Toastmasters Area Governor's roles & responsibilities


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An education session on the roles & responsibilities of an Area Governor, conducted during the District 80 Leadership workshop. This is to share with aspiring Toastmasters who want to take on this leadership role.

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  • Wei Koon, as I pointed out to you in an earlier email, there is one key point missing. 75% of Area Governor Reports submitted by Nov 30th for the 1st round of club visits.75% of Area Governor Reports submitted by May 30th for the 2nd round of club visits. Could you find somewhere to include that in the slides.Thanks
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Toastmasters Area Governor's roles & responsibilities

  1. 1. AREA GOVERNORAREA GOVERNORROLES & RESPONSIBILITIESGoh Wei Koon DTMDistrict Governor 2008 – 2009District Governor 2008 – 2009District 80206DP
  2. 2. Session AgendaPurpose of AreaService StandardsService StandardsImportant TaskCalendar of EventsDuties & ResponsibilitiesDistinguished Area ProgramDistinguished Area Program1
  3. 3. Purpose of AreaToastmastersInternational’s MissionDistrict’s MissionDivision’s Purpose2
  4. 4. Service Standards for AGsFocus on membership growth and educationalachievements in Clubs so the Area can achieveminimum recognition of Distinguished Areaminimum recognition of Distinguished AreaMotivate and assist each Club in the Area tobecome a Distinguished Club.3
  5. 5. 1st Most Important Task!!4
  6. 6. Establish Calendar of EventsPeriod Duties / TasksJun / Jul Form Area Council & 1st MeetingAug Club Officers complete COTAug / Sep Area Speech Contest (HS & ES)10-Oct Complete Club Dues submissionOct / Nov Attend District Exco & Council Meetings30-Nov Complete Club visits & submit reportsDec / Jan 2nd Area Council Meeting (if necessary)Feb Club Officers complete COTFeb / Mar Area Speech Contest (IS & TT)10-Apr Complete Club Dues submissionImportant:Aligning the planningof the area eventswith District andDivision events.510-Apr Complete Club Dues submissionApr / May Area Council Meeting & AG ElectionsApr / May Attend District Exco & Council Meetings31-May Complete Club visits & submit reportsJun Final Push towards Distinguished!
  7. 7. Area Council MembersConsider:Potential candidateswho are keen toserve the district, likeClub Presidents.6
  8. 8. Basic Duties of Area GovernorsMake at least two Club visits.Make a presentation during the Club visitMake a presentation during the Club visiton one or more of the following topics: Distinguished Club Program Communication and Leadership Tracks Membership growthEnsure that each Club understandsEnsure that each Club understandsthe service roles of Area Governor and theDistrict.7
  9. 9. Basic Duties of Area GovernorsContact Club Presidents monthly.Growth: No net club loss Build at least 1 new clubHold at least two Area Council Meetingseach year.Participate in District Training for AreaParticipate in District Training for AreaGovernors, Executive Committeemeetings, District Conferences andDistrict Council meetings 8
  10. 10. Distinguished Area ProgramDistinguished, Select Distinguished,President’s Distinguished9IMPORTANT: No net club loss
  11. 11. Area Governor’s ResourcesDescription Web LinkArea Governor Kit Club Service & Club Visits to build a Toastmasters Club Leadership Handbook Recognition Program Club Program & ClubSuccess Contest Rulebook Club Leaders
  12. 12. Questions???Contact Details:Email:,Facebook:Linkedin: