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District Executive Committee 03 May 2019

The District Executive Committee met on the 03 May 2018

Here are the key documents and presentations from the day:

DEC Agenda 03 May 2019

DEC Meeting Minutes 03 May 2019

DEC Presentation 03 May 19

District Alignment Committee Report 4 May 2019

The District Alignment Committee Report was presented at the District Council meeting held on 4 May 2019

Below are links to documentation presented:

District 91 Alignment Report

District 91 Alignment Committee Full Report May 2019

Yukitaka Matsuda – Candidate for Division Director

Yukitaka Matsuda – Candidate for Division Director

Why are you running for this District Leadership Role? Why now?

What is your vision for the role?

How will you go about achieving this vision?

How do you plan to achieve Distinguished status?

What is the greatest challenge you may face as District Leader?

How will you work with others to achieve success?

Beauty Zindi – Candidate for Division Director

Beauty Zindi – Candidate for Division Director

Why are you running for this District Leadership Role? Why now?

I have gained a lot of experience in my various leadership roles inside and outside of Toastmasters. Division Director is a natural step forward in my personal development journey
within Toastmasters, as well as a great opportunity to serve an organisation whose values and mission I truly believe change lives.

What is your vision for the role?

My vision of the Division Director role is threefold:
i) Work harmoniously with all the Area Directors under my supervision, giving them all the support I possibly can in their service to Clubs.
ii) Work as an efficient and effective bridge between the District Leadership Team and the Area Directors so that initiatives coming from the DLT filter down to Clubs, as well as communicating feedback from Areas to the DLT.
iii) Encourage cooperation between clubs, via the Area Directors, so that stronger clubs can support weaker ones to enable all members who want to flourish to do so.

How will you go about achieving this vision?

I believe that the key ingredient to success in an organisation such as ours is building relationships. When people feel valued and supported they can accomplish much. It is my intention to get to know all my Area Directors, their challenges and visions, and to give them the support they need to help their clubs.

How do you plan to achieve Distinguished status?

My aim will be to have a clear Division Success Plan agreed with all Area Directors. This will keep us focused on the actions we need to take, with clear accountability for actions. I will ensure that we all understand the performance measures established by Toastmasters International HQ and most importantly communicate the fact that these measures reflect how
well our members are doing and are not just measures for measurement’s sake. My aim would be to come up with a plan for achieving President’s Distinguished Division.

What is the greatest challenge you may face as District Leader?

Inspiring my team to balance their time commitments by having a plan which focuses on agreed priorities

How will you work with others to achieve success?

i) Listen to my team to get their input and feedback
ii) Communicate in a streamlined fashion to avoid information overload while staying
focused on the key objectives
iii) Lead by example as I always strive to do.

Liang T Li – Candidate for Division Director

Liang T Li – Candidate for Division Director

Why are you running for this District Leadership Role? Why now?

The journey of thousand miles begins with one step.

 I believe taking the challenge step by step can help me to become a better me. I also like seeing other people become better themselves.  Therefore I choose to take a further challenge to run for District Leadership Role.  I’ve started my Toastmaster Leadership Journey on since the Club VPE in MLP London Bridge Speakers from Jun 2016, which is my second year of Toastmasters membership. Then I was lucky to be elected to be Club President for 2016-2017 and Area Director for 2017-2018. Every leadership role in Toastmasters bring my different challenges, and perspectives of perceiving things. Although it takes time and energy to deal with those challenges and unexpected issue, the feeling of achievement of being able to resolve problems and helping others is extraordinary.

Why now=> The first step to getting somewhere is to decide you’re not staying where you are.

“If not now, then when? If not me, then who? “

What is your vision for the role?

Lead and support the Division by supervising and supporting Area Directors to explore their potential and achieve goals.

How will you go about achieving this vision?

Plan it early and ensure every Area Directors get involved.

Communicate with Area Director monthly and find out if they need any help.

Being supportive and give them space to be a leader.

Encourage and then appreciate Area Directors and other helpers commitment.

How do you plan to achieve Distinguished status?

Monitor the clubs with unhealthy status (i.e. less than 20 members) and discuss with Area Director to generate plan to save the club.

Encourage every Area Director to create a new club and brainstorm the leads.

Build consensus with Area Director that it’s possible for every club to become president distinguished club as long as they plan it early and ensure the action is taken.

What is the greatest challenge you may face as District Leader?

Perhaps there might be Area Directors are not active and not committed their roles.

How will you work with others to achieve success?

Creativity, Patience, Encouragement, and Appreciation.