District 91 Council – Committee

Note from District Administration Manager, Paul Rhys-Taylor

District Elections

Paul Rhys-Taylor
District Administration Manager

District leader elections are held at District Councils’ annual meetings at District Conferences worldwide between March 15 and June 1. Rules exist within Toastmasters International (TMI) to ensure that these elections are conducted fairly, and without prejudice. Read More

Council Meeting 5th November 2016

The next District Council Meeting will be held on

Saturday 5 November at 2pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Woking, Victoria Way, GU21 8EW.

Members of the District 91 District Council are Club Presidents, Club Vice Presidents Education, Area Directors, Division Directors and District Leadership Team members.

Proxy voting: In order for our District Council to conduct business, there needs to be a quorum of one third of all Club Presidents and Vice Presidents Education (VPEs). Therefore, it is essential that each President or VPE either attends the meeting in person or appoints a member in good standing from their club to carry their vote (a proxy), so that your club can have its voice heard in the running of our District. If you are sending a proxy, please fill in the PROXY FORM and give it to the person you want to carry your vote. Note that other District Council members cannot send a proxy, only club Presidents and VPEs.

Registration: All voters for the District Council Meeting must register at the Credentials Desk at the Conference in advance of the Council Meeting. Registration will close at 13:15 on Saturday 5 November. If you are carrying a proxy vote, you must present the signed Proxy Form to the Credentials Desk in order to collect your vote. If you have not registered by the close of Registration you will NOT be able to vote.

For members of the District Executive Committee you are invited to attend the DEC Meeting and dinner being held at 7:30pm on Friday 4 November at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Woking, Victoria Way, GU21 8EW.

Agenda:

1. Call to Order / Welcome
District Mission, Introductions, Apologies, Moment of Reflection, Procedure
2. Adoption of Agenda
3. Credentials Committee Report and Appointment of Tellers
4. Acceptance of Minutes of Previous Council Meeting
5. Confirmation of Appointments
6. Audit and Finance Manager’s Report
7. Division Directors Reports
8. District Leadership Team Reports
9. Revitalised Education Programme Report
10. Toastmasters International Update
11. Bids for District Conferences
12. New Business – Motions
13. Any Other Business
14. Announcements and Adjournment

Final results for the Toastmasters Year

Dear Members and Friends of District 91

It is my pleasure and honour to let you know I have received a call from International President Jim Kokocki in CCongratulations!anada. He congratulated all of us in District 91 on our achievement in coming fourth in the world out of almost 100 Districts, a President’s Distinguished District. So well done all!

It is a testament to our leaders and members all across our clubs, areas and divisions. We have used our heads, our hearts and our efforts to grow and be strong.

I would like to highlight just a few examples of the achievements from 15 16.

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A Message from District Director Vanessa King, DTM

Vanessa King District Director

Vanessa King
District Director

Happy New Toastmasters Year!

New Years are typically a time of celebration, appreciation and of looking forward to the year to come.

We have so much to celebrate in our District. At the time of writing, we celebrate achieving President Distinguished District and being very high in worldwide rankings for club growth, distinguished clubs and clubs with more than 20 members. All those numbers are wonderful, but what they mean is truly spectacular. Read More

Minutes of May Council and District Executive Committee

Here are the minutes of the May 2016 District Council and District Executive Committee.

Council Meeting Minutes 7 May 2016

DEC Meeting Minutes 6 May 2016

District Executive Committee – Agenda for 6 May 2016 Meeting

Please note the change of time for the start of the meeting.

The Agenda

 

 

DEC Meeting Minutes – 20 March 2016

Here are the minutes of the District Executive Committee meeting held on 20 March in Slough.

The Club and Membership Eligibility information is provided to address an action point.

Club and Membership Policy page 1Club and Membership Policy page 2

 

District 91 Candidates for 2016/17

District 91 Candidates for 2016/17

The District Leadership Committee has approved the following people as suitable for the following elected roles for 2016/17:

Please note that two candidates, Dorothea Stuart and Doug New, have withdrawn their candidacy since the report was provided.

