Janice Howard, DTM
District 60 is experiencing phenomenal growth of new members
District Reformation Update
In July, a proposal was submitted to Toastmasters Board of Directors to reform Districts 60 and 86 into three districts. The districts had grown to exceed 200 clubs each, and a Reformation Committee comprising representatives from both districts recommended that the districts be split to more efficiently service clubs and members.
On September 11, I received a letter from Toastmasters Chief Executive Officer Daniel Rex confirming the Board’s decision:
“The Board determined that each district should proceed with potential reformation separately. Since District 86 has more than 240 clubs, the Board directed the establishment of a reformation committee. District 60 may request to establish a reformation committee as outline in Protocol 7.0, if the leaders choose.”
While this is not the decision we anticipated, the leaders of District 60 are not deterred. We are steadfast in our commitment to excellence and supporting clubs to achieve Distinguished this year. Eighty percent of our time will be invested in club success, member retention and education, and 20% on new club growth. We have our eye on the goal of 110 Distinguished clubs or better, and encourage all clubs to strive for Distinguished.
Approve District Budget and Leadership Appointments
The District Council, comprised of club presidents and vice presidents education and the District Executive Committee, vote to approve the 2018-2019 budget for District 60. The Council also votes to approve leadership appointments made by the District Director. The budget presentation will be conducted virtually on Monday, Sept. 17 at 8:00 p.m. Meeting details will be emailed to eligible voters.
Open 2018-2019 District 60 budget
Open 2018-2019 District Success Plan
Open 2018-2019 Leadership Appointments
Janice Howard speaks with CEO Daniel Rex about district goals
- Every club. Every officer trained.
- 30 is the new 20 – Membership.
- Every member working on an educational goal.