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Table of contents Editorial........................................................ 2 President‘s Desk........................................... 3 What is Toastmasters?............................................................3 News.............................................................. 4 Congratulations!.......................................................................4 MTM on Facebook ...............................................................4 Get well soonCC/CL Khalid Amin ....................................4 TLI‘s Club Officers Training.....................................................5 District Marketing.....................................................................5 TLI's Club Officers Training Programme...............................6

Angel of passion wrote: a family like no one can see a family everyone wants to be

Division C Ambassador .........................................................7 Installation Ceremony ............................................................7 HAHAHAHA Night.................................................................7 Where are we? ............................................. 8 Manama Toastmasters Club 2916 .....................................8 Cover Story.................................................. 9 Mind Your Fear.........................................................................9

family love comes from above family love is softer than a dove

New Scope................................................... 11 Health Is Wealth....................................................................11 DTAC 2010..................................................... 13 Latest Update about DTAC 2010 .....................................13 Toastmasters Life Style............................. 14

thinking". Senior Toastmasters, the parents of the Toastmasters' family, teach junior Toastmasters vital skills that promote selfactualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding and contribute to the betterment of mankind. These are the ultimate objectives of each family. The love of a family is life's greatest blessing. The spirit of a family relationship affects our entire lives. As Jane Howard said "Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

Thank You Toastmasters........................................................14

family means a lot life will never rot family means a lot u will sometimes get caught

New Family Members.................................. 16 Six New Family Members....................................................16 Little Dictionary ........................................ 17 Word of the day.....................................................................17 Words.......................................................... 18 Wisdom....................................................................................18 Last Thought.............................................. 19 The Ah-Counter.......................................................................19 What's on................................................... 19 Album.......................................................... 20 MTM Info..................................................... 21

a family loves you for you and you love them very much too a family means everything to you without them u wouldn't know what to do

Toastmasters Information.......................................................21 Your Executive Committee................................................... 22

a family

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n every culture worldwide, the family is of special importance. And Toastmasters is one of the greatest families. Deriving from our mission stated by the Toastmasters' Godfather, Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, "Toastmasters helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and

VP-Public Relations: ACS/CL Osama Bahar

Editor in Chief: CC/CL Alya Al-Mahroos

Proofreader: DTM Elizabeth George

Manama Toastmasters has proved over the decades that it is the happiest house in the Toastmasters family where we meet on a weekly basis to share our happiness and seek senior members for their advice in our Toastmasters journey. The massive amount of emails, calls and queries during the last couple of weeks about the health condition of our dear member, TM Khalid Amin, have demonstrated our union beyond the Toastmasters boundaries. The Horizon and the club’s family extend their salutation and sincere wishes for our brother to get well soon insha Allah. This is Manama Toastmasters Club. One family forever.  Alya Al-Mahroos

Graphic Designer: TM Tatjana Rudat

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What is Toastmasters? By DTM Khalid AlQuod

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hat is Toastmasters? What would be your answer to this question? I received different replies, as I asked this question to some passersby.  “Is it a man who proposes a toast? Is it a brand of an appliance? Is it something to do with a speech?” Obviously they don’t have an idea of the answer I wanted to get. Yes they may be right, but it disheartened me.  Am I not working as Lieutenant Governor for Marketing? Is my effort not enough?

First thing that came to my mind was “I have to reach out!” I have to let everybody know about Toastmasters, I want everybody to be part of this great organization... …I want you to have Toastmasters at your fingertips! The concept of this newsletter was brought about by the effort of bringing Toastmasters to people. We want them to have a one-stop reading material that will introduce Toastmasters to them and at the same time for members to be fully acquainted with Toastmasters. This is just one of the many projects that have been lined up for marketing Toastmasters in District 79. The movement to market Toastmasters in district 79 is a collaborative effort with the great stewards, the LGM Ambassadors of each country namely: • LGM Ambassador of  Bahrain:          TM Mohammed Saleem • LGM Ambassador of  Jordan:            TM Samer Younis • LGM Ambassador of Saudi Arabia:   TM Saif A. Sheikh

• LGM Ambassador of UAE:              TM Jijie C. Zablan • LGM Ambassador of  Qatar:              TM Syed Muhamed Yasir Nainar • LGM Ambassador of Kuwait:            TM Gerry Collis • LGM ambassador of Oman:               TM George Thomas This will also not be possible without the LGM Team who is working hand in hand with me, these are: • TM Hamza al Ghatam • TM Marwa Mohammed • TM Jeanette Cano The pursuit of marketing Toastmasters is a big leap towards building District 79 Family and this newsletter and Marketing Workshops may be a tool in attaining this goal. Next time when I go out and ask a passerby, I am hoping that he/ she will answer my question in this way,

“Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization that has benefited many members worldwide. The purpose of it is to help members improve their communication and leadership skills. Toastmasters International offers a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking …and I am a proud member of Toastmasters!”

