Club Meeting on 21 May 2019

Shirley Childs gave a toast to the club officers stepping down and the future club officers for 2019-2020. We were reminded that serving as a club officer was a voluntary unpaid activity, which is why it’s important to recognise and support our club officers.

“Zeal” was the Word of the Night, presented by Clare Fraga.

Table Topics

Johnny Manolelis forced us to think not only on our feet, but to think big, with his impromptu questions.

  • Tell your secret. How do you get your hands on 3 billion dollars net worth?
  • You are the CEO of Coca Cola. Explain how you will increase your turnover by 100 percent in the next 2 years?
  • You own 48 million dollars in new lottery created. You need to spend it in one week. What’s your action plan?

Hospital Waiting Rooms, Vicky Mina

Vicky recounted an amusing story about getting blu-tack stuck in one of her ears, which totally blocked her hearing in that ear. She went to the hospital, believing that it would be a quick fix. T incident went much longer than expected, but it was fixed in the end and Vicky learnt to be more careful with using blu-tack as her ear plugs.

What I learned about my son’s violin, Helena Zhang

Helena explained the benefits of learning a musical instrument, such as improving your concentration and math skills, and reducing anxiety and stress. She used her son’s violin lessons as an example. Initially, her son was interested with violin, but later wanted to give up because of the steep learning curve. But once the initial learning curve is overcome, Helena believes that her son will appreciate the beauty of the musical instrument.

Interview practice run, Jagath Peiris

Jagath delivered an job interview role play, where he was a job candidate and an audience member was the interviewer. The interview questions included “how your experience relates to this position”, “what are your strengths”, and “tell me a difficult situation in your career and how you managed it”.

Will You Marry Me? Christopher Tso

Christopher presented a marriage proposal to his girlfriend. This was also a role play with an audience member, who volunteered to be the girlfriend listening to his proposal. Christopher reminisced how he met Molly, and the conflicts they had to deal with early in the relationship. The conflicts actually made the bond much stronger between them. And they were now at a stage where they both trust, understand and appreciate each other so much that it feels like they’re married already, even though it’s not on paper yet.

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