9/03/2019

159th Regular Meeting Minutes


159th Regular Meeting Minutes
DATE&TIME:     15:00-17:00, Saturday, July 20, 2019
VENUE:              Room A327, Education & Research Building
Eikokuji Campus, Kochi University of Technology / University of Kochi

Attendees            TM Nagasaki, TM Ando, TM Kitaoka, TM S. Nagano, TM Adachi, TM Hayashi,     TM Hashimoto, TM Tomonaga, TM Mizobuchi, TM Cooley
Guests   Mr. Bun Aoyama
Absentees           TM Tsuchihashi, TM Y. Nagano, TM Kunisawa, TM Shinomiya, TM Ikeda, TM Kida

15:02     Call to Order by President
Introduction of the new AD, TM Ando, who has the first visit to Kochi TMC
Greeting from AD Ando
Introduction of a guest, Mr. Bun Aoyama
15:06     Installation Ceremony  by AD, TM Ando
Vision of this term by President, “More ENERGY”

15:20     Greeting by Toastmaster: TM Adachi
              Word of the Day  Word Master:    TM Hashimoto  “big”
              Introduction of Evaluation Team General Evaluator: TM Ando   Timer: TM Hayashi
Vote-Counter: TM Nagasaki Ah-Counter: TM Mizobuchi
Grammarian: TM Cooley
15:25     Thought of the day (2 min):           TM S. Nagano
              Summary : As she grew older, her memory is failing.  However, If the right trigger comes along, it can open up her memory box.  She looked back on her distant summer.

15:28     Formal Speech Session
              Speaker 1:          TM Kitaoka   (Pathways, Presentation Mastery, Ice Breaker, 4 -6 min)   7’05”
              Title: The Second Ice Breaker
              Summary : 11 years ago, I made my first speech in Kochi TM club. My speech title was Ice Breaker. So, this is the second Ice Breaker in 11 years for me. The reason why I jumped in this club becauserealized this is the answer for super aged society, and this is the stile for lifelong learning. I’ve learned a lot of social problems through TM presentation. Hopefully, I will do it again in 11 years.
15:34     Timer’s Report    TM Hashimoto
15:40     Evaluation Session   General Evaluator TM Ando
              Evaluator 1:        TM Tomonaga  2’32”
15:39     Timer’s Report    TM Hayashi
15:45     Sharing & Intermission

15:55     Table Topics SessionTable Topics Master: TM Nagasaki
              Part1: usual table topics session for voting
Define the words”
1. “success”  by TM Ando   2. “leadership”  by TM Adachi    3. “money”  by TM S. Nagano
4. happiness   by TM Tomonaga    5. youth  by TM Hayashi      
6. drinking alcohol  by TM Mizobushi 7. Kochi   by TM Cooley   
8. Toastmasters club  by TM Hashimoto
Part2: Impromptu Speech Relay. Each member has to speak within 30 seconds about the same topic.
What is the best invention human beings have ever had”
16:20     Timer’s Report & Vote
16:23     Report   Ah-Counter, Grammarian, Word Master, General Evaluator’s Comments
Award Presentation: President, Address by Toastmaster 
Best Table Topics speaker : TM Cooley,  Address by TM Cooley

16:30     Discussion MC: TM Nagasaki   Topic : Membership Building
Members made groups of three and think what we should do to get new members.


16:50     Business Session
              Report   report from the first club officer meeting
schedule of the meetings
We will decide role assignments of whole year
              Role assignment VPE : TM Adachi
17:00     Adjourn

7/22/2019

Kochi Toastmasters Club 158 th Regular Meeting Minutes

Kochi Toastmasters Club 158 th Regular Meeting Minutes
Date & Time 15:00 – 17:05, Saturday, June 22, 2019
Venue Room A327, Education & Research Building, Eikokuji Campus, Kochi University

of Technology / University of Kochi

Attendees (11/15)TM Kitaoka, TM S. Nagano, TM Hayashi, TM Tomonaga, TM Hashimoto,
TM Adachi, TM Ando, TM Shinomiya, TM Y. Nagano, TM Ikeda, TM Kida
Guests Ms. Cooley, Ms. Esther, Ms. Katayama, Ms. Kataoka, 4 high school students

from Meitokugijuku High School

Absentees (4/15) TM Tsuchihashi, TM Kunisawa, TM Nagasaki, TM Mizobuchi
15:00 Call to Order by VPE TM Ando called the 158 th regular meeting to order.

