Minutes of Meeting # 69 | ‘Formula 1’

Meeting #69 was held on the 8th of April 2017. The theme of the meeting was “Formula 1”. The meeting started at 4:15 PM. The Acting Officers were TM Jahangir Khan as the Sergeant At Arms and DTM Khurram Salman as the VP Education. The acting Sgt @ Arms TM Jahangir introduced the President TM Mary Sharon. President called the meeting to order. She then introduced the guests and accepted apologies presented by VP Education DTM Khurram Salman. The apologies were TM Fahd, TM Nauman, TM Sawsan, TM Anna Liza, TM Ebrahim, TM Eman, TM Tabish, TM Romaan and TM Saaniya. The acting VP Education after presenting the apologies mentioned that there were 3 amendments to be made in the agenda. The Ah-Counter was to be changed to TM Mohd Rashid, The CC project for TM Jonathan was to be corrected from P#8 to P#7 and a text spacing correction for the name of the General Evaluator, TM Zahraa Dagher. TM Aftab raised the motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by TM Jahangir.

President then introduced the Grammarian (TM Ahmad Masaad), who introduced his role and the word of the day “Pursuit”. President then introduced the Ah-Counter (TM Mohd Rashid) 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 Business Session. TM Taranjot, after counting the present members, replied with “No, the quorum is not complete with only 14 members.” It was suggested that the Business Session could be conducted but no decisions or motions would be taken. The business session followed. In the session, DTM Khurram reminded everyone once again that the CL Manual should be brought to the meeting by all the role players and be filled accordingly to the roles they take. If they do not bring the manual, their roles will not be evaluated. TM Jahangir then mentioned that if a member is starting a new manual, they can come to him to collect the manual before ordering a new one, since he has many copies available with him. TM Jahangir also talked about the low attendance during the meeting. He said that if the role players were taking up roles during the meeting, they should be committed to it and not dropout at the last moment. All the members should also be commited. TM Jahangir also reminded everyone that the envelopes and ballots should be used and filled at the end of every meeting. The motion was raised by TM Jonathan to close the business session and it was seconded by TM Ali Sibtain.

Next was the “Toastmasters Oath” session, conducted by DTM Khurram Salman. Then president introduced the MC of the day, TM Taranjot Singh. MC took control and introduced the Timer (TM Kawthar Alserki) to give the Timing Criteria for all the speakers and evaluators. Then the Educational Session was held. MC introduced the first speaker (TM Jonathan Watson), who delivered his P#7 from the CC track with the speech title “Speak My Language” and his individual Evaluator was TM Ali Inayat. The second speaker was (TM Mohammad Aftab), who delivered his P#4 from the ACS manual titled “Raise in Fines”. His individual Evaluator was TM Ahmed Fardan. The third speaker was (TM Jahangir Khan), who delivered his P#7 from the ACG manual titled “The Interview Show”. His individual Evaluator was DTM Khurram Salman.

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 Mahmood Hussain. The Fun and Learn session was held by TM Fatema AlKaabi.

TM Mary raised the motion to extend the meeting to 6:45 and it was seconded by DTM Khurram. Then the MC introduced the General Evaluator TM Zahraa Dagher to give her valuable Evaluation on the overall meeting as well as asked for the role players’ reports. The individual evaluators also gave their evaluation speeches.

Then the Awarding session was held. The MC then announced the names of the winners.

Best Table Topic Commentator: TM Fatima Allawi

Best Evaluator: DTM Khurram Salman

Best Speaker: TM Jonathan Watson

President then gave the details of the upcoming meeting to be held on April 29th, 2017. The meeting was adjourned at 6:38 PM.

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