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Congratulations! Our new CC‘s

Get well soon CC/CL Khalid Amin

Well done and wishing you all the best for your next level in the Toastmasters path.

It‘s no fun not having you around. TM Bharat Patil

TM Alya Al-Mahroos

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o you want a quick update and want to expand your social network? Join Facebook and start following us to ensure you are up-to-date with developments and commence new friendships. TM Safa Hasan created the page and can be viewed at http:// www.facebook.com/group. php?gid=293830585788#!/group. php?gid=293830585788

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TLI‘s Club Officers Training

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ivision C, headed by our Club’s enthusiastic member ACS/CL Joel Indrupati, successfully conducted it’s second Toastmasters Leadership Institute's Club Officers Training for the July 2009 – June 2010 term on Friday, 22nd January 2010, at Pakistan School in Isa Town.

Four of our dynamic members were presenters there. ACS/ALS Madhavi Tiwari presented Effective Evaluations, DTM Khalid AlQuod presented Attracting New Members, ACS/CL Ratinder Nath presented Conducting Effective Meetings and last but not the least TM Neelesh

Man Singh Pradhan presented the Treasury role duties. Our EXCOM were there and benefited from the experience of senior Toastmasters who shared their experience and leadership skills. "Please refer to page 6 for the training's programme."

District Marketing Workshop – UAE‫‏‬

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s our President, DTM Khalid AlQuod is also the Lieutenant Governor Marketing (LGM) for District 79 he conducted a Marketing workshop for the Division, Area, Club leaders of Divisions

B & J in UAE on 29 January 2010. It was the 7th District marketing workshop since he took the position in the district and with this workshop all District 79 countries are successfully covered.

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Toastmasters Leadership Institute’s Club Officers Training 22 January 2010 02:30-07:40pm PAKISTAN SCHOOL - ISA TOWN

DIVISION C - DISTRICT 79

Holding Hands. Building Bonds. Chasing Challenges

President

Charting a Course for Club Success

Characteristics of effective leaders

The Leader as a coach

DTM Kothandath Mohandas

DTM Zulfikar Ali

DTM Philip D’Mello

DTM Nomel Gilongos

VP - Membership

Discovering “Successful Club Series”

Effective Evaluations

Group 1 Room A 03:30 - 07:40

VP - Education

Group 2 Room B 03:30 - 07:40 DTM P. T. Thomas

ACS/CL Mohamed Al-Asfoor

DTM Ahmed Rizvi

ACS/ALS Madhavi Tiwari

VP - Public Relations

Exploring the “Better Speaker Series”

Secretary

Sergeant-at-Arms

DTM Sara Habib

ACS/CL P. B. Dinesh

CC/CL Jothi Ruben

ACB/CL Ashok Kumar

Conducting Effective meetings

Mentoring

Treasurer

Group 3 Room C 03:30 - 07:40

Attracting New Members

Group 4 Room D 03:30 - 07:40 DTM Khalid AlQuod

ACS/CL Ratinder Nath

ACB/CL Baldev Arora

CC/CL Neelesh Man Singh Pradhan

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Division C Ambassador for DTAC 2010

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ivision C is looking for an Ambassador to interact with the DTAC ‘10 Chairman, in Kuwait, and promote DTAC ‘10 in Division

C. She/he should attend DTAC ‘10 in Kuwait. Those of you who are interested to apply for that role are kindly requested to approach

our President or VP-Education who would provide them with the terms, conditions and criteria for the role.

Installation Ceremony for the new EXCOM will be on 27 February 2010

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t has been announced that due to the ‘squeezed’ calendar of the Chief Guest,

the installation ceremony will be held on 27 February 2010.

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CB/CL Sheela Pai coordinated the club's Humorous Speech Contest on Saturday, 30th January 2010. The line up of contestants was "fantabuloustically" good. We had six contestants who successfully filled that night with non-stop laughter. The Queen of Laughs and Jokes for this term is TM Chris Noronha, where the second winner was ACB/CL Zakaria Sulaiman and the third was CC/ CL Afaf Zainalebdin.

