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Tragicomedy Toastmasters

Thursday January 4, 2024

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.


Valerie Richardson

VP of Education
Nadia Lam

VP of Membership
Joseph Armonle

VP of Public Relations
Joseph Armonle

Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL

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

Immediate Past President
Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2


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

8:03 to 8:12 PM
Toastmaster Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL



Timer Margaret Gerhart
Grammarian Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

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)
Quizmaster Valerie Richardson
General Evaluator Daniel Alvarez, PM1
Table Topicsmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Humorist Inspirationist Radhika Sasi Kumar (guest)

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

8:12 to 8:27 PM

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Alondra Sánchez, EH5, CC, CL
Presenter 2 Warren Hinrichs, PM1, EH1

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 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)


8:42 to 8:49 PM

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Joseph Esler, DTM
Evaluator 2 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2


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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