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Voter Education for
D 82Toastmasters
Nina John DTM
April 2014
The Toastmaster hierarchy
4 Clubs - Area
3- 4 Areas - Division
9-10 Divisions - District
Districts – 14 Regions
Toastmaste...
Organizational hierarchy
• Members
• Club Executive Committee
• Area Council
• Area Governor
• Division Council
• Division...
Eligibility – Club Executive Committee
• Member of good standing in the club
• Voted in by members
• Elections take place ...
Eligibility – Area officers
• Area Governor – currently, in D82, by selection
(incoming Division Governor)
• Area Council ...
Eligibility – Division officers
Division Governor
• Should have served six consecutive months as a
District Council member...
Eligibility – District officers
• District PRO, Secretary, Treasurer
• Appointed once a year for a one-year
term
• Distric...
Eligibility –District officers - LGM
• Should have served six consecutive months as club
president
Plus 12 consecutive mon...
Eligibility –District officers - LGET
• Should have served six consecutive months as club
president
Plus 12 consecutive mo...
Eligibility –District officers- District
Governor
• Should have served six consecutive months as club
president
Plus 12 co...
International Officers
• International directors are members of the Toastmasters International
Board of Directors, each re...
Proxies -clubs
• Club elections – no proxies are allowed.
• All members in good standing are allowed to
vote.
• A majority...
Proxies –District elections (Cont’d.)
• Each member of the district council
is allowed one vote.
• A club proxy for the cl...
Regional Advisor
(One for each Region)
• A Toastmaster of good standing
• 12 consecutive months serving as a DG,
LGET,LGM ...
Additional notes
• Only the roles given below are counted
towards TMI leadership credit:
• Club Executive member (SAA to P...
Proxies –District elections
• Each member of the district council, the club President
or VPE in attendance at the District...
Proxies –District elections (Cont’d.)
• Any active member who carries the proxies of
both the club president and the VPE i...
Proxies –District elections (Cont’d.)
• Any Toastmaster who is also a member of the
district executive committee and is ca...
Quorum
• One-third of the club presidents and vice
presidents of the district, or their proxies,
must be present to consti...
Member resources –TMI website
• Officer Nomination Form Template
Officer Qualifications
Credentials Desk
• District Electi...
TMI resources
• www.toastmasters.org
• proxyinfo@toastmasters.org –for
clarifications on District or International
process...
You are the most important part of
Toastmasters.
As a member, cast your vote
for the best leadership –
At Club level
At th...
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Voter education for toastmasters 2014( 2)

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A presentation for Toastmasters D82, to be aware of the Toastmaster hierarchy the process and system of elections, and the window of leadership opportunities open to all.

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Voter education for toastmasters 2014( 2)

