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District 26 - Serving Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska

Election

Many elections took place and we have a newly elected International Director from Region IV, Harold Osmundson.  For those of you who attended the District Council Meeting on May 2, 2020, he was in attendance as a then-candidate for the position.  Let’s welcome Harold Osmundson and cheer him on as he represents Toastmasters, globally, while serving on the Board of Directors.

Proposals

Proposal A failed

Proposal B passed

Board of Directors Briefing

  1. For the 2020-21 program year, Districts may charter fully online clubs and those clubs do become a part of that said District. This is awesome news for the District as COVID-19 has severely impacted our chartering process.
  2. Policy 2.0 has been updated to reflect that all club meetings are conducted in-person, online or a combination of the two (hybrid).
  3. All clubs are allowed to meet completely online without re-chartering as an online club.

World Championship of Public Speaking:

The Convention was full of wonderful breakout sessions and meetings, but the main attraction was the World Championship of Public Speaking.  This years’ winners are:

1st Place Mike Carr from District 55, “The Librarian & Mrs. Montgomery”

2nd Place Linda-Marie Miller from District 37, “Pretending Not to Know”

3rd Place Lindy MacLaine from District 32, “Your Buried Story”.

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Jacqueline L. Smith, DTM

District Director

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