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Thursday January 4, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

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

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

Our one and only fearless leader, Alondra, VPE, Treasurer, and Secretary, will be giving her expert presentation on the role of Treasurer tonight. Let’s all thank her for her significant contributions to our club. Thank you, madame, ajs, aka Rocky Balboa!

District 31 Club Officer Training for 2023-2024 Second Round (Winter) is available to register. All COT sessions are open to any Toastmasters member. Club officers who attend at least 2 hours of training, including at least one officer peer session, will earn credit in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) for their attendance. Please visit https://district31.org/cot_winter/

First-time guest(s):

1. Grace Liberty
2. Radhika Sasi Kumar

Newest member(s):

Let’s give a BIG warm welcome to our newest member, Joseph Armonle. Congratulations, Joseph, on your Tragicomedy journey. It’s great to have you on board!

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

⚡️ROCKY BALBOA⚡️

Timer Margaret Gerhart

Timer Role Description

Grammarian Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Perseverance

Perseverance is doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success: “His perservance with technique illustrates his single-mindedness.”

Body Language Monitor Joseph Armonle (guest)

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Valerie Richardson

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Daniel Alvarez, PM1

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist Inspirationist Radhika Sasi Kumar (guest)

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 Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1

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 Margaret Gerhart
Table Topics Participant 2 Radhika Sasi Kumar (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 4 Joel Rock (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Jason Rock (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Grace Liberty (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 Joseph Esler, DTM
Evaluator 2 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

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 11, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

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

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

1) D31 Winter COT:
https://district31.org/cot_winter/
2) Jan. 15 webinar contest:
https://op.toastmost.org/2023/12/08/invitation-to-compete-in-a-webinar-contest-january-15/
3) YLP VPPR presentation today:
https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/club-officers/vice-president-of-public-relations/

First-time guest(s):

1) Ana Liz Figueroa
2) Chipiliro Kambombe
3) Sridhar Veerus

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

📢 Public Relations!

Timer Joseph Armonle (guest)

Timer Role Description

Grammarian Margaret Gerhart

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

AFLUTTER:

nervously excited
 
1. : being in a flutter : fluttering. 2. : nervously excited. all aflutter at the news.
General Evaluator Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Nadia Lam
Presenter 2 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL
Presenter 3 Alyssa Tan, ACB, 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 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 2 Valerie Richardson
Table Topics Participant 3 Joselyn Chanes, PI1
Table Topics Participant 4 Ana Liz Figueroa (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Margaret Gerhart
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 Valerie Richardson
Evaluator 3 Joseph Esler, DTM

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 18, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

Presiding Officer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

1) Please sign up for our district’s club officer training, even if you’re not an officer! ✏️ 📆 It’s a great way to network with people and learn things from Distinguished Toasmasters outside of our club:
https://district31.org/cot_winter/
2) Our Club Webmaster has completed her Advanced Communicator Bronze! She’s now to be known as Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL. 🎉🎖️
3) Today we’re thrilled to be holding our Youth Leadership Program presentations for both Vice President of Education by Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL, and Vice President of Membership by Daniel Alvarez, PM1. 🙌 🧑‍🏫 You’ll have the opportunity to pick their brains about the future of education and membership at Tragicomedy, with Q&A sessions geared towards optimizing how to onboard/mentor both novice and experienced speakers:
https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/club-officers/vice-president-of-membership/
https://tragicomedy.toastmost.org/club-officers/vice-president-of-education/

First-time guest(s):

1) Anthony Fuzaylov
2) Jason Rock
3) Joel Rock
4) Shahid Zia
5) Shaun Tibbo

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Nadia Lam
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Education 📚🎓

Timer Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Timer Role Description

Grammarian Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Knowledge (noun): facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. Knowledge is power!

General Evaluator Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Joseph Armonle

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL
Presenter 2 Daniel Alvarez, PM1

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 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 2 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 3 Shahid Zia (guest)
Table Topics Participant 4 Jason Rock (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Joel Rock (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Shaun Tibbo (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 Lucy Giammarco, EH1
Evaluator 2 Joseph Esler, DTM

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
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 25, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

Presiding Officer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

1) Today is our Youth Leadership Program presentation for SECRETARY by Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL. 🚀 🌠 Please prepare questions about how we keep tabs on our historical records:
https://tragicomedy.org/club-officers/secretary/
2) You can sign up for club officer training, even if you aren’t an officer! ✎ 🗓️ What a fantastic way to network with folks and learn stuff from DTMs outside our club!
https://district31.org/cot_winter/
3) Our Vice President of Membership has completed his Pathways Presentation Mastery Level 2! He’s now to be known as Daniel Alvarez, PM2. 🥳 👏

First-time guest(s):

