Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday January 4, 2024 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


Our one and only fearless leader, Alondra, VPE, Treasurer, and Secretary, will be giving her expert presentation on the role of Treasurer tonight. Let’s all thank her for her significant contributions to our club. Thank you, madame, ajs, aka Rocky Balboa!

District 31 Club Officer Training for 2023-2024 Second Round (Winter) is available to register. All COT sessions are open to any Toastmasters member. Club officers who attend at least 2 hours of training, including at least one officer peer session, will earn credit in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) for their attendance. Please visit

First-time guest(s):

1. Grace Liberty
2. Radhika Sasi Kumar

Newest member(s):

Let’s give a BIG warm welcome to our newest member, Joseph Armonle. Congratulations, Joseph, on your Tragicomedy journey. It’s great to have you on board!

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description



Timer Margaret Gerhart

Timer Role Description

Grammarian Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:


Perseverance is doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success: “His perservance with technique illustrates his single-mindedness.”

Body Language Monitor Joseph Armonle (guest)

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Valerie Richardson

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Daniel Alvarez, PM1

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist Inspirationist Radhika Sasi Kumar (guest)

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
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 Margaret Gerhart
Table Topics Participant 2 Radhika Sasi Kumar (guest)
Table Topics Participant 3 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 4 Joel Rock (guest)
Table Topics Participant 5 Jason Rock (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Grace Liberty (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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