  1. 1. Voter Education for D 82Toastmasters Nina John DTM April 2014
  2. 2. The Toastmaster hierarchy 4 Clubs - Area 3- 4 Areas - Division 9-10 Divisions - District Districts – 14 Regions Toastmasters International 20 members-Club MEMBER
  3. 3. Organizational hierarchy • Members • Club Executive Committee • Area Council • Area Governor • Division Council • Division Governor • District Officer • District TRIO –LGM, LGET, Governor
  4. 4. Eligibility – Club Executive Committee • Member of good standing in the club • Voted in by members • Elections take place twice a year for clubs meting weekly, once for those meeting fortnightly. 1 Member 1 vote Club Executive Committee
  5. 5. Eligibility – Area officers • Area Governor – currently, in D82, by selection (incoming Division Governor) • Area Council – Presidents, VPE’s & VPM’s of clubs in the Area • + others appointed by Area Governor (Asst. AG. E& T, Asst. AG Mktg.) Area Governor is appointed for a one- year term by the District Governor.
  6. 6. Eligibility – Division officers Division Governor • Should have served six consecutive months as a District Council member • Is elected once a year for a one-year term • Is elected by the District Council District Executive Committee -1 vote each District Council -1 vote each Division Governor
  7. 7. Eligibility – District officers • District PRO, Secretary, Treasurer • Appointed once a year for a one-year term • District Webmaster and Editor may also be appointed All are appointed by the incoming District Governor
  8. 8. Eligibility –District officers - LGM • Should have served six consecutive months as club president Plus 12 consecutive months as one of the following: • Lieutenant governor education and training Division governor • Lieutenant governor marketing • Area governor • Combination of lieutenant and division governor positions District Executive Committee -1 vote each District Council -1 vote each Lt. Gov. Marketing
  9. 9. Eligibility –District officers - LGET • Should have served six consecutive months as club president Plus 12 consecutive months as one of the following: • Lieutenant governor education and training (LGET) Division governor • Lieutenant governor marketing (LGM) • Area governor • Combination of lieutenant and division governor positions District Executive Committee -1vote each District Council -1 vote each Lt. Governor Education & Training
  10. 10. Eligibility –District officers- District Governor • Should have served six consecutive months as club president Plus 12 consecutive months as one of the following: • Lieutenant governor education and training (LGET) Division governor • Lieutenant governor marketing (LGM) • Area governor • Combination of lieutenant and division governor positions District Executive Committee -1vote each District Council -1 vote each District Governor
  11. 11. International Officers • International directors are members of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, each representing one of the fourteen Toastmasters regions. • International directors are elected to two-year terms. Are elected by the clubs across the world, or their proxies carried by the TRIO, at the annual convention. Each club -2 votes Proxies carried by TRIO International Director
  12. 12. Proxies -clubs • Club elections – no proxies are allowed. • All members in good standing are allowed to vote. • A majority of the members (51%) must be present to form a quorum. • Voting is by simple majority 1 Member -1 vote No proxies
  13. 13. Proxies –District elections (Cont’d.) • Each member of the district council is allowed one vote. • A club proxy for the club president or VPE allows one vote each. 1 District officer- 1 vote 1 club -2 votes Proxies – maximum of three
  14. 14. Regional Advisor (One for each Region) • A Toastmaster of good standing • 12 consecutive months serving as a DG, LGET,LGM or a combination thereof • RA’s report to the International President through World Headquarters and serve a 16- month term Is selected after application to TMI
  15. 15. Additional notes • Only the roles given below are counted towards TMI leadership credit: • Club Executive member (SAA to President) • Area Governor • Division Governor • District TRIO –Governor, LGET, LGM • Asst. posts are not counted for leadership, but are eligible for contests!
  16. 16. Proxies –District elections • Each member of the district council, the club President or VPE in attendance at the District Council meeting can vote. • Any club member other than the President or VPE may carry the vote as a proxy for those unable to attend. • Proxy templates are available online and must be submitted to the Credentials Desk for verification before the elections are held. • Members carrying the proxy must be of good standing and the club must also be in good standing.
  17. 17. Proxies –District elections (Cont’d.) • Any active member who carries the proxies of both the club president and the VPE is allowed two votes. • A Toastmaster belonging to two or more clubs may cast one vote for each of two clubs, but is limited to a maximum of two votes. • All other Toastmasters (except members of the district executive committee) are limited to a maximum of two votes, regardless of the number of clubs to which they belong.
  18. 18. Proxies –District elections (Cont’d.) • Any Toastmaster who is also a member of the district executive committee and is carrying proxies, or representing two clubs, is allowed three votes. • The maximum number of votes that any Toastmaster may cast is three, regardless of the number of clubs to which that Toastmaster belongs.
  19. 19. Quorum • One-third of the club presidents and vice presidents of the district, or their proxies, must be present to constitute a quorum. • If any business is transacted at a meeting where a quorum is not present, the action taken is deemed valid, provided it is later expressly approved in writing by the affirmative vote of a majority of district clubs on the basis of two votes per club.
  20. 20. Member resources –TMI website • Officer Nomination Form Template Officer Qualifications Credentials Desk • District Election Voting • Floor Candidates • District Election Procedures • Proxy Form template
  21. 21. TMI resources • www.toastmasters.org • proxyinfo@toastmasters.org –for clarifications on District or International processes/proxies • districts@toastmasters.org
  22. 22. You are the most important part of Toastmasters. As a member, cast your vote for the best leadership – At Club level At the Division Level At the District Level At the international level

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