Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday March 24, 2022 8:00 PM EDT



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


1. Membership renewals are due by the end of the month. For more information, please contact our Treasurer, Jay Karthik, at

2. Brooke Lyons won our division International Speech Contest and is honoring us as a guest speaker in preparation for the district level on the afternoon of Saturday, May 7th (exact time TBD).

3. Jay Karthik won our division Evaluation Contest and will be representing us at the district level on the evening of Monday, May 9th (exact time TBD).

First-time guest(s):

1. Ade Oyairo

2. Srujan Palkar

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description


Somewhere over the Rainbow

Timer Kunal Vaishnav (guest)

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Body Language Monitor Maitreyee Bhise

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Lisa Wheeler

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Jay Karthik, DTM

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Margaret Gerhart

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 Joseph Esler, DTM
Presenter 2 Diane Kane

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 Lisa Wheeler
Table Topics Participant 2 Ava Vona
Table Topics Participant 3 Denzel Nakoma
Table Topics Participant 4 Ade Oyairo (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Srujan Palkar (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Joel Ferrel

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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


Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Srujan Palkar (guest)
Evaluator 2 Jay Karthik, DTM

Evaluator Role Description


Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Body Language Monitor
General Evaluator


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

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

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