Five Division Directors, one or more candidates for each Division: A, B, C, D, and E.
Club Growth Director, two or more candidates
Program Quality Director, one or more candidates
District Director, one or more candidates
Time is of the essence. Nominations are open now. Nominations shall close at 11:59 pm (EST) on February 15, 2024.
All nominations, including incomplete nominations, received after this date and time shall be considered to have been received late and will not be evaluated nor scheduled for interview by the DLC.
Any Toastmaster who self-nominates or is nominated by another Toastmaster after this date and time MAY have the option of running as a Floor Candidate. There are limiting criteria for running as a Floor Candidate. Don’t delay: submit your nomination today!
A complete nomination will include the following five items:
District Director Patti Walter and Immediate Past District Director John J. Hogan are pleased to announce the membership for this year’s District Leadership Committee, which handles the nominations process for elected officers to the roles of District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and the five Division Director positions.
The 2023-2024 District 53 Leadership Committee is complete as follows:
Chair John J. Hogan, DTM, IPDD
Division A – Sharon Mercado, DTM, PDD
Division B – Richard Frantz, Jr. DTM, PDD
Division C – David Pelland, DTM
Division D – Steve Lanning, DTM
Division E – Mary (Beth) Van Kempen, MS1
Despite these names listed here, all nominations for the listed roles, or inquiries about the nominations process generally, should go either to nominations@D53tm.org or to IPDD@d53tm.org. Do not contact the members of the committee individually about the nomination process or the status of any specific nomination; always send nominations and inquiries to me as the chair of the committee.
Yours in Toastmasters service, John J. Hogan, DTM Immediate Past District Director
District 53 is pleased to report the appointment of the District Leadership Committee (DLC) for 2022-2023.
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.