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Wednesday January 4, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 8:45 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Mentor Open
Opens meeting, explains mentorship program, and introduces meeting roles.

Mentorship Program Description

Announcement(s):

This mentorship workshop is part of our weekly educational series to share best practices on regular meeting roles.

Our Vice President of Education and Social Media Manager, Adele Fuzaylov, is giving a presentation on how to be a good General Evaluator, with our Immediate Past President, Joseph Esler, DTM, as the Mentor.

There will be audience participation.

All members and guests of all experience levels are welcome!

First-time guest(s):

Meeting Roles

Timer Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Timer Role Description

Presenter Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

closing

Mentor evaluates presentation, calls for Timer’s report, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Thursday January 5, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Presiding Officer Joseph Esler, DTM
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

Election

Today we are having a 1-2 minute campaign speech for this officer nominee:

Vice President of Membership: Alyssa Tan, CC, CL
https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/club-officers/vice-president-of-membership/

Q2 Toastmasters Educational Achievements

1. President Alondra Sánchez, EH2, CC, CL: Engaging Humor Levels 1 and 2
2. Lindsay Biren, PM3: Presentation Mastery Level 3
3. Sergeant at Arms Mary Ellen Pataro, PM4: Presentation Mastery Levels 3 and 4

First-time guest(s):

Norma Johnson, CC

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Diane Kane
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Janus

Timer Mónica Cortés Pereda

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

plural noun: beginnings

The point in time or space at which something starts. 

The background or origins of anything.

Sentence: Janus, the god of beginnings, presided over the beginning and end of the conflict, hence, war and peace.

 

 

Body Language Monitor Open

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Open

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Joseph Esler, DTM

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Open

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

Prepared Presentations (e.g., speeches, stand-up comedy routines, films, etc.)

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Krishnam Sharda
Presenter 2 Vaishnavi Dhore

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

Table Topics (e.g., impromptu speaking, improv comedy games, etc.)

Toastmaster turns meeting over to Table Topicsmaster.
Table Topicsmaster introduces Table Topics Participant(s).

Table Topics Participant 1 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 2 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 3 Open
Table Topics Participant 4 Open
Table Topics Participant 5 Open
Table Topics Participant 6 Open

Table Topics Participant Role Description

Volunteer ahead of time to participate in Table Topics by signing up above!

Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Om Telang
Evaluator 2 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
Body Language Monitor
Quizmaster
General Evaluator

closing

Toastmaster makes closing remarks and turns meeting over to Presiding Officer.

Presiding Officer asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Wednesday January 11, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 8:45 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Mentor Open
Opens meeting, explains mentorship program, and introduces meeting roles.

Mentorship Program Description

Announcement(s):

This mentorship workshop is part of our weekly educational series to share best practices on regular meeting roles.

Our Vice President of Membership/Vice President of Public Relations, Alyssa Tan, CC, CL, is giving a presentation on how to be a good Presenter (yes, we are getting meta!), with our Vice President of Education/Social Media Manager, Adele Fuzaylov, as the Mentor and our Sergeant at Arms, Mary Ellen Pataro, PM4, as the Timer.

There will be audience participation.

All members and guests of all experience levels are welcome!

First-time guest(s):

Meeting Roles

Timer Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Timer Role Description

Presenter Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

closing

Mentor evaluates presentation, calls for Timer’s report, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Thursday January 12, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Presiding Officer Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

Check out Dover Free Speakers Toastmasters Club 1502 (https://freespeakers.toastmastersclubs.org/

We had a wonderful guest last week from The Dover Free Speakers. They meet via Zoom on the first and third Wednesdays at 6:30pm EST. Visitors are welcome! The next meeting is on Wednesday, January 18th. Here is the Zoom link (you can do a double-header with our mentorship workshop!):

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7060529862?pwd=a2xmK2tpSFpBOERMTnYrZWRoMmNxQT09

Toastmaster Role

As a reminder, when you will be Toastmaster at the next meeting, it is your job to “suggest” all open roles and email the agenda to the club by Friday evening so they can have time to sign up over the weekend. You can review the slides on how to be a good Toastmaster here:

https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/520/2022/12/Toastmaster-Tragicomedy-Mentorship-Workshop.pdf

Everyone, when you recieve a nomination email, please either sign up for the suggested role or another role so that the agenda gets filled by Sunday!

Election

Today we are FINALLY having a 1-2 minute campaign speech for this officer nominee:

Vice President of Membership: Alyssa Tan, CC, CL

https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/club-officers/vice-president-of-membership/

First-time guest(s):

Sharon O’Brien

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

✩‧₊˚ Where Dreams Come True ˚₊‧✩

Timer Vaishnavi Dhore

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Euphoria – noun

  1. a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
Body Language Monitor Diane Kane

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Mónica Cortés Pereda

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Daniel Alvarez, PM1

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Open

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

Prepared Presentations (e.g., speeches, stand-up comedy routines, films, etc.)

