District Realignment 2018-2019
WHAT IS DISTRICT REALIGNMENT?
Every year, Districts are required by Toastmasters International to review the distribution of their clubs within areas and divisions. Currently our District has more than 237 active clubs distributed among 40 areas with four-to-six clubs per area and 10 divisions with four-to-six areas per division. Each year, we charter a number of new clubs, some clubs stop meeting and disband, and some clubs move to new locations within the District. We review the location and the health of our clubs and with this information, area and division boundaries may change as clubs are moved to balance and strengthen each area and division. This process is known as realignment. Follow this link to see all the 2018-2019 Proposed Realignments beginning with the Southern Nevada changes.
To create the realignments, the leadership team used the following criteria:
- workload for the Area Director
- geographical locations of the club
- balance of strong clubs and growing clubs; a growing club is one working on building membership, educational and leadership growth and is below 20 members
- what will be the least disruptive to the area and division
The proposals that have been generated, starting with Southern Nevada’s Realignments, will be voted on by the District Executive Committee on May 5, 2018. The outcome of that vote will be offered for vote at the District Council meeting May 5th during the Annual Business Meeting at the Spring Conference.
It is important that your club’s President, Vice President of Education or District Council Meeting Proxy Form holder be at the meeting to vote on the final alignment plan for the coming Toastmasters year starting July 1, 2018. It is very important that your club is represented at the Business Meeting by one of your two above-mentioned officers or by the District Council Meeting Proxy Form holder from your club in order for the District to have a quorum at the Annual Business Meeting. Either one of your officers or your District Council Meeting Proxy Form holder can cast both of your club’s votes.
Please review the proposed realignments for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters year shown in the menu item here prior to the Annual Business Meeting and discuss them with your Area or Division Director.
Keep in mind that some additional changes may be proposed as a result of the growth or loss of clubs between now and the May 5th Annual Business Meeting.