District 53 appoints Leadership Committee

10 December 2022

District 53 is pleased to report the appointment of the District Leadership Committee (DLC) for 2022-2023.

Akihiro Ishii, IPDD 2022-23
Aki Ishii, Immediate Past District Director

The DLC interviews and recommends candidates to the senior elected roles of District Leadership: the five Division Directors (DivDs), the District Club Growth Director (CGD), the District Program Quality Director (PQD), and the District Director (DD).

Immediate Past District Director Akihiro Ishii DTM will chair the committee, as previously reported. All other seats on the committee are filled according to the rules set forth for the committee in the Toastmasters Governing Documents, namely that each division be equally represented. The Committee’s guiding rules are found in the District Administrative Bylaws, and the protocols and policies governing District elections. The DLC Handbook and the resource page at Toastmasters.org are an important set of guides to the work of the committee.

The committee representatives are:

  • For Division A: John Lewis, DTM
  • For Division B: Rich Dirksen, DTM
  • For Division C: Bette McIntire, DTM
  • For Division D: Roger Brown, DTM
  • For Division E: Donna Sobel, DTM

A page explaining candidate nominations and committee processes is found here. Interested candidates and persons wishing to nominate others may write to nominations@D53tm.org. Elections will be held at the Spring Business Meeting, currently scheduled for May 2023, and officers elected will serve from July 1, 2023 until June 30, 2024.

The deadline for nominations is 28 February 2022.