Sunday, May 15, 2011

Meeting the Toastmasters' International Pres-Elect, DTM Michael Notaro in Bacolod City

From l-r: CC Jay Famoso - Pres. of Riverside TMC; ACB Glory Hernia - Area 33 Governor; ACS Mhel Sillador - Div D Governor; DTM Michael Notaro; DTM Wilson Lee - District 75 Governor; ACB Jam Grandea - Past Area 33 Governor

A day before the 2011 District Convention, International President-Elect DTM Michael Notaro visited Bacolod. He wanted to visit Division D (Western Visayas) which ranked number 1 in District 75 which by the way is already President's Distinguished Division.

The joint Division meeting was held at Phil-Hawaiian Company, the home of Kauwagan Toastmasters Club led by their President, TM Ivy Marquez.

The toastmaster of the day was TM Joan Cristales. By the way TM Joan is a male species from the host club. TM Leandro of FFTMC was the jokemaster because he is a 2-time national champion in Humorous Speech Category. This is something I would like to try someday. The wordmaster was TM Celsa Perez from Barangay TMC. She is the incoming President of the second oldest club in the Philippines which turned 50 this year. Facilitating the table topics session was TM Emily Go-Villanueva of FFTMC. The general evaluator was DTM Greg Vallejera and the over-all incharge of the program was DTM Ro Leonora.

There were two prepared speakers. The first speaker was CC Juliana Carbon of Sparkle TMC and she was evaluated by DTM Michael Notaro. The second prepared speaker was CC Jane Patrimonio of Kauswagan TMC and I was her evaluator. Realization. It is very difficult to speak after an International President.

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