Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday August 31, 2023 8:00 PM EDT



Presiding Officer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description


Mary Ellen, as the VPE, will send out role nominations no later than Saturday each week. Please repond and select a role (of your choice) by Monday. Otherwise, you will recieve a follow-up email from the week’s Toastmaster, assigning roles.

For those less familiar, please feel free to take on these roles: Timer, Grammarian/Ah-Counter, Table Topicsmaster, Quizmaster, and Humorist/Inpirationist. Remeber, it’s a safe space and practice makes perfect!

For those of you who feel comfortable with Toastmaster and General Evaluator, jump right in! 

First-time guest(s):

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


Boundless opportunities 

Timer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:


Unlimited or immense. “enthusiasts who devote boundless energy to their hobby.”

Body Language Monitor Lucy Giammarco, EH1

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Diane Kane

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Katie Valencia

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Katie Valencia

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 Daniel Alvarez, PM1

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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
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 Lucy Giammarco, EH1
Evaluator 2 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

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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