If you would like to GROW as a Toastmaster/Individual why not nominate yourself or have someone nominate you for the exciting and rewarding role as a District Officer for the Toastmaster year, 2016/17.
(Please see below for descriptions of the different roles available-with prerequisite qualifications necessary for each role.)
Nominations for District Officer Roles for the next Toastmaster year (2016/17) close on Friday 18th March 2016. EARLY APPLICATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED.
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know, please make sure you fully complete and email the following three pieces of information to the Nominating Committee Chair, Rocky Biasi at
3) Evidence of qualifications from the Toastmasters International website – see the bottom of this email for how to do this if you are not sure.
Note: an interview with the District Nominating Committee will be a part of the
application process for some roles.
Late nominations will absolutely not be accepted (unless you stand for nomination from the floor at District Council 21st May 2016) if there is already a candidate for the role.
Any Toastmaster of good standing from a Club of good standing who will not compete in speech contests may nominate from the floor at the District Council Meeting in Adelaide, South Australia on the 21st May provided they have the correct documentation with them.
Please review the following descriptions to ensure you understand what is involved in the roles.
As the district’s chief executive officer, direct the district in a way which fosters
strong clubs; produces maximum growth in education completions, clubs and membership; and be consistent with the interests of members of Toastmasters International. Motivate the district to achieve Distinguished recognition. Achieve the mission of the district in a manner that motivates volunteer leaders and promotes a standard of excellence in all district activities.
At the time of taking office, the district director must have served at least twelve consecutive months as a program quality director or division director or a combination thereof.
PROGRAM QUALITY DIRECTOR
Under the guidance of the district director, strive to have every club and each member reap the benefits of Toastmasters and to have every club become Distinguished. Provides direction and counsel to division directors, area directors, and club officers on the educational opportunities in Toastmasters. Design and conduct successful district training programs, conferences, and other district educational events.
At the time of taking office, the program quality director must have served at least six consecutive months as a club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a Club Growth Director, division director, area director, or a combination thereof.
CLUB GROWTH DIRECTOR
Under guidance of the district director, make the benefits of Toastmasters membership available to greater numbers of people. Plan, develop, implement, and direct district marketing objectives. Develop and direct programs for new club development, club rescue efforts, club membership promotion, and membership retention. Achieve Distinguished District goals for membership and club growth. Promote standards of service to the member and to the club.
At the time of taking office, the club growth director must have served at least six consecutive months as a club president and at least twelve consecutive months as a division director, area director, or a combination thereof.
Achieve the mission of the district within the division, accomplishing district goals in membership building and retention, club extension, and educational accomplishments. Ensure that each club realizes its mission and fulfills its responsibilities to members. Achieve Distinguished Division Program goals and ensure that areas and clubs within the division achieve Distinguished recognition. Serve the division clubs by providing district support and resources through the area directors.
A division director must have served at least six consecutive months as a member of a district council (e.g. club president, vice president education, area director, district secretary, district treasurer).
Provide district contact, support, and assistance to the club so that it may achieve the club mission and fulfill its responsibilities to 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.
At the time of taking office, an area director should have served as a member of a district council (e.g., club president, vice president education, or district officer).
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER
Work under the direction of the district director. Help maintain communication between the district and its members and work to increase public awareness of Toastmasters International through the media. Prepare a public relations program designed to achieve goals for membership growth, club growth, and educational achievements in clubs and achievement in the Distinguished Club Program. Promote District Conferences and leadership training opportunities within the district.
At the time of taking office, the public relations manager serves in a staff position under the direction of the district director, and should possess experience in and core understanding of public relations.
The following positions are appointed by the district director:
Establish and maintain effective fiscal management of the district. Promote the growth of Toastmasters by providing sound fiscal guidance to the district. Produce monthly reports reflecting the district’s financial status, and ensure that expenditures remain within the budget approved by the district council. Ensure that the district maintains the financial controls established by Toastmasters International.
At the time of taking office, the finance manager should have accounting experience and understand basic bookkeeping practices.
Help the district function effectively and achieve its mission by recording and
maintaining accurate minutes of district council, executive committee, and other meetings. Serve as upholder of the District Administrative Bylaws and policies.
At the time of taking office, the administration manager should be a reliable, prompt, well-organised Toastmaster who can accurately record meeting actions, has access to a personal computer and is able to reproduce materials.
To get YOUR CREDENTIALS from the Toastmasters International Website, simply:
• Click Login at the top of the Toastmasters International home page
• If you do not know your username, it is an eight (8) digit number which you can find above your name and address on the plastic covers over the Toastmasters magazines that are sent out monthly. Otherwise click on the ‘forgot your password’ link, follow the steps in the next point and they will give you your username on the screen before they send your password to the email address.
• If you have forgotten your password or have not logged in before, click on the Forgot your password link to create your password. Enter your email address and click Submit. Please make sure it is the same email address your Club Offices will have entered when you became a member.
• You will receive an email with your new password.
• Once you have logged in successfully, click on the Welcome, <your name> (e.g. Welcome, Rocky for me) link at the top right menu bar on this page.
• This page will have your membership information on it. Scroll down and click on the large “OFFICES HELD” button.
• Either print to PDF, print and then scan the printout, or use the printscreen and save function so that you can save and email this official record along with your District Leader Nominating Form and Officer Agreement and Release Form to
The District Nominating Committee looks forward to receiving applications and queries from anyone interested so we can again build a strong District Management Team for our members.
District Nominating Committee Chair
District 73, Toastmasters International