Shaun Tibbo

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Joseph Esler, DTM
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Timer Valerie Richardson

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Joseph Esler, DTM

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

asset (ăs′ĕt′)

n.
1. useful or valuable quality, person, or thing; an advantage or resource:
“She proved herself an asset to the company as its President and Chief Executive Officer.”
2. valuable item that is owned:
“Your house is not an asset, unless it gives you cash flow or you make a profit upon selling it.
Body Language Monitor Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Joseph Armonle

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Open

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Presenter 2 Joseph Armonle

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 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 2 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 3 Nadia Lam
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 Nadia Lam
Evaluator 2 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, 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

Thursday February 1, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

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

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

1) You can attend club officer training, even if you aren’t an officer! 👩‍🏫 👨‍🏫 It’s a terrific way to connect with fellow Toastmasters and learn things from DTMs outside our club:
https://district31.org/cot_winter/
2) Check out this Toastmasters Int’l “Leader Letter” article on 5 steps to crush our goals:
https://www.toastmasters.org/Leadership%20Central/Featured-Article
3) Membership renewals are due by the end of March, but let’s not wait until the last minute! ⏰ 📅 Please renew ASAP through Zeffy:
https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/7857d54c-d212-4aa9-8fb9-015f44d8138f
4) District 31’s Division A Director and Public Relations Manager, Christian Austin, has requested a virtual interview with our club officers and members to learn more about the great aspects of Tragicomedy Toastmasters. Feel free to fill out this poll so we can coordinate a time and day that works best for all who are interested in attending:
https://calendly.com/d/5jt-7fv-sng/tragicomedy-toastmasters?month=2024-02
5) Today’s our Youth Leadership Program presentation for SERGEANT AT ARMS by Joseph Esler, DTM. ⚚ 🏰 Please prepare questions about how to foster smooth meetings:
https://tragicomedy.org/club-officers/sergeant-at-arms/

First-time guest(s):

1) Aaron Brown
2) Mahad Toore
3) Norlis Quintero

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Random Acts of Kindness

Timer Valerie Richardson

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Generosity

Body Language Monitor Joseph Armonle

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Joseph Armonle

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Nadia Lam

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Valerie Richardson

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Nadia Lam

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Joseph Esler, DTM
Presenter 2 Aaron Brown (guest)

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 Norlis Quintero (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Aaron Brown (guest)
Table Topics Participant 4 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 5 Mahad Toore (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

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 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Evaluator 2 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, 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

Thursday February 8, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

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

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

1) There’s still time to attend a Toastmasters Leadership Institute! ☄️ Just three more weeks:
https://district31.org/cot_winter/
2) Membership renewals are due by the end of next month! ⏳ Let’s renew now with Zeffy:
https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/7857d54c-d212-4aa9-8fb9-015f44d8138f
3) Our past Division A Director and current Public Relations Manager, Christian Austin, IP4, ACG, ALB, has requested a virtual interview with our club officers and members to learn more about the great aspects of Tragicomedy Toastmasters. Please fill out this poll so we can coordinate a time and day that works best for all who are interested in attending:
https://calendly.com/d/5jt-7fv-sng/tragicomedy-toastmasters?month=2024-02
You can check out Austin’s bio here:
https://district31.org/team_member/christian-austin/
4) Today is our Youth Leadership Program presentation for CLUB PRESIDENT by Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL. 👑 Please prepare questions for how to lead by example:
https://tragicomedy.org/club-officers/president/

First-time guest(s):

Cameron Hixson

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Valerie Richardson
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Serendipity

Timer Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Valerie Richardson

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Opportunity

Body Language Monitor Joselyn Chanes, PI1

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Joseph Armonle

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Nadia Lam

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Joseph Esler, DTM

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 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 2 Valerie Richardson
Table Topics Participant 3 Joseph Armonle
Table Topics Participant 4 Nadia Lam
Table Topics Participant 5 Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1
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 Nadia Lam
Evaluator 2 Joseph Armonle

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 15, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

Presiding Officer Valerie Richardson
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

1) There’s still time to attend a Toastmasters Leadership Institute! ☄️ Just two more weeks:
https://district31.org/cot_winter/
2) Membership renewals are due by the end of March! ⏳ Let’s renew now with Zeffy:
https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/7857d54c-d212-4aa9-8fb9-015f44d8138f
3) Our past Division A Director and current Public Relations Manager, Christian Austin, IP4, ACG, ALB, has requested a virtual interview with our club officers and members to learn more about the GREAT aspects of Tragicomedy Toastmasters. Please fill out this poll so we can coordinate a time and day that works best for all who are interested in attending:
https://calendly.com/d/5jt-7fv-sng/tragicomedy-toastmasters?month=2024-02
You can check out Christian Austin’s bio here:
https://district31.org/team_member/christian-austin/
4) Today is our YLP presentation for IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT by Joseph Esler, DTM. 🤴 Please prepare questions for how to become an advisor of our senior club leaders (aka a Tragicomedy OG!):
https://tragicomedy.org/club-officers/immediate-past-president/

First-time guest(s):

1. Bob Miller

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Love is in the air~~~

Timer Valerie Richardson

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

af·fec·tion (Noun)

a gentle feeling of fondness or liking

She felt affection towards her kitten.

