Contest Chair and Chief Judge Briefing Scripts for Winter 2020 Contests

Thanks to District Contest Chairs Lois Margolin and Patricia Hamilton, contest organizers have 2 new scripts they can use as the basis for their contest briefings — designed to help ease contest-day jitters.

See also the Contest resources page.

Call for Nominations, 2020-21 District Officers

It’s that time again….time for nominations for District Office.  Under the guidance of Past District Director, Antionette Fox, DTM the District Leadership Committee is tasked with nominating individuals for the positions of:

–       District Director

–       Program Quality Director

–       Club Growth Director

–       Division Directors

For consideration as a Candidate for Elected District Leadership Roles in FY 2020 – 2021, please submit the following by 11:59 p.m. ET on January 15, 2020, to in one (1) PDF attachment. All Members must declare their intent to run and submit the required documents by January 15, 2020. Per Toastmasters Guidelines, anyone who wishes to run from the Floor must have gone through the DLC Interview process. Those persons not nominated by the DLC but wish to run from the floor must notify the DLC Chair of their intent no later than 1 week prior to the Business meeting, deadline April 25th, 2020.

District Leader Nominating Form
Officer Agreement & Release Statements
District Leader Biographical Information
Elected District Leadership Roles in District 47:

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • Division Director

A Panel Interview by the District Leadership Committee will be conducted on February 15, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale at Keiser University. Candidates will be notified via E-mail regarding available Interview Time Slots on February 3, 2020. Please review the following prior to your scheduled Interview Session:
District Executive Committee Roles
District Leader Competencies
Protocol 9.0 – District Campaigns & Elections
Elections Toolkit
Note: Call for Nominations for Appointed District Leadership Roles is scheduled for April 2020. Appointed District Leadership Roles: Administration Manager, Finance Manager & Public Relations Manager. The District Leadership Committee will provide feedback and recommendations to the incoming District Director, upon election, for all appointed District positions. Appointment is at the sole discretion of the incoming District Director. The Area Council for each area is responsible to recommend Area Director’s for the upcoming.

Please do NOT submit Nominations for these Roles until then.

For questions or additional information, please contact:
               Antionette Fox, DTM
               District Leadership Committee Chair, District 47

District 47 Toastmasters Cruise, Jan. 24-27

Join the District 47 Toastmasters cruise to the Bahamas and inter-club events. As of Dec. 10, there were 2 interior rooms remaining @ $912.10 and plenty of oceanview rooms @ $1,278.10.

Call 1-800-465-3595, Royal Caribbean press option#4 and tell them Group number 2083214 and any agent can assist.

For full details, download the flyer.

Division C Holiday Social

Saturday December 14, 2019 6:00 PM

Toastmasters Bri Madden and Doralice Proia are the hosts of this exciting event. The venue is the Boca Raton Community Center, and the time is from 6-9pm. See the flier for the action-packed agenda activities. 

The cost of the event is $30 per confrere, which covers the expenses of the event; any proceeds (which would only occur if we maximize occupancy) will be donated to a Division C-local charity.

If you (and any friends, loved ones) are interested in attending, please RSVP here:

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to contact Bri Madden at 561-573-1093 or .

Hall of Fame Awards 2018-2019

Congratulations 2018-2019 Hall of Fame Awardees…

Your contribution played a significant role in District 47 celebrating Distinguished status for the year 2018-2019.

Thank You!!!

Download the program to see the list of names and club winners. Please share it with all your club members. The Bahamas’ prestigious Hall of Fame event took place in October on the island. Many pictures are available in our District Facebook page.

Thank you all for your committed work. We look forward to more success this year.

District Conference 2020: Early Bird Registration, Advertising and Call for Workshop Presenters

The early bird registration and links for sponsor advertising and workshop presenter applications are now open.