East and West Learning Club Minutes
Minutes by Dennis
May 3rd, 2017
Participants: Dennis, Nancy, Selena, Yang, Aaron, Eric, Fiona
Tonight we started by Selina introducing herself to Nancy and Fiona because they didn’t meet last time. Next, each member in turn conducted a one minute presentation. Dennis shared a news from CBC that in USA a Chinese lost $130,000 in his bank account due to his email was attacked by hackers who pretended to be him and sent emails requesting his bank to transfer funds to overseas accounts. This story informs us to secure our email password. Yang spoke her experience of participating a poetry seminar where she met a Chinese woman ___________who is a passionate and imaginative poet in Toronto. Selena told us a joke that one lady inserted her photo ID in ATM in attempt to take cash. Eric talked about how he finished his 15 minutes presentation in 5 minutes when he covered the topic of internet impacting human life. Aaron introduced his typical one-day activities in his school. Nancy regretted that she recently forgot separating baby fishes from their mom and which resulted in none baby fish showing up in the tank next day. Fiona stated how she and her partner cooperatively worked out a poem that ranked next to the champion in her class.
Afterwards, members read Emily Post’s Etiquette starting from page 7, from where we learned that the importance of “Magic Words” in our daily life such as please, thank you, excuse me, sorry, and so on. At end, although we were enjoying the reading, due to the time limit, we had to say goodbye each other and look forward to the next meeting.