And she introduced many guests.

15:03 Greeting by Toastmaster TM S. Nagano greeted everyone present at the meeting.
Word of the Day Word Master : TM Y. Nagano chose the word, “the other way

around”. And he introduced some examples.

Introduction of
Evaluation Team

General Evaluator : TM Kitaoka
Timer : TM Hashimoto
Ah-Counter : TM Ando
Grammarian : TM S. Nagano

15:09 Thought of the Day TM Hashimoto

I visited the Isiteji temple which is the
one of the 88 pilgrimage temples. I found a donation box for making
a new temple for the LGBT. Japanese Buddhism recognizes and
helps them without arguments.

15:17 Formal Speech Session
Speaker 1 TM Kida (Pathways, Team Collaboration, Ice Breaker, 4-6

min)
Title : My Wish came True
I had once attended TM Kochi meeting about 8 years ago, but I
couldn’t continue to be a member at that time. The opening date was
changed from Monday to Saturday and I have finally become a real
member of TM Kochi now. My wish came true! I would like to study
here eagerly with your help.

Speaker 2 TM Tomonaga (Pathways, Innovate Planning, Ice Breaker, 4-

6min)
Title : The Reason Why I Joined Kochi Toastmasters Club
In 2007 I went to New Zealand for an office excursion.
Then I realized that my English skill was so poor. I needed to
brush up my skill. I decided to join Koch Toastmasters
 Club.Since then my journey of Toastmasters club continues.
Speaker 3 TM Ikeda (Pathways, Persuasive Influence, Evaluation &

Feedback 2-1, 5-7 min)
Title : An Encouragement of Public Speaking
I picked up 3 benefits to learn public speaking from Yukichi
Fukuzawa's words and highlighted the fact that his encouragement
of public speaking has been alive for more than 140 years.
I strongly believe that our active attitude on public speaking will
make next encouragement of public speaking in Kochi for current us
and future generations.

Speaker 4 TM Hayashi (Pathways, Innovate Planning, Evaluation &

Feedback 2-1, 5-7 min)
Title : A Bright Future
Some of young popular proplayers feel charming. It’s only a
feeling but a real feeling. He thinks the youth is a secret for our bright
future.

15:48 Timer’s Report & Vote All of the 4 speakers were qualified.
15:50 Evaluation Session General Evaluator : TM Kitaoka
Evaluator 1 TM Kitaoka

Evaluator 2
Evaluator 3
Evaluator 4

TM Shinomiya
TM Ando
TM Y. Nagano

16:05 Timer’s Report & Vote All of the 4 evaluators were qualified.
16:06 Sharing & Intermission
16:15 Table Topics Session 1 Table Topics Master : TM Adachi

She divided this session into 2 sessions. First session was hold in
a group of 3 or 4 members. The topics were as follows.
1) Talk about your present situation or guests’ introduction.
2) Why did you join TMC? Why do you stay in the club?
16:27 Table Topics Session 2 TM Adachi had the participants make speeches. The list of

speakers and topics were as follows.

1 TM Cooley You are going to finish 5 years of teacher career in Kochi. How

was the life in Kochi?

2 TM Hashimoto If you could ago anytime and anywhere with a time machine,
when and where do you want to go and what do you want to do?
3 TM Shinomiya We are travelers from Northern countries. Please tell us where to

go and what to do in Kochi.

4 Ms Esther We are travelers from Kochi and thinking where to visit. Please
tell us how attractive your hometown is and persuade us to go
there.

5 Mr. Lyann If you could meet anyone you like, who do you want to meet and

what do you want to do with him/her?

