District Leadership Committee (DLC) 2023-2024

Call for Candidate Declarations for the District 59 Leaders 2023 – 2024

District Leadership Committee Chair (DLC) Colleen Shaughnessy-Larsson, DTM

Dear District 59 Members, 
Now is the season for applications and nominations for 2023-2024 District Leaders who manage your dues, training, contests and the growth of your clubs. I am Colleen Shaughnessy-Larsson, DTM, dlc@district59.org your District Leadership Committee (DLC) Chair and Immediate Past District 59 Director.

  • Did you know you can nominate your District Leaders?
  • Did you know you can also apply? 
  • Are you ready to take a step above club level leadership and challenge your growth in Toastmasters? 

Before January 15, apply yourself or nominate someone you know. Send in the Application Form and the Nomination Form, Candidate Biography, Candidate Release Agreement (with photo) to Colleen Shaughnessy-Larsson, DTM (dlc@district59.org). IF YOU HAVE A MAC, use ADOBE (not Preview) to open and sign your forms.

Interviews for elected positions and Core Team roles are between November 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023.

December 1 is the District 59 opening date for nominations from eligible members who have served as Club Presidents and Vice Presidents Education and who are members of clubs in good standing (with more than 8 paid members).
Apply yourself or nominate someone you know. Send in the Nomination Form and Application Form to Colleen Shaughnessy-Larsson, DTM (dlc@district59.org)

Oana Marangoci Past Area Director on Team Building

District 59 District Leader nominations are open for eligible members who have served as Club Presidents and Vice Presidents Education and who are members of clubs in good standing (with more than 8 paid members). Elections and appointments take place on April 30.

Purpose of the DLC

The purpose of the District Leadership Committee (DLC) is to evaluate all candidates for District elected positions and nominate the best candidate(s).

The DLC voting members consist of a representative from each Division in District 59. District Leadership Committee Chair Colleen Shaughnessy-Larsson, DTM is the manager and a non-voting member of the Committee. The DLC Public Relations Manager, Virginia Mercouri and DLC Advisor Florian Bay, DTM are also non-voting members. Our DLC Division Representatives 2023-2024 candidates and elections:

DLC Team Members 2023-2024 District 59

What do District Leaders Do?

New roles new challenges Dermot Murphy, DTM Toastmasters District 59 as District Leader

District Leaders manage your club dues to provide funds for your Area, Division and District contests (venue and trophies, for example), your Club Officer Training (COT), and more. 
District Leader Area Directors visit your clubs and let the District know what your issues and needs are.

YOU gain Competencies in taking a District leader role.

What are the positions?

Area or Division Director-Any current or past  Club President or Vice President Education can apply or be nominated for Area Director or Division Director. Area Director candidates, contact your Area Director and the DLC Chair.

District Support Roles-Any member may become an Administration, Finance or Public Relations Manager.

Benefits for Division Director from the Area Director Experience Toastmaster Mohammed el Ahmad Division A District 59

The District Trio Roles-Club Growth Director (like the VP Membership), Program Quality Director (like the VP Education) and District Director (like the Club President) are at a higher level. The requirements are found in the District Leadership Committee description and in the Candidate Application.

What Past Area Directors say about their role:

Arthur de Niet - Past Area Director an inspiring ride

“I stepped out of my comfort zone.”

“I improved my networking skills.”

“Teamwork pushed me to try something new.”

“As a result my career path took a new turn.”

IMPORTANT DATES for candidates

  • District Officer candidate declaration — December 1
  • Send forms to dlc@district59.org by January 15
  • Interviews NovemberFebruary 28
  • DLC notifies District Director of candidates — March 19
  • DLC report/documents/floor candidates April 2
  • District Council Members – elections April 30
Oana Managoci I got the job Past Area Director

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