District 10 Toastmasters - CALL FOR CANDIDATES
(2024-2025 Dream Team)

District 10 Wants YOU!

The District Leadership Committee is responsible for vetting, interviewing and recommending candidates for the District Executive Committee (DEC). The committee selects candidates for:

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • All five Division Directors.

We are seeking candidates for the next leadership team, commencing July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025. Members who meet the minimum criteria for their respective office of interest will be interviewed by the District Leadership Committee. Successful candidates will then move forward for vote by the current District Council at our Spring Conference VIRTUAL Business Meeting, May 9, 2024.

Additionally, applications for appointed positions are also being accepted. These positions will be reviewed and appointed by the 2024-2025 incoming District Director:

  • Area Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Webmaster
  • Logistics Managers

SO… WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???

Nominate a leader or yourself today!

The nomination process is open until February 16, 2024. See the timeline below.

All positions must be held by a District 10 Member in good standing in a club in good standing. Additionally, members must meet specific criteria for each position. Information regarding the election process can be found under Protocol 9.0: District Campaigns and Elections. ALL candidates and interested members are strongly encouraged to review the protocol on District Campaigns and Election, specifically election guidelines.

To APPLY for a District Leadership position (Candidates)

Complete and submit the following three forms and photograph:

To NOMINATE someone for a District Leadership Position (Members)

Complete the District Leader Nomination Form.

PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION PACKETS TO DEONNA M. TAYLOR, PDG, DTM AT dlc@district10.org

 

District Executive Committee
Elected and Appointed Officer Roles Defined

FAQ

The information here is a brief overview. You will need to review Toastmasters International's election protocols for a complete description.

Who may run for District Office?

Any member of District 10 Toastmasters in good standing who meets the criteria of the office for which they apply may run

What are the qualifications for office?
  • At the time of taking office, the District Director must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, Division Director, or a combination of these.
  • At the time of taking office, the Program Quality Director must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, a Division Director, an Area Director, or a combination of these.
  • At the time of taking office, the Club Growth Director must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, a Division Director, an Area Director, or a combination of these.
  • At the time of taking office, the Division Director must have served at least six consecutive months as a member of a District Council.

To be nominated or elected, all candidates for District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Director must sign the District Leader Agreement and Release Statement published by Toastmasters International, submit a completed Candidate Biography Form and photograph.

What are the responsibilities for each elected office?

Download this District Leader Qualifications and Responsibilities sheet and review the responsibilities for the elected positions.

Which leadership positions does District 10 elect?

District 10 elects the following positions:

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • Division Directors - one for each Division:
    • Central Division
    • Eastern Division
    • Northern Division
    • Southern Division
    • Western Division
When is the deadline to apply?

Please see the timeline below.

What are the rules for Floor Candidates?

Floor candidates must declare intent to run by no later than April 23, 2023.

Please carefully review Toastmasters International Governing Documents Protocol 9.0 - District Campaigns and Elections, section 11 - Elections.

"For each office, the District Director inquires whether there are additional nominations from the floor.

    1. Floor candidates for District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Director who have completed the evaluation process conducted by the DLC are eligible to run from the floor at the Annual Meeting of the District Council, according to Article VII, Section (e), of the District Administrative Bylaws. All eligible floor candidates must declare their intent to run to the District Director at least seven (7) days prior to the elections.

    2. If the DLC report is invalid, candidates for District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Director may be nominated as floor candidates without going through the DLC evaluation process.

    3. Floor candidates must be nominated by a member of the District Council. Floor candidates may self-nominate when they are a member of the District Council.

    4. Floor candidates or, in their absence, their representatives state their eligibility qualifications.

    5. Floor candidates for District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Director must declare their intent to run to the District Director and sign the Officer Agreement and Release Statement at least seven (7) days prior to the elections. Only the Officer Agreement and Release Statements of those elected are sent to World Headquarters.

    6. The District Director may declare any proven level-two or -three policy violations by floor candidates to the District Council.

    7. When nominations are complete, the District Director declares the nominations for that office closed."

District Leadership Committee (DLC):

  • Chair: Deonna Moore Taylor, DTM, PDG
  • Northern Division: Tony Green, DTM, PDG
  • Western Division: Jolyn T Redic, DTM
  • Central Division: Todd Taylor, DTM
  • Southern Division: William McGee, DTM, Southern Division Director
  • Eastern Division: Mo Bachman, DTM

Contact Chair Deonna Moore Taylor: dlc@district10.org

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Timeline:

  • December 9, 2023 – Call for Candidate Nominations opens
  • (Updated) February 10, 2024 – DEADLINE to submit candidate applications to DLC Chair
  • March 28, 2024 - Deadline to receive DLC Nominated Candidates to District Director
  • April 11, 2024 – Deadline to publish nominated candidates on D10 website
  • May 2, 2024 – Deadline for floor candidates to declare intent to run for office
  • May 9, 2024 – District Council Meeting - 2024-2025 District Officer Elections