Business Meeting/Proxy

District Council Annual Business Meeting

The District Council Annual Business Meeting is held during the Spring Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2019 and the tentative start time is 5:50 pm. The final start time will be announced closer to the Spring Conference.
The District Council—which consists of Club Presidents, Vice Presidents Education, and District Executive Committee—will review reports on the 2018-2019 Mid-Year Audit, Profit and Loss report, and 2019-2020 Nominations Committee and vote on 2019-2020 District Alignment as well as elect the 2019-2020 District Officers.
There is no charge to attend the District Council Annual Business Meeting. If you are not able to attend, you may send a proxy with completed form in your place to vote. Click here to download the proxy form.
If you are not attending the Spring Conference, you will need to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the start to get your voting ballots.

Click here to review the 2019-2020 District Alignment Report

Click here to review the 2019-2020 Mid-Year Audit Report

Click here to review the 2019-2020 Nominations Committee Report

Dear Fellow District Council Members:

The District Leadership Committee for District 13 has completed its review of the candidates, and will select candidates for office during the 2019-2020 Toastmasters year:

District Director: Denise Etter
Program Quality Director: Patti Thor
Club Growth Director: Bob Johnson
Finance Manager: Chris Sokolowski

Division A Director: John Sinclair
Division B Director: Terye Carney
Division C Director: Brett Aristegui
Division D Director: Stephanie Simmons

Jing Humphreys, DTM, PDG, District Leadership Committee Chair 2018-2019

In accordance with the TI guidelines, District 13 provides the following opportunities for campaign speeches at the annual D13 Spring Conference’s District Council Business Meeting on Saturday, April 13:

  • Candidates for contested officer positions are given two (2) minutes to address the delegates.
  • Candidates should be prepared with a two- (2) minute speech in the event a candidate is nominated from the floor.
  • Candidates may have someone speak on their behalf, including floor candidates, if they are unable to attend the business meeting.

For general guidelines, please refer to the following resources:

Candidate Campaign Guidelines
Proxy and Elections
Proxy Form

From Toastmasters International Governing Documents:
Article X: Council Meetings, Quorum, Proxies, and Voting
Protocol 9.0: District Campaigns and Elections

As a club president or vice president education, you are a voting member of the district council. We welcome you to attend the District 13 Spring district council meeting where you will be able to cast your vote on district proposals that may have an impact on your club.

If you cannot attend, please send a proxy (another member of your club who will vote in your place).

Click here for a copy of the proxy form.