Of The Year Awards – 2018

District 65 – Of The Year Awards

Beginning June 1, 2018, District 65 will be accepting nominations for the annual awards: Toastmasters of the Year; Area Director of the Year; Division Director of the Year; and Area Director of the Year. The district has the option of awarding the Phoenix Club of the Year Award. District 65 will open nominations so that clubs rising out of the ashes may be recognized, where a club may not have been observed at the District Trio level.

The descriptions of these awards and nomination forms are contained below. The forms will also be placed on the web site for easy access.

Please remember that all forms must be received by June 30, 2018. Please submit to d65trio@gmail.com

District 65 Annual Awards

The recipients of the “Of the Year” awards will be selected by immediate past Trio of officers, chaired by the district director, who served during the year for which the awards are being made (The Immediate Past District Director, as of July 1). The committee may include as many members as the chair deems necessary. Area directors who served during the year for which the awards are being selected will not be members of the committee to select Area Director of the Year. Area directors and division directors who served during the year for which the awards are being selected will not be members of the committee to select Division Director of the Year. The selection committee will select the recipients of the Toastmaster of the Year, the Area Director of the Year, the Division Director of the Year, and the Phoenix Club of the Year, which may be given at the discretion of the district director awards. The of the year awards will be awarded at the annual fall Leadership Breakfast. The awards include:

Toastmaster of the Year Award: This “Toastmaster of the Year Award” will be based upon the form provided in Appendix E of this document and other criteria as deemed appropriate by the selection committee, which will consist of the District Trio. Each member in good standing, other than voting members of the executive committee, (area director and above) is eligible to participate in the contest each year, regardless of their length of membership. The district should encourage the clubs to participate in the Toastmaster of the Year Award at club level. A similar award is encouraged at area and division levels. At all levels, the award is to be based on Toastmaster activities performed during the current Toastmaster year (July 1st to June 30th). For the District Toastmaster of the Year award, the deadline for submitting the forms to the district director is June 30th of the year being considered. Members are encouraged to submit the application form on his or her behalf, or on behalf of another member. Area directors will ensure that each club has a copy of the application form. A comprehensive list of past recipients of this award should be kept in the district historical records. Typically, the award is given to a member not serving in a District Leadership role.

Click Here to Download a Nomination Form – Toastmaster OTY

 

Area Director of the Year Award: The “Area Director of the Year Award” will be based upon the form shown and responsibilities contained in the District Leadership Handbook, as well as other criteria as deemed appropriate by the district director who shall chair the Trio selection committee. The deadline for submitting the forms to the district director is June 30th of the year being considered. A comprehensive list of past recipients of this Award should be kept in the district historical records.

Click Here to Download a Nomination Form – Area Director OTY

Division Director of the Year Award: The “Division Director of the Year Award” will be based on the form shown and responsibilities contained in the District Leadership Handbook, as well as other criteria as deemed appropriate by the district director who shall chair the Trio selection committee. The deadline for submitting the forms to the district director is June 30th of the year being considered. A comprehensive list of past recipients of this Award should be kept in the district historical records.

Click Here to Download a Nomination Form – Division Director OTY

Phoenix Club of the Year Award: The “Phoenix Club of the Year Award” may be given at the discretion of the district director to the club, which magnificently rises up from the ashes of low membership and morale during the district year to charter strength. The deadline for executive committee members to submit nominations to the district director is June 30th of the current district year. A list of the past recipients of this award should be kept in the district historical records.

District Officers Can Send their Nomination To Our District Director – Ellen Pieklo, DTM – email:  ellen.o.pieklo@gmail.com

 

Business Council Meeting 4-21-2018

District 65 Business Council Meeting

During the business council meeting on April 21st, 2018 in Binghamton, NY, elections were conducted, alignments were reviewed, and prior minutes approved for the District Council. To view these documents, use the following link: https://tmdistrict65.org/spring-2018-conference/2018-business-meeting/.

Changes include:

  • – Minutes of the business council meeting
  • – Updates to the November business council minutes
  • – Updates to the club alignments, based upon the new clubs coming into the district.

What do you need to do? Please review the Business Council Minutes. During the fall council meeting, there will be a vote to approve these minutes. We need your help to ensure accuracy of our facts. Please send any recommended changes to our District 65 Director, Ellen Pieklo at elleno@rochester.rr.com before June 30, 2018.

We hope you enjoyed the business meeting and an opportunity to learn about district business and your ability to be part of management of our district.

Thanks to all who attended.

Your District Trio,

Ellen, Lillian, & Keith

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)

Proxy Voting

We Need Your Proxy

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by Ellen Pieklo, DTM – District 65 Director

Don’t let your club’s vote go to waste. If you are a club president or Club Secretary, your voice needs to be heard. Every club receives 2 votes at the International Convention – Annual Business Meeting. Please follow the steps below.

The Annual Business Meeting will be held on August 26 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Your voice is important, and you have a significant role to play in this process. Start by learning about the candidates and proposed amendments. At your next club meeting, discuss which candidates best meet the future needs of Toastmasters International and which proposals you are in agreement with. Make it official with a vote to determine how the club’s votes will be cast.

If no one in your club is planning to attend the meeting, you may designate a proxyholder to cast the club’s votes. Proxyholders are required to vote in the manner a club designates; if a voting preference is not designated, the proxyholder may vote in their own best interest.

NOTE: The club president and secretary must assign the club votes. If the votes are not assigned, they cannot be cast. Votes must be assigned even if you are assigning the votes to yourself.

To assign the club votes, go to www.toastmasters.org/clubcentral, log in, choose the club(s) you are assigning proxies for and click on Club Proxy. If you have any questions about the voting process, please email proxyinfo@toastmasters.org.

  • Step 1: Learn about candidates and proposed amendments
  • Step 2: Visit Club Central, log in and click Club Proxy.
  • Step 3: Vote and electronically sign your name at the bottom of the page.
  • Step 4: Thank you – You have helped your Club and District.