Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday September 8, 2022 8:00 PM EDT



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


In-Depth Club Website Workshop: Joseph Esler, DTM, is a presenter this Saturday, September 10th, at 4pm EDT. This presentation will cover the various features on our Toastmost club website. Register here:
While you are encouraged to attend the entire event 3-6pm EDT, you may arrive late and/or leave early.

2021-2022 Toastmasters Educational Achievements:

1. Denzel Nakoma: Engaging Humor Level 1
2. Kunal Vaishnav: Engaging Humor Level 1
3. Lindsay Biren: Presentation Mastery Level 2
4. Mary Ellen Pataro: Presentation Mastery Level 2
5. Diane Kane: Engaging Humor Level 2 and Presentation Mastery Level 2
6. Ava Vona: Presentation Mastery Level 3
7. Jennifer Ross-Chen: Presentation Mastery Level 3
8. Lisa Wheeler: Engaging Humor Level 3
9. Alyssa Tan: Competent Communicator
10. Alondra Sánchez: Competent Leader
11. Joseph Esler: Engaging Humor Level 2 and Leadership Development Level 5
12. Jay Karthik: Presentation Mastery Level 5 and Distinguished Toastmaster

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. Sagar Duggal

2. Al Hasib Tamim

Newest member(s):

Michelle Lebo, EH1

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Diane Kane
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


The last drop of blood

Timer Michelle Lebo

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

vampiric adj. (pronounced vam-​ˈpir-​ik): of the nature of a vampire.

Body Language Monitor Om Telang

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Frank Fletcher

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 Krishnam Sharda
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 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 2 Daniel Alvarez, PM1
Table Topics Participant 3 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 4 Tammy Bello
Table Topics Participant 5 Krishnam Sharda
Table Topics Participant 6 Al Hasib Tamim (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 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
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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