Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday September 1, 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


Special Presentation: Honorary Officer Lisa Wheeler is leading a Question and Answer session today, so there are fewer Table Topics. Please come prepared to ask questions.

2021-2022 President’s Distinguished Special Recognitions:

1. Alondra Sánchez, CL
2. Jay Karthik, DTM
3. Joseph Esler, DTM

District 31’s 2021-2022 Club Mentor of The Year: Jay Karthik, DTM.

Membership Renewals due September 30th: Please fill out an application to renew your membership and email it to Joseph Esler, DTM, at

*Be sure to review “A Toastmaster’s Promise” before submitting your application:

First-time guest(s):

1. Pei-Shan Yen
2. Michelle Brehm
3. Teeraporn Rattiwat
4. Kathleen Philbrook
5. Johnathan Rivas
6. Ritika Kumar

Newest member(s):

Danny Alvarez

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Frank Fletcher
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


The road not taken

Timer Daniel Alvarez, PM1

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Run (noun or verb):
-run the race
-run for re-election
-run her mouth
-run in your stocking

Body Language Monitor Vaishnavi Dhore

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Om Telang

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 Lisa Wheeler
Presenter 2 Adele Fuzaylov, 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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 2 Pei-Shan Yen (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Kathleen Philbrook (guest)
Table Topics Participant 4 Ritika Kumar (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 Tammy Bello
Evaluator 2 Joseph Esler, 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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