6 TM Kitaoka If you could become anyone for a week, who do you want to be

and what do you want to do?
16:47 Timer’s Report & Vote All of the 6 speakers were qualified.
16:50 Report Ah-Counter, Grammarian, Word Master, General Evaluator’s

comments
Award Presentation:
Vote counter, TM Adachi announced the winner.
Best Formal Speaker : TM Ikeda

Best Evaluator : TM Shinomiya


Best Table Topics Speaker : Mr. Lyann


16:55 Business Session VPE, TM Ando told that next VPE will announce the roles.

Any role was not decided.
Guests’ Comment
17:05 Adjourn By VPE

6/07/2019

Kochi Toastmasters Club 157th Regular Meeting Minutes

Kochi Toastmasters Club 157th Regular Meeting Minutes

DATE & TIME: 15:00-17:05, Saturday, May 25, 2019
VENUE: Room A327, Education & Research Building, Eikokuji Campus, Kochi          
             University of Technology / University of Kochi

Attendees: (11/15)  TM Tsuchihashi, TM Nagasaki, TM Kunisawa, TM Hayashi, TM Tomonaga, TM Ando, TM Hashimoto, TM Kida, TM Ikeda, TM Shinomiya,   and TM S. Nagano
Guests: Mr. Mawuko (2), and Ms. Hashizume (1)
Absentees: (4/15) TM Y. Nagano, TM Mizobuchi, TM Adachi, and TM Kitaoka


15:00 Call to Order by President: President Tsuchihashi called the 157th regular meeting to order.  She said that she went to a Japanese language class a few weeks ago for the first time.  And it showed her an unknown world.  She announced the results of 2019 District 76 Annual Conference.  She then learned how speech titles are important.. 
She asked guests to introduce themselves and they did.

15:05 Greeting by Toastmaster: TM Ikeda greeted everyone present at the meeting.    
Word of the Day: Word Master: TM Nagasaki chose the word ‘tempting’.
           Introduction of Evaluation Team by General Evaluator
                 General Evaluator: TM Tsuchihashi
                 Timer: TM Tomonaga    Vote-Counter: TM Hayashi
                 Ah-Counter: TM Y. Kida     Grammarian: TM Kida

15:13 Thought of the Day: TM Kunisawa- She said that she visited Okinawa, where she experienced its beautiful nature, delicious food, people’s kindness etc.  Then she realized what “Once in a life time” meant.

15:15 Formal Speech Session]
 Speaker 1: TM Shinomiya
 (AD #14, Speaking to Inform 3, The Demonstration Talk, 5-7 min)
Title: Chest Pain and Back Pain
She talked about her husband’s disease and she shared the importance of taking medicine properly.

 Speaker 2: TM S. Nagano      
  (AD #28, Communication on Video, 5-7 min)
Title: Making the Most of a New Era
This project was a talk show between TM S. Nagano, the interviewer, and TM Tomonaga, the guest of the talk show .  TM S. Nagano asked TM Tomonaga about her changing job.  And she came to know that TM Tomonaga fulfilled her dream and would  play an active role in this new era.

15:33  Timer’s Report & Vote: Both of the two speakers were qualified.  Since there were less than three speakers, the vote was not taken. 

15:35 Evaluation Sessionby General Evaluator: TM Tsuchihashi
Evaluator 1: TM Hayashi
Evaluator 2: TM Nagasaki
     
15:42  Timer’s Report & Vote: Both of the two speakers were qualified.  Since there were less than three speakers, the vote was not taken. 