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Manama Toastmasters Club 2916 District: 

79

Division: 

C

Area: 

3

Membership Base:  51 Membership to Date: 61 RECOGNITION

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Achieve any five of 10 goa

goals Achieve any seven of 10 ls goa 10 of nine Achieve any

Distinguished Club b Select Distinguished Clu d Club President's Distinguishe

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ACHIEVED *

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CCs

2

2

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Additional CCs

2

2

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ACs

1

1

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Additional ACs

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1

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CL, AL, or DTM

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1

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Additional CLs, ALs, or DTMs

1

3

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New Members

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4

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Additional New Members

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9

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Officers Trained (both required) June-August and December-February

4 4

6 0

Submitted on time (both required) October or April Renewal and Officer List

1 1

1 2

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Total Goals Achieved To-Date:

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Mind Your Fear By TM Eva Steinhaus Fearing Paris Suppose that what you fear could be trapped and held in Paris. Then you would have the courage to go everywhere in the world. All the directions of the compass open to you, except the degrees east or west of true north that lead to Paris. Still, you wouldn't dare put your toes smack dab on the city limit line.

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ear. We know it all to well. Fear of flying, fear of dying, fear of spiders, rats and snakes. Some of our fears are valid. Experiencing fear of death when you stand right at the edge of the roof of the NBB tower is absolutely the right reaction, it protects you. But there are fears that serve no real purpose. My focus here are the hidden fears, the ones that we aren’t so aware of, the ones we haven’t examined or even admitted to ourselves - the seemingly

insurmountable obstacles that exist only in our imagination; the imaginary hurdles that prevent us from becoming our true and best selves, keep us from realizing our greatest goals in life. The fear of rejection, fear of not-being good enough, fear of becoming poor, fear of not being liked, fear of intimacy – letting our loved ones in on who we really are, sometimes even the fear of getting what we want!… These fears may all sound trivial as I mention them, but

You're not really willing to stand on a mountainside, miles away, and watch the Paris lights come up at night. Just to be on the safe side you decide to stay completely out of France. But then the danger seems too close even to those boundaries, and you feel the timid part of you covering the whole globe again. You need the kind of friend who learns your secret and says, "See Paris First." MARSHA TRUMAN COOPER

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they do exist in our minds and affect our actions and behavior. In one of our recent Toastmaster meetings, we spoke about dreams and how important they are to our lives and in reaching our full potential. What good is a dream though, if you let the hurdles of fear hold you up? Again, my point here is, most of these fears operate unrecognized. Why is that? Because they have become so entrenched in our lives through the way we were raised, the things we’ve experienced or have seen others experience. These fears are on autopilot, if you will. And as adults, we are not readily willing to admit to them; instead we have developed defense mechanisms. We typically ignore our fears. We allow ourselves to be distracted, we avoid making decisions, we treat a situation that is crucial to our dreams with indifference. We go everywhere in the world, except Paris, we even try to avoid France. That may sound very abstract. Let me give you an example: A few weeks ago, my employer and I decided to go separate ways. My CV was in a reasonably good shape, updating it and getting it out there could have been done in a snap. I sent it out to a couple of places, but wasn’t really happy with it, thought it needed some improvements which would need some time. Around the same time, I had to move out of my place in Amwaj, so I got busy packing boxes… To cut a long story short, defense mechanisms were at work: perfectionism with my CV and distraction with my move. Around this time, I met with Sylvi, my career advisor and leadership coach. “What are you afraid of?” she asked me point-blank.

I looked at her: “Me? Afraid?” “What happens when you sit at your desk, writing your CV?” It didn’t take her long, to get it out of me: the dreadful confession that this application process really feels uncomfortable. That there’s this quirky little voice in my head that says: “What if you’re not good enough”, “What if you get rejected?” – unreasonable imaginary obstacles! Sylvi went a bit further, and I warn you, this may sound a little crazy, but it drives home a point. She asked me to visualize that voice coming from an animal, asked me what that animal would be and if I could give it a name. I looked at her in disbelief. She looked back at me with patience. “A hedgehog!” my mind suddenly generated out of nowhere, “Barney, the hedgehog!”. “Ah!” she said, with a satisfied smile on her face. “So there he is, Barney, the little guy that curls up when there is a threat, puts out his spikes and says those things…” “So, Eva, what do you want to do with Barney, next time he shows up?” I resisted, “Sylvi this is really getting too far!” Adamantly, she continued: “Are you going to kick him? Go after him with a knife?” “No, no”, I responded, “that would be brutal and cruel!”

