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.
Proposal A failed
Proposal B passed
Board of Directors Briefing
- 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.
- Policy 2.0 has been updated to reflect that all club meetings are conducted in-person, online or a combination of the two (hybrid).
- 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”.
Jacqueline L. Smith, DTM