15:43 Sharing & Intermission

15:55 Workshop (Success Leadership Series) : TM Ando
HOW TO CONDUCT PRODUCTIVE MEETING 1/2 (30 min/60 min)

16:28 Table Topics Session Table Topics Master: TM Hashimoto
During the session, TM Hashimoto had the participants make speeches.  The list of speakers and topics were as follows.
 Speaker 1: TM Kunisawa= Which do you prefer staying home or going out on weekends?
 Speaker 2: TM Tomonaga= Which do you prefer working in Japan or abroad?
 Speaker 3: TM Kida= Which do you prefer traveling by car or train?
 Speaker 4: TM Hayashi= What do you think about the golden-week this year?
 Speaker 5: TM Ikeda= Recently someone won a lottery of 2.8 billion yen in Kochi.  Nobody knows who that person was. Is it possible that you are that guy?
 Speaker 6: Mr. Mawuko= Which do you prefer traveling with someone or by yourself.
 Speaker 7: TM Tsuchihashi= Do you think Japanese people should take much longer holidays like western people?
 Speaker 8: TM Nagasaki= There are four main islands in Japan.  Four islands already have Shinkansen but our Shikoku island doesn't have yet.  What do you think about that?
 Speaker 9: TM Ando= What do you think are tempting things you want visitors  to try in Kochi?


16:48  Timer’s Report & Vote: Speaker #3 was disqualified and the rest were qualified.
                                            
16:50  Report
           Ah-Counter, Grammarian, Word Master
           General Evaluator’s Comments

Award Presentation: Toastmaster of the Day, TM Ikeda, announced the winner: 
Best TT Speaker: TM Nagasaki
 

16:58  [Business Session] Conducted by VPE: 
Guest comments
Club Officer Elections: TM Ando, a club officers nominations committee member, confirmed with Secretary if the number of attendees was achieved a quorum (51 percent of active members).  Secretary TM S. Nagano said yes.  TM Ando asked if there was anyone else who wanted to serve as one of the seven officers.  There were none.
Kochi Toastmasters Club officers (2019-2020) were  selected as follows.  The installation ceremony will be held on July 20th.

  • TM Nagasaki for President
  • TM Tsuchihashi for Vice President Education
  • TM S. Nagano for Vice President Membership
  • TM Kitaoka for Vice President Public Relations
  • TM Adachi for Secretary
  • TM Y. Nagano for Treasurer
  • TM Hayashi for Sergeant at Arms

Role Assignment for the next regular meeting (June 22nd): VPE
TMOD: TM S. Nagano, FS: TM Tomonaga, TM Hayashi, TM ikeda, and TM Kida

The rest of the roles will be appointed by VPE.

17:05 Adjourn

4/26/2019

Kochi Toastmasters Club 156th Regular Meeting Minutes

Kochi Toastmasters Club 156th Regular Meeting Minutes

DATE & TIME: 15:00-16:32, Saturday, April 20, 2019
VENUE: Room A327, Education & Research Building, Eikokuji Campus, Kochi          
             University of Technology / University of Kochi

Attendees: (7/15) TM Tsuchihashi, TM Nagasaki, TM Kunisawa, TM Hayashi, TM Tomonaga, TM Y. Nagano, and TM S. Nagano,
Absentees: (8/15) TM Hashimoto, TM Mizobuchi, TM Adachi, TM Ando, TM Shinomiya,  TM Kida, TM Kitaoka, and TM Ikeda

15:00 Call to Order by President: President Tsuchihashi called the 156th regular meeting to order.  She announced that TM Tsuchihashi won second place in Division G Speech Contest, Japanese, on 14th of this month.

15:03 Greeting by Toastmaster: TM Tomonaga greeted everyone present at the meeting.    
Word of the Day: Word Master: TM Hayashi: He chose the word ‘cordial’.
           Introduction of Evaluation Team by General Evaluator
                 General Evaluator: TM Nagasaki
                 Timer: TM Y. Nagano    Vote-Counter: TM Kunisawa
                 Ah-Counter: TM Y. Nagano     Grammarian: TM Tsuchihashi

15:08 Thought of the Day: TM Hayashi- He said that communication was great.  The other day he talked to his little grandson on the phone for the first time.  After that he somehow felt happy. ”Happiness is nearby”.  Have “the sun” in your mind.

15:11 Formal Speech Session]
 Speaker 1: TM Nagano
 (Pathways, Innovative Planning, ice Breaker, 4-6 min)
Title: I should be aware of warnings
She talked about what she does in her spare time.  After trying to do some activities, she came to recognize that  she should be aware of warnings from her body and her own instincts to prevent her from injuring her body.
 
