Call for District Leaders

Call for District Leaders

Do you want to be part of an amazing team of District 56 leaders?  Serving as a District leader is a great responsibility and an exciting opportunity.  The success of our District, our clubs, and our members depends on how well our District leaders execute their roles and responsibilities.  We need YOU!  Challenge yourself by stepping up and discovering the leader in you.

Each year, usually from November through January, District 56 accepts nominations for elected and appointed District Officer positions.  These positions provide opportunities to enhance your leadership skills and expand your Toastmasters expertise.

District Leader Roles, Competencies, Qualifications, and Responsibilities

In order to lead effectively, you must first know your role as a District leader.  Having a clear understanding of your role, competencies, qualification, and responsibilities are essential to your success and the success of the District.

The terms of all District leaders shall commence at midnight on July 1 and end on the following June 30, at 11:59 pm.  A complete term is defined as having served at least from September 1 through June 30.  Those assuming office after September 1 do not qualify as having served a full term.

The following resources will help you learn more about District leader roles, competencies, qualification, responsibilities, and more:

District Elected Positions

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • Division Directors

Candidate Process to File Intent to Run for District Office

Candidates for elected positions must declare an intention to run by January 15, email the forms listed below to [email protected], and participate in District Leadership Committee (DLC) nominating interviews.  Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. 

  • Login to Toastmasters.org
  • Scroll to the “My Education and Achievement” section and click on the “Achievement Board” tile
  • Click on the “Offices Held” tile
  • Click the “Print” button 
  • Verify the print destination indicates “Adobe PDF” (if not, click the down arrow and click “Save as PDF
  • Click the “Print” button to save it to your device

Elections take place at our annual Spring Conference in April or May.   

NOTE:  The District Leadership Chair has the authority to change deadlines.

Candidate Tool Kit

District Appointed Positions

  • Administration Manager
  • Area Directors
  • Finance Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Various Committee Chairs and Committees*

Candidates for appointed positions must submit the form listed below to the newly-elected District Director by May 31.  Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.  All appointments will be made by the newly-elected District Director in June.

*NOTE:  Committee chairs and committees do not qualify for one year of District service; however these appointments can be used for Pathways projects if approved by your Club Vice President Education.

District Leadership Committee Chair Contact Info


Members Matter Most

The most important person in District 56 is the member, with Club Officers and District Officers providing support.


District Officer Roles

District leaders, include the Senior 7, Division Directors, Area Directors, and committee chairs, all work together to build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.



The District Executive Committee and District Council work together to build effective teams that support the District and enhance the quality of the member experience.


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