Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday June 2, 2022 8:00 PM EDT



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


1. Joseph Esler got accepted to start taking PhD courses in Film and Visual Studies. Check out his Harvard scholar page here:

2. Joseph Esler’s Trigger Warning Happy won the Dark Comedy Film Festival award for “Best Student Film”:

3. Joseph Esler sponsored 15+ new members for our membership-building program:

First-time guest(s):

1. Anastasiia Panova

2. Mansi Mehta

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Kunal Vaishnav
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


Celebrating ‘YOU’

Timer Krishnam Sharda

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Jubilee: a special anniversary of an event, especially one celebrating twenty-five or fifty years of a reign or activity.

Body Language Monitor Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Anastasiia Panova (guest)

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Lisa Wheeler

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Jay Karthik, 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 Frank Fletcher
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 Robyn Tresnak (guest)
Table Topics Participant 2 Maitreyee Bhise
Table Topics Participant 3 Mansi Mehta (guest)
Table Topics Participant 4 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 5 Anastasiia Panova (guest)
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 Ava Vona
Evaluator 2 Denzel Nakoma

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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