Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday December 21, 2023 8:00 PM EST



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


1) Our eight-week Youth Leadership Program (YLP) launches next week on December 28th!
2) We have three new email addresses for our Club President and two past Club Presidents (Mary Ellen, Alondra, and Joseph):,, and
NB: On December 25th, Joseph is losing his grad school email address at and getting a Harvard alumni alias that forwards to, so be sure to email him there going forward.
3) Next week on December 28th, our Zoom link is changing from Joseph’s Harvard account to Alondra’s Columbia account when we launch our YLP.

First-time guest(s):

1) Ao Wang
2) Joseph Armonle
3) Maria Clara Panta Pereira Garcia
4) Nadia Savelieva
5) Wand Wong

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description


Winter Wonderland

Timer Nadia Savelieva (guest)

Timer Role Description

Grammarian Nadia Lam

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:



cheerful and jovially celebratory, having or producing enjoyable feelings suitable for a festival or other special occasion.

a festive mood

the hall looked very festive with its Christmas tree

Body Language Monitor Valerie Richardson

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist Inspirationist Maria Clara Panta Pereira Garcia (guest)

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Valerie Richardson
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 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 2 Ao Wang (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Joseph Armonle (guest)
Table Topics Participant 4 Maria Clara Panta Pereira Garcia (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Nadia Savelieva (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Wand Wong (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 Lucy Giammarco, EH1
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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