Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday February 9, 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


District 31 CLCON Call for Presenters

Members! If you are interested in participating in the District 31 (D31) Communication and Leadership Conference (CLCON) 2023 as a conference presenter, please check out the following material.

Additionally, here is the application form:

The submission deadline is on February 20, 2023.

Second Round of COT

If you are an officer, and have not completed your Club Officer Training, there are still some sessions happening for February! Please email me if you have any questions regarding the training. Please sign up here:

Upcoming Stand-Up Comedy Show

Fellow Tragicomedians! More details later…but for now, start thinking of a topic you would like to make a stand-up comedy “speech” on for our upcoming stand-up comedy show. If you are struggling with a speech idea, please reach out to your mentor!

First-time guest(s):

1. Katie Valencia 

2. Max Weiner 

3. Joselyn Garcia 

4. Rimma Valencia

5. Aditya Chandrasekara

6. Rahul Mehta 

7. Warren Hinrichs

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description


Food and Health

Timer Om Telang

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:


  1. a large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire.
Body Language Monitor Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Lucy Giammarco (guest)

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

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 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 2 Aditya Chandrasekara (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Max Weiner (guest)
Table Topics Participant 4 Katie Valencia (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Rimma Valencia (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Joselyn Garcia (guest)

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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


Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
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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