Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday November 3, 2022 8:00 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT



Presiding Officer Joseph Esler, DTM
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description


CLCON 2023: April 29-May 6, 2023

Jay Karthik, DTM, has been appointed as the Chair of our annual district Communication and Leadership Conference (CLCON). If you would like to help contribute to the success of CLCON 2023, please contact Jay at 978.319.0527 or You can help out either by contributing time or money, the latter being a charitable donation through our 501(c)(3) status. For more information and sponsorship tiers, please review this flyer:!AvdbJ-UGBfeagROml_3CQf4RF5rM?e=tRt6LT

Gossamer: November 4-5, 2022, at 7pm

Adele Fuzaylov has been cast as the play’s titular character, Gossamer. Commissioned by the Shrewsbury High School Performing Arts Department, this fanciful and poignant play explores the power of dreams and the magical creatures that create them. Adele’s character is an eager new dream giver tiptoeing between reality and imagination. For more information, please contact and review this flyer (p. 2):!AvdbJ-UGBfeagRRicJUgGqQ_-eTM?e=OJjxrV

Club Education Committee

Our President has appointed Adele Fuzaylov, Frank Fletcher, CC, and Michelle Lebo, EH1, to the Club Education Committee. This committee will assist our Vice President of Education with tasks such as suggesting roles and tracking awards, so please look out for their communication and consult with them prior to our VPE or President.

District 31 Quarterly Nominations 

Any District 31 fellow Toastmaster or club can be nominated for the Q1 award in which members and clubs can be recognized for their outstanding leadership and service. For more information, please click on this link: Furthermore, the link to the nomination(s) submissions survey can be found if you click here. Q1 award nominations are due Friday, November 11th. You may submit more than one nomination.

First-time guest(s):

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Om Telang
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description



Timer Joseph Esler, DTM

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:


hawn-tid, hahn– ]


inhabited or frequented by ghosts: a haunted castle.
preoccupied, as with an emotion, memory, or idea; obsessed: His haunted imagination gave him no peace.
disturbed; distressed; worried: Haunted by doubt he again turned to law books on the subject.
Body Language Monitor Cat Langmead

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Michelle Lebo

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Frank Fletcher

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Tammy Bello

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 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Presenter 2 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1

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 Cat Langmead
Table Topics Participant 3 Diane Kane
Table Topics Participant 4 Open
Table Topics Participant 5 Open
Table Topics Participant 6 Diane Kane

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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

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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