District Leadership Opportunity 2024-2025

Ours is the only organization I know dedicated to the individual, we work together to bring out the best in each of us and then we apply these skills to help others.” – Ralph Smedley

A district leader has one of the most important leadership roles within Toastmasters International. The success of the district, its clubs and the members within each club depends on how well the district leaders execute the responsibilities of their office.

Embrace the opportunity to serve at the next level, build your leadership skills and confidence for personal and professional reasons. Generously share your experience and knowledge.

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We invite you to embark on your 2024 – 2025 journey by leading and serving through one of these leadership positions.

Elected Positions

Appointed Positions

·         Club Growth Director

·         District Director

Division Director (8 Division Directors – Division C, D, E, F, L, S, T & W)

·         Program Quality Director

·         Administration Manager

·         Alignment Chair

·         Area Director

·         Audit Chair

·         Credentials Chair

·         District Leadership Chair

·         Finance Manager

·         Logistics Manager

·         Parliamentarian

You can nominate others and/or self-nominate for a District Leadership position. To learn about District Leadership roles see Call for Nominations.  

For Elected District Leadership positions

Members, including current members of the District Executive Committee, may self-nominate for District office, or be nominated by an individual member. Complete the forms below and send them to the District leadership Chair at districtleadershipchair@toastmasters86.org to nominate yourself or others for a District Leader position.

Any candidate may be nominated for a maximum of two roles at the annual District Council meeting.

  1. District Leader Nominating Form
  2. Candidate Application Form
  3. District Leader Agreement and Release Statement
  4. District Leader Biographical Information
  5. Headshot image (JPG, 150 x 225 pixels)

Deadline to submit a District Leadership position nomination to the District Leadership Chair for evaluation is January 6, 2024.

The DLC interviews and evaluates all known candidates for each elected role. The committee reviews, in detail, the duties of each role, as defined in Article VIII of the District Administrative Bylaws, with each candidate. Candidates are evaluated using the Candidate Evaluation and District Leader Competencies documents. 

*All floor candidates for elected District Leadership positions must declare their intent to run to the districtleadershipchair@toastmasters86.org no later than seven (7) days before the Annual Meeting of the District Council.

*See Elections Kit, Toastmasters International Bylaws , and Protocol 9.0: District Campaigns and Elections.

For Appointed District Leadership positions

Express your interest in writing to  districtleadershipchair@toastmasters86.org and provide the following.

  1. District Leader Agreement and Release Statement
  2. District Leader Biographical Information
  3. Headshot image (JPG, 150 x 225 pixels)

*Appointment is the responsibility of the elected District Director for 2024 – 2025 who will advise each candidate of the outcome. 

*To nominate a candidate, complete and submit the District Leader Nominating Form to districtleadershipchair@toastmasters86.org.


Q: What happens after a candidate submits a nomination before January 6, 2024?

A: Candidates must attend an interview by the District Leadership Committee.

Q: What is the difference between a qualified and an eligible candidate?

A: A qualified candidate is a candidate that meets the qualifications outlined in the District Administrative Bylaws, Article VII (d).

An eligible candidate is a candidate that meets the qualifications outlined in the District Administrative Bylaws Article VII (d) and has been evaluated by the District Leadership Committee for the specific role. Only eligible candidates may run for roles that are listed as complete on a valid District Leadership Committee report.

Q: Is there training for the District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Division and Area Directors?

A: Yes, Toastmaster International and District resources and training materials are used to provide not just training but also support through the year.

Q: When is District 86 election of 2024 – 2025 District Officers taking place.

A: District 86’s election for the 2024-2025 Toastmaster year will take place on April 17 2024.

Q: Will candidates’ information be on District 86 website?

A: Yes, information is posted on the candidates, including the Candidates Showcase.

Q: What candidate and election resources are available?

A: Toastmasters International provides a number of resources.

A district leader has one of the most important leadership roles within Toastmasters International. The success of the district, its clubs and the members within each club depends on how well the district leaders execute the responsibilities of their office.

To ensure successful district elections the district director shall appoint the district leadership committee chair no later than November 1. The remaining committee members shall be appointed no later than December 1. The committee shall operate under the procedural rules adopted by the Toastmasters International Board of Directors for the selection of candidates for the elective district offices.

