2018 Proxy Assignment and Fall Contest

A message from our outgoing District Director
June 30, 2018
District 36 Contests 2018-2019
August 2, 2018

2018 Proxy Assignment and Fall Contest

Annual Business Meeting Proxy assignment at the 2018 International Convention

 

Club Presidents and Secretaries should have received an email from Toastmasters International reminding them to assign a club proxy for the 2018 Annual Business Meeting at the International Convention in Chicago. All clubs must designate a proxy to vote. Club Presidents and Secretaries can designate an active member of their club, an active member of another club or a district director. The email contains instructions on how to access the Club Proxy section of Club Central to assign a proxy. As of July 25, 2018, 36 of our 217 clubs have assigned a club delegate or the District Director as their proxy. Please ensure that your club President and Secretaries have designated their proxies.

 

Message about District Fall Contests

 

Toastmasters International has mandated that Districts no longer hold Fall Conferences. This helps Districts place greater emphasis on strengthening existing clubs and building new clubs through better training. In addition, District level contests are not allowed during the fall and no contests can be held if they do not lead to a District contest. Therefore, if Fall Club, Area and Division Contests are held, the winners at the Division level must wait and participate at the Spring Conference in May 2019.

Because of the historical importance that the Fall Conference has had in our District, we would like your input as we consider how we can comply with Toastmasters International and enjoy the contests we love so much. Please take the poll by accessing the link below
by: July 30, 2018

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VBQGWDS

Here are the following options:

1.    No Fall contests at any level in the District, let’s do an educational seminar. In the Spring, we will hold just the International and Evaluation.

Or

2.     Hold Fall contests, Humorous and/or Table Topics, up to the Division Level. The District level Humorous and/or Table Topics will take place at the Spring Conference in addition to the traditional Spring Conference Program.

 

Virtual Fall Business Meeting

 

Given that the Fall Conference is prohibited by Toastmasters International, the Fall Business Meeting must be virtual and conducted prior to September 30, 2018 in order to approve the district budget and confirm district-level officer appointments (Area Directors, Finance Manager, and other roles) for submission. More details will be provided soon regarding this important vote.

 

Sincerely,

 

District 36 Leadership Team

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