Meeting no. 281 was an excellent meeting as it was held together with NMC Toastmaster club and first meeting of the year for NMC club.we met different people and got opportunity to know more about various levels of projects,etc. I am sure everyone who attended this meeting will agree that the 281th meeting conducted by TM Kumarappan was a unique meeting with the theme “EXCELLENCE”.

Sergeant at arms TM Shruthi opened the meeting reading out the Toastmaster International mission and urged the participants to refrain talking from Taboo topics of politics, religion and sex. She invited acting President TM SenthilKumar and President of NMC Club Asit Korgoakar to start the meeting.
The President shared the events of the day, on 24th July 1911 Machu Picchu of Peru discovered, 24th July 1969 Apollo 11 flight returned from moon. He inspired to make difference with the story of Star fish.

The President invited Ever Enthusiastic TM Kumarappan, Taking over the control of the meeting, TM Kumarappan gave us wonderful quotes on “Excellence” like The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential, these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence and he made it sure that everyone will clap after every speech/session. He called upon all the supporting team to explain their assigned roles.

Word Master of the day TM Mohammed Aslam well explained and shared the word “CONVOLUTED” which means Twisted, coiled, Complicated.
TM Prachi shared an excellent thought as Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better with great achievers examples.
AH Counter TM Syamlal, Timer TM Haneef Puttur, Grammarian TM Mahanshu, Quiz master TM Salim who all
did their role perfect.

TM Shruthi delivered Project 3 on “Early Mornings” spoke about early morning experiences and importance of good night sleep, evaluated by TM Lancy Fernandes.

TM Mohamad Asif delivered Project 5 on “Strategy for your charity investment” explained the concern, risk, steps involved in charity. He stated charity starts at home and one should take baby steps, evaluated by TM Gaurav Korgaokar .

TM Rajan Tawde delivered project 6 on “Every problem has a solution” He used umbrella to explain how he treated it as solution to problem. he added humor while explaining the psychology of stray dogs and narrated an incident with good mix of both horror and comedy
evaluated by TM John Surya .

Table Topic Master TM Pravin conducted Table Topic session, He convoluted the topics by using props. TM Rajshekar,TM Ashit,TM Mahanshu, Guest TM Moushumee took part brilliantly.
Educational session was conducted by President TM Ashit on various projects, levels and journey towards the pinnacle of Toastmasters.

General evaluation by TM Benjamin Antony gave a glimpse of the meeting with some positive suggestions. He also pointed out some of the things which needs attention.

TM Kumarappan concluded with his role and handed over the stage to President. TM SenthilKumar and TM Ashit thanked and well appreciated for doing a fabulous job as a TME and closed the meeting.
Dinner served at 10:05pm.

Best Speaker : TM Rajan Tawade
Best Evaluator : TM John Surya
Best Table Topic: TM Raj Shekar
No. of attendees: 21
Date : 24.7.2017
Next Meeting : 6.8.2017

Congratulations to winners and all the role players.

About the Author:

TM Shruthi Rajesh Shetty

Secretary, Inner Universe Toastmaster Club, Abu Dhabi

holding Bachelor of Engineering in TeleCommunication from                                                                                                     Kalpatharu Institute of Technology, Tiptur.

As worked as Software Engineer at Accenture India Pvt Ltd,                                                                                                        Bangalore