Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday December 14, 2023 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


1) We have great news: Our eight-week Youth Leadership Program (YLP) will launch on December 28th.
2) We also have new email addresses for our Club President and two past Club Presidents (Mary Ellen, Alondra, and Joseph):,, and
3) Last, our Zoom link is changing from Harvard to Columbia when we launch our YLP.

First-time guest(s):

Wand Wong

Newest member(s):

Valerie Richardson

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Joseph Esler, DTM
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description



Timer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Timer Role Description

Grammarian Joseph Esler, DTM

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

noun. The driving force in a given action, endeavor, or movement.
verb. To be the leader of a movement.

Body Language Monitor Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Daniel Alvarez, PM1

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist Inspirationist Joseph Esler, DTM

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

Prepared Presentations (e.g., speeches, stand-up comedy routines, films, etc.)

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Daniel Alvarez, PM1
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 Valerie Richardson
Table Topics Participant 2 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 3 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 4 Open
Table Topics Participant 5 Wand Wong (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Deva Marketer (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 Joselyn Chanes, PI1
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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