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Tragicomedy Toastmasters

Thursday December 21, 2023

Club Mission: We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.


Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

VP of Education
Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

VP of Membership
Daniel Alvarez, PM1

VP of Public Relations
Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Sgt. at Arms
Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Immediate Past President
Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Youth Leadership Program
Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Social Media Manager
Adele Fuzaylov, CC, CL

Club Mentor
Joseph Esler, DTM



8:00 to 8:03 PM
Presiding Officer Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL


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

8:03 to 8:12 PM
Toastmaster Joseph Esler, DTM


Winter Wonderland

Timer Nadia Savelieva (guest)
Grammarian Nadia Lam

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
Quizmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
General Evaluator Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1
Table Topicsmaster Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CL
Humorist Inspirationist Maria Clara Panta Pereira Garcia (guest)

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

8:12 to 8:27 PM

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter Valerie Richardson
Presenter 2 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Table Topics (e.g., impromptu speaking, improv comedy games, etc.)

8:27 to 8:42 PM

Toastmaster introduces Table Topicsmaster.
Table Topicsmaster introduces Table Topics Participant(s).

Table Topics Participant 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)


8:42 to 8:49 PM

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator Lucy Giammarco, EH1
Evaluator 2 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL


8:49 to 8:55 PM

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Body Language Monitor
General Evaluator


8:55 to 8:59 PM

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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