District Council

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)

District Leaders

  • Area Directors
  • Division Directors

Club representatives

  • 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


Virtual DCM – 30 September 2018

Athens – 26 May 2018

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

Poznan, Poland – 26 May 2012

Basel, Switzerland – 26 November 2011

Lisbon, Portugal – 21 May 2011

Barcelona, Spain – 20 November 2010

The Hague, Netherlands – 6 June 2010

Hamburg, Germany – 20 November 2009

Düsseldorf, Germany – 23 May 2009

Bamberg, Germany – 15 November 2008

Prague, Czech Republic – 16 May 2008

Vienna, Austria – 24 November 2007

Gothenburg, Sweden – 26 May 2007