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District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and Western Nebraska

District Officer Nominations

Applications are now closed for elected positions for 2022-2023.

Per Toastmasters International protocol, 

no new nominations from the floor will be allowed during

the annual district council business meeting.

Floor candidates notified the District Director on or before April 23 [7 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting Elections] of their intent to run from the floor.

Other nominations made by the DLC are valid.  The names and biography of each of the

DLC nominated candidates and the Floor candidates can be found on the Candidates Corner page. Elections are scheduled for April 30, 2022

 

Candidates' Corner

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Application Procedures

Please download, complete, and email all four forms to the DLC Chair, Jacqueline L. Smith, jlsmith.tm@gmail.com.

  1. Candidate Application – include a head-shot photo and a PDF list of offices held from your profile on Toastmasters International.
  2. District Leader Nominating Form
  3. District Leader Biographical Info
  4. Officer Agreement and Release Statement – must be signed

Resources:

Timeline:

  • December 4, 2021 – District Officer Training (DOT) Open House
  • December 4, 2021 – Call for candidates
  • February 19, 2022 – Deadline to submit application to DLC Chair
  • March 19, 2022 – Deadline for DLC Chair to announce nominated candidates to District Director
  • April 2, 2022 – Deadline to publish nominated candidates on D26 website
  • April 23, 2022 – Deadline for floor candidate applications
  • April 30, 2022 – District Council (DC) Election

Personal growth opportunities:

  • Personal growth
  • Network outside your club
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Develop leadership skills
  • DTM credit
  • Pay it forward
  • Repeat a role to build on experience

Learning opportunities:

  • Learn more about the Toastmasters program
  • Learn more about how District Leadership runs District 26 
  • Learn to work with others
  • Leadership and mentoring other Toastmasters Leaders and team members
  • Learn about communication styles and leading per people’s preferences
  • Learn how to motivate others in a volunteer role
  • Learn to lead District-level events, such as TLI and Speech Contests

Transferable skills:

Communication skills, presentation skills, time management skills, computer and online skills, financial management skills, people skills, leadership skills, organizational skills, problem-solving skills, collaboration skills

If those are not enough, please read “Where Leaders Are Made“, by Lark Doley, DTM, PIP.

List of Elected Roles

Elected positions include any of the eight Division Director positions, Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director and District Director (as shown below).

Candidates must meet all qualifications and submit all completed forms to be rendered eligible for nomination.

The Elected Positions are as follows:

Executive Leadership (aka The Trio)

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director

Senior Level Leadership

  • Denver Division Director
  • Eastern Division Director
  • Foothills Division Director
  • Metro Division Director
  • Northern Division Director
  • Southern Division Director
  • Urban Division Director

 

 

Appointed (Non-Elected) District Leadership Positions

These awesome District Leaders have a passion for Toastmasters. They volunteer their time and skills to help District 26 achieve the mission. The incoming District Director will appoint people to these positions. 

Would you like to help?

  • Public Relations Manager – DTM credit
  • Administration Manager – DTM credit
  • Finance Manager – DTM credit
  • Area Director – DTM credit
  • … and many more
District Leader Responsibilities
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Uphold the governing documents of Toastmasters International
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Foster an atmosphere of enjoyment, teamwork and dedication in the spirit of learning, growing and achieving.
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Work to fulfill the district mission
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Strive to achieve recognition in the Distinguished District Program.
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Prepare your successor to assume office.
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