 Speaker 2: TM Kunisawa      
  (CC #9, Persuade with Power, 5-7 min)
Title: Increase or Raise 
Her speech was about the club's financial situation.  Kochi Toastmasters Club should take an action against the less club budget.  She thinks increasing the club members or raising the club membership dues would be a solution.

15:30  Timer’s Report & Vote: Speaker 1 was qualified and Speaker 2 was disqualified.  Since there were less than three speakers, the vote was not taken. 

15:32 Evaluation Sessionby General Evaluator: TM Nagasaki
Evaluator 1: TM Tsuchihashi
Evaluator 2: TM Tomonaga
     
15:39  Timer’s Report & Vote: Every speaker was qualified.  Since there were less than three speakers, the vote was not taken. 

15:40 Sharing & Intermission

15:50 Table Topics Session Table Topics Master: TM Nagasaki
During the session, TM Nagasaki had the participants make speeches.  The list of speakers and topics were as follows.
At first he divided the participants into two groups during Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1  Quick Speech 
During this part, TM Nagasaki had each participant make four 30-second speeches.  The topics were as follows:
  1  What is your favorite book?
  2  What is the  best movie in the human history?
  3  What is the worst TV program you’ve ever watched?
  4  Tell about your memories of movie theatre? 


Part 2   Chained Story Making
During this part, TM Nagasaki had each group make three chained stories.  The topics were as follows:
  1  Group 1 with a  baby photo
  2  Group 2 with a girl standing by a tank photo
  3  Everyone with a couple photo against sunset


Part 3   Table topics session
During this part, TM Nagasaki had the participants make speeches.  The list of speakers and topics were as follows:

  1   TM Kunisawa- Tell us about the future of books.
  2   TM Tomonaga- Tell us about the future of libraries
  3   TM Hayashi- Will TV be replaced by tablets or smartphones?
  4   TM Y. Nagano- If you are invited to Hollywood to make a movie, what kind of movie would you like to make?
  5   TM S. Nagano- If you are invited to Hollywood as an actress, what kind of heroin would you like to be?
  6   TM Tsuchihashi- If you are asked to write and publish a book, what will the book be like?

16:25  Timer’s Report & Vote: Every speaker was qualified.
                                            
16:25  Report
           Ah-Counter, Grammarian, Word Master
           General Evaluator’s Comments

Award Presentation: President Tsuchihashii announced the winner: 
Best TT Speaker: TM S. Nagano
 
 

16:28  Business Session conducted by President :
TM Tsuchihashi appointed the nomination committee members, TM Adachi for the Committee chair, TM Kunisawa and TM Ando for the committee members.  
The committee selects candidates to fill officer positions for the coming term.  Any current active member of the club is eligible to run for office and members may run for more than one office. 

Role Assignment for the next regular meeting (May 25): 
Any role was not decided.
The roles will be appointed by VPE.

16:32 Adjourn

4/02/2019

Kochi Toastmasters Club 155th Regular Meeting Minutes

Kochi Toastmasters Club 155th Regular Meeting Minutes

DATE & TIME: 15:00-16:45, Saturday, March23, 2019
VENUE: Room A327, Education & Research Building, Eikokuji Campus, Kochi          
             University of Technology / University of Kochi

Attendees: (10/18) TM Tsuchihashi, TM Nagasaki, TM Hashimoto, TM Kunisawa, TM Hayashi, TM Y. Nagano, TM Tomonaga, TM Komatsu, TM Kida, and TM S. Nagano,
Guests: (3) Mr. Ueda and Ms. C. Kitaoka
Absentees: (8/18) TM Ohtani, TM Cooley, TM Mizobuchi, TM Adachi, TM Ando, TM Shinomiya, TM Kitaoka, and TM Ikeda

15:00 Call to Order by President: President Tsuchihashi called the 155th regular meeting to order.  At first, she apologized to everyone for her locking the meeting tools in the locker.  
She reported the result of the Area 72 Speech Contest 2019: TM S. Nagano won third place in English, and TM Tsuchihashi won second place in Japanese and will move on to the Division contest.

