Your club has an important vote to cast during the Annual Business Meeting at the Toastmasters International Convention. Clubs will vote to elect the international officers and directors to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors as well as vote on Proposals for the amendment to the Bylaws of Toastmasters International.
As provided in the Bylaws of Toastmasters International, Article X, Section 1, a Toastmasters club in good standing is entitled to two votes at the Annual Business Meeting. To make your club’s vote count, assign your proxy and cast your votes in one of three ways:
NOTE: The club president or secretary must assign the club votes. If the votes are not assigned, they cannot be cast. Votes must be assigned even if you are assigning the votes to yourself.
You can assign them to District Director Pedro Casillas
To assign the club votes, go to www.toastmasters.org/clubcentral, log in, choose the club(s) you are assigning proxies for and click on Assign/Delegate International Election Club Proxy.
Once your club proxy is assigned, please advise the proxyholder to do the following:
Your club has an important vote to cast during the Annual Business Meeting at the Toastmasters International Convention. Clubs will vote to elect the international officers and directors to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors as well as vote on Proposals for the amendment to the Bylaws of Toastmasters International. Read More
I hope your 2016-17 year of membership in District 91 was an exciting, enjoyable year of learning and development for you. I hope you have shared your learning with others and invited friends and colleagues to your club. I hope you have had many opportunities to stretch yourself, to discover something about yourself that you didn’t know you had within you. I hope your club has given you a safe place to take risks and try new things and I hope you have given back to your club in equal measure.
I was very proud to receive this letter of congratulations (on the left) from International President Mike Storkey and Toastmasters CEO Dan Rex, on behalf of all our wonderful leaders who have worked so hard for the benefit of our members.
David Jones, District 91 Table Topics Champion, 2015 Interview
I’m a Toastmasters contest virgin. Yes, I’ve entered club contests and I’ve even been to a division contest, but I’ve never made it to the big one, the district conference never-mind the International Convention. So, the Road to Vancouver (twitter hashtag #road2vancouver) was my first opportunity to see a district champion present their winning International Speech. But amazingly, not only did I get to see one district champion, but four. And I was spoilt even further, as each speaker was evaluated by five previous district champions.
Ralph Smedley set up Toastmasters in 1924, see the vintage footage of Ralph below. Each year we hold a membership building contest in his honour – the Smedley Award.
Just gain 5 new members between 01 August and 30 September to receive a club ribbon and a 10% discount code for Toastmasters merchandise. More importantly, keep you club stimulating and energised by attracting new members and growing your club.
Find out more about the membership building contests on Toastmasters.org.
Pedro Casillas, District Director
With the new year underway, our focus across District 91 has been to ensure that everyone on the new team, has attended training so that we can all play our part in the continuing growth and success of each of our members.
At the end of last month, our Program Quality Director, Andy Hammond, organised an excellent District Officer Training (DOT) with Division and Area Directors where we covered the District Recognition Program and laid out our plans for the year ahead.
Following on from training, Division and Area Directors have started Club Officer Training (COT), which will continue throughout July and into August. Our goal for this first part of the year is for each club to send all 7 club officers to club officer training, and as an incentive we will be presenting those clubs who send all 7 a brilliant set of club officer pins.
To your continued success.
In this short Facebook video Vanessa, our past District 91 Director, explains proxies and the benefits of being a club officer and attending District Council meetings.
Remember to assign your club’s proxy votes if you are not attending the convention.