DISTRICT 33 COMMUNICATION & LEADERSHIP AWARD
District 33 Communication and Leadership Award Procedures
What is The District 33 Communication & Leadership Award
It is a prestigious award that may be given to a non-Toastmaster who has made outstanding contributions in the areas of communication and leadership.
Criteria of Award Recipients
Following are the criteria used for award recipient selection:
- Must be a resident of the geographical area covered by District 33 and in particular, the host Division for the conference;
- Must be a non-Toastmaster; can be a former Toastmaster;
- Should have distinguished himself/herself as a leader or spokesperson for a worthy cause or purpose, especially as it exemplifies their communication and leadership skills;
- Shall have made a significant contribution to a community within the District. The impact of this contribution must not be limited to one organization, but must be community/district wide.
- Should support the Toastmasters organization;
- This award may not be presented to a recipient a second time.
- * * * Must be able to personally accept the award and give an acceptance address at the District 33 Spring Conference; and,
▪ Must be a skilled communicator/speaker.
A person who has become a civic official, a business leader, an academic leader, or who is successful in other fields of endeavor would be an excellent nominee.
Award Recipient Selection Process
1. Any District 33 Toastmaster in good standing may submit a nomination for the award. Only nominations submitted by Toastmasters in District 33 will be considered.
2. Nominations must be made in writing on the Nomination Form, or a similar format, providing
reasons why the nominee should be considered for the award.
3. Nominations must be submitted to the Communication & Leadership Award Chair by
the published nominations due date. This date will be set sufficiently early to allow
the District Director to review all nominations and to reach a decision as to the award recipient
at least four weeks prior to the Spring Conference.
4. The District Director’s designated representative Chair will review all nominations sent with the nomination form by Toastmasters in District 33 on or before the due date,
5. The District Director will decide which nominee, if any, is worthy of the
award. The District Director may consult the District Executive Committee to assist with the
decision. A majority vote of the Executive Committee at may be performed via email.
6. If a majority of the Executive Committee feels that no nominations merit the award, then no
award will be made for that conference or term.
7. If an award is to be given, the District 33 Director will contact the recipient, tell him/her
that he/she has been chosen to receive the award, advise the recipient that he/she must make an
acceptance address at the Spring Conference as a condition of receiving the award, and advise of
all other pertinent details. The lunch on Saturday of the Spring Conference is the
preferred time for the award. However, the award recipient and the District Director may
mutually agree upon another time during the conference.
8. If the chosen recipient cannot make an acceptance address or cannot personally accept
the award or chooses not to accept the award, then the District 33 Director will
select another recipient for the award. If another recipient is chosen, then the District 33
Director will contact that individual in accordance with Step #7 above.
9. On or about the award announcement date, the District 33 Director will
announce the name of the award recipient or announce that there not be an award presented for the year.
Specifics of the Award Process for 2018:
- Send nomination forms and questions about the process to the Communication & Leadership Award Chair: Jesse Portillo
Nominations must be received by March 23, 2018
- Award Presentation Date: May 5, 2018
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