For the Toastmasters term of 2021/2022 beginning on 1 July 2021, the following 12 District officer roles are open for nomination:
· District Director
· Program Quality Director
· Club Growth Director
· Division Directors for Divisions G, H, K, M, O, R, W, X, Z
More divisions may be formed for the 2021/2022 term and this is subject to the approval of the District Alignment in the District Council Meeting. If more divisions are indeed formed, Division Directors for these new divisions will also be elected during the District Council Meeting.
The nomination timeline is as follows:
25 December 2020: Nomination opens
21 January 2021: Nomination deadline
February 2021: Candidate interviews
By 31 March 2021: Nomination result report
To submit your nomination, please fill in the following forms and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 January 2021
District Leader Agreement and Release Statement Form: <Download here>
District Leader Nominating Form: <Download here>
Candidate Application: <Download here>
District Leader Qualifications & Responsibilities: <Download here>
Candidates Profile: <Download here>
Please also include a recent photograph of yours which will be used in the selection and subsequent announcement process.
All positions must be held by a paid member of an active Toastmasters club. For the responsibilities and qualifications of each elected leadership position, please refer to the District Leader Qualifications and Responsibilities document in our website.
Based on District Administrative Bylaws Article VII and Protocols 9.0 of the Toastmasters Governing Documents, floor candidates for District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director and Division Directors who have completed the evaluation process conducted by the DLC are eligible to run from the floor should the DLC report for the said positions is valid and candidates are nominated by the DLC. That is to say, if you have an intention to run for a position, you must submit your nomination during the nomination period and subsequently undergo the DLC evaluation process. If you have not been nominated by the DLC, you are then eligible to run as a floor candidate during the actual elections. If you have not undergone any evaluation by the DLC, you will not be able to run as a floor candidate, unless the DLC report for the said position is invalid, i.e. no candidate is officially nominated.
Under District Administrative Bylaws Article VII, all eligible floor candidates must declare their intent to run to the District Director at least seven (7) days prior to the elections.
Candidates nominated for one (1) office and not elected to the office may be nominated from the floor for subsequent offices as follows:
· Candidates must have completed the DLC interview process for each office
· Candidates must have declared their intent to run at least seven (7) days prior to the elections, for each office.
· Upon approval of a new Division or new Divisions, candidates who have gone through the DLC interview process, for any Division, are eligible to run from the floor for the new Division or Divisions.
Nominees will be notified when the nomination is received by the DLC. The DLC will check nominees’ qualifications and conduct all necessary assessment with each candidate. The DLC will then evaluate each candidate based on all the information gathered and present the nomination to District Director.
Please also note that current District Executive Committee members (District Trio, Exco, Division and area Directors) shall not take any action to endorse or officially support any District Officer candidate. Advertisements in District publications, such as newsletters, conference programs or no websites by or on behalf of candidates for District office are not permitted.
Only District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director and Division Directors are elected. Administration Manager, Public Relations Manager, Finance Manager and Area Directors will be appointed by the newly elected District Director.
Candidates may not directly contact other members to announce their candidacy. Please read in detail Protocol 9.0 of the Toastmasters Governing Documents to avoid any breach of rules.
International President Richard E. Peck has created a video to help District leader candidates demonstrate the Toastmasters core values for the upcoming campaign season. The tips will help candidates focus on their campaigns and avoid some common missteps.