District 91 Alignment Update – by Paul Walsh

Alignment – What it is

Alignment is when districts review and amend, if necessary the alignment of the clubs, areas, and divisions within their boundaries.

This provides us with the structure and the capacity for our district to grow and for District Leaders, – Area Directors, Division Directors and the District Leadership Team – to best serve our Clubs and Members.

There are 4 – 6 clubs per area and clubs are assigned to areas:

  • so that they are in geographical proximity to other clubs;
  • so that there is ease of (Area Director ) support and management;
  • based on current club strength;
  • where there is potential for club growth.
Forms of Alignment

Alignment takes several forms, dependent upon its scale – it may be:

  • moving a club from one area or division to another as it has relocated;
  • splitting an area into 2, as it has more than 6 clubs;
  • splitting a division into 2 or more, as it is more than 6 areas which are at or near capacity of 6 clubs per area.
The Benefit of Alignment

a key benefit is providing a structure for growth – This happened 2 years ago, when Division J, which at the time covered the district from just west of the M25 to South Wales and South West of England was aligned into Divisions A and J.

District Alignment Proposal 2018/2019 (Proposal)

This year’s alignment is “Incremental”. It is proposed that some clubs are aligned within areas and some areas are being aligned within the current Divisional boundaries in accordance with the guidelines above. The Proposal was presented to the District Executive Committee and was amended following feedback. It is now at consultation stage until 12th April and is below, preceded by the timetable for alignment.

Click on this link for further information on alignment and the current proposals, and clink this link for even more details, club by club.

You can post any comments you may have below or email me.

Paul Walsh

Chair District 91 Alignment Committee

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