Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday January 19, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST



Presiding Officer Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description



Friendly reminder to all officers to complete your TLI Training for District 31.

Mary Ellen’s Presentation on the Presiding Officer Role 

Per our Mentorship Workshop yesterday, check out Mary Ellen Pataro’s presentation on how to be a good Presiding Officer under the role description on our club website.

Mentorship Workshop Next Week 

Next week, we will move the mentorship workshop from Wednesday to Thursday at 7:30 – 8 PM EST (30 minutes before our regular Toastmasters meeting). Please RSVP here:

First-time guest(s):

1. Sweta Jha

2. Katie Valencia

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Daniel Alvarez, PM1
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


“Homelessness and the impact of a lack of family and friend support system.”

Timer Om Telang

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:


(adj) sad or miserable in appearance

Ex. It wasn’t until now when she realized how she was left alone, with nothing but a woebegone feeling constricting her happiness. 

Body Language Monitor Vaishnavi Dhore

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Diane Kane

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Mónica Cortés Pereda

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 Open
Presenter 2 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, 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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 2 Mónica Cortés Pereda
Table Topics Participant 3 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 4 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 5 Vaishnavi Dhore
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 Open
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.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past