Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Meeting at Onsemi ER Room

At the Onsemi ER room, a meeting was held to discuss possible action items regarding the problems plaguing the Toastmasters club. This was brought about by the issue of still un-renewed club dues for October, 2006.

An email was sent by Area Governor Carina "Bobbie" Galang on this. Attending the meeting were Officers Gerry Ong, Mic Tuason, Dan Benig and myself. Also in the meeting was HR Mgr Alfie Suarez. Some of the items discussed was whether and 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 probably WILL NOT 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 Toastmasters.