“So, what are you going to do?” I laughed, imagining this silly little creature sitting on my desk, and said: “I’d probably start joking with him. Like this: ‘Hey, look who’s here! Barney, why don’t you find yourself a comfy spot somewhere and go and hibernate? I’ve got to get a few things done here.’ ” “That’s brilliant!” I heard Sylvi say. And she explained to me, how important it is to explore our fears with kindness and with humor. At the end of the day, wherever our fears originate from and no matter how silly and unreasonable they may seem, they are part of us whether we like it or not. To go after them in a harsh way, trying to control, trying to force them away is not going to work. The concern of my speech today are not the specific techniques, whether you go and name animals, but rather wanting you to recognize the fears that drive your decisions and approach them with an open mind. When you lie because of the fear of being rejected, what needs to be addressed - the lie or the fear? Next time you choose not to do what would actually put you on the road to success, to become your best self, stop and think, examine the reasons for your inaction and explore your fears with kindness. Realize what these fears prevent you from reaching. It is like coming to Paris: not rolling in with a heavy military tank, but rather stepping in with an open mind and heart to explore all the treasures this city has to offer.

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Health Is Wealth “Do you want change in your life? Do you want to make a resolution in your life?“ By CC Bharat Patil

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s our daily life is completely busy and we do not have time to look at ourselves. I will tell you a few simple things that will at least help you to remain healthy:

Health Is Wealth 1. Try to get up early in the morning. A healthy person should get up at least two hours before sunrise. It is the most pure and most fresh time of day. Do not get up from your bed in haste. Sit and reflect inwards. 2. Drink two glasses of water which will help to flush your gastro intestinal track and kidneys and things will move quite nicely.

3. Drench your face with cold water. Blink your eyes seven times and rotate them in both directions, side to side, up and down- this will make your eyes strong. 4. While brushing your teeth use a soft brush. 5. Scrape your tongue, which is very important. It sends indirect message to the internal organs and stimulates gastric fiber and digestive enzymes. If you see a thick coating on your tongue it means last evening’s dinner was not digested properly. 6. Then gargle with one tea spoon of sesame oil and then spit and massage your teeth with index fingers to strengthen your teeth and gums. 7. One more important thing to remember is that a nose is the doorway to the brain. Usually we take care of our nose only when we have a

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Health Is Wealth cold. Apply three drops of sesame oil to the finger tips and message inside your nostrils. It will help clean sinuses, improve your voice, vision and mental clarity. 8. Massage your body with sesame oil. Massage your scalp, forehead, hands and legs for not more than 5 minutes. This will help in preventing baldness, graying and headaches and will brighten the skin. 9. Exercise and fitness activities must supplement a healthy diet. Exercise helps to burn calories, relieves tension and also helps tone the muscles. Walking swimming are some common ways of staying fit. Yoga including meditation helps you to de-stress and keep your mind calm and peaceful at all times. Simple pranaymas or yoga breathing will help. Regular exercise helps the body attain poise, grace and good posture and also contributes to a youthful appearance. 10. Alternate nostril breathing:- Yoga breathing exercise where you inhale through one nostril, hold the breath and then exhale that breath out through the other nostril. It will help you if have high blood pressure, heart blockages, sinus, asthma and depression related diseases. Just do it for five minutes. 11. Kapal bhati:- kapal means forehead and bhatti means shining. Five to ten minutes of it will help for obesity, diabetics, kidneys, heart, brain and lungs problems Mediation for fifteen minutes is very important. 12. Your breakfast should be nutritious and wholesome. The breakfast should be light with a minimal quan-

