District 20 is glad to appoint Khurram Salman, DTM as District Alignment Chair for the year 2019-2020

Every year the alignment task is challenging as working with leaders to make sure clubs are realigned. The alignment committee will study the current club growth together with the current Division Directors and put forward a plan for the coming term (starting July-2020), that will serve the clubs in the most effective way possible while meeting TI policy requirements.

Timeline:

  • Forms full Committee and collects background data. (December 2019)
  • Collects alignment changes gathering input from Area and Division Directors. (January 2020)
  • Prepares Alignment Proposal and submits to District ExCom for review. Changes are notified to the clubs affected. (February 2020)
  • District Council approved final alignment (during DTAC). (April 17, 2020)
  • New alignment comes into effect. (July 2020)

Alignment Considerations: –

  • This realignment proposal is subject to the approval of the district council at its annual meeting in April 2020
  • The approved alignment will be effective throughout the year (July-2020 to June-2021).
  • The Realignment Plan shall serve the clubs in the most effective way possible.
  • The Realignment Plan shall meet Toastmasters International Policy Requirements. Refer to Policy and Protocol, Protocol 7.0: District Structure, 1. Club Assignments.
  • A division must have a minimum of three Areas
  • Each AREA shall have a minimum of four clubs and no more than six clubs. However, an Area may consist of three clubs only when a concentrated effort to charter a fourth club is in process. (A prospective club shall be listed with TI)
  • Under no circumstances may an AREA have more than six clubs at the beginning of the program year, July 1.
  • Advanced clubs may not be segregated into Areas. (Don’t group all advanced clubs together in a single Area)
  • Areas may be segregated by language, subject to the approval of the District Council.
  • Once the alignment is approved during Council, any new clubs chartered thereafter will remain in those respective Areas (Keeping maximum number of clubs in an Area limited to 6)