Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00 PM EDT



Presiding Officer Jay Karthik, DTM
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description


1. Voting in members (“Startups” Table Topics in breakout room and “Name Game” election in main room).

2. Today is a special meeting where there are fewer roles so Joseph Esler can practice his workshop for the district conference.

First-time guest(s):

B Lyons

Newest member(s):

Jenn Ross-Chen

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description



Timer Diane Kane

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Body Language Monitor Krishnam Sharda

Body Language Monitor Role Description

General Evaluator Jay Karthik, DTM

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alyssa Tan and Jenn Ross-Chen (guest)

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Backup: Ava Vona (guest)
Presenter 2 B Lyons (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 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 2 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 3 Kunal Vaishnav
Table Topics Participant 4 Lisa Wheeler
Table Topics Participant 5 Ava Vona
Table Topics Participant 6 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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


Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Backup: Mary Ellen Pataro (guest)
Evaluator 2 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

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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