tity of calories and maximum amount of nutrients. Be sure not to skip your breakfast because it is the first meal of your day. 13. Take lunch between twelve noon to one pm. This time period is good for digestion. Since this is the main meal of the day, you need to eat a nutritious lunch with moderate calorie intake. After having lunch it is suggested to avoid sleep after lunch. and walk for few minutes, say five minutes which will help digestion. 14. Take dinner around seven pm which is three hours before sleep. After dinner walk for ten to fifteen minutes. The dinner should be lighter than lunch. It is good to eat steamed or sautéed vegetables, rice with ghee and warm soups. A good desert is cream of rice or wheat with peeled almonds or Indian Halva. Avoid drinking excess water with your meals. Taking a little water is okay but not more than cup as it will slows agni and disturbs digestion. For the same reason coffee and black tea should be avoided after meal. Better choices are digestive herbal tea such as ginger, cinnamon and clove tea. 15. To induce a peaceful life at end of day put coconut oil to your feet for a nice sleep. It will calm your system and your well being. Therefore you should have a sound sleep of six to seven hours. I think if you will follow the above in your routine and life they will keep you healthy and beautiful. “Remember Health is a door to increase your wealth.”

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Latest Update about DTAC 2010 E

arly Bird Registration: As a first note it is EXTENDED!!

GOLD BIRD - 30KD - Up to 14 Feb'10 SILVER BIRD - 40KD - Up to 14 March'10 BRONZE BIRD - 50KD - Up to 15 April'10 English Key Note Speakers Three World Champions have accepted our invitation 1. Lance Miller 2. Craig Valenitne 3. Dwyan Smith Arabic Key Note Speaker Sitting MP - Kuwait Assembly - Mr. Faisal Dowaisan Link for Visa Rules, List of Hotels & Bookings, Air bookings etc The famous ground handling agent DNATA has in principle has agreed to provide the necessary support to us TMs. A special form is being developed and will be uploaded on the official DTAC'10 web site. All you have to do is fill in your requirements and send it to the mail given in there. You will receive all the information and support. This will take place with 4 - 5 days form now. Keep checking the web portal please. DTAC'10 Agenda The agenda is more or less finalized and will be uploaded on the web portal very soon (possibly in couple of days' time)

Registration for Silver Tongue Award Recipients • The District Council will reimburse the registration fees to all the Silver Tongue Award Winners of 30KD. In order to avail this facility the only requirement is these award winners should attend the DTAC'10 event. The reimbursement will take place at the venue. • Therefore all the present Silver Tongue Award winners are requested to avail the Gold Bird Registration facility and get the full reimbursement upon attending. Those who may be the recipients after 14-Febryary'10 are also encouraged to register now and get the full reimbursement of 30KD upon attending. Awards for Registering Maximum Attendees • A TM Club registering maximum number of its members will get one registration free. The President should judiciously pick the winner from his club. • An Area having the maximum representation will get one registration free. The Area Governor should judiciously pick the winner from his area. • A Division having maximum representation will get one registration free. The Division Governor should judiciously pick the winner from his division.

Corporate Booking A corporate sending atleast 5 members to the DTAC'10 will get one registration free. Fo sendng 10 it gtes two free and so on. The TMs are encouraged to use the official fliers to advertise the DTAC'10 event in their respective offices. The official venue for DTAC'10 Kuwait Regency Hotel is a 5-star hotel located strategically overlooking the sea front. Arrangements are being made to have the opening ceremony in a traditional way. It will be exciting and worth looking forward to. DTAC'10 Web Portal The official web portal www.dtacq8.com will be fully operational within a week from now. Raffle Winners • The first place winner gets Air Ticket to Kuwait + Accommodation + Registration to DTAC'10 • The second place winner gets Air Ticket + Registration to DTAC'10 • The third place winner gets Registration to DTAC'10 free

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Thank You Toastmasters By TM Jaber Al-Rowaie

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hank God the Almighty for all that has been achieved in all aspects of life in our precious kingdom during the past ten years and to which we owe our congratulations to His Majesty the King and to ourselves.

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The opening of Sakhir is a great addition to Bahrain and to the Royal Air Force as it owns modern facilities that can accommodate all types of military and civil aircrafts At an early age I started my life as a pilot flying with (PC-7 ) Pilats and a Helicopter like (Gazelle) Then, due to medical reason, I was grounded. Now I am serving as an Airspace Management Officer in BDF . Really I want to Thank the Toastmasters movement especially Manama Toastmasters Club which lead me to raise up my hand when to participate as a commentator in the Table Topics session. It was my pleasure to participate for the first time as a member in the group of commentators in the first Bahrain International Air Show. As a commentator on the flying aircrafts , I

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Toastmasters Club which lead me to raise up my hand when to participate as a commentator in the Table Topics session. It was my pleasure to participate for the first time as a member in the group of commentators in the first Bahrain International Air Show. As a commentator on the flying aircrafts, I commented on some military planes such as SU-27 (Sukoui) which is a Russian plane and also on Raffle a French plane and some other planes. It was really a great moment to be a part of Bahrain’s history makers, which we can tell the next generations about these events. If you are interested in air shows around the world the next air show will be in Hyderabad, India from 3rd to 7th March 2010. I hope to be there gathering more experiences for our next Bahrain air show.

