District 86 Alignment - 2020-2021

Headshot of District 86 Alignment ChairDistrict 86 Alignment Chair:
Cynthia Ayres, DTM

Every Fall, the Alignment Committee begins to look at all clubs and areas across the district to ensure that they are well served by District 86. Clubs are assigned geographically and except for a few rural areas, most clubs in an area are within ten miles of each other.

This yearly process ensures that our members and clubs have adequate assistance to achieve their goals, and that our area and division leaders have the right tools to grow and maintain quality clubs.

The goal is to ensure there are 4-6 clubs in each area, so that area directors can help clubs succeed in their club planning, training, education, contests, and Distinguished Club Program goals. From Toastmasters International's experience of over 90 years, clubs have the most success following this formula.

The Alignment Chair is appointed by the District Director. Division Directors are given the first opportunity to be on the committee. If you would like to serve on the Alignment Committee, please contact your Division or Area Director or the Alignment Chair. Your input is always welcome.

pdf2020-2021 District 86 Alignment report

District Alignment Timeline

November 9

Presentation to DEC

November 21 – December 4

Surveys sent out to Division Directors to review area/ division composition with Area Directors

December 9- 13

Consultation discussions with committee members and Reformation members

December 17 - 30

Realignment data analysis

January 1 - 6

Report Preparation

January 11

Draft Report presentation to DEC

January 13-29

Final Consultations

February 22

Final Report presented to DEC for vote at District Executive Business Council Meeting, April 25, 2020


October, 2019

The Chair is appointed and the Alignment Committee formed. Early communication begins with the Club Growth Director to learn about new club prospects, clubs that may fold and which areas need attention. The Committee begins contacting Division Directors and Area Directors for their input.

November 2019 - February 15, 2020

The Committee continues to hold discussions with Division and Area Directors to obtain feedback on proposed alignment changes, taking club needs into strong consideration.

February 22, 2020

The Alignment Committee submits their report to the District Executive Committee for approval at the DEC Meeting.

Summary of the District 86 alignment for 2019-2020 is available here

 March 2020

An email is sent to club presidents.  If you have questions or would like to provide input, please let your area director know and / or contact Myrna Barthe directly at alignment@toastmasters.org 

April 25, 2020

The Alignment Chair submits the approved report to the District Council for confirmation at the General Business Meeting, at the Spring Conference.

July 2020

The new Alignment is submitted to Toastmasters World Headquarters in early July by the Immediate Past District Director for World Headquarter's approval. The deadline for the Alignment to be submitted is July 15th.

 2019-2020 Alignment Committee Members

Chair - Myrna Barthe, DTM  alignment@toastmasters86.org

DIVISION A - Rubi Talavera, DTM
DIVISION B - Roger Caesar, ACG, ALB
DIVISION C - Aurelie-Anne Contosta, DTM
DIVISION D - Linda Rossi, DTM
DIVISION E - Hilgay Beckles, EC1
DIVISION F - Iona Rodricks, DTM
DIVISION G - Millie Leng, DTM
DIVISION L - Deridor Collier, DTM
DIVISION M - Peggy Onlock, DTM
DIVISION N - Lisa Wilson, ACS, CL
DIVISION S - Clinton Springer, DTM
DIVISION T - Cynthia Ayres, DTM
DIVISION W - Nancy Parkhill, DTM

Strategy Advisors: Jacklyn Payne, District Director, DTM; Cathy Herschell, DTM, PDD, Reformation Chair and Nominations Chair; Cindy Tate, DTM, 2018-2019 Alignment Chair 

Past Years - District 86 Alignment Reports

If you are interested in seeing past years alignment committees and reports they can be found below:


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