“Christmas is the day that holds all the time together”
– Alexander Smith
It’s finally the much anticipated Christmas-themed meeting and the enthusiasm and warmth of the members has certainly enfolded our hearts. For the extra special chapter meeting, we had a hat-sorting session where we were allocated into different groups before the meeting commenced.
For room 4, Roy, the table topics master, asked us about Christmas. Kanash spoke about his most romantic Christmas, where he met his wife Laviya while doing community service. Jiahao shared with us about his favourite Christmas Song – First Noel. Lavinya finished the table topics segment by explaining why chocolate is her favourite holiday snacks. All three of them were first-timers at Toastmasters and we received them warmly.
Moving on to the prepared speeches, the first speaker, Jun Han, read us a poem that we would have heard in the movie Interstellar, titled Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night. He called us to live life such that we would not have regrets when we are done in this world. Next, we had Ai Xin, who shared with us her memorable and fraught-ridden trip to the summit of Mt Fuji, and how it all paid off in the end when she saw the splendid sunrise the following morning. Following that, Jaysree, confided in us her experience with racism since young, and persuaded us to improve so that the future would be brighter. Also, Jaysree’s project marked the tenth speech of her competent communicator manual. Congratulations, Jaysree! Last but not least, Perry informed us about how we can mitigate the threat risks poses to our family with insurance. We wrapped up the session with a prized presentation: the best table topics speaker is Kanash, and the best speaker for the evening is Jaysree.
Article by Ho Fuk Kin, Roy Dai and Huan Hock Lim, Edited by Koh Shi Ting and Photos by Cool Clickers