15:03 Greeting by Toastmaster: TM Tsuchihashi greeted everyone present at the meeting. 
Greeting by two guests
            
Word of the Day: Word Master: TM Kunisawa: She chose the word ‘come to think of it’.
           Introduction of Evaluation Team
                 General Evaluator: TM Hashimoto
                 Timer: TM Hayashi, TM Kunisawa    Vote-Counter: TM Y. Nagano
                 Ah-Counter: TM Tomonaga     Grammarian: TM Y. Nagano

15:10 Thought of the Day: TM Tomonaga- Spring is the season to encounter and to say good-bye.  Her beloved bird, Pi-chan, passed away this spring at the age of 12 years and 6 months.  Pi-chan had given her family a lot of joy.  She had to accept this sad event.

15:15 Formal Speech Session]
 Speaker 1: TM Komatsu
 (Pathways, Motivational Strategies, Evaluation and Feedback 2-1, 5-7 min)

Title: History of my relations with foreigners
Her relationship with foreign people began when she was an elementary school kid.  She tried to communicate with them and learned a lot from them.  Now she decided to spend a meaningful campus life and to begin to study French.
 

 Speaker 2: TM S. Nagano      
  (AD 27, Communicating on Video 2,  the Interview Show, 5-7 min.
Title: A Gift from My Experience 
This project was a talk show between TM Y. Nagano, the interviewer, and TM S. Nagano, a popular Japanese language teacher.  He asked her why she became a Japanese language teacher, and how she teaches foreigners Japanese.

Contest speech practice: 土橋      
 (コンテストスピーチ練習,日本語 5-7分)

15:40  Timer’s Report & Vote: Every speaker was qualified.  Since there were less than three speakers(TM Tsuchihashi’s contest speech was not counted as a FS), the vote was not taken. 

15:43 Evaluation Sessionby General Evaluator: TM Hashimoto
Evaluator 1: TM Kunisawa
Evaluator 2: TM Hashimoto
参考論評: TM 友永(日本語)
     
15:52  Timer’s Report & Vote: Every speaker was qualified.  Since there were less than three speakers, the vote was not taken. 

15:55 Sharing & Intermission

16:05 Table Topics Session Table Topics Master: TM Hayashi
During the session, TM Hayashi had the participants make speeches.  The list of speakers and topics were as follows:

Speaker 1: TM Tsuchihashi- Why Japanese people are proud of their cherry tree coming into bloom first in Japan?
Speaker 2: TM Y. Nagano- Why Japanese people love cherry blossoms?
Speaker 3: TM Tomonaga- Why Japanese people like going on a sakura viewing picnic?
Speaker 4: Mr. Ueda- Which season do you like best?
Speaker 5: TM Kida- what is your memorable event in spring?
Speaker 6: Ms. C. Kitaoka- What color do you like best?
Speaker 7: TM Nagasaki- Should our government spend more money on education?
Speaker 8: TM Kunisawa- Our government plans nursery school and kindergarten’s fees free.  What do you think of that?
Speaker 9: TM S. Nagano- Why do you think Japanese people go to sakura viewing?
Speaker 10: TM Komatsu- What is your memorable school day?
Speaker 11: TM Hashimoto- Why sakura viewing is enjoyable?

16:35  Timer’s Report & Vote: Every speaker was qualified.
                                            
16:35  Report
           Ah-Counter, Grammarian, Word Master
           General Evaluator’s Comments

Award Presentation: President Tsuchihashii announced the winner: 
Best TT Speaker: TM Y. Nagano

16:40 Announcement by President: 
Division G Speech Contest is scheduled on April 14 in Kobe. 
Guest Comment

Business Session conducted by President :
Role Assignment for the next regular meeting (April 20): 
Toastmaster of the Day:  Thought of the Day:  TM , Table Topics Master: TM
FS: TM Kitaoka, TM , TM  
Evaluator: TM , TM  
The rest of the roles will be appointed by VPE.

17:45 Adjourn