District Trio

Candidate Role
Vanessa King District Director
George Chiesa Club Growth Director
Andy Hammond Club Growth Director
Graeme Phillips Club Growth Director

Division Directors

Candidate Division (realignment proposal) Division (as is)
Steve Birch A [J (South)] J
Florian Bay B B
Dudley Flynn C [Central London] K
Gordon Piggott H H
Nick Bailey J [J (North)] H
John Christie J [J (North)] J
Rick Cooper J [J (North)] J
Wole Ososami K K
Peter Varholak K K
Steve Brewer L L

Floor Candidates

Candidate Role
Andy O’Sullivan Program Quality Director

Candidates who are running from the floor may also have their information displayed on candidates corner.  Please send your information to Administration Manager Helena Brewer.

 

District Council Meeting 2nd Notice

Dear District Council Member,

Notice: District Council Meeting

You are invited to attend the District Council Meeting on Saturday 7 May at 11:00 the Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ.

Members of the District 91 District Council are Club Presidents, Club Vice Presidents Education, Area Directors, Division Directors and District Leadership Team members.

Proxy voting: In order for our District Council to conduct business, there needs to be a quorum of a third of all Club Presidents and Vice Presidents Education (VPEs). Therefore, it is really important that each President or VPE either attends or looks for a member in good standing from their club to carry their vote (a proxy). If you are sending a proxy, and send/give it to the person you want to carry your vote. Note that other District Council members cannot send a proxy, just club Presidents and VPEs. Proxy-Form-May-2016

If you cannot make the meeting, please send in any apologies, by close of Wednesday 4 May 2016.

Registration: All voters for the District Council Meeting must register with the Parliamentarian at the Conference in advance of the District Council Meeting in order to get credit for their vote. Registration will close at 10:30 sharp on the morning of the District Council Meeting.

Let club members know that if they want to attend the District Council Meeting, there is no fee and they can do so without purchasing a conference package.

At the District Council Meeting we remember those members that have passed away, please email Helena Brewer with their names by Thursday 5 May.

District Realignment Proposals 2016/2017: The information relating to the District Realignment is available on the District 91 website.

District Council Meeting supporting information:-

Agenda

Finance Report

District Realignment Summary and District Realignment Proposals 2016/2017

The Conference: The Londinium Conference is being held at The Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ, on 7 – 8 May. The conference has workshops for delegates to attend, key note speakers; David Taylor author of ‘The Naked Leader’ and Mohammad Qahtani current Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking, plus the District finals of the International Speech and the Evaluation contests. Secure your place at the Conference by booking.

Look forward to seeing you all in London.

Helena Brewer

District 91 Administration Manager

District Council Meeting First Notice

Dear District Council Member,

The next District Council Meeting will be held on Saturday 7 May at 11:00am at The Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Coopers Row, London EC3N 2BQ.

Members of the District 91 District Council are Club Presidents, Club Vice Presidents Education, Area Directors, Division Directors and District Leadership Team members.

Motions: Any motions should be sent by Monday 4 April to me at helena@redberrymedialtd.com or 4 Windsor House, Chairmakers Close, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9BY.

Proxy voting: In order for our District Council to conduct business, there needs to be a quorum of a third of all Club Presidents and Vice Presidents Education (VPEs). Therefore, it is really important that each President or VPE either attends or looks for a member in good standing from their club to carry their vote (a proxy). If you are sending a proxy, please fill in the form attached to this message and give it to the person you want to carry your vote. Note that other District Council members cannot send a proxy, just club Presidents and VPEs.

Proxy Form

Registration: All voters for the District Council Meeting must register with the Parliamentarian at the Conference in advance of the Council Meeting in order to get credit for their vote. Registration will close at 10:30am on Saturday 7 May.

The Conference: This meeting is one of the key items on the programme for the District’s Londinuim Conference in London. To find out more about the conference, including how to register, http://d91toastmasters.org.uk/conference/

For members of the District Executive Committee you are invited to attend DEC meeting and dinner being held at 7:30pm on Friday 6 May at the Grange City Hotel.

See you in London.

Helena Brewer
District 91 Administration Manager