Notice to the District Council Members of District 16

Per Protocol 7.1, this is notice of an electronic vote to take place. The week of January 12, 2020, the District Council will be voting on the following 2 items:

1. Kathleen O’Toole to serve as Program Quality Director for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.

2. Louanne Marshall to serve as Club Growth Director for the remainder of the 2019-2020 year.

District Administrative Bylaws, Article VII(g) excerpt on this topic:

A vacancy in any office shall be filled by the District Executive Committee upon the recommendation of the District Director, or upon recommendation of the highest elected District officer if the vacancy is in the office of District Director. Individiual members who fill vacant roles shall meet all the qualifications for the role, as defined in Article VII, Section (d) of these administrative bylaws. Such appointment shall become effective immediately and will run until the next succeeding District Council meeting at which time such appointment shall be confirmed or another individual member elected into office. If the office of Immediate Past District Director is vacated for any reason, it shall remain vacant for the remainder of the term.

The District Executive Committee vote approving these two appointments was held November 22-28, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Darlene Jordan, District Director.

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2019-2020 officers

Meet our new 2019-2020 TRIO:

Profiles Found: 3

Darlene Jordan

District Director

Kathleen O'Toole

Program Quality Director

Louanne Marshall

Club Growth Director

To meet more of your District 16 officers, please visit the D16 Leadership Directory.

Our Mission...

Toastmasters International Mission
We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

District Mission
We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.

Club Mission
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Our purpose...

(District Administrative Bylaws, Article II)

The purpose of the district is to enhance the quality and performance and extend the network of the member clubs of Toastmasters International within the boundaries of the district, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters educational program by focusing on the critical success factors as specified by the district educational and membership goals, ensuring that each club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its individual members, and providing effective training and leadership-development opportunities for club and district officers.

Annual Conference, May 1 – 2, 2020

Our next International Speech and Table Topics Contests will be held at the Spring 2020 Annual Conference. Please come back later for registration information.