Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday November 2, 2023 8:00 PM EDT



Presiding Officer Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description


Tonight, we will vote on increasing club dues to fifteen dollars per year, including using ten dollars to purchase the Tragicomedy domain name and another ten dollars for international calling to potential guests and or members using Google Voice.

First-time guest(s):

1. Margaret Gerhart

2. Injamul Haque

3. Valerie Richardson

4. Eli Silverman

5. Robert Kitson

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


Anything Goes


Timer Lucy Giammarco, EH1

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Open

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:


strongly attracted and interested.
“a crowd of fascinated onlookers”
Body Language Monitor Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Margaret Gerhart (guest)

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Joseph Esler, DTM

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 Nadia Lam
Presenter 2 Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1

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 Margaret Gerhart (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 4 Injamul Haque (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Valerie Richardson (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Eli Silverman (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 Joseph Esler, DTM
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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