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL
Presenter 2 Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

Table Topics (e.g., impromptu speaking, improv comedy games, etc.)

Toastmaster turns meeting over to Table Topicsmaster.
Table Topicsmaster introduces Table Topics Participant(s).

Table Topics Participant 1 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 2 Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 3 Vaishnavi Dhore
Table Topics Participant 4 Beza Pittman (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Sharon O’Brien (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Daniel Alvarez, PM1

Table Topics Participant Role Description

Volunteer ahead of time to participate in Table Topics by signing up above!

Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Daniel Alvarez, PM1
Evaluator 2 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
Body Language Monitor
Quizmaster
General Evaluator

closing

Toastmaster makes closing remarks and turns meeting over to Presiding Officer.

Presiding Officer asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Wednesday January 18, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 8:45 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Mentor Open
Opens meeting, explains mentorship program, and introduces meeting roles.

Mentorship Program Description

Announcement(s):

This mentorship workshop is part of our weekly educational series to share best practices on regular meeting roles.

Our Sergeant at Arms, Mary Ellen Pataro, PM4, is giving a presentation on how to be a good Presiding Officer. Even if you are not an officer, this workshop will be an excellent way to learn how to open and close a meeting while ensuring it runs smoothly! We also have our Club President, Alondra Sánchez, EH2, CC, CL, as the Mentor and our Vice President of Education/Social Media Manager, Adele Fuzaylov, as the Timer.

There will be audience participation.

All members and guests of all experience levels are welcome!

First-time guest(s):

Meeting Roles

Timer Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL

Timer Role Description

Presenter Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

closing

Mentor evaluates presentation, calls for Timer’s report, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Thursday January 19, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Presiding Officer Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

Reminders 

Friendly reminder to all officers to complete your TLI Training for District 31.

https://district31.org/2022-2023-round2-cot-schedule/

Mary Ellen’s Presentation on the Presiding Officer Role 

Per our Mentorship Workshop yesterday, check out Mary Ellen Pataro’s presentation on how to be a good Presiding Officer under the role description on our club website.

https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/role-descriptions/presiding-officer/

Mentorship Workshop Next Week 

Next week, we will move the mentorship workshop from Wednesday to Thursday at 7:30 – 8 PM EST (30 minutes before our regular Toastmasters meeting). Please RSVP here: 

https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/rsvpmaker/mentorship-workshop-2023-01-26/

First-time guest(s):

1. Sweta Jha

2. Katie Valencia

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Daniel Alvarez, PM1
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

“Homelessness and the impact of a lack of family and friend support system.”

Timer Om Telang

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Woebegone 

(adj) sad or miserable in appearance

Ex. It wasn’t until now when she realized how she was left alone, with nothing but a woebegone feeling constricting her happiness. 

Body Language Monitor Vaishnavi Dhore

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Diane Kane

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Mónica Cortés Pereda

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Open

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

Prepared Presentations (e.g., speeches, stand-up comedy routines, films, etc.)

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Open
Presenter 2 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

Table Topics (e.g., impromptu speaking, improv comedy games, etc.)

Toastmaster turns meeting over to Table Topicsmaster.
Table Topicsmaster introduces Table Topics Participant(s).

Table Topics Participant 1 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 2 Mónica Cortés Pereda
Table Topics Participant 3 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 4 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 5 Vaishnavi Dhore
Table Topics Participant 6 Daniel Alvarez, PM1

Table Topics Participant Role Description

Volunteer ahead of time to participate in Table Topics by signing up above!

Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Open
Evaluator 2 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
Body Language Monitor
Quizmaster
General Evaluator

closing

Toastmaster makes closing remarks and turns meeting over to Presiding Officer.

Presiding Officer asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Thursday January 26, 2023 7:30 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Mentor Open
Opens meeting, explains mentorship program, and introduces meeting roles.

Mentorship Program Description

Announcement(s):

First-time guest(s):

1. Nilesh Kavthekar

Meeting Roles

Timer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Timer Role Description

Presenter Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

closing

Mentor evaluates presentation, calls for Timer’s report, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Thursday January 26, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Presiding Officer Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

Second Round of COT (Reminder) 

D31 Club Officer Training will end by early February. Tragicomedy Toastmaster Officers, make sure you get your three sessions in (one Club Peer Officer Training, and two other sessions of your choice). Click here to view the schedule: https://district31.org/2022-2023-round2-cot-schedule/

Area Director Visit

Our Area Director, Monique Hughes-Henry, will be visitng our club soon. Make sure you are present, as your attendance is key to the success of our club!

