Minutes of Meeting 21st June

Minutes of Meeting 21st June, 2015

Summary of Meeting

Time                                                 : 10:30 – 12:30

Total members attended                  : 20

Total Guest attended                       : 6

Toast Master of the Day (TMOD)      : TM Amitosh

Ah Counter                                        : TM Ashish Ak

Timer                                                 : TM Nagesh

Grammarian                                      : TM Neela

General Evaluator                            : TM Nirav

Table Topics Master                       : TM Vinayakam

Auditor of the day                           : TM Naveen

Word of the day                              : Accentuate

Theme of the day                            : Graphology

Details of The Meeting

This Sunday rainy morning, members braved their way to attend the 102th meeting of Thane Toastmasters. Despite the heavy rains, the meeting was packed with energetic members and guests.

The session was started by TM Neela, who gave the general instructions.

Toastmaster of the Day (TMOD) TM Amit then took over the rest of the session and recited the mission of the Toastmaster. Below is a glimpse of how the meeting went in pictures.

TM Amitosh introduced the theme of today’s meeting Graphology.


Graphology is the pseudoscientific analysis of determining people’s psychological, social, occupational, and medical attributes from the configuration of their letters, lines, and paragraphs on a page. TM Amitosh talked about different styles of writing and how they convey different personalities of an individual.

TM Amitosh then introduced the role holders and then began with the first session of the meeting the prepared speech session.

Prepared speeches

Speaker 1, TM Amit gave his P6 speech titled “Encounter in the middle of the night”

He gave a very humorous account of an abstract situation that happened in his life when 2 political titans paid a visit to his house on the same night “Promiser of Acche Din” Narendra Modi and “Crusader with a Broom” Arvind Kejriwal. The intense humourous conversation TM Amit had with both of them formed the center of his speech.

This humorous speech was evaluated by TM Rajesh.

Speaker 2, TM Bhaskar gave his ACB 5 speech titled “Ragging”

TM Bhaskar talked about his days in IIT. It was at the time when ragging was still not illegal. He described the harrowing experience of being ragged by his seniors in ways he could not even imagine. Lifting his one foot up for hours to jumping from the 2nd floor were some of the cruel things juniors were subjected in the premier institution IIT. Soon the juniors came to terms with it and they also followed the same custom of ragging when they became seniors, although it was not as severe to what they were subjected to when they were juniors.

His speech was evaluated by TM Sriram.

Table topic speeches

TM Vinayakam then took over the session as the Table Topics Master. He started the session explaining about table topics for the benefit of the guests. Volunteers for table topics were called

Speaker 1 TM Nirav

Topic: A bad handwriting is as annoying to a reader as irritating voice is to a listener

Speaker 2 TM Sriram

Topic: Doctors – You may not be able to read his prescription but his bills are neatly stacked


Speaker 3 TM Rajesh

Topic:  The loss of fine handwriting is like loss of language

Speaker 4 TM Tejaswini

Topic: Graphology is as good as bad as astrology

Speaker 5 Prema

Topic: The first time I had to write an imposition in school

Speaker 6 TM Amit

Topic: Mahatma Gandhi – Bad handwriting should be regarded as a sign of an imperfect education

Speaker 7 Naresh

Topic: Imagine Chetan Bhagat and you had to write down together by hand

Speaker 8 Anirudh

Topic: Shakespeare – Give me the handwriting of a women and I will tell you her character

Speaker 9 TM Sravanthi

Topic: If graphology had to be applied on people who had to type

Speaker 10 TM Neela

Topic: Aristotle – Just as all men do not have the same speech sounds, neither do they all have same writing

Following this, TM Nirav provided his General Evaluations.

The Timer, Grammarian, Table topics evaluator and Ah counter provided their feedbacks.

TM Amitosh then called upon the guests for their valuable feedback and experience during the course of the session.

TM Sriram announced about the upcoming Thane Toasmasters election for the excom committee and gave a brief description about how can members nominate themselves for excomm.

After that Winners were declared ….                                                                         

Evaluator of the Day – Rajesh Rupani
Speaker of the Day – TM Amit Mayekar
Table Topics Speaker – TM Sriram

Congratulations to All the Winners!

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