Call for Nominations for the 2018-2019 Toastmaster Year

Here are opportunities to learn, serve, and enjoy the Toastmaster experience beyond your club. At the spring 2018 District Conference, we will elect our 5 division and 3 district leaders for the July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 Toastmaster year. Thereafter, the incoming district director will appoint 24 positions. Nominations are requested by March 1, 2018.

Below the position descriptions you will find an Electronic Nomination Form that you may use to nominate a potential district officer for 2018. Your nomination will be automatically sent to the district nomination committee, as well as to the nominee and a nominations report will automatically be generated and made available to the nomination committee.

You may also submit a hardcopy of a Nomination Form Nominations submitted by hardcopy will not be included in the automatically generated nomination report.

Nominated Toastmasters will be contacted by the District Leadership Committee (DLC) to determine if they meet the qualifications, understand the position, are willing to serve, and submit a Officer Agreement and Release Form. Review the positions below for a brief description of what is involved, or review the District Leader Handbook

Serving in one of these positions is a wonderful learning opportunity. You serve the Toastmasters in an area, division, or the entire District 15. Area and division directors do not have to live in the area or division in which they serve.

Note that to become a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) you have to serve in one of these positions. This is true in either the current or new Toastmaster Pathways education program.

Those nominated for elected positions will be notified of whether they are being recommended as candidates by the District Leadership Committee by April 8. Those nominated for appointed positions will be notified by the incoming District Director, sometime after the spring conference elections.

There are eight elected positions:

Nominations are open until March 1, 2018 for district officer positions.

Below the position descriptions you will find a nomination form that you may use to nominate a potential district officer for 2018. Your nomination will be sent to the district nomination committee, as well as to the nominee.

District Director

As the district’s chief executive officer, the district director directs the district in a way that fosters strong clubs; produces maximum growth in educational completions, clubs and membership; and is consistent with the interests of the members of Toastmasters International. The director achieves the mission of the district in a manner that motivates volunteer leaders and promotes a standard of excellence in all district activities. This is an elected position.

Qualifications: At the time of taking office, the district director shall have served at least six(6) consecutive months as a club president and at least twelve(12) consecutive months as program quality director, club growth director or division director or a combination thereof.

Program Quality Director

Under the guidance of the district director the program quality director strives to have every club and each member reap the benefits of the Toastmasters educational program and become a Distinguished Club. The Program Quality Director provides direction and counsel to division directors, area directors and club officers on the educational opportunities in Toastmasters, and is responsible for the design and conduct of successful district training programs, conferences and other district educational events. This is an elected position.

Qualifications: At the time of taking office, the program quality director shall have served at least six(6) consecutive months as a club president and at least twelve(12) consecutive months as a program quality director, club growth director or division director or an area director or a combination thereof.

Club Growth Director

Under guidance of the district director, the Club Growth Director makes the benefits of Toastmasters membership available to greater numbers of people. The Club Growth Director plans, develops, implements and directs district marketing efforts, club membership promotion, and membership retention. Achieve Distinguished District goals for membership and club growth. Promote standards of service to the member and the club. short-term and long-term district marketing objectives, and develops and directs programs for new club development, club rescue efforts, club membership promotion and membership retention. The Club Growth Director promotes high standards of service to the member and to the club.

Qualifications: At the time of taking office, the Club Growth Director shall have served at least six(6) consecutive months as a club president and at least twelve(12) consecutive months as program quality director, a club growth director or division director, area director or a combination thereof.

Division Director

The division director strives to achieve the mission of the district within the division, accomplishing district goals in membership building and retention, club extension, and educational accomplishments. He or she ensures that each club realizes its mission and fulfills its responsibilities to its members. Achieve Distinguished Division Program goals and ensure that areas and clubs within division. Serve the division clubs by providing district support and resources through the area directors.

Qualifications: At the time of taking office, the division director shall have served at least six(6) consecutive months as a member of a district council. The district council includes all the positions listed in this call for nominations, which comprise the district executive committee, plus club presidents and club vice presidents of education.

Area Director

The area director provides district contact, support and assistance to each club so that it may achieve the club mission and fulfill its responsibilities to club members. Help clubs by keeping in regular contact with club presidents in the area and by visiting each club at least twice during the year. Achieve distinguished area program goals and ensure that each area club is distinguished. This is an appointed position.

Qualifications: At the time of taking office, insofar as practicable, the area director should have served at least six(6) consecutive months as a member of a district council. The district council includes all the positions listed in this call for nominations, which comprise the district executive committee, plus club presidents and vice presidents of education.

District Public Relations Manager

The public relations manager works under the direction of the district director. Helps maintain communication between the district and its members and works to increase public awareness of Toastmasters through the media. Prepares a public relations program designed to achieve goals for membership growth, club growth, and educational achievements in clubs and achievements in the Distinguished Club Program. Promotes district conferences and leadership training opportunities within the district. This is an appointed position.

Qualifications: At the time of taking office the public relations manager should possess experience in and core understanding of public relations.

District Administration Manager

The district administrative manager helps the district function effectively and achieve its mission by recording and maintaining accurate minutes of district council, executive committee, and other meetings. Serves as upholder of the district administrative bylaws and policies. This is an appointed position.

Qualifications: At the time of taking office, the administration manager should be a reliable, prompt, well-organized Toastmaster who can accurately record meeting actions, has access to a personal computer and is able to reproduce materials.

District Finance Manager

The District Finance Manager establishes and maintains effective fiscal management of the district. The Finance Manager promotes the growth of Toastmasters by providing sound financial guidance to the district.' The Finance Manager produces monthly reports reflecting the District's financial status,and ensure that expenditures remain within the budget approved by the district council. Ensures that the district maintains the financial controls established by Toastmasters International. This is an appointed position.

Qualifications: At the time of taking office the finance manager should have accounting experience and understand basic bookkeeping practices.