Minutes of Meeting # 63 | ‘New Beginnings’

Meeting # 63 was held on the 7th of January 2017. The theme of the meeting was “New Beginnings”. The meeting started at 4:19 PM. The substitute Sgt @ Arms TM Fahd Naveed introduced the President TM Mary Sharon. President called the meeting to order. She then introduced the guests and accepted apologies presented by VP Education TM Saaniya Hashmi. The apologies were TM Umar Muhktar, TM Daij Al Khalifa, TM Taranjot Singh, TM Anna Lisa, TM Romaan, TM Dr. Thuraya, TM Naila, and TM Eman.VP Education after presenting the apologies mentioned amendments to be made in the agenda that “Since TM Jonathan Watson is not present, TM Jahangir will be the General Evaluator” . TM Jahangir raised the motion to adopt the agenda with the mentioned changes. The motion was seconded by TM Namrata.

President then introduced the Grammarian (TM Ebrahim Abdulaziz), who introduced his role and the word of the day “Aspire”. President then introduced the Ah-Counter (TM Mohd Aftab) and he explained his role too. Then the president gave her Presidential Address.

The president then asked the Substitute Secretary TM Hala Bucheeri to check if the quorum was complete to commence the Business Session. TM Hala Bucheeri, after counting the present members ,replied with “Yes, the quorum is complete.” The president then asked for the changes in the minutes of the previous meetings that were discussed on the Whatsapp group to be adopted. The motion was raised by TM Jahangir and seconded by TM Saaniya. The business session followed and there were no old businesses to be discussed. TM Jahangir announced that there shall be a Club Officers Training on January 13th at 3:00 PM. TM Saaniya announced that BEST is now a President Distinguished Club for the fourth time. DTM Khurram Salman congratulated the club for this, as well as reminded the members to bring their CL manuals with them to every meeting and it shall become a change in the constitution. He raised a motion proposal that no CL project shall be counted or evaluated if the role player didn’t bring the manual along with them from the next meeting onwards. It was seconded by TM Ali Inayat. TM Asrar Merchant raised the motion to close the objections floor and move to voting procedure. DTM Khurram’s motion was adopted by a single vote. He then added that each member shall receive a text as to how much they must pay due to their “Ah’s”. TM Saaniya also reminded the members about paying 3.5 BD for the pins. The motion was raised by TM Asrar to close the business session and it was seconded by TM Fahd.

Next was the “Know Your Members” session, conducted by TM Hala Bucheeri who introduced TM Anna Lisa. Then the president introduced the MC of the day, TM Nauman Tariq. MC took control and introduced the Timer (TM Namrata) to give the Timing Criteria for all the speakers and evaluators. Then Educational Session was held. MC introduced the first speaker (TM Fatema Al Kaabi), who delivered her P#1 from the CC track with the speech title “Believer” and her individual Evaluator was TM Sawsan Hassan. The second speaker was (TM Nadeen Ali), who delivered her P#1 from the CC manual titled “Buy A Ticket”. Her individual Evaluator was TM Mohd Rashid. The third speaker was (TM Mahmood Hussain), who delivered his P#1 from the CC manual titled “What Can I Do?”. His individual evaluator was TM Fatima Allawi. The fourth speaker was (TM Qassim Mohammad), who delivered his P#1 from the CC manual titled “How To Spend Your Time”. His individual evaluator was TM Roya Adel.

After the prepared speech session, a ten minute break was held. The Table Topic Session was held after the break and the Table Topic Master for the evening was TM Fahd Naveed. Then held was the Fun & Learn Activity conducted by TM Saaniya Hashimi. Then MC introduced the General Evaluator TM Jahangir Khan to give his valuable Evaluation on the overall meeting as well as asked for the role players’ reports. The individual evaluators also gave their evaluation speeches.

Then Awarding session was held. MC announced the names of the Winner.

Best Table Topic Commentator:  TM Hala Bucheeri

Best Evaluator: TM Mohd Rashid

Best Speaker: TM Fatema Al Kaabi

President then gave the details of the upcoming meeting to be held on January 28th, 2017. The meeting was adjourned at 6:41 PM.

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