Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Meeting at the New Rel Lab Office

Attending today's meeting were: Gerry Ong, Mic Tuason and Les Aquino. Discussed briefly was a meeting to be scheduled in mid-December which will be the venue for an initial convention of those interested in joining Toastmasters. The media campaign was also briefly discussed and that in addition to that, officers will also be talking personally with the engineers with potential of joining the club. Here's a sample of the flyers and will be the first to be posted:

Friday, November 24, 2006

Meeting at Alfie's Room

Attending today's meeting were: Alfie Suarez, Dan Benig, Gerry Ong and Les Aquino. The survey drafted by Dan was sent out yesterday and the results were discussed today. The survey questions are as follows:

1) How do you find the OSPI Toastmasters club as a learning program?
2) What factors (or roadblocks, if any) keep you from participating actively?
3) Given a choice what schedule would you prefer for club meetings and why?
4) How can OSPI Toastmasters become more relevant to your own needs or your organization’s?
5) In what ways do you think you can contribute to help the organization succeed?

The replies/feedback to the above questions were assessed and it was concluded that the answers be best addressed in an initial meeting or convention of potential toastmasters members. Alfie also mentioned that joining the Toastmasters club and the sessions will NOT be a mandate of company management. So, the club is pretty much "on it's own" to revive the club and the sessions. It was then agreed that the club embark on a media blitz to campaign and promote the club to those who would be interested. Les accepted the job to spearhead the media blitz.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Meeting at ER Room

A meeting was held to discuss possible action items regarding the problems plaguing the club. This was brought about by the still unrenewed club dues for October. An email was sent by Area Governor Bobbie Galang on this.

Attending the meeting were Officers Gerry Ong, Mic Tuason, Dan Benig and Les Aquino. Also in the meeting was HR Mgr Alfie Suarez. Some of the items discussed was whether how better can the club serve the needs of employees. Gerry mentioned of an impression that those who can afford to attend Toastmasters meetings are those who have a light workload.

Agreed upon were the following:
1. Gerry Ong to ask Area Governor what will happen if membership dues are not immediately renewed.
2. Dan Benig to draft a survey form that will be sent out to previous and current toastmasters.

When Dan asked on how much support or influence can the club get from the Department Managers, Alfie said that the managers are a mixed group. Essentially, one-third of them do not and will not probably support Toastmasters. Another one-third do not know much about Toastmasters and these are the new managers. And the last third are a bit more neutral and may likely be swayed into supporting Toastmasers.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Evaluation at KCPI

KCPI once again invited Les Aquino to guest evaluate at their club. Unfortunately, Area Governor Lolet didn't make it so Les took the General Evaluator role. He also gave his 3rd advanced speech from the Entertaining Speaker manual - Make them Laugh, entitled "Motel 101". His speech was evaluated by Area 75 Quartethlon champion Leonor Cristobal. For his evaluation, Les took on TM Jun's 4th basic speech entitled "XXX".
Below is TM Felix leading the Word-of-the-Day segment.

Pres. Jess delivering an Impromptu Speech on the Table Topics segment.

It is this club's 19th meeting but these guys are definitely getting better and better.