What IS the District Council?
There are two types of District governing bodies: the District Council, and the District Executive Committee (DEC).
These two institutions have complementary purposes, actions, perimeters.
If you are a District Officer – Area Director, Division Director, or Core Team Officer, you will be part of both DCM and DEC.
If you are a Club President or Vice President Education, you have a fundamental role, taking decisions through your vote at the District Council Members (DCM) meeting.
(image from the District Leadership Handbook, available on Toastmasters International’s official website: here.)
On this page, we will try to keep you updated as precisely as possible with the DCMs, through the publishing of their minutes.
Thus as you might have understood, this page will introduce to you how concretely the District is run.
So Governing is the main issue here.
To lean more about what the DCM does, visit the Toastmasters.org dedicated page: just here.
the District Council Members (DCM) includes:
District Core Team Leaders
- District Director
- Program Quality Director
- Club Growth Director
- Public Relations Manager
- Administrative Manager
- Finance Manager
- Immediate Past District Director (IPDD)
- Area Directors
- Division Directors
- Club Presidents
- Club Vice Presidents Education
The District Council serves as the administrative governing body of the District, operating with powers delegated to the District council by the Board of Directors of Toastmasters International. The District council conducts all business of the District, assumes responsibility for the payment of all debts incurred in the presentation of District council meetings and other District functions, and does not assess or impose any financial obligation on any club or member of a club.
District Council Member Meetings
The District Council holds at least two regular meetings during each year. In District 59, both meetings are held in September and a couple of weeks before the start of our District Conference. (Until further notice, DCM meetings are online.) Notice of any regular meeting is sent in writing to all District Council members at least four weeks in advance. The agenda is sent two weeks in advance.
Below you may find the District Council meeting minutes from previous years:
VIRTUAL DCM – 19 September 2021
- DCM Minutes :
VIRTUAL DCM – 8 MAY 2021
- DCM Minutes :
Virtual DCM – 30 September 2018
Athens – 26 May 2018
- DCM Athens Minutes District 59
- DCM Athens Minutes Future District 107
- DCM Athens Presentation District 59
- DCM Athens Presentation Future District 107
Milan – 25 November 2017
Winterthur – 13 May 2017
Madrid – 12 November 2016
Luxembourg – 14 May 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands – 14 November 2015
Porto, Portugal – 16 May 2015
Lyon, France – 22 November 2014
Krakow, Poland – 16 May 2014
Budapest, Hungary – 16 November 2013
Antwerp, Belgium – 11 May 2013
Bonn, Germany – 16 November 2012
- DCM Minutes