Marike Dijksterhuis, CC, ALB, IPDD
2016/2017 Chair, District Leadership Committee
The district leadership committee consists of the chair and one Toastmaster in good standing from each of the 13 Divisions. Nomination forms are reviewed and potential candidates are interviewed. The deadline for receipt of Nomination forms is January 1, 2017 for all nominations except for those for Area Directors and January 15, 2017 for Area Director nominations. After interviewing candidates, the District Leadership Committee Report is presented.
Elections for District 59 Officers will be held at the Spring Conference in Winthertur. The officers are elected for the term starting July 1 of that year until June 30 of the following year.
Would you like to know more about the District Officer Roles? Take a look at the videos linked here:
Area Director: https://youtu.be/KI22XouEovI
Division Director: https://youtu.be/KPZXQeAfnZY
The CANDIDATES for the elected & appointed roles in the Core Team for 2017/2018 are:
|Position||Elected or Appointed||Nominated Candidate||Member #||Home Club|
|District Director||Elected||Ana Isabel Lage Ferreira||1617868||Invicta Toastmasters Club|
|Program Quality Director (future D107)||Elected||Nelson Emilio||1596536||Young Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club|
|Program Quality Director (future D59)||Elected||Chantale Evertsz||1157517||Tír na nOg|
|Program Quality Director (future D109)||Elected||Ulrike Laubner||2320741||Rhetorik Club Winterthur|
|Club Growth Director (future D107)||Elected||Nacho Arenas||1386929||Madrid Toastmasters Club|
|Club Growth Director (future D59)||Elected||Siegfried Haack||1510622||Toastmasters Côte D'Azur|
|Club Growth Director (future D109)||Elected||Francesco Fedele||1942659||Toastmasters Roma|
|Public Relations Manager||Elected||Barbara Piedade||3504852||Almada Communication Leaders|
|Finance Manager||Appointed||Ray Noble||1473410||Young Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club|
|Administration Manager||Appointed||Maria Clara Noble||1473401||Young Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club|
The CANDIDATES for the elected roles of Division Directors for 2017/2018 are:
|Position||Elected or Nominated||Nominated Candidate||Member #||Home Club|
|Division A Director||Elected||Nathalie Damas||1408882||Expressions Toastmasters Club|
|Division B Director||Elected||Em Ajogbe||3178747||Brussels Toastmasters Club|
|Division B Director||Elected||Lucien Bollen||3028413||Atomium Toastmasters Club|
|Division C Director||Elected||Robert van der Meer||2198945||Apeldoorn Toastmasters|
|Division D Director||Elected||Luis Prazeres ||3278964||Lisbon Toastmasters Club|
|Division E Director||Elected||Bigi Vitolic Koblet||2335959||Turicum Toastmasters|
|Division F Director||Elected||Pascal Vilarem||4384947||Toastmasters Aix en Provence – Le cours des mots|
|Division G Director||Elected||Metaxia Kritsidima||2476597||Glyfada Toastmasters Club|
|Division H Director||Elected||Cristina Juesas||3809892||Vitoria-Gasteiz Toastmasters|
|Division I Director||Elected||Thomas Schneider||1595258||Toastmasters of Basel|
|Division J Director||Elected||Aires Marques||3527113||Impact Toastmasters Geneva|
|Division K Director||Elected||Emilia Fossati||2216270||Prestigious Speakers Club Barcelona|
|Division L Director||Elected||Luís Marrana||1493729||Invicta Toastmasters Club|
|Division L Director||Elected||Alexandra Nunes||2391285||Leiria Toastmasters Club|
|Division M Director||Elected||Flávio Oliveira||4217987||Torres Toastmasters Club|
|Division N Director||Elected||Arnout Nederpelt||1450170||Toastmasters Eindhoven|
The CANDIDATES for the appointed role of Area Directors for 2017/2018 are:
|B||4||Pieter Jan Remaut|
|C||2||Jasper de Jong|
|D||1||Carla Sofia Farinha|
|F||3||Bilal Ahmad Khan|
|H||2||Pablo Garcia Estevez|
|H||5||Mónica Bóbeda Allende|
|K||2||Sandra Almeida Duarte|
|L||3||Ana Rita Nogueira|
|N||3||Floris van Geel|
The following are the elected district positions
- District Director
- Program Quality Director
- Club Growth Director
- Public Relations Manager
- Division Director for each Division in the District
If you wish to serve in one of the above positions in the coming year, please send the Candidate form, Nomination form, and Officer Agreement and Release form to the Nominating Committee Chair, Marike Dijksterhuis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Appointed positions for the District are:
- Administration Manager
- Finance Manager
- Area Directors (one per each area in the District)
If you wish to serve in one of the above positions in the coming year, please send the Candidate form, Nomination form, and Officer Agreement and Release form to the District Leadership Committee Chair, Marike Dijksterhuis, email@example.com.
The voting members of the District Council are the club Presidents, Vice Presidents Education and the members of the District Executive Committee: District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, the Immediate Past District Director, Division Directors and Area Directors.
If the club President and/or Vice President Education are not able to attend the District 59 Council Meeting, they can delegate their responsibility to another member in their club who is in good standing. The proxy holder must present the proxy form to the credentials desk to get the ballot(s). A quorum is essential to successfully conduct the business meeting. Visit Election Voting process for more details.
Please note there is no charge to attend the business meeting. Even if not attending the District Conference, any District 59 Toastmaster is able to attend the District Council meeting free of charge.
- Call for Nominations
- Candidate Application Form
- District Leader Nominating Form
- Officer Agreement Release Form
- TI Protocol 9.0 – Protocol used for ruling this activity
Remember that the forms have to be sent to the District Leadership Committee Chair, Marike Dijksterhuis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Toastmasters clubs are required to hold elections for the following Club Officers. All roles are described in the Club Leadership handbook starting on page 22.
- Vice President Education
- Vice President Membership
- Vice President Public Relations
- Sergeant at Arms
Immediate Past President is not an elected position, but an important part of the executive team.
- Early March the President appoints a Nominations Chair, often the Immediate Past President, who then selects the Nominations Committee – approximately 3 active members in good standing.
- Early April – open up nominations for club officers
- First week of May – hold club election and submit club officer list by May 15th
- Late May until August 31 – attend both Phase 1 Toastmasters Learning Institute and Division Club Officer Training if possible
- June 30 – last day to submit club officer list to Toastmasters International to maintain access and conduct the club’s business
All 7 club officer positions are to be elected. At least three positions must be submitted to Toastmasters International: President, any one Vice President and the Secretary, but the best is to report all positions.
International Annual Business Meeting – August, 2017, Vancouver
Early July 2016, all clubs will receive an email from Toastmasters International containing proxy information. For proxies to be assigned, the club President or Secretary must log on to the Toastmasters International website (club central) to specify how the club will cast its votes. Clubs have three options:
- Send a delegate to the Annual Business Meeting
- Designate its 2017-2018 district director or next senior officer in attendance as its proxyholder
- Designate an active Toastmaster from another club as its proxyholder