D65 Annual Business Meeting Information – 2021

Note: As items become available, this post will be updated. Be sure and check back.

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.

You can pre-register by clicking here!

 

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
  • Remembrance
  • Credentials Committee Report
  • Audit Committee Report
  • Committee Assignments
  • DLC Report
  • Election
  • Reports from District Team (2 mins each)
  • Old Business
  • New Business

 

 

 

 

District Leadership 2020 – 2021

District Director
Linda Lathrop, DTM, PDG

lathroplinda@yahoo.com
570-549-3870 

Program Quality Director
Brenda Billups, DTM

billups@frontiernet
585-683-9793

Club Growth Director
Kate Olsen, DTM

klolsen@rochester.rr.com
585-770-4783

Immediate Past District Director
Pam Gorman, DTM

pamgormand65@gmail.com
716-578-0659

Public Relations Manager
ShuHua (Grace) Lu

grace7656@gmail.com
607-684-5990

Administration Manager
Sam Otto

therealsamotto@gmail.com
585-889-9018

Finance Manager
Melissa McDonald

Parliamentarian
John Sleeth

jsleeth@southwindcarpet.com
315-345-5311

Logistics Manager
OPEN

Webmaster
Roger Morehouse, DTM

morehousde2465@gmail.com
607-745-5689

District Leadership Handbook

Let’s Keep Connected

March 24, 2020

My dear fellow Toastmasters and friends,

The pandemic caused by the coronavirus is now affecting all aspects of our personal and professional lives with so many activities on hold. For us, as Toastmasters, this is unsettling and makes us feel isolated. We rely on one another for growth, support, and camaraderie. We have helped one another become stronger leaders, speakers, and team players. Communication is at our core; we thrive on it.

While we are most comfortable fully engaged with in-person meetings and interaction, we are finding it is possible to thrive through our technological connections now. Online meetings, speeches, and chats are giving us purpose and reason to smile with one another, even in this difficult time. Toastmasters was always a laboratory, of sorts, for experimenting and learning, and now it gives us an opportunity to become more creative as we engage online together. We are experiencing our support system, still in place, all around the world.

As your International President, I have been thinking very seriously about our role as Toastmasters, but also about the precautions we must take during these times, especially regarding current and upcoming Toastmasters contests, programs, and events. To see the actions we’ve taken so far, click here.

Rest assured that we are closely monitoring the situation with respect to the 2020 Toastmasters International Convention to be held in Paris, France in August. We are actively working with our partners in Paris and relying on local health and government officials to assess moving forward. We are also following the lead of the world’s most trusted sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will keep you updated on any changes. We want to make the smartest decision, above all, for the health and safety of you and your families.

I encourage you to continue to find ways to connect; emotional wellness is just as important as physical health. The Board of Directors and World Headquarters staff is committed to helping you through these challenging times. While staff is working remotely for the safety of all, they are dedicated to keeping service standards and helping members in any way they can. Please reach out to them here.

Our activities as Toastmasters have certainly shifted, with our primary focus on protecting ourselves, so we can protect the globe. It is my hope and passion that we stay connected and come through stronger, as we endure new challenges, but also find new reasons to be grateful.

Please take care of one another,

Sincerely,

Deepak Menon

Deepak Menon
International President
Toastmasters International
www.toastmasters.org

District Officer Nominations 2018

District Officer Nominations 2018

By Ellen Pieklo, DTM, District Director

Every year, you, as members of District 65, can nominate District Officers to help lead and guide us into the future. This process allows you to help select your leaders and your voice be heard.

Elected officers will lead our district during the next fiscal year starting July 1st, 2018. Any member in good standing of a club in good standing who has met the requirements for the office can be nominated for an office. To qualify for the District Director, Program Quality Director, or Club Growth Director positions, a member must have served as a club president for at least six months.

Our Immediate Past District Director, Sherry Hunt, DTM will be the chair of this committee and will be handling the details. She can be reached by email: sherryhuntDTM@gmail.com

The following District Officer positions will be announced.

1. District Director
2. Program Quality Director (PQD)
3. Club Growth Director (CGD)
4. All Division Directors (currently 5 – A thru E)

In addition, the following District officers are appointed by the incoming District Director:

1. Finance Manager (formerly known as Treasurer)
2. Logistics Manager (formerly known as Sgt. At Arms)
3. Administration Manager (formerly known as Secretary)
4. Parliamentarian
5. All Area Directors (currently there are 23 Areas in District 65)
6. Public Relations Manager

Please check your email for more information related to the nomination and application process.

Here are links to the forms that should be filed if you are interested.

1. District Leader Nominating Form

(https://www.toastmasters.org/Resources/District-Leader-Nominating-Form)

2. Candidate Application

(https://www.toastmasters.org/~/media/7FD991290B8A4167A08E4EF01CF20E26.ashx)

3. Officer Agreement and Release Statement

(https://www.toastmasters.org/Resources/Officer-Agreement-and-Release-Statement)

Fall 2017 Leadership Breakfast and DEC Meeting

District 65 Fall 2017 Leadership Breakfast and DEC Meeting

Click Here for Registration Information

Leadership Breakfast:

  • When: September 9, 2017, 9AM – 12:00 Noon
  • Where: Holiday Inn, Waterloo, NY
  • Who: Club Presidents and VP Education or and/or your designated representative
  • Why: Meet with your current officers and learn about leadership skills to help make your club successful in the 2017-2018 Toastmaster Year
  • Cost: Breakfast is a buffet breakfast and cost is $ 10 per person. You may attend without eating but please let us know in advance.

District 65 DEC officers Meeting:

  • When: September 9, 2017, 12:30PM – 3:00PM following the Breakfast
  • All DEC Officers are requested to attend meeting
  • Cost: Lunch cost is $ 8 per person.

District Council Meeting Documents

District Council Meeting Agenda

District 65 Proxy Form Spring 2016
Member Retention Project – MRP – Worksheet – March 2016
Member Retention Project – Summary Report – March 2016
Report_LeadershipCommittee_20150319-FINAL
Report_AlignmentCommittee_20160319
Procedures Committee Report

Webmaster Report
PRM Report

CGD_Report to the D65_042316
PQD Toastmasters District 65 Meeting_043016

 

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