 

Body Language Monitor Valerie Richardson

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Nadia Lam

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Joseph Armonle

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Joselyn Chanes, PI1

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 Joseph Esler, DTM

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 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 2 Bob Miller (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Valerie Richardson
Table Topics Participant 4 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 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, 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

Thursday February 22, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

Presiding Officer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

1) Last chance to attend a Toastmasters Leadership Institute! 🌜 Just one more week:
https://district31.org/cot_winter/
2) Membership renewals are due in five weeks! 💣 Do yourself a favor and renew today via Zeffy:
https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/7857d54c-d212-4aa9-8fb9-015f44d8138f
3) Our past Division A Director and current Public Relations Manager, Christian Austin, IP4, ACG, ALB, has requested a virtual interview with our club officers and members to learn more about the GREAT aspects of Tragicomedy Toastmasters. Please fill out this poll so we can coordinate a time and day that works best for all who are interested in attending:
https://calendly.com/d/5jt-7fv-sng/tragicomedy-toastmasters?month=2024-02
You can check out Christian Austin’s bio here:
https://district31.org/team_member/christian-austin/
4) Today is our YLP presentation for TABLE TOPICSMASTER by the undisputed master of Table Topics herself, Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL. 👸 Please get meta by preparing questions on how to ask Table Topics questions:
https://tragicomedy.org/role-descriptions/table-topicsmaster/

First-time guest(s):

1) Abenezer Alemu.
2) Jackie Howard.

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Joseph Armonle
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Hopeful

Timer Joseph Esler, DTM

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Joseph Armonle

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Optimistic

Body Language Monitor Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Joseph Esler, DTM

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Joseph Armonle

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alondra Sánchez, EH5, 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 Nadia Lam

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 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 2 Joseph Armonle
Table Topics Participant 3 Nadia Lam
Table Topics Participant 4 Open
Table Topics Participant 5 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
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 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Evaluator 2 Joseph Esler, DTM

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 29, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

Presiding Officer Joseph Armonle
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

1) Today is our YLP presentation for TOASTMASTER by one of our newest members and the fearless Toastmaster herself, Valerie Richardson. ⚡️ Please prepare questions on how to lead a fun and successful meeting:
https://tragicomedy.org/role-descriptions/toastmaster/

2) Membership renewals are due in about a month! 🧨 Do yourself a favor and renew now via Zeffy:
https://www.zeffy.com/en-US/ticketing/7857d54c-d212-4aa9-8fb9-015f44d8138f

3) Club Officer Positions for 2024-2025 are open. If you’d like to run for an executive position, please check out this link to gain more information on what each Club Officer role entails:
https://tragicomedy.org/club-officers/
Additionally, please prepare a campaign speech for next week’s meeting (March 7th).

4) Our past Division A Director and current Public Relations Manager, Christian Austin, IP4, ACG, ALB, has requested a virtual interview with our club officers and members to learn more about the GREAT aspects of Tragicomedy Toastmasters. Please fill out this poll so we can coordinate a time and day that works best for all who are interested in attending:
https://calendly.com/d/5jt-7fv-sng/tragicomedy-toastmasters?month=2024-02
You can check out Christian Austin’s bio here:
https://district31.org/team_member/christian-austin/

First-time guest(s):

1) Charesse Maullon
2) Heather Jackson

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Joseph Esler, DTM
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Leap Day!

Timer Valerie Richardson

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Joseph Esler, DTM

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Ascend

Body Language Monitor Nadia Lam

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Valerie Richardson

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Nadia Lam

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Joseph Armonle

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Valerie Richardson
Presenter 2 Daniel Alvarez, PM1

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 Joseph Armonle
Table Topics Participant 2 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 3 Charesse Maullon (guest)
Table Topics Participant 4 Heather Jackson (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Daniel Alvarez, PM1
Table Topics Participant 6 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Joseph Esler, DTM
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 March 7, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/5575130612

Opening

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

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

Beginning of meeting: ✨Membership✨.
End of meeting: ✨Leadership✨.

First-time guest(s):

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Not Available
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Timer Nadia Lam

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Body Language Monitor Open

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Joseph Esler, DTM

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 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 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
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

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Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Open
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