The opening of Sakhir is a great addition to Bahrain and to the Royal Air Force as it owns modern facilities that can accommodate all types of military and civil aircrafts At an early age I started my life as a pilot flying with (PC-7) Pilats and a Helicopter like (Gazelle) Then, due to medical reason, I was grounded. Now I am serving as an Airspace Management Officer in BDF . Really I want to Thank the Toastmasters movement especially Manama

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he cooperation between the former VP-Membership CC Afaf Zainalebdin and present

Khalid Ghozlani BAPCO New Ventures Advisor

VP-Membership TM Neelesh Man Singh Pradhan resulted in installing to the club six new members who are:

Safa Hasan Bahrain Aqua life centre Biologist

Khalid Ghozlani, Safa Hasan, Zahra Mohammed, Hussain Eid, Zahraa Eid and Laxman Singh Rathore.

Zahra Mohammed Fresh Graduate Biologist

Zahraa Eid Al Salaam Bank Trainee Hussain Eid National Finance House Assistant Manager - IT

Laxman Singh Rathore E. K. Kanoo Assistant Manager

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Word of the day 23rd January 2010

Antonyms: meanness, selfishness

Accentuate – is a verb

Related forms: Magnanimous (adjective) Magnanimously (adverb) Magnanimousness (noun)

Definition: 1) To stress or emphasize, intensify, highlight or give prominence to or focus attention on. 2) To mark or pronounce with an accent. In use: 1) He made revelations that accentuated the fears of the family. 2) Her wisdom accentuates her beauty. 3) My spiritual teacher likes to accentuate the importance of personal reflection. Related words – emphasize, highlight, stress, bring out, and draw attention to.

16th January 2010 Magnanimity (noun) Definition: 1) The quality of being magnanimous; generous; greatness of mind; elevation or dignity of soul. 2) That quality or combination of qualities, in character, which enables one to encounter danger and trouble with tranquility and firmness, to disdain injustice, meanness and revenge, and to act and sacrifice for noble objects. 3) A magnanimous act. In use: 1) Let us bear with magnanimity whatever it is needful for us to bear. 2) Being full of magnanimity he asked the thief only for an apology and set him free. 3) The magnanimity of the professor overcame the rage of the student.

9th January 2010 Relish (noun, verb) Definition: 1) Enjoyment of or delight in something that satisfies one’s tastes, inclinations, or desires. 2) Characteristic flavor; especially: pleasing or zestful flavor In use: 1) I don’t relish the long drive home. 2) He has no relish for obscene jokes. Synonyms: gusto, zest, inclination, partiality, predilection, preference, condiment, appetizer, savor and appreciate.

child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so called stands in the relation of parent, child, brother, etc., as regards sustenance and nurture, but not by tie of blood. 4) To cherish; to promote the growth of; to encourage; to sustain and promote; as, to foster genius. In use: 1) Foster our children’s well-being and education. 2) She fostered the children for several months. Synonyms: favor, forward, advance; foment, instigate, nurse, nourish, sustain, support and maintain. Antonyms: discourage. Related forms: Fosterer (noun) Fosteringly (adverb)

Antonyms: distaste and disfavor. Related forms: Relishable (adjective) Relishingly ( adverb)

2nd January 2010 Foster (verb) Definition: 1) To be nourished or trained up together. 2) To feed; to nourish; to support; to bring up. 3) Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; -- applied to father, mother,

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another, the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.  Buddha

