CTC Chartering Ceremony – The Birth of a New Club

What a day it turned out to be!! The official chartering ceremony of Coromandel Toastmasters Club saw the convergence of so many things – the new officers taking oath, a special prepared speech, an all-DTM TAG(Timer,Ah-Counter and Grammarian) team, the release of the inaugural newsletter and the celebration of becoming the ” Pirates of the Gavel”.

30 Toastmasters and 3 members arrived before the scheduled time of the meeting only to know that the venue of the meeting – the school premises – will be available later than usual. That did not hamper the enthusiasm of the attendees and the spare time was used to catch up with one another.

The Master of Ceremony(MC) for this special meeting was TM Harish of Chennai Toastmasters Club.


MC Harish

Once the meeting started, the MC promptly invited the M1 Area Governor Arun Kumar to install the office bearers.


AG Arun with the Club Leadership Team

The President of the club TM Madhavan then delivered his acceptance speech. In his speech, he shared the brief history of the club and also the plans for the growth of the club.

President's address

President’s address

The regular meeting started soon after, and the prepared speaker TM Monisha Monikantan delivered a very good speech from an Advanced Communicator Bronze(ACB) manual.

Then came one of the most awaited event – the release of the inaugural edition of the club newsletter. TM Monisha, TM Anirudh and TM Madhavan formed the newsletter team and the newsletter was released by 3 DTMs – DTM Kartik Srinivasan, DTM Saro Velrajan and DTM Sastharam.

Newsletter release by 3 DTMs

Newsletter release by 3 DTMs

The newsletter can be viewed here.

The newsletter release was followed by the Table Topics session conducted by TM Kush Tripathi of CTM. And then, it was time for the special chartering address by dignitaries. It was then followed by the General Evaluator report. The picture of the report by the Timer and a Guest feedback are below.


Timer report

Timer report

Guest Feedback.

Guest Feedback.

One of the most exciting events these days – the capture of the gavel – came at the end. Chennai Toastmasters Club duly grabbed the gavel which was with Coromandel Toastmasters Club and that brought the glorious opening ceremony to a close.

Pirates of the Gavel

Pirates of the Gavel

Overall, a great day to remember!!!Looking forward to great happy moments like these!!!!

Author Bio

Team CTC - http://coromandeltc.in/team-ctc/


  1. Sanket Bhamwari - September 24, 2013

    Very hearty congratulations CTC!! It’s clubs like CTC that inspire young clubs like ours (TCS Maitree Infinity Toastmasters Club). Wishing CTC years and years of success and it’s members eternal happiness and growth!

    Cheers! :-)

  2. Ashok - September 24, 2013

    Hearty Congratulations on your charter. I wish the club all the very best in accomplishing their objectives and goals. Let your path to the future be filled with challenges that you constantly outgrow and become one of the successful clubs in District 82