The committee’s results shall be reported in writing to the district director no fewer than six weeks before the district council’s annual meeting. The district director shall submit the district leadership committee report to the members of the district council at least four weeks prior to the annual meeting.

This year the district will be searching for qualified candidates for the following ELECTED POSITIONS: 1 District Director, 1 Program Quality Director, 2 Club Growth Directors and 8 Division Directors.

2022-2023 DLC Members

Chair: Jocelyne Vezina, DTM, IPDD

Division C
Aurelie Anne Contosta
Division D
Vincent Tume
Division E
Melanie Taddeo
Division F
Paul Daniel
Division L
Dawn Claus
Division S
Clinton Springer
Division T
Parveen Johal
Division W
Carolyn Wilker

Important Information (click to open)

Please submit all the following forms to the District Leadership Committee Chair, districtleadershipchair@toastmaster86.org.

  1. Candidate Application Form 
  2. District Leader Nominating Form
  3. Officer Agreement and Release Form 
  4. District Leader Biographical Information 
  5. Headshot image (JPG, 225 x 150 pixels)

Please Review:

  1. Call for Nominations 
  2. Candidates Campaign Guidelines 
  3. Current Candidate Campaign and Showcase (Nor Activate)

DEADLINE to submit applications (no extensions) for 2023-2024 Elected officer positions:  JANUARY 6, 2023.

(Submit to districtleadershipchair@toastmasters86.org)


  • Division Director  minimum of 1 candidate for each division.
  • 2 Club Growth Directors
  • 1 Program Quality Director
  • 1 District Director

If you wish to serve in an elected position, please send all the election forms, as instructed above, to the District Leadership Committee Chair, districtleadershipchair@toastmasters86.org

APPOINTED District Positions

Area Directors, Public Relations Manager, Logistics Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Parliamentarian, and other positions the elected District Director deems appropriate.

If you wish to serve in an appointed position, please send all the election forms, as instructed above, to the current District 86 Director, districtdirector@toastmasters86.org

DEADLINE to submit applications for 2023-2024 appointed positions: March 31, 2023.

Every club needs leaders who can move the club forward and work with and motivate others. One of your duties as a club officer is to identify members with leadership potential and encourage them to serve.

Hold elections at the first meeting in May, with new officers taking office July 1. In clubs that elect officers semi-annually, also hold elections at the first meeting in November, with new officers taking office January 1.


Article VI: Officers, Section 5

Nominations for club officers shall be made by a club nominating committee appointed by the club president at least two (2) weeks prior to the election. This committee shall consist of three (3) active individual members, when practicable. This committee shall present its report at the regular business meeting immediately preceding the business meeting at which the election is to take place, and shall present only the names of active individual members who have consented to serve if elected.

Further nominations may be made from the floor at the time of the election by any active individual member. All elections shall be by secret ballot, unless a secret ballot is dispensed with by unanimous vote, with a majority vote of all active individual members present and voting necessary to elect each officer.

The chair of the club nominating committee shall be the immediate past club president unless the best interests of the club require otherwise.


At least two weeks before elections, appoint a nominating committee. Any current paid member of the club is eligible to run for office, and members may run for more than one office.

Offices to be filled are president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer (or secretary-treasurer) and sergeant at arms.

All positions should be filled if possible. However, a club must have a minimum of three officers: the president, vice president and secretary or secretary-treasurer, and each of these offices must be held by a different person.


The nominating committee selects candidates for each of the club offices. The club president appoints a nominating committee of three members in good standing—one of whom is the immediate past president as the chair—at least two weeks before club elections.

Detailed information can be found in the club leadership handbook. (Click Here>>)


Detailed information can be found in the club leadership handbook. (Click Here>>)


The Club Constitution for Clubs of Toastmasters International states that clubs meeting weekly may elect officers annually or semi-annually. Clubs that meet less frequently than weekly must elect officers annually. Annual terms of office must run from July 1 through June 30; semi-annual terms run from July 1 through December 31 and January 1 through June 30.

Club presidents elected for a term of one year may not be re-elected for a successive term. Club presidents elected for a term of a half-year may be re-elected for one successive term of a half-year.

Detailed information can be found in the club leadership handbook. (Click Here>>)

District 86 Nominated Candidates