Tragicomedy Toastmasters Meeting

Thursday October 20, 2022 8:00 PM EDT to 9:00 PM EDT



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

Presiding Officer Role Description


Disciplinary Actions

Lisa Wheeler and Kunal Vaishnav have been removed from our club for level-three Toastmasters ethics and conduct violations. We have a zero-tolerance policy for “Any action—verbal, physical, or electronic—that belittles, harasses, bullies, is unwelcome or disrespectful” (p. 11):

First-time guest(s):

1. Amanda Kako
2. Sweta Jha

Newest member(s):

Mónica Cortés Pereda, EC2

Meeting Roles

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

Toastmaster Role Description


The winning season

Timer Vaishnavi Dhore

Timer Role Description

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

Grammarian/Ah-Counter Role Description

Word of the Day:



com·​pe·​ti·​tion |   ˌkäm-pə-ˈti-shən   

Definition of competition


1the act or process of competing RIVALRY: such as
athe effort of two or more parties acting independently to secure the business of a third party by offering the most favorable termscontractors in competition for the contract to build the new school
bactive demand by two or more organisms or kinds of organisms for some environmental resource in short supplythe interspecies competition for food
2a contest between rivalsa gymnastics competitionalso  one’s competitorsfaced tough competition

Body Language Monitor Daniel Alvarez

Body Language Monitor Role Description

Quizmaster Mónica Cortés Pereda, EC2

Quizmaster Role Description

General Evaluator Alyssa Tan, CC, CL

General Evaluator Role Description

Table Topicsmaster Mary Ellen Pataro, PM3

Table Topicsmaster Role Description

Humorist/Inspirationist Krishnam Sharda

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 Lindsay Biren, PM2

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 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1
Table Topics Participant 2 Krishnam Sharda
Table Topics Participant 3 Open
Table Topics Participant 4 Alyssa Tan, CC, CL
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 Lisa Hunt, DL5, SR5, IP3, TC1

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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