Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday December 29, 2022 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


*Beginning of Meeting*

CLCON 2023

If you’d like to participate in the Club Level International Speech Contest or Table Topics Contest, please email our Club President, Alondra Sánchez, in order to submit your name to our District before 2/15/2023. Check out their website for more information:


Today we are having 1-2 minute campaign speeches for these three officer nominees:

1. Vice President of Membership: Alyssa Tan, CC, CL

2. Vice President of Education: Adele Fuzaylov

3. Youth Gavel Club Counselor: Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CC


Be sure to track your Pathways on your account. If you need help, reach out to your assigned Mentor, and if you need extra assistance and have more questions, reach out to our Club President Alondra Sánchez and our new Vice President of Education Adele Fuzaylov

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*End of Meeting*

Club Website

You’re all encouraged to upload your picture and add a short, personalized bio on our club website: Thank you to those who have already done so!

Mentorship Workshops

Starting next week, our mentorship workshops are permanently moving to Wednesdays at 8pm EST due to the new schedule of our Club Executive Committee. Please RSVP for our next one here on Wednesday, January 4th, at 8pm EST:

First-time guest(s):

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Joseph Esler, DTM
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


New Year’s Resolutions

Timer Open

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

  1. a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen.
    “What happened to all those firm promises of support?”

Body Language Monitor Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Vaishnavi Dhore

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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
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 Daniel Alvarez, PM1
Table Topics Participant 2 Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 3 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 4 Diane Kane
Table Topics Participant 5 Vaishnavi Dhore
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 Mónica Cortés Pereda
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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