Planning Ahead

Tragicomedians, start meeting with your mentor to plan and practice your next speeches. Please sign up for your respective Presenter role through the next six weeks. Here is the ink to our club calendar: https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/calendar/

Pathways

Make sure you are keeping your Pathways educational achievements up to date by completing both live presesntations and online modules. You may do so by logging into Base Camp: https://www.toastmasters.org/Resources/Video-Library/lets-log-in-to-base-camp

Upcoming Mentorship Workshops

Please email me, alondrasanchez.0482@gmail.com, and let me know what you would like to see for our mentorship workshop next week. Guests, feel free to do so as well! From now on, Mentorship Workshops will be 30 minutes before our Thursday TM meetings, that is Thursdays from 7:30 PM – 8 PM EST. Be there or be square! https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/rsvpmaker/mentorship-workshop-2023-02-01/

First-time guest(s):

1. Veera Sriram, DTM (D31 Public Relations Manager)

2. Lucy Giammarco

3. Atiq Ahmed

4. Arshit Tiwari, ACB, CL

5. Nilesh Kavthekar

6. Yamuna Sumanarathna, DL1

7. Cathy Stuckart

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Memories

Timer Veera Sriram, DTM (guest)

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Keepsake (noun)

A keepsake is an object that has sentimental value. Something that serves to keep alive the memory of a person or event.

Body Language Monitor Lucy Giammarco (guest)

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Diane Kane

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Cathy Stuckart (guest)

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Open

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

Prepared Presentations (e.g., speeches, stand-up comedy routines, films, etc.)

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Presenter 2 Open

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

Table Topics (e.g., impromptu speaking, improv comedy games, etc.)

Toastmaster turns meeting over to Table Topicsmaster.
Table Topicsmaster introduces Table Topics Participant(s).

Table Topics Participant 1 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 2 Lucy Giammarco (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Atiq Ahmed (guest)
Table Topics Participant 4 Arshit Tiwari, ACB, CL (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Nilesh Kavthekar (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Yamuna Sumanarathna, DL1 (guest)

Table Topics Participant Role Description

Volunteer ahead of time to participate in Table Topics by signing up above!

Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Evaluator 2 Open

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
Body Language Monitor
Quizmaster
General Evaluator

closing

Toastmaster makes closing remarks and turns meeting over to Presiding Officer.

Presiding Officer asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Thursday February 2, 2023 7:30 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Mentor Open
Opens meeting, explains mentorship program, and introduces meeting roles.

Mentorship Program Description

Announcement(s):

First-time guest(s):

Meeting Roles

Timer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Timer Role Description

Presenter Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

closing

Mentor evaluates presentation, calls for Timer’s report, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

Thursday February 2, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Presiding Officer Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

Happy Groundhog Day! 

Pathways 

Congratulations on yet another great achievement, Mary Ellen! Mary Ellen Pataro has successfully completed the Presentation Mastery Pathway, yes, that’s right, all five levels! 

Second Round of COT 

If you are an officer, and have not completed your Club Officer Training, there are still some sessions happening for February! Please email me if you have any questions regarding the training. Please sign up here: https://district31.org/2022-2023-round2-cot-schedule/

Upcoming Stand-Up Comedy Show

Fellow Tragicomedians! More details later…but for now, start thinking of a topic you would like to make a stand-up comedy “speech” on for our upcoming stand-up comedy show. If you are struggling with a speech idea, please reach out to your mentor! 

First-time guest(s):

1. Omkar Nate

2. Ira Pallavi

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Be PROUD!

Timer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

a·chieve·ment
[əˈCHēvmənt]

 
NOUN
  1. a thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage, or skill:
    “to reach this stage is a great achievement”
Body Language Monitor Om Telang

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Diane Kane

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Open

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

Prepared Presentations (e.g., speeches, stand-up comedy routines, films, etc.)

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Presenter 2 Krishnam Sharda

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

Table Topics (e.g., impromptu speaking, improv comedy games, etc.)

Toastmaster turns meeting over to Table Topicsmaster.
Table Topicsmaster introduces Table Topics Participant(s).

Table Topics Participant 1 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 2 Ira Pallavi (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Vaishnavi Dhore
Table Topics Participant 4 Diane Kane
Table Topics Participant 5 Krishnam Sharda
Table Topics Participant 6 Omkar Nate (guest)

Table Topics Participant Role Description

Volunteer ahead of time to participate in Table Topics by signing up above!

Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1
Evaluator 2 Vaishnavi Dhore

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
Body Language Monitor
Quizmaster
General Evaluator

closing

Toastmaster makes closing remarks and turns meeting over to Presiding Officer.

Presiding Officer asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past