Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday December 15, 2022 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


Officer Elections

We need to have officer elections by the end of this month. There are three vacancies:

1. Vice President of Education
2. Vice President of Membership
3. Treasurer

Please prepare a campaign speech (1-2 minutes) for the role of your interest:

You are also welcome to campaign for Club Webmaster or Youth Gavel Club Counselor!

Club Committees

If you aren’t interested in being an officer but still would like to help out, you can join one of these four committees:

1. Education Committee
2. Membership Committee
3. Public Relations Committee
4. Social and Reception Committee

Please ping our Club President and Immediate Past President if you have any questions:

 * Club President: Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL (
 * Immediate Past President: Joseph Esler, DTM (

First-time guest(s):

Our Past District Director: Bil Lewis, DTM

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description



Timer Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

jollify (ˈjäləˌfī)
verb (transitive or intransitive) -jollifies, -jollified, -jollifying, -jollification
to make or become jolly or merry.

Example sentences:
1. “You may plan to jollify with your loved ones throughout December in celebration of winter holidays.”
2. “ ’Tis the season for jollification.”

Body Language Monitor Vaishnavi Dhore

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Cat Langmead

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

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 Bil Lewis, DTM (guest)

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 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 3 Bil Lewis, DTM (guest)
Table Topics Participant 4 Cat Langmead
Table Topics Participant 5 Vaishnavi Dhore
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 Michelle Lebo
Evaluator 2 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

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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