Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday April 4, 2024 8:00 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT



Presiding Officer Valerie Richardson
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description


First-time guest(s):

Xiao Lin

Newest member(s):

Isabelle Juan

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description


🏀 The 1990s Chicago Bulls 

Timer Nadia Lam

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Joseph Esler, DTM

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:


noun: One that wins first place or first prize in a competition (“The Chicago Bulls are NBA champions six times over.”).
verb: To fight for, defend, or support as a champion (“Nike champions ‘JUST DO IT.’ ”).
adjective: Holding first place or prize (“Dennis Rodman is a champion rebounder.”).

Body Language Monitor Valerie Richardson

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Isabelle Juan

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Xiao Lin (guest)

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Joseph Armonle
Presenter 2 Open

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 Isabelle Juan
Table Topics Participant 2 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2
Table Topics Participant 3 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 4 Valerie Richardson
Table Topics Participant 5 Joseph Armonle
Table Topics Participant 6 Open

Table Topics Participant Role Description

Volunteer ahead of time to participate in Table Topics by signing up above!


Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Open
Evaluator 2 Open

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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