Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday November 17, 2022 8:00 PM EST



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


Club Officer Training

Second round of Club Officer Training starts next Monday (11/22/22). Officers, be on the lookout for an email from our Club President with more information. Other non-officer members who would like to attend a training session(s), you can find the schedule here:

First-time guest(s):

Sandrine Provoost

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Frank Fletcher
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


Giving Thanks

Timer Cat Langmead

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

beholden  (bĭ-hōl′dən)


Owing something, such as gratitude, to another; indebted.

Example sentences:

 • “Mentees are beholden to mentors for their mentorship.”

 • “Elon Musk is a man beholden to no one.”

Body Language Monitor Vaishnavi Dhore

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Diane Kane

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Daniel Alvarez, PM1

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

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 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL
Presenter 2 Open

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 Michelle Lebo
Table Topics Participant 2 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1
Table Topics Participant 3 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 4 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 5 Sandrine Provoost (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Open

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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


Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Om Telang
Evaluator 2 Open

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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