Our 119 meeting was held at Okubo Chiiki Center on September 3, led by TMOE YT who also conducted our Evaluation Contest in English as Contest Chair. We had eleven attendees and two guests. Before we began the contest, TM NN as Jokemaster entertained us with today’s jokes. He introduced us six American jokes and each was so funny that we all burst out laughing. Good laughter relaxed us before the serious contest started. Thanks, TM NN.
We had four contestants who competed tonight: TM TT, TM YS, TM KH and TM YM. Unfortunately TM LT, who was scheduled to participate, couldn’t make it due to an issue at work. Our Chief Judge was TM CH, and all the others were very busy as helpers. Each member performed their double role perfectly and masterfully.
The contest began with a speech given by a test speaker, TM YS. The title of her speech was “The Effect of Eating”. She told us about how to enjoy eating out using Tabelog as a reference, showing tantalizing pictures which made us very hungry. After the test speech, contestants were ushered out of the room and given five minutes to prepare their evaluation. One by one, contestants were brought back to the room to deliver a two to three minute evaluation. Each contestant made effective evaluations by giving some good points and suggestions to further improve the speech. Today’s winners will then proceed to area, division, and district level contests. Wish them the best of luck!