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Tuesday November 1, 2022 8:00 PM EDT to 8:45 PM EDT
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

OPENING

Presiding Officer Joseph Esler, DTM
Opens meeting, explains what Moments of Truth (cont’d) is, and introduces meeting roles.

Moments of Truth Description

Announcement(s):

First-time guest(s):

MEETING ROLES

Moments of Truth Leader Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL

Moments of Truth Handout

CLOSING

Moments of Truth Leader hands control of meeting back to Presiding Officer. Presiding Officer, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

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Tuesday November 1, 2022 8:00 PM EDT to 8:45 PM EDT
 

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Thursday November 3, 2022 8:00 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Presiding Officer Joseph Esler, DTM
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

CLCON 2023: April 29-May 6, 2023

Jay Karthik, DTM, has been appointed as the Chair of our annual district Communication and Leadership Conference (CLCON). If you would like to help contribute to the success of CLCON 2023, please contact Jay at 978.319.0527 or jaykarthik1@gmail.com. You can help out either by contributing time or money, the latter being a charitable donation through our 501(c)(3) status. For more information and sponsorship tiers, please review this flyer:

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AvdbJ-UGBfeagROml_3CQf4RF5rM?e=tRt6LT

Gossamer: November 4-5, 2022, at 7pm

Adele Fuzaylov has been cast as the play’s titular character, Gossamer. Commissioned by the Shrewsbury High School Performing Arts Department, this fanciful and poignant play explores the power of dreams and the magical creatures that create them. Adele’s character is an eager new dream giver tiptoeing between reality and imagination. For more information, please contact theatre@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us and review this flyer (p. 2):

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AvdbJ-UGBfeagRRicJUgGqQ_-eTM?e=OJjxrV

Club Education Committee

Our President has appointed Adele Fuzaylov, Frank Fletcher, CC, and Michelle Lebo, EH1, to the Club Education Committee. This committee will assist our Vice President of Education with tasks such as suggesting roles and tracking awards, so please look out for their communication and consult with them prior to our VPE or President.

District 31 Quarterly Nominations 

Any District 31 fellow Toastmaster or club can be nominated for the Q1 award in which members and clubs can be recognized for their outstanding leadership and service. For more information, please click on this link: https://district31.org/recognize/. Furthermore, the link to the nomination(s) submissions survey can be found if you click here. Q1 award nominations are due Friday, November 11th. You may submit more than one nomination.

First-time guest(s):

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Om Telang
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Halloween

Timer Joseph Esler, DTM

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CC

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

haunted

hawn-tid, hahn– ]

 

adjective
inhabited or frequented by ghosts: a haunted castle.
preoccupied, as with an emotion, memory, or idea; obsessed: His haunted imagination gave him no peace.
disturbed; distressed; worried: Haunted by doubt he again turned to law books on the subject.
Body Language Monitor Cat Langmead

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Michelle Lebo, EH1

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Frank Fletcher, CC

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Tammy Bello

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Daniel Alvarez

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Alyssa Tan, CC, CL
Presenter 2 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1

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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM3
Table Topics Participant 2 Cat Langmead
Table Topics Participant 3 Diane Kane, EH2, PM2
Table Topics Participant 4 Open
Table Topics Participant 5 Open
Table Topics Participant 6 Diane Kane, EH2, PM2

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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

Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL
Evaluator 2 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM3

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
Body Language Monitor
Quizmaster
General Evaluator

closing

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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Tuesday November 8, 2022 8:00 PM EST to 8:45 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Mentor Alyssa Tan, CC, CL
Opens meeting, explains Table Topics Game Night as part of the Mentorship Program, and introduces meeting roles.

Mentorship Program Description

Announcement(s):

This mentorship workshop is the fifth in our weekly educational series where we share best practices on regular meeting roles.

Our Club President, Alondra Sánchez, will be leading the workshop by hosting a Table Topics Game Night where members will be able to practice and challenge their Table Topics skills. There will be audience participation as well as a session for group feedback. 

Per our fourth mentorship workshop (10/18/22) on how to be a good Table Topics Participant, find Om Telang’s mastery presentation and tips on Table Topics here

All members and guests of all experience levels are welcome!

First-time guest(s):

Meeting Roles

Timer Om Telang

Timer Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

closing

Table Topicsmaster gives control of meeting back to Mentor. Mentor calls for a club general evaluation and the Timer’s report, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

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Thursday November 10, 2022 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Presiding Officer Alyssa Tan, CC, CL
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

2022 World Champion of Public Speaking

Cyril Junior Dim, DL5, EC2, won this year’s World Championship of Public Speaking! Check out the Toastmaster magazine article here:

https://is.gd/DbB2cc

Watch the championship speech on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/lvYu29BpenY

First-time guest(s):

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Tammy Bello
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Science Fiction

Timer Open

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Alyssa Tan, CC, CL

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

ANDROID (noun)

1. (in science fiction) a robot with a human appearance.

2. (trademark) an open-source operating system used for smartphones and tablet computers.

The androids on the space station were operated by Android phones.

Body Language Monitor Joseph Esler, DTM

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Frank Fletcher, CC

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Michelle Lebo, EH1

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Adele Fuzaylov

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CC

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM3
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 Tammy Bello
Table Topics Participant 2 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CC
Table Topics Participant 3 Diane Kane, EH2, PM2
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!

Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CC
Evaluator 2 Open

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
Body Language Monitor
Quizmaster
General Evaluator

closing

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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RSVP deadline is past

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Tuesday November 15, 2022 8:00 PM EST to 8:45 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Mentor Joseph Esler, DTM
Opens meeting, explains mentorship program, and introduces meeting roles.

