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The District 65 Annual Business Council Meeting will be held this Saturday, April 24th beginning at 9:00AM.
All members of District 65 are invited to attend, but most importantly, the District Council – consisting of the District Executive Committee and ALL Club Presidents and Vice Presidents of Education.
The District Council will be voting on important District business – namely the election of the 2021-2022 District 65 Leadership Team. As per Toastmasters International, Proxies for virtual meetings are not permitted, and the President and Vice President of Education must cast their own vote. District Executive Committee members are entitled to one (1) vote and may cast up to two (2) additional votes as a Club President and/or Vice President Education.
In order for a smooth credentialing process, all attendees MUST pre-register for this meeting no later than NOON on Friday, 4/22. Once registered, you will receive an email notification with a link to the meeting itself. This will confirm your registration.
Nominees for the 2021-2022 District Leader Team are as follows:
District Director – Brenda Billups, DTM (unopposed)
Program Quality Director – Kate Olsen, DTM PDG (unopposed)
Club Growth Director – Samuel Otto, DTM and Martin Johnston, DTM
Division A Director – Ned Lindstrom, DTM (unopposed)
Division B Director – Judy Britton (unopposed)
Division C Director – Martha Hope and Betty Brewer Johnson, DTM
Division D Director – Gloria Gibbon, DTM (unopposed)
Division D Director – Keith Flint (unopposed)
Note: There were no nominations from the floor and all candidates were vetted by the 2022 District Leadership Committee.
All candidates participated in a Candidates Showcase on Sunday, April 18th. You can view the recording here: 2022 Candidates Showcase
Another item of business that will be voted on is the Proposed District Realignment for 2021-2022. Click Alignment Committee Report to review in advance.
A rough agenda is below:
- Call to Order
- Reading of District Mission
- Credentials Committee Report
- Audit Committee Report
- Committee Assignments
- DLC Report
- Reports from District Team (2 mins each)
- Old Business
- New Business
The District Leadership Committee announces the Candidates for the 2020-2021 Toastmasters year. Please see full report below.
IMPORTANT: Eligible floor candidates shall declare their intent to run in writing to the DLC Chair after the DLC report has been published and at least one (1) week prior to the annual District Council meeting.
Voting for your next District team will happen at the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM. District Council Members include the current District Officers and all Club Presidents and Vice Presidents of Education. Information and registration for the meeting will be sent out soon.
This year we will host our Annual District Conference – virtually – April 23-25!
Our Special Guest and Keynote Speaker will be Distinguished Toastmaster, Deepak Menon, Immediate Past International President.
Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for the exciting details coming soon. This will also be the weekend of our District Contests.
Humorous Speech Contest • Friday, April 23rd at 6:00 PM
International Speech Contest • Saturday, April 24th, Time TBA
Linda Lathrop, DTM, PDG
Program Quality Director
Brenda Billups, DTM
Club Growth Director
Kate Olsen, DTM, PDG
Division A Director
Area 11 John Bellomo firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 12 Bob Patterson email@example.com
Area 13 Martin Schwab firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 14 Peter Ralyea email@example.com
Area 16 Adam Hammer firstname.lastname@example.org
Division B Director
Area 21 Judy Britton email@example.com
Area 22 Cindy Lapoff firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 23 Richard Poydock email@example.com
Area 24 open
Division C Director
Ray Mulgrew, DTM
Area 31 Jean Pryor firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 32 Keenan Glover email@example.com
Area 33 Arlene Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 34 Bruce McLellan email@example.com
Division D Director
Claire Warren Ginnan
Area 41 Pamela Ameigh firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 42 Laura Morehouse email@example.com
Area 44 Antonia McMullan firstname.lastname@example.org
Division E Director Monica VanAuken email@example.com
INCENTIVES 2020–2021 CLUB GROWTH
Clubs that hold an Open House can receive a two-part Reward.
Toastmasters International is offering a FRESCATH to members who pay their October
dues by December 31, 2020. This does not apply to new members.
Part One – Receive a $25 TI Store gift certificate just for holding an Open House.
CLUB COACHES are needed. Please contact Club Growth Director Kate Olsen, DTM firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Part Two Receive another $25 TI Store Gift Certificate for converting two (2) Open House guests to members within 30 days of your Open House. New member names must be provided to the Club Growth Director Kate Olsen, DTM email@example.com for verification by June 1, 2021. These new members must be NEW members and not included in any other incentive. This incentive can be used (two) times during the Toastmaster year.
All other questions may be directed to District Director Linda Lathrop, DTM firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Bird – Clubs achieving Distinguished or better by April 1, 2021 will earn a $50 TI store gift certificate
Triple Crown All Toastmasters who complete a minimum of three (3) levels in their respective path by the end of the current district year June 30, 2021 will receive a Triple Crown Pin.