2008-11-6 Agenda

  • Absent: Akemi
  • Guests:


  • 19:00-20:00 English
    • Toastmaster:Jun Mochizuki
    • Thought of the Day: Kaz Utsumi
    • General Evaluator: Chase
    • Timer:Kei
    • Grammarian: Chase
    • Ah Counter:Kei
  • Speaker #1: Kaz Kushida
    • Project: 9
    • Manual:Persuade with power
    • Title:
    • Time: 5-7 min
    • Evaluator #1:Naoki Hada
  • Speaker #2:Sab
    • Project: #3
    • Manual: Get to the point
    • Title: Historical Election
    • Time: 5-7 minutes
    • Evaluator #2: Katoko Sax
  • Speaker #3:
    • Project:
    • Manual:
    • Title:
    • Time:
    • Evaluator #3:
  • Table Topic Master: Takashi Sato


  • 20:00-21:00 Japanese
    • Toastmaster: Master Kaz
    • General Evaluator:Naoki
    • Timer: Kaz Jr.
    • Grammarian: Kei
    • Ah Counter: Yuko
  • Speaker #1:JunMochizuki
    • Project: #2 Organize your speech
    • Manual: Basic
    • Title: “Tadashii Omawarisan no Tukamarikata”
    • Time: 8 – 10 Minutes
    • Evaluator #1: Katoko
  • Speaker #2:Hiroshi
    • Project: #6
    • Manual:
    • Title:
    • Time: 5-7 min
    • Evaluator #2:
  • Speaker #3:Takashi Sato
    • Project: #3
    • Manual: Basic
    • Title: “How to participate in US presidential election”
    • Time: 5-7 min
    • Evaluator #3: Mayumi
  • Table Topic Master:

November 6th Meeting Minutes 11/06/08

Guests: none….. But Yuko-San Last Day




Thought of the day (Sr Kaz-san)

Presidential Elections: Was Republican but started looking at think tank for each of the candidates and I believe Obama had the better think tank so I put my vote behind Obama. I think Think tanks are critical.




Speech #1: Lets Go Mountain Biking!  マウンテンバイクしに行こう!

Speaker: Jr Kaz-san


·        Why go? Its Local! Over 220 Trails and various difficulty levels なぜ?身近だから!220箇所にあり難度はいろいろあります。

o       Local trails description and picture 身近のトレールの写真と案内

·        Why?Its good for your health なぜ? 体にいいから!

·        More information @ www.mtbr.com or contact me. 詳しくはwww.mtbr.comか 私に問い合わせてください。 


Speech #2: This Presidential Election大統領選挙

Speaker: Sab-san

·        Impressions of this election この大統領選挙の感想

o       Change – generation change 変化 - 世代交代

o       Minority – another view point is good 少数派 -ちがう視点は望ましい

o       Worldwide reaction – Looked as a beacon of hope. The change is evident in good will from world. 世界反応 - 希望が生まれた。この選挙で世界から善意がアメリカに送られた。


——————Table Topics (English)——————–


Q: If you could bring back some one famous who would it be? もしだれか有名な人を甦らせたらだれにしますか?


Sab-san : George Washington because it would be interesting to see what he thinks of current political climate and state of the nation. ジョージ ワシントン。今の国の状況と政治をどう思うか知りたい。


Q: How would you get in to the Guinness world record books? あなたはどうやってギネスに名を残したいですか?


Sr Kaz-san: Not sure I would try and make the worlds longest sushi roll. Perhaps 100M long? 確かじゃないけど世界一番長い巻き寿司を作りたいです。


Q: Collecting things.. What do you or would collect? どんなものを集めますか?

Mayumi-san: I’m not a collector but ex-husband collected caps. 私はあんまり物を集めません。でも前夫は帽子を集めてました。


Q: If you could have a super power what would it be? もしあなたに特別な力が選べたらなににしますか?

Kei-san: I would like the ability to fly. Then I wouldn’t have to drive around.. Although maybe not such a good idea to drink and fly! 私は空を飛ぶ力にします。そうしたら運転する必要がありません。でも飲酒空飛びはよくないかも!


Q: How would you like to get your 5minutes of fame? あなたはどうやって有名になりたいですか?

Chase-san: I would like to win an Ironman race. 私はIronManレースに勝って有名になりたいです。


Q: If you were a talk show host who would you invite as a guest to your show? もしあなたが自分の番組があったらだれをゲストとして招きますか?

Katoko-san: I’d like to invite Obama and ask where his inner strength comes from. 私はObama氏に来てあなたの内側の力はどこから来るのですか?と聞きたいです。


————- Japanese ——————–


Thought of the Day: none


Speech #3: 警察に正しく捕まる法方How to handle being pulled over 

Speaker: Jun-san

·        Personal Experience with being pulled over twice 二度も速度を上げすぎて警察に止められた時の体験談

·        Both times got off with only a warning. I think its because of my attitude 両方の時も忠告だけで許してもらった。私の態度がよかったから? 

o       Be apologetic 申し訳なさそうな感じをする

o       don’t make an excuse 言い訳をしない。

·        From Police officers perspective 警察からの視点

o       The power to cut ticket is in officer’s hands 罰を与える権利は警察にある。

o       If you show your sorry, it allows for officer to feel sorry for you and not issue the ticket. もし申し訳ない態度をしてたら “あ この人は反省してます。”と思わせて罰金をやらずに見逃してくれるはず。

·        So 2 things to remember おぼえておく事は2

o       No excuses , no Attitude 言い訳は無し!悪い態度は見せない

o       Show apologetic attitude for actions 反省してるまたは申し訳ない態度をとる。



Speaker #4: How to participate in presidential elections 大統領選挙に参加する法方

Speaker: Takashi-san

·        You can physically help out with presidential campaign 大統領選挙戦にボレンテァ できます。

o       You can help a campaign out with out having to be a citizen.アメリカ国民じゃなくても手伝えます。

·        Fund raising is important part of the elections. 大統領選挙戦で資金集めは重要

o       Obama used internet to make it easy for average joe to conrtibute Obama氏はインタネットを使い普通の人でも簡単にお金を寄付できるようにした。

·        Although I cannot directly vote I can contribute to campaign 私は投票はできないけどObama氏の資金に寄付しました。

·        This opens up partisipateion from all over world. これは世界からアメリカの選挙戦に参加できるということ。

·        This way I can partisipate in this election without being a citizen. これは私もアメリカ国民ではないですけど選挙戦に参加できるという事です。



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