District 20 is pleased announces the appointment of Rajeswar Sundaresan, DTM as the District Leadership Committee (DLC) Chair for the year 2019-2020.  Rajeswar Sundaresan, DTM is the Immediate Past District 116 Director, District 20 PQD for term 2017-2018 and Distrcit 20 Finance Manager.

The DLC will receive nominations from active members of District 20 for the following positions for the 2020-2021 term:

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • Division Directors (A-H)

The activities of the Committee and their corresponding timelines are listed below:

Timeline Activity
1-December Call for Candidates Declaration
15-December Candidate nomination due to District Leadership Committee
1-Feb Interview Candidates
5-March Submit Nomination Report to DD
19-March DD Publishes report to District Council Members
17-April Election to District Office (During DTAC 2020)

How to Nominate:

Nominations may also be made from the floor by any member of the District Council or their proxyholder only if the floor candidate meets the requirements set forth in Article VII (e) of the administrative bylaws and has been evaluated by the District Leadership Committee for that specific role in that election cycle.

Fill in the District Leader Nominating Form  and forward to DLC Chair (district20dlc@gmail.com) no later than 15-December-2019.

Attach the following documents also with the nomination:

– Officer Agreement and Release Statement

– District Leader Biographical Information Form

– List of Club/ District Offices held earlier (snapshot from Toastmasters Profile)

Other Resources:

– District Nominations Schedule

– District Leader Qualifications and Responsibilities

– Candidate Application Checklist

– Candidate Evaluation Form

– Proxy and Elections

District Leader Competencies

– Process and Guidelines

– Election Toolkit

Note: List of nominated candidates will be published in the District website by 19 March 2020.

Summary of District Officer Roles and Qualifications

District Director (DD)

As the District Director, you are responsible for directly overseeing and managing the district’s day-to-day operations, finances, and human resources. Fortunately, you have a team of district leaders to help you fulfill these responsibilities. You must empower your district leadership team to work together toward the district mission, while supporting each one in his or her development as a leader. Together with your district leadership team, you participate in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials. To serve as District Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as a club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a lieutenant governor (PQD, CGD, LGET, LGM), Division Governor/ Director, or a combination of the two at the time you take office.

Program Quality Director (PQD)

As the Program Quality Director, you are 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. Together with your district leadership team, you participate in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials. To be Program Quality Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a lieutenant governor (PQD, CGD, LGET, LGM), Division Governor/ Director or Area Governor/ Director.

Club Growth Director (CGD)

As the Club Growth Director, you are responsible for all aspects of marketing, club-building, and member/ club retention efforts within the district. This includes defining an overall marketing strategy for the district, developing outreach and retention efforts with existing community and corporate clubs, and penetrating new markets. Additionally, the Club Growth Director supports challenged clubs and helps them to become Distinguished. Together with your district leadership team, you participate in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials. To be Club Growth Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as club president and at least 12 consecutive months as a lieutenant governor (PQD, CGD, LGET, LGM), Division Governor/ Director or Area Governor/ Director.

Division Director (Div.D)

As Division Director, your job is to lead and support the division through the supervision and support of the area directors. One of your primary goals as Division Director is to ensure that each club achieves its mission and fulfills its responsibilities to its members. To achieve this, you coordinate division activities, set division goals, and assist in the training of area and club leaders. To serve as Division Director, you must have served at least six consecutive months as a member of a district council. The division director may be re-elected to one succeeding term.

Area Director (AD)

As Area Director, you serve as the direct liaison between the district and the clubs. In line with the District Administrative Bylaws, the Area Directors of District 105 are elected by the respective area councils, during the month of May. Area directors conduct club visits twice a year within their respective areas to understand and support club needs. In turn, these visits help district leaders understand how to support and meet the needs of each club. It is important that area directors have the support they need to serve clubs. The success of the district depends on it. Area Directors are eligible for re-election or re-appointment for one succeeding term only. Ideally, area directors have served as members of a district council.

For more information about these roles, refer to the District Leadership Handbook and the District Administrative Bylaws, Article VII: Officers in the Governing Documents.