Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday January 5, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST



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

Presiding Officer Role Description



Today we are having a 1-2 minute campaign speech for this officer nominee:

Vice President of Membership: Alyssa Tan, CC, CL

Q2 Toastmasters Educational Achievements

1. President Alondra Sánchez, EH2, CC, CL: Engaging Humor Levels 1 and 2
2. Lindsay Biren, PM3: Presentation Mastery Level 3
3. Sergeant at Arms Mary Ellen Pataro, PM4: Presentation Mastery Levels 3 and 4

First-time guest(s):

Norma Johnson, CC

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Diane Kane
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description



Timer Mónica Cortés Pereda

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

plural noun: beginnings

The point in time or space at which something starts. 

The background or origins of anything.

Sentence: Janus, the god of beginnings, presided over the beginning and end of the conflict, hence, war and peace.



Body Language Monitor Open

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Open

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Joseph Esler, DTM

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, 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 Krishnam Sharda
Presenter 2 Vaishnavi Dhore

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 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 3 Open
Table Topics Participant 4 Open
Table Topics Participant 5 Open
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 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1

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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