august, 2023

wed02aug7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedVirtual EventOnline Leadership Elective (OLE) - How to Assign Your Club Proxy7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Organized By: Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality Director

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Dear Toastmasters Club President and Club Secretary,

Your club has important votes to cast during the 2023 Annual Business Meeting.

As stated in the Bylaws of Toastmasters International, Article X, Section 1, a Toastmasters Member Club in good standing is entitled to two (2) votes at the Annual Business Meeting.

There are three steps to casting votes at the Annual Business Meeting. It is your role to ensure the completion of Step 1 by August 11 at 10:59 p.m. Central Time.

The club meets to discuss international candidates and to choose a proxy holder. Please review the leadership roles to learn and understand the roles, attributes, and responsibilities of International Officers and Directors.

Learn more about the International Officer and Director Candidates:

Your club’s proxy holder must be able to attend the Annual Business Meeting, either online or onsite, on August 18, at 7 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)/Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4. Club President or Secretary designates the proxy holder through the Toastmasters International website. A proxy holder must be designated, even if the Club President or Secretary assigns the proxy to themself. Only one person may carry the votes for your club.



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(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality DirectorHonored to serve as your Program Quality Director (PQD)! The Program Quality Team will leave no Toastmaster behind. For example, we have planned new member orientations, club officer information sessions for aspiring club leaders to help all clubs have 7 club officers at all times, Pathways training and enrollment for Toastmasters who are not enrolled, speech contest and functionary training well before the season begins to help all clubs plan, prepare and lead a successful and fun club contest, and form a full pipeline of trained speech contest functionaries. The Program Quality Team will include all Toastmasters in recognitions earned; no Toastmaster will be left behind. As the PQD, I am responsible for all aspects of education and training within the District. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, and planning and executing the District conference. Education Goals: I promote all members in achieving education awards and recognizing those achievements. I oversee and promote training for club, area, and division officers. Training Programs: I plan, organize, and direct the district's training programs. District Conference: I am responsible for all aspects of the district conference. I plan, organize and direct the event. Speech Contests: I coordinate and supervise the International Speech Contest at the district level and facilitate a smooth flow of information at speech contests. This is the year to elevate a strong foundation of quality clubs! The PQD Team will help every club meet its educational goals and become a Distinguished quality club. Ready for some FUN? Register now on the District calendar for our fun and exciting events and training in the 2023-2024 year.

Speakers for this event

  • Pamela McCown, DTM, PID

    Pamela McCown, DTM, PID

    Leadership Panel

    Join us to meet and learn about the incoming elected District Leaders.

    Leadership Panel


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