Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday October 27, 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


Shrewsbury High School Fall Play, Gossamer, November 4th & 5th 

The Shrewsbury High School Performing Arts Department is excited to present Gossamer. Adele Fuzaylov is playing the role of The Young Woman in this production.

Gossamer runs on November 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets will be sold at the door only for $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.  For more information or questions, please contact

Where do dreams come from?  What stealthy nighttime messengers are the guardians of our most deeply hidden hopes and our half-forgotten fears?  Drawing on her rich imagination, two-time Newbery winner Lois Lowry confronts these questions and explores the conflicts between the gentle bits and pieces of the past that come to life in dreams, and the darker horrors that find their form in nightmares.  This haunting story tiptoes between reality and the imagination.  We follow two people – a lonely woman and an angry boy – facing their own pasts.  On their journey, they discover what they can be to one another, renewed by the strength that comes from tiny, caring creatures they will never see.


First-time guest(s):

Grace Oloresisimo

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Krishnam Sharda
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


Science Fiction

Timer Om Telang

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

ANDROID (noun)

1. (in science fiction) a robot with a human appearance.

2. (trademark) an open-source operating system used for smartphones and tablet computers.

The androids on the space station were operated by Android phones.

Body Language Monitor Joseph Esler, DTM

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Jay Karthik, DTM

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Michelle Lebo

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1

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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Presenter 2 Cat Langmead

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 Diane Kane
Table Topics Participant 2 Tammy Bello
Table Topics Participant 3 Krishnam Sharda
Table Topics Participant 4 Grace Oloresisimo (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Lea Peace (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Lindsay Biren

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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


Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Evaluator 2 Vaishnavi Dhore

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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