Year end meeting report

Getting colder these days.
Today we had year end party in Chinese restaurant.
It was very casual style than normal meeting.
We sat round table and enjoy great food. It was yummy!

With enjoying food, we did chain speech.
We create 2 big story by improvisatorial speech.
That were very funny and fun stories.

And finally we gave a speech about New Year Resolution.

Meeting was fit Cosmos TMC's homey atmosphere!

Next Meeting on Saturday 21th Dec.

Next December meeting will be held

Date: Saturday 21th Dec. 12:00-15:00

Start 12:00 at Yoen (豫園)in China-Japan Friendship Building(日中友好会館)just south to Kantoku-tei at Korakuen garden.

Fee: 5000yen

12:00 Party Start

QVoice training: White Christmas 10 minutes
1-3 minutes chain speech (same length as Table topics) theme is 'new year resolution or old year memory' 60 minutes

Next Meeting on Saturday 16th Nov.

Next November meeting will be held 

Date: Saturday 16th Nov. 13:00-15:00
Venue: Koishikawa Korakuen Kantoku-tei

Why not join us and learn English speaking and presentation in a relaxing  atmosphere?

We hope both Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters come and join us.

Next Meeting on 19th Oct.

Next October meeting will be held in lunchtime, starting one hour earlier than usual.The Venue will be a restaurant near Iidabashi Station.

Date: 19th October 12:00-14:00
Venue: Hotel Metropolitan Edmond 1st Floor Restaurant 'Bel Tempo' private room.
Fee: 3,000 yen.

*We have to adjusted the meeting schedule one hour earlier than usual  12:00-14:00. (normally 13:00-15:00).

*Since lunch buffet will be served during this meeting, 3,000 yen will be charged per person..

Enjoying buffet lunch, we will have a session as usual with speeches, table topics and so on.

Why not join us and learn English speaking and presentatio in a relaxing  atmosphere? We hope both Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters come and join us.

Area26 Contest report

The day after Cosmos TMC contest, Area 26, which this club belongs, held a contest in Jiyugaoka.

TM Katow represented our clubs and competed with the contestants from other clubs.

As a result, He won the English contest, so he was elected to the next Division B Contest, which is held on the 26th in Nakameguro.

Area 26 includes many special kinds of clubs, such as corporate clubs, and an advanced club, so it was a valuable chance to share information.

Tall Tale Contest report

The first official Contest of this club was held on 21th September. This club is an English Club, however, the contest was held both in English and Japanese.

5 contestants attended English Contest. Their topics are about a Samurai, a pretty pet, the retirement of sumo wrestler, a special boyfriend, and John & Yoko. They made great stories beyond our imagination, and they really entertained the audiences.

The venue was Kantoku-tei which is located besides the well-known Japanese Garden, Koraku-en. We could see a beautiful garden from the window.

As for the Japanese part, 3 contestants attended. This time, the speech topics were about a pigeon, a love story lasting a millennium, and a story about a doppelganger. Each stories are also impressive.

After contest session, the Interview session started. Every speaker gave creative answers drawing from daily news, their own experience, and work.

Finally, Award presentation started and TM W. won both English and Japanese Contests ! However, she didn't accept the offer to go for the area contest(due to a perticular reason :-), TM Kato was elected to next contest !

We wish the best of luck to him as Cosmos TMC members.

Next meeting, Inhouse Tall Tale Contest

Paul Bunyan is a famous American Tall Tale
Toastmasters club has a speech contest twice a year, Spring and Autumn. Autumn contest has 4 themes (Tall Tales, Humor, Evaluation, Table Topics) rotating each year, and this year the theme is Tall Tales.

With making a Tall Tale (Horafuki-banashi), we practice storytelling and expressions, which are one of the most crucial elements of speeches and presentations.

This contest will be the very first contest after chartering as an official Toastmasters club.

CosmosTMC Tall Tale Contest

Date:9/21/2013 Sat. 13:00-15:30
Venue: Kantoku-tei Korakuen. (Japanese)

We'll always welcome any guests who have an interest of public speaking and leadership. We would be glad to hear from you with a contact form.

Meeting report of 24th Aug.

We have enjoyed so much today's Cosmos TMC meeting.

Some guests came.We all welcome you next time,too.

Watanabe-san for her very nice introduction of presenters using image of Icecream, Ownby-san  for his "superb" workshop on tall tale  and Sissonen-san for his new program of pronunciation practice.

Next meeting will be Sep 21, in-house tall tale contest (both in English and Japanese) at Kantoku-tei in Koraken garden. All club members are eligible to enter except area officers.  Let's challenge!

See you September in-house contest!      (Katow)

Invitation to CosmosTMC Charter Ceremony

CosmosTMC Charter Ceremony
Our Cosmos Toastmasters club has been chartered March 2013.   We appreciate all of you for your kind support and active attendance to the meeting.  Without your support we couldn't charter.

We would like to invite you to the charter ceremony on June 15(Saturday) 13:00-15:00 at Kantoku-tei(涵徳亭) in the Koraku-en (後楽園)garden near the JR Iidabashi station.   The fee is JP 4,000.

Could you kindly apply your convenience for attendance in the attached URL list?  Tentative time limit of application is Jun 4.

Cosmos TMC Charter Ceremony

I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

With many thanks.

Shigetaka Katow DTM
President of Cosmos TMC


今日は加藤さん、高山さんがSpeech Contestantのリハーサルをして下さり、スピーチは2つもあって、盛り沢山で質の高いミーティングでした。