Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday May 16, 2024 8:00 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT



Presiding Officer Valerie Richardson
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description


Tragicomedy Club officers: Please sign up on this Google Sheet for dates when you might be available for a virtual Tragicomedy Officers Meet and Greet


Joseph E is graduating from Harvard next week and we’re all invited! If you’re in the Boston area, here’s a schedule of festivities, Tuesday through Thursday.


The District 31 basic pathways class is happening this coming Friday evening, May 17:

Mark your calendars for May 17, 2024! The Pathways training team is offering a Basic Pathways (and Base Camp) seminar

•⁠  ⁠Teach members how to log in to Base Camp and navigate Level 1 or Level 2.
•⁠  ⁠Facilitators will guide attendees in sharing their screen and navigating a project tutorial, including marking projects and levels complete.
•⁠  ⁠Extra support to all Toastmasters who are working on their Pathways program.

If your or club members are working on Pathways Level 1 or Level 2 join the  Pathways training via Zoom on:

DATE:    May 17, 2024 (a Friday)
TIME:    6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (ET)
(please log on at 6:45 p.m. to chat and check your Zoom settings)

The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

The registration link is here.

First-time guest(s):

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Joseph Armonle
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description


Love a Tree

Timer Joseph Esler, DTM

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:


adjective: Conducive to or characterized by the expression of love.

Body Language Monitor Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Daniel Alvarez, PM1

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Mary Ellen Pataro, PM5, EH5, PI2

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Valerie Richardson

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Joseph Armonle

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Isabelle Juan
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 Joseph Armonle
Table Topics Participant 2 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 3 Alyssa Tan, ACB, CL
Table Topics Participant 4 Open
Table Topics Participant 5 Open
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 Joseph Esler, DTM
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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