District 86 Alignment for 2021-2022

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.

pdf2021-2022 District 86 Alignment report

District Alignment Timeline

November 7

Presentation to DEC

October 21 – November 30

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

December 4 - 13

Consultation discussions with committee members and District Leaders

December 17 - 30

Alignment data analysis

January 1 - 6

Report Preparation

January 16

Draft Report presentation to DEC

January 13-29

Final Consultations

February 13

Final Report presented to DEC for vote at District Executive Business Council Meeting, April 17, 2021


October, 2020

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 2020 - February 15, 2021

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 13, 2021

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 2021

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 Cynthia Ayres directly at alignment@toastmasters.org 

April 17, 2021

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

July 2021

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

 2020-2021 Alignment Committee Members

Chair - Cynthia Ayres , DTM  alignment@toastmasters86.org

DIVISION A - Raam Lakhanpal, DTM
DIVISION B - Leslie Benfield, DTM
DIVISION C - Mohamed Youssef ACG - ALB
DIVISION D - Lou Mulligan, DTM
DIVISION E - Muhammad Jamshaid Gul, DTM
DIVISION F - Sylvette Mahoney, DTM
DIVISION G - Sarabjit Sandhu, DTM
DIVISION L - Anthony Delvecchio, DTM
DIVISION M - Jim Chapman, DL1
DIVISION N - Elise Leblanc, IP3
DIVISION S - Susan Storie, DTM
DIVISION T - David Weber, DTM
DIVISION W - Bill Kirby, DTM

Strategy Advisors: Jocelyne Vezina, District Director, DTM; Cathy Herschell, DTM, PDD, Reformation Chair; Myrna Barthe, DTM, 2019-2020 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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