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Welcome to join Colorful Domain English Club(Beijing) (updated)
Colorful Domain (CD) English Club
Colorful Domain (CD) ENGLIISH CLUB was founded in Beijing on May 30, 2004. Among other functions, this non-profit club has served as a platform for English learners to:
Improve their public speaking skills in English
Broaden their horizons
Get trained in leadership and management skills
The Club meets every Sunday morning between 10:30am and 12:30pm at Byone western restaurant near Chaoyangmen Subway Station.
The Club is managed by an Organizing Team that boasts 9 capable, energetic, warm-hearted and dedicated Organizers.
1. Impromptu speeches: (15 min, 3-4 topics available)
2. Prepared speech: (6-10 min, a well-prepared and well–delivered speech is to be followed by Q&A and comments/evaluations)
3. Group discussions60 min, 4-5 people forming a group, discussing over 2 topics previously prepared and posted by the Host every Wednesday on our website http://cdclub.3.forumer.com and” English Clubs ” column of Chinadaily BBS http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/index.php).
4. Presentations15 min, each above-mentioned group shall select a representative to draw conclusion of their discussion on their behalf)
In addition to the regular programme, we also hold outings, parties and the like occasionally.
HOW TO JOIN?
It’s easy: just Come to our Sunday meeting and Give your basic information (English name, email address and occupation) to one of our Organizers, and you will Get the membership.
As a member, you are obliged to abide by the following rules:
1) No Chinese language — as little as possible, actually
2) Punctuality — Seldom is there heavy traffic in BJ on early Sunday morning, so try to arrive on time, preferably 10:15 am every Sunday meeting.
3) Registration — Underline your name on the member list to show your presence.
4) Buy one drink — Remember we are at B(u)yone Restaurant. CD member is kindly reminded to buy one drink. It is the condition laid out by the Restaurant to allow us to have meetings there. Btw, the western-food chain restaurant has rich varieties of drinks and food there are reasonably priced,
5) Politically right — Topics of sex, religion and politics are not subjects to be discussed at our meetings.
MEETING TIME & VENUE
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Sunday
Location: 百万庄园西餐厅（联合大厦店）. Please refer to the pinned message
HOW TO GET THERE?
The best way to get there is by subway. Take Line 2, get off at Chaoyangmen(朝阳门) station, and take Exit A. When coming out, try to locate the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Restaurant is just around the corner, to the east gate of the Ministry. You can’t miss it.
You can also take buses number 110/112/109/101/115 and get off at Chaowaidajie(朝外大街). The restaurant(百万庄园西餐厅) is on the first floor of 联合大厦（Tel. 65889120）
For those who drive, there is a small parking lot available in front of the Restaurant. Don’t forget to ask restaurant cashier for a stamped bill for free parking.
Description of Special Roles of CD Meeting
Basic requirements: good English, fluent and eloquent; enthusiastic and inspiring, familiar with CD’s agenda and CD’s unique style, skillful in organizing and communication.
Training skills: leadership, public speaking skills, planning and implementation skills, creative thinking.
Host the Meeting smoothly according to the set agenda. Remember time control is fairly important.
Prepare 3-4 interesting and sometimes challenging topics for Impromptu speeches.
Work out two discussible topics for the Meeting, one formal, the other more relaxed, and post the topics on our website and on BBS of Chinadaily by Wednesday.
Make sure Prepared Speechmaker and Minutes Writer available at the meeting doing their duties professionally.
Basic requirements: well prepared and well delivered. And speak loudly enough to get yourself heard.
Training skills: public speaking skills, writing skills, logical and creative thinking .
Prepare soundly and deliver well-structured speech effectively in 5-6 min.
Inform the host your topic in advance (recommended).
Either serious essay, or delightful short play could be introduced.
Be as creative as you can
Basic requirements: good memory and fair written English
Training skills: observation skills, listening comprehension, writing skills,
Write a 500-word-long meeting report in a concise, formal or casual manner
Post the report on our website and BBS of Chinadaily by Wednesday.
Personal comments/remarks are welcome.
Descriptions of Organizing Team of CD English Club
Basic requirements of Organizers
Every Organizing Team member (or an Organizer) should be loyal, responsible, reliable, passionate, motivated and willing to work selflessly with a team spirit.
Responsibilities of the Organizing Team
The Organizing Team is in charge of overall management of the Club. Organizers are obliged to attend meetings/activities frequently and take responsibilities to develop an appropriate atmosphere and make every meeting running smoothly. Organizers should attend newcomers and brief them on CD’s characteristics and help them get involved in quickly; meanwhile, encourage participants to be active. Organizers should listen attentively to questions and proposals made by CD members and pass them over to Organizers’ meetings to discuss ways to meet member’s demand. Organizer’s meeting shall be held whenever deemed necessary.
Current roles of the Organizing Team
Co-chairperson: Alhaji, Joyce
Act as leaders to the Organizing Team, set down general policies of CD; recommend, approve and in rare circumstances, disqualify an Organizer; supervise every meeting; convene the Organizers’ Meeting when necessary.
Open every Sunday meeting with an opening speech and serve as evaluators and/or mentors upon request.
Website Administer: Amber
Take charge of our website. Make sure there are no abusive languages and no ads. Post topics, meeting reports and prepared speeches and other important information on our website.
Member-list Administer: Crystal
Take charge of CD English Club member-list, keep updating, make sure every participant registered at every gathering and can receive corresponding member list.
Supporting Staff (or Volunteers): Bob, Sue, Lilian, Cathy, Melanie.