Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday July 14, 2022 8:00 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


1. Do you want to enhance your performance in this club? Gain new skills? Learn new ones? Sign up for the training sessions, open to all club members, through this link: If you are planning to attend, be sure to pre-register before.

2. Per Lisa’s wonderful idea, when you hear the word of the day, irony, please use the party popper emoji through the Zoom reactions icon. Let’s see how many times we can use it!

First-time guest(s):

1. Lara Wines

2. Shushil Jaiswal

Newest member(s):

Adele Fuzaylov

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Denzel Nakoma
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


Appearance vs. Reality

Timer Ade Oyairo

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

“Irony” is defined as something that is exactly the opposite of what is meant or expected to happen

Example: How ironic that “Q-Tip” swabs were created to clean ears; however, the warning label on the product explicity states NOT to insert the swabs in ears!

Body Language Monitor Frank Fletcher

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Diane Kane

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Adele Fuzaylov (guest)

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Kunal Vaishnav

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 Jay Karthik, DTM
Presenter 2 Lindsay Biren

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 Vaishnavi Dhore
Table Topics Participant 3 Open
Table Topics Participant 4 Lara Wines (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Melissa Cadwalader (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Sushil Jaiswal (guest)

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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


Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Evaluator 2 Lisa Wheeler

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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