Mentorship Program Description

Announcement(s):

This mentorship workshop is the sixth in our weekly educational series where we share best practices on regular meeting roles.

Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL, is leading the workshop by showing us how to be both a good Grammarian/Ah-Counter. There will be audience participation.

All members and guests of all experience levels are welcome!

First-time guest(s):

Meeting Roles

Timer To Be Announced

Timer Role Description

Presenter Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

closing

Mentor evaluates presentation, calls for Timer’s report, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

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Thursday November 17, 2022 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Presiding Officer Mary Ellen Pataro, PM3
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

Club Officer Training

Second round of Club Officer Training starts next Monday (11/22/22). Officers, be on the lookout for an email from our Club President with more information. Other non-officer members who would like to attend a training session(s), you can find the schedule here: https://district31.org/2022-2023-round2-cot-schedule/

First-time guest(s):

Sandrine Provoost

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Frank Fletcher, CC
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

Giving Thanks

Timer Cat Langmead

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Joseph Esler, DTM

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

beholden  (bĭ-hōl′dən)

adjective

Owing something, such as gratitude, to another; indebted.

Example sentences:

 • “Mentees are beholden to mentors for their mentorship.”

 • “Elon Musk is a man beholden to no one.”

Body Language Monitor Vaishnavi Dhore

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Diane Kane, EH2, PM2

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Daniel Alvarez

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Mary Ellen Pataro, PM3

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CC
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 Michelle Lebo, EH1
Table Topics Participant 2 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1
Table Topics Participant 3 Alyssa Tan, CC, CL
Table Topics Participant 4 Joseph Esler, DTM
Table Topics Participant 5 Sandrine Provoost (guest)
Table Topics Participant 6 Open

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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

Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Om Telang
Evaluator 2 Open

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
Body Language Monitor
Quizmaster
General Evaluator

closing

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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RSVP deadline is past

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Tuesday November 22, 2022 8:00 PM EST to 8:45 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Mentor Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL
Opens meeting, explains mentorship program, and introduces meeting roles.

Mentorship Program Description

Announcement(s):

This mentorship workshop is the seventh in our weekly educational series where we share best practices on regular meeting roles.

Our Vice President of Public Relations, Alyssa Tan, CC, CL, is leading the workshop to show us how to be a good Body Language Montor. There will be audience participation.

All members and guests of all experience levels are welcome!

By the way, we are taking a break from meeting Thursday, November 24th, for Thanksgiving!

“Super Funny Jewish Men” Zoom event happening next Tuesday at 7:30pm.

First-time guest(s):

Meeting Roles

Timer Joseph Esler, DTM

Timer Role Description

Presenter Alyssa Tan, CC, CL

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

closing

Mentor evaluates presentation, calls for Timer’s report, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

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RSVP deadline is past

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Tuesday November 29, 2022 8:30 PM EST to 9:30 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81262144523?pwd=eTExVGJJNEFCczhzS2g1OGNneWtOZz09

Announcement(s):

Quick with one-liners! Precise with physical comedy! Able to tell hilarious stories in a single routine!  Look!  Up on the stage! It’s a funny Jewish man! Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30pm as film historians Irv Slifkin and Lauren Lerman of FilmShul present, “Super Funny Jewish Men”! https://hcrj.org/event/super-funny-jewish-men/

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Thursday December 1, 2022 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (SAME EVERY WEEK)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Presiding Officer Mary Ellen Pataro, PM3
Opens meeting and introduces Toastmaster.

Presiding Officer Role Description

Announcement(s):

First-time guest(s):

Newest member(s):

Meeting Roles

Toastmaster Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CC
Explains theme and introduces supporting roles.

Toastmaster Role Description

Theme:

History of Santa Claus

Timer Alyssa Tan, CC, CL

Timer Role Description

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Adele Fuzaylov

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:

Tradition (noun)

the handing down of information, beliefs, or customs from one generation to another. : a belief or custom handed down by tradition

Body Language Monitor Diane Kane, EH2, PM2

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Krishnam Sharda

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Mary Ellen Pataro, PM3

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Cat Langmead

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Om Telang

Humorist/Inspirationist Role Description

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

Toastmaster introduces presenter(s).

Presenter 1 Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL
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 Mary Ellen Pataro, PM3
Table Topics Participant 2 Diane Kane, EH2, PM2
Table Topics Participant 3 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1
Table Topics Participant 4 Open
Table Topics Participant 5 Adele Fuzaylov
Table Topics Participant 6 Open

Table Topics Participant Role Description

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

Evaluations

Toastmaster introduces evaluator(s).

Evaluator 1 Daniel Alvarez
Evaluator 2 Open

Evaluator Role Description

Reports

Toastmaster calls for reports from supporting roles.

Timer
Grammarian/Ah-Counter
Body Language Monitor
Quizmaster
General Evaluator

closing

Toastmaster makes closing remarks and turns meeting over to Presiding Officer.

Presiding Officer asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

RSVP deadline is past

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Tuesday December 6, 2022 8:00 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 

ZOOM LINK (Same Every Week)

https://harvard.zoom.us/my/tragicomedy

Opening

Mentor:
Alondra Sánchez, CC, CL
Opens meeting, explains mentorship program, and introduces meeting roles.

Mentorship Program Description

Announcement(s):

First-time guest(s):

Meeting Roles

Timer:
Carol Stead, EH4, IP3, PM1, ACB, CC

Timer Role Description

Presenter:
Cat Langmead

Presenter Role Description

Pathways Project Evaluation Forms

closing

Mentor evaluates presentation, calls for Timer’s report, asks first-time guest(s) to share feedback, and adjourns meeting.

Planned Absences – Only displayed for logged in members of this site

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