2024 - 2025 District Leader Elections
Would you like to be part of the 2024-2025 District 27 Leadership Team? Do you know someone who would be a good leader for District 27? If you would like an opportunity to grow in Leadership, Communication & Management Skills, consider running for an elected position and taking on new challenges.
You can nominate yourself or someone else for the following positions that the D27 District Council will be voting on during the District 27 Annual Business Meeting. Please access the links below to review an in-depth position description of all ELECTED District 27 Leadership Roles, and the qualifications required of District 27 Toastmasters wishing to run for them.
- District Director
- Program Quality Director
- Club Growth Director
- Division Directors: (6 to represent each Division in District 27)
To nominate yourself or someone else, please submit the following 4 items to the District Leadership Committee Chair: Immediate Past District 27 Director, LaShawn Foster, DTM via email at IPDD@D27-TM.ORG
- Candidate Application
- District Leader Nominating Form
- Candidate Biography Form
- District Leader Agreement and Release Statement
Look at these Reference Documents if you have more questions.
DEADLINE DATE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS:
Friday, February 2, 2024, 11:59PM EST
The District Leadership Committee (DLC) evaluates all candidates for Elected District Leadership Positions and nominates the best candidate(s). The primary role of the DLC is to identify and seek qualified candidates to nominate. After an application has been submitted to the DLC Chair, the application is reviewed and verified by the full DLC Committee. After all applications have been reviewed by the DLC Committee. The DLC Chair will then schedule an interview with the candidates for each position. The candidates moving forward as NOMINATED CANDIDATES are reported to the District 27 Director, 6 weeks prior to the Annual Business Meeting & District Leader Elections taking place at the 2023 District Conference. No later than 4 weeks before the D27 Annual Business Meeting. The District 27 Director will then share the report with the D27 District Council, and the full District 27 Membership Body in writing (via email). At that time, the District 27 Director will also post the District Leadership Committee’s final report on the District 27 website. This report will give a full listing of ALL DLC Nominated Candidates for 2023-2024 Elected District 27 Leadership Roles.
PLEASE NOTE: Per Protocol 9.0: District Campaigns and Elections anyone who was interviewed by the DLC Committee, but not nominated to move forward as a candidate can run from the floor. However, the names of Floor Candidates cannot be included in the DLC Report submitted to the District 27 Director for distribution to the D27 District Council & posting to the District 27 Toastmasters website. Nor can the names of Floor Candidates be posted on any of District 27 Toastmasters other social media platforms.
Floor Candidates must have completed the District Leadership Committee’s vetting process, and must be nominated by a member of the District Council during the Elections portion of the D27 Business Meeting. A qualified Floor Candidate is a candidate that meets the qualifications as outlined in the District Administrative Bylaws, Article VII (e) NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR
An Eligible Floor Candidate is a candidate that has been evaluated/vetted by the District Leadership Committee, as referenced in Protocol 9.0. To be nominated from the floor, candidates must be both qualified and eligible. Floor candidates for District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Director must sign and submit to the District 27 Director prior to the time of the floor nomination – or must have previously signed and submitted to D27 DLC Chair: IPDD, LaShawn Foster, DTM – the District Leader Agreement and Release Statement.
Qualified Floor Candidates must ALSO notify the District 27 Director seven (7) days prior to the Annual Business Meeting & Elections of their intent to run from the floor. ALL Nominations made by the DLC are valid. Elections are scheduled for TBA 2024 during the Business Meeting portion of the 2023 District Conference.
The positions open to Qualified Floor Candidates for District 27 who have declared their intent to run from the floor by TBA 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST are as follows:
The deadline for ALL Floor Candidates who intend to run for an Elected District Leadership Position (District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director & Division Director) is TBA. A completed Candidate Biography, Photograph and the Officer Agreement and Release Statement must be submitted by the above stated deadline to the District 27 Director via email at DD27@D27-TM.ORG. These forms can be found on the District 27 website via this web page (scroll up to access).
At the business meeting, floor candidates must be nominated by a member of the District Council. Floor candidates can only self-nominate if they are a member of the District Council.
District 27 will hold a Candidate’s Showcase for all candidates on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. EST. If a Qualified Floor Candidate wants to participate in the Candidate’s Showcase. Said candidate must have informed the District 27 Director of their intent to run from the floor, and have submitted all of their required documents via email to the District 27 Director by the TBA 11:59 p.m. EST deadline. If this requirement has been met the Qualified Floor Candidate can participate in the Candidate’s Showcase.