and should be taken care of. DTM Khurram also raised a motion that the Ah’s, Um’s, repetitions etc. would be charged 25 fils for the members from the next meeting onwards. After discussions from TM Jahangir Khan, TM Ali Inayat and TM Rashid Shabbir, it was decided that the motion would be taken into consideration after the meeting, and would be on hold until a decision was made.
TM Jahangir Khan raised the motion to close the business session, seconded by TM Saaniya Hashmi. The induction ceremony was then held, where TM Fahad Naveed, TM Nauman Tariq and TM Sawsan Hasan were welcomed as members to the club. The “Did You Know?” Session was held by TM Mary Sharon.
The President introduced the Master of Ceremonies (TM Naila Abdulaziz). MC took control and introduced the Timer (TM Nadeen Ali) to give the Timing Criteria for all the speakers and evaluators. Then the Educational Session was held. MC introduced the first speaker (TM Hala Bucheeri), who delivered her P#2 from CC manual with the speech title “Miftah” and her individual Evaluator was TM Jonathan Watson. The second speaker was (TM M Rashid), who delivered his P#5 from the CC manual titled “A Wedding Day”. His individual Evaluator was TM Mohd Aftab. The third speaker was (TM Ali Sibtain), who delivered his P#6 from the CC manual titled “What! You Too???”. His individual evaluator was TM Tabish Shoaib. The fourth and the final speaker was (TM Roya Adel), who delivered her P#9 from the CC manual titled “Starting Point”, her 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 Fatima Allawi, the speakers were TM Nauman, TM Sawsan and Guests Abrar. The Fun & Learn session was held by Ping & Pong. The MC then introduced the General Evaluator, DTM Elizabeth George, to give her Valuable Evaluation on the overall meeting and asked for role players report. The President then raised a motion to extend the meeting time by 10 minutes, which was seconded by TM Rashid Shabbir.
TM Mary then presented the Halfway to Competent Communicator Ribbon to TM M Rashid for his completion of 5 CC Projects.
Best Evaluator: TM Jonathan Watson
Best Speaker: TM Hala Bucheeri
President then gave the details for the next meeting to be held on 3rd August 2016, gave her closing remarks and Adjourned the meeting at 7:30 pm.