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n life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. The theme of Meeting no: 2267 which held on 23rd January 2010 was Wisdom. The master of ceremonies TM Thuraya Juma posted a question to our fellow Toastmasters regarding their opinions on the wisdom in life. Their reply was the following • DTM Khalid AlQoud (The president): My wisdom is this: there are no gains without pains. • TM Neelesh Man Singh Pradhan (VP Membership): Wisdom for me means love and knowledge. • TM Osama Bahar (VP Public Relation): I learnt in my life two things: First, do not tell everything you know. Second, be kind and nice whatever, wherever, however you been through. • TM Mona Ali (Librarian) Treat people the way you want to be treated and if talk is silver, silence is gold. Life is full of wisdom and each

one of us should have wisdom to follow and I think they are really works. • TM Mariam Jacob: To me Wisdom came from the mistakes I made in life. Life is the most learning experience for anyone. Do not worry about mistakes. That's the time you learn!! • TM Abdulla Zuwayed: My Wisdom: Treat people like you would like to be treated and consult with the experts before you attempt new projects. • TM Sohail Niazi: Wisdom means saying and doing the right thing at the right time. • TM Bharat Patil: For me wisdom is the proper use of a mind to tackle difficult situations in life. • TM Claire Cosgrove What is wisdom - keeping one's mouth closed till one has understood the situation then speak carefully, sensitively and minimally.

• TM Hussain Eid: Wisdom in life: LIFE'S SHORT. If you don't look around once in a while you might miss it. Life teaches me about wisdom: that everything in our life runs in a cycle that ends up with what has been predetermined for us from God, however people’s satisfaction is an intent that can't be perceived. • TM Khalid Ghuzlani: My wisdom in life is about putting things into perspective, reminding ourselves that ultimately we are insignificant in the infinity of the universe, and that our presence on this earth, just like the one of our ancestors is temporary. Ultimately, wisdom is about "enjoying the ride" while being able to stomach the ups and downs of life and leaving a footprint of respect, love and consideration for others. • TM Zahra Hubail: The biggest wisdom in this life is to get and own the satisfaction of three: God, Yourself and people.

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The Ah-Counter By TM Eva Steinhaus

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y role here, tonight, you heard …is To pay attention to your speech, To count all utt’rance that’s in breach Of proper presentation rules. Listening caref’ly for each word …that Has no purpose, nor adds meaning. Pauses, too, are under screening: Are they gaps? Or skillful tools?

We all fully understand ...the Challenge that you have on hand. Try, refrain though, would you please From the use of words like these: “Umm” and “ah”, “you see” and “so…” “What d’you call it”, “like”, “you know”. Even native ones, beware “Yaani…”, “matlab” are not fair.

“Speech disfluencies” they are named …by Those of linguistic expertise, Or just “irregularities” In the way it’s put across.

Further, let me point it out, …that Doubled phrases - repetition Also raises my suspicion. Lastly, and that matters most:

Frequently, when we’re ashamed …or In our minds thoughts go astray, Planning for what next to say, And for words we’re at a loss.

Do have fun, without a doubt, …with Speech, feedback, increasing skill And confidence. And soon you will Become a Master of the Toast!

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The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. Joyce Brothers

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6 February 2010

MTM International Speech Contest

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Friday

12 February 2010

Area 3 Contest

To Be Announced

Saturday

27 February 2010

Installation Ceremony

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Our family is a circle of strength and love… With every birth and every union the circle grows… Every joy shared adds more love… Every crisis faced together makes the circle grow stronger. Family is the most effective form of government. Robert Half

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Manama Toastmasters Club established in 1964, is the oldest in the Middle East. Our club is registered under the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (reg. no. 74/C/C) and is affiliated to Toastmasters International. Our mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills which, in turn, foster selfconfidence and personal growth.

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Visit www.manamatoastmasters.org for more information. Contact: Vice President Membership: Neelesh Man Singh Pradhan Mob.: +973 - 36 62 85 63 or Vice President Public Relations: Osama Bahar Mob.: +973 - 36 66 66 51

– Qua l i t y a n d L e a d e r s h ip Redefined

Toastmasters International Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organisation governed by a Board of Directors elected by the members. The first Toastmasters club was established in 1924 in Santa Ana, California by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley who conceived and developed the idea of helping others to speak more effectively. Through its member clubs Toastmasters International with over 250,000 members in 106 different countries helps men and women improve their communication and leadership skills.

Meetings: When? Every Saturday What time? 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Where? At the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

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2 010 Standing, First Row (Left to Right) Osama Bahar, ACB/CL - VP-Public Relations Gopan R., TM - Treaserur Khalid AlQuod, DTM - President Neelesh Man Singh Pradhan, TM - VP-Membership Jaber Al-Rowaie, TM - Sergeant-at-Arms Standing, Second Row (Left to Right) Mona Ali, TM - Librarian Shaikha Buti, TM - VP-Education

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