A group photo of District 47 leadership for 2022-2023

Are you ready to Grow in Leadership? If yes, it is time to grow your competencies by submitting your application to serve in District 47
The Application Deadline is January 15th, 2023!

It’s that time again…for nominations for District Office.  Under the guidance of Past District Director (PDD), Barbara Strasdas, DTM, the District Leadership Committee (DLC) is tasked with nominating individuals for the following elected District positions:

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

The District Leadership Committee is also tasked with reviewing applications for the following appointed District positions:

  • Public Relations Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Area Directors and Other Appointed Positions

Upon election, the District Leadership Committee will provide feedback and recommendations to the incoming District Director and for all appointed District positions. The Appointment is at the sole discretion of the incoming District Director.

Please review recent changes to Bylaws :  District Administrative Bylaws, Article VII (d):

  • An elected officer must have been an active member of a Toastmasters club in good standing for the entire preceding 12 months, or have been a member for 12 consecutive months within that past three (3) years, in the District in which the officer shall serve.
  • A member may only be a candidate for elected office in one (1) District at any given time.
  • A member may only serve in one position within any District Executive Committee, as specified in Article XI (a), at any given time.

The deadline for candidates to apply for elected District positions is January 15, 2023. All Members must declare their intent to run by January 15, 2023.

Eligible floor candidates shall declare their intent to run in writing to the DLC Chair after the DLC report has been published and at least one (1) week prior to the annual District Council meeting, which will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, during the annual district conference.

Nominated candidates for elected positions must complete all the following forms and submit them by email to PDD Strasdas at dlc@toastmastersd47.org no later than January 15, 2023.

2023 – 2024 Candidate Application

2023 – 2024 District Leader Nominating Form

2023 – 2024 Officer Agreement and Release

2023 – 2024 District Leader Biographical Information

2023 – 2024 District Leadership Qualifications and Responsibilities


For more information about the responsibilities and qualifications for each position, refer to the Call for Nominations from Toastmasters International, which is also available on the District Website.

Individuals interested in being considered for Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Finance Manager, Area Director, or other appointed positions may submit applications until February 28th, 2023.  The appointment for all non-elected positions is at the sole discretion of the incoming District Director.

All forms are available from the District Website at https://www.toastmastersd47.org

Contact DLC Chair, Barbara Strasdas, DTM with any questions at dlc@toastmastersd47.org or (561)-373-6371