District Leadership Committee Report: Nominees for 2020 – 2021

We are pleased to provide you with the District Leadership Committee report. Kindly note the following individuals that are nominated for District Leadership during the 2020 – 2021 Toastmasters year. The full report, including candidate biographies, is available for download.

District Director

Ivan Thompson

Program Quality Director

Andrew Bern

Brandon Kinsey

Club Growth Director

Austen Canonica

Andre Kelly  

Division A

Price Polynice

Division B

Lois Margolin

Division C

Anthony Ellie

Division D

No applicant

Division E

Sarah Cherres

Division F

Julianna Clarke

Division I

Verna Bonaby

Talk Up Toastmasters Membership Drive, Through March 31

The “Talk Up Toastmasters” membership program provides the opportunity for you to invite guest to a special meeting, where prospective members can learn about Toastmasters’ many benefits. Then add five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between February 1 and March 31, and you’ll receive a special “Talk Up Toastmasters” ribbon to display on your club’s banner. Qualifying clubs can also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order. 

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 DLC@toastmastersd47.org 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.