Meeting # 56 was held on 1st of October, 2016. The theme of the meeting was “OcTIEber”. The meeting started at 5:00 PM. President TM Mary Sharon called the meeting to order after the Sergeant at Arms TM Umar Muhktar gave a brief introduction. She then introduced the guests and accepted apologies presented by VP Education TM Saaniya Hashmi. The apologies were TM Taranjot Singh and TM Sawsan. The VP Education announced that there were no changes to the agenda. The motion to adopt the agenda was raised by TM Umar and seconded by TM Jonathan. The President then introduced the Grammarian (TM Nauman Tariq), who introduced his role and the word of the day “Knot”. President then introduced the Ah-Counter (TM Fahd Naveed) and he explained his role too. Then, the president gave her Presidential Address.
The president then asked the Sub Secretary TM Hala Bucheeri to check if the quorum was complete to commence the Officers’ Reports and Business Session. TM Hala, after counting the present members, replied with “Yes, the quorum is complete.” Since the quorum was complete, the business session was conducted. There was no old business to be discussed, TM Rashid introduced the club’s first newsletter for the term 2016-2017, TM Saaniya announced about the second practice session for the contests. TM Jahangir raised the motion to close the business session while TM Rashid seconded it. Then the induction ceremony was held, Sub VP Membership TM Jahangir, inducted TM Namrata Nagendra. The President then introduced DTM Ali Shahbaz Ali for the District Directors Address, followed by an address from the DTAC 2017 Chairman DTM Ali Alrayes.
The President introduced the Master of Ceremonies (TM Roya Adel). MC took control and introduced the Timer (TM Mohammed Rashid) to give the Timing Criteria for all the speakers and evaluators. Then the Educational Session was held. MC introduced the individual Evaluator, TM Saaniya Hashmi, of the first speaker, TM Daij AlKhalifa, and gave out the objectives of her speaker. TM Daij gave a speech titled “Say what you have to say” as part of his CC-P2. The second evaluator, TM Tabish Shoaib was introduced and so she read out the objectives of his speaker, TM Jonathan Watson, who gave a speech titled “Paying in Forward” as a part of his CC-P6. The third evaluator, TM Ali Inayat read out the objectives of his speaker, TM Naila Abdulaziz who gave the speech titled “Shop Well” as her CC-P6. The fourth evaluator, TM Abdul Hassan(Guest from WMC Toastmasters), was introduced to read out the objectives of his speaker TM Mohammad Aftab, who gave a speech titled “Make Mistakes” as his ACB-P10.
After the prepared speech session, a five minute break was held.
TM Mary raised a privileged motion that, “TM Abdul Hassan give his evaluation now, since TM Aftab had to leave early.”
The Table Topic Session was held after the break and the Table Topics and Fun and Learn Session Master were TM Ebrahim and TM Eman. The speakers were TM Ali Ahmed (Guest from BSE Toastmasters), TM Umar, TM Hala and TM Annalisa. The control was then given back to the MC.
The MC then introduced the General Evaluator, TM Namrata Nagendra, to give her valuable evaluation and suggestions on the overall meeting. She then asked for the role players’ report. TM Mary raised a privileged motion, that the meeting time be extended to 7:35. The evaluation speeches were given as follows, by TM Saaniya, TM Tabish, TM Ali Inayat. The control was then handed back to MC who called upon the President to present the awards along with DTM Ali Shahbaz Ali, DTM Ali Alrayes, and His highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Best Table Topic: TM Ali Ahmed (Guest)
Best Evaluator: TM Abdul Rehman and TM Saaniya
Best Speaker: TM Daij AlKhalifa
President gave the details for the next meeting that will be held on the 15th of October, 2016. She also gave her closing remarks and adjourned the meeting at 7:31 pm.