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.
Once the meeting started, the MC promptly invited the M1 Area Governor Arun Kumar to install the office bearers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overall, a great day to remember!!!Looking forward to great happy moments like these!!!!