Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday January 12, 2023 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


Check out Dover Free Speakers Toastmasters Club 1502 (

We had a wonderful guest last week from The Dover Free Speakers. They meet via Zoom on the first and third Wednesdays at 6:30pm EST. Visitors are welcome! The next meeting is on Wednesday, January 18th. Here is the Zoom link (you can do a double-header with our mentorship workshop!):

Toastmaster Role

As a reminder, when you will be Toastmaster at the next meeting, it is your job to “suggest” all open roles and email the agenda to the club by Friday evening so they can have time to sign up over the weekend. You can review the slides on how to be a good Toastmaster here:

Everyone, when you recieve a nomination email, please either sign up for the suggested role or another role so that the agenda gets filled by Sunday!


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

Vice President of Membership: Alyssa Tan, CC, CL

First-time guest(s):

Sharon O’Brien

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


✩‧₊˚ Where Dreams Come True ˚₊‧✩

Timer Vaishnavi Dhore

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Euphoria – noun

  1. a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
Body Language Monitor Diane Kane

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Mónica Cortés Pereda

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 Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL

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 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 2 Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 3 Vaishnavi Dhore
Table Topics Participant 4 Beza Pittman (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Sharon O’Brien (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Daniel Alvarez, PM1

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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


Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Daniel Alvarez, PM1
Evaluator 2 Alyssa Tan, ACB, 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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