D65 Annual Business Meeting Information – 2021

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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.

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 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.