District Leader Nominations

Learn the roles available, and the procedures for becoming a district leader candidate.

District leadership provides an opportunity to stretch and grow as both a leader and communicator. If you want to accelerate your growth and development in these areas, you should consider running for one of the elected or appointed district leadership positions.

If you are interested in serving in district leadership, please read the information below to familiarize yourself with the roles, rules and procedures.

District Leadership Roles

It takes a large team of leaders to operate the district and fulfil its mission. We have 47 positions across 11 roles. In our district, four of these roles are elected, while the others are appointed. The election and appointment process is explained in the next section.

Process Overview

Here we provide a brief introduction to the process for becoming a district officer. For a detailed explanation of the official rules concerning the nomination process, refer to the District Administrative Bylaws, Article VII Officers and Protocol 9.0: District Campaigns and Elections.

For the description and qualifications for each position, refer to this Link: Call For Nominations.

Elected Roles

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • 8 Division Directors (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)

Appointed Roles

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • 30 Area Directors
  • Logistics Manager *
  • Parliamentarian *
  • Webmaster *

All leadership positions are a 1-year term beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025.

* Fulfilling one of these three roles does not allow a member to earn leaadership credit toward an education award and may not be logged in the member record; however, Toastmasters who accept these roles gain valuable experience. Also, these roles arn’t listed in “Call for Nominations”. Please see Additional Leadership Roles for descriptions.

For Elected Roles

The elected roles in District 33 are: District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and the 8 Division Directors for divisions A thru H. For the descriptions and qualifications for each role, refer to the Call For Nominations.

Elections are held at the Annual District Conference in the spring.

Nomination Process

All nominations for elected roles must be submitted to the District Leadership Committee Chair (DLC Chair) at dlc@d33tm.org by February 29, 2024. Candidates may nominate themselves (highly encouraged) or another member. Review the Call For Nominations.

If nominating yourself, you must complete and submit all the following to the DLC Chair by emailing dlc@d33tm.org.

    To nominate another member, simply submit the District Leader Nominating Form to dlc@d33tm.org.

    All candidates for elected office must attend a candidate interview session. Before the interviews (which may be conducted virtually), all candidates will be asked to submit any missing forms from the list above.

    Election Calendar

    • Deadline for Nominations to Elected positions: February 29, 2024.
    • Candidate interviews: January through Early March
    • District Officer Election (During District Council Meeting at the Annual Conference): April 25, 2024

    For Appointed Roles

    The appointed roles in District 33 are:

    • Public Relations Manager
    • Administration Manager
    • Finance Manager
    • Area Director (30 positions)
    • Logistics Manager *
    • Parliamentarian *
    • Webmaster *

    For the descriptions and qualifications for each role, refer to Call For Nominations. For descriptions of the roles marked with an asterisk (*), see Additional Leadership Roles. These additional roles (*) do not qualify for district officer credit; however, Toastmasters who accept these roles gain valuable experience.

    If you are interested in serving in one of these roles, please complete and submit all of the following to the DLC Chair at dlc@d33tm.org before April 25, 2024.

    Appointments will be made by the District Director-Elect, after the District Conference.

    The Role of the District Leadership Committee

    The District Leadership Committee (DLC), chaired by Debbie Allomn, DTM, IPDD, conducts interviews and evaluates all candidates, and nominates the best candidates for elected office. To learn more about the DLC, visit: https://d33tm.org/dlc/