Leadership Team

At the Spring District Conference on May 2020, the following leaders were chosen. They were elected (the Trio + PR Manager + Division Directors) or appointed after the DLC-interviewing whole process.
Thus here is the brand new face of your District Excutive Committee, dear Toastmasters of District 59. This team around 5 countries, with a Core Team representing almost all the Divisions (A, B, D, E, F & G), will be active from July 1st 2020 until June 30th 2021. Meet them all!

Meet the District Core Team Leaders

The District Trio

Arnout Nederpelt, DTM

Program Quality
Director


Program Quality Director As the Program Quality Director, you are responsible for all aspects of education and training within the District. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, and planning and executing the District conference. Together with your District leadership team, you participate in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials. To be Program Quality Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Division Director, or Area Director. Once you serve as Program Quality Director and training for a full year, you may not be re-elected to the same office for a succeeding term.

Robert van der Meer, DTM

District Director


As the District Director, you are responsible for directly overseeing and managing the District’s day-to-day operations, finances, and human resources. Fortunately, you have a team of District leaders to help you fulfill these responsibilities. You must empower your District leadership team to work together toward the District mission, while supporting each one in his or her development as a leader. Together with your District leadership team, you participate in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials. To serve as District Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as a Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Division Director, or a combination thereof at the time you take office.

Helena Ruiz Fabra, DTM

Club Growth
Director


As the Club Growth Director, you are responsible for all aspects of marketing, club-building, and member- and club-retention efforts within the District. This includes defining an overall marketing strategy for the District, developing outreach and retention efforts with existing community and corporate clubs, and penetrating new markets. Additionally, the Club Growth Director supports challenged clubs and helps them to become Distinguished. Together with your District leadership team, you participate in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials. To be Club Growth Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Division Director, or Area Director. Once you serve as Club Growth Director for a full year, you may not be re-elected to the same office for a succeeding term.

…and the members of The Core Team

Aly
van Zalk

Administration Manager


As the Administration Manager of the District this year, Aly is responsible for maintaining the historical records of our District, recording and distributing meeting minutes, and otherwise maintaining accurate, timely records of District business.
Remember, she many time is the one who sends you emails from the Core Team.
So Aly is the guardian of our metings’ memory this year. This is a key role all Members of the District can rely on and need.
Any pressure? Not at all for this Dutch Superwoman!

Sabrina Kecheroud, DTM

Public Relations Manager


The Public Relations Manager, called PRM, is in charge of the communication in and outside of the District. May you need advice on the Communication of your event or need to share an information that appears to be valuable to the Members of the District, please contact Sabrina. So our PRM is in charge of the Newsletter, and is also the hidden person behind our social media and updates of the website. She collaborate with the Trio as a support, and in collaboration with the rest of the Team on communications topics.

Marta Rybczynska

Finance Manager


The Finance Manager, has a fundamental task for our operation: having the clear fiscal oversight and management of the District. Through this year, Marta will work closely with District Director Robert, Program Quality Director Arnout, and Club Growth Director Helena to ensure that the District is making cost-effective decisions, within Toastmasters policy.
If you are a District Officer, remember the very first step of Leadership.
So when Marta talks at meetings, listen with attention, as she is the one in charge of the use of our Members’ contributions.

Mansur
Peleteiro Colom

Parlementarian


The Parliamentarian assists the District Director with planning and conducting District meetings. This year, Mansur will be your referee in the District for interpreting Toastmasters bylaws and policies, reviewing District operating procedures as requested by the District Director, and ensuring all meetings follow proper protocol. Our base for procedures? Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.
Also, you could see our 2020-2021 Parlementarian Mansur in other actions. Be prepared!

Pascal
Vilarem

IT Manager


The IT Manager assists the District Core Team with technical updates to the District IT tools. As our web presence is having a clean-up this year, Pascal is playing an important role in maintaining the websites of the District, even if PR Manager is responsible for updating the content on our corporate website (this very one you are consulting).
So IT Manager Pascal is like a superheroe, troubleshooting functionality issues.
In addition, Pascal has developed a special tool you can consult and also feed on Toastmasters resources for District 59 Members.

Explore the District 59’s 7 Divisions

Division A

First NameLast NamePositionArea
ColleenSHAUGHNESSY-LARSSONDivision DirectorDivision A
AudeHERRENSCHMIDTArea DirectorArea A1
ClaireLE GRANDArea DirectorArea A2
PremelPATTERArea DirectorArea A3
AudreyROZOWYKWIATArea DirectorArea A4
OmarFARISSArea DirectorArea A5
CarlosSERHEDArea DirectorArea A6

Division B

First NameLast NamePositionArea
ValentinaCAIMIDivision DirectorDivision B
AllishaALIArea DirectorArea B1
MonaELLEATHEYArea DirectorArea B2
VirginiaMERCOURIArea DirectorArea B3
MorganeHANSSENSArea DirectorArea B4
GualtieroBOERRAEVEArea DirectorArea B5
SergiuCALMICArea DirectorArea B6

Division C

First NameLast NamePositionArea
AndyBAKER
Division DirectorDivision C
EwaBRONOWICZArea DirectorArea C1
OlgaDIAKOVAArea DirectorArea C2
SarahMACLEAN-MORRISArea DirectorArea C3

Division D

First NameLast NamePositionArea
SophieCRUSHOVALIEVADivision DirectorDivision D
RobertoLOMBARDINIArea DirectorArea D1
FrancisBECKERArea DirectorArea D2
SorinaVAJUArea DirectorArea D3
NancyJANSArea DirectorArea D4

Division E

First NameLast NamePositionArea
ShashidarLAKSHMANADivision DirectorDivision E
SaeedSAMETArea DirectorArea E1
TomTAEKEMAArea DirectorArea E2
Marin JONKERArea DirectorArea E3
IlonaRUITENBERGArea DirectorArea E4

Division F

First NameLast NamePositionArea
CarolBAUSORDivision DirectorDivision F
BastienORYArea DirectorArea F1
MarieDEBLONDE-VALLETArea DirectorArea F2
Jean ValéryGNAYOROArea DirectorArea F3
WendyBUCKLEYArea DirectorArea F4

Division G

First NameLast NamePositionArea
ArthurBENNINKDivision DirectorDivision G
FernandPORSArea DirectorArea G1
FanyTELArea DirectorArea G2
PaulAPPELDOOMArea DirectorArea G3
AlexanderVAN TUYLLArea DirectorArea G4