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Virtual District Council Meeting May 2020

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Join us for the final District Council Meeting of the current Toastmaster Year.

Required participants:

  • District Executive
  • Club Presidents
  • Club VPEs

All members are welcome to listen in only.

District VDCM Reports

Minutes of District Council Meeting – 14 Sep 2019

Club Alignment Report

Toastmasters Fund Certification

D17 Audit Report

Nominated Candidates Report

Candidates Corner


Date: 23 May 2020 – Time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm (log in by 1.00pm)

Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/273582875

No. Item of Business Lead Role Time
1. Call to Order Sergeant-at-Arms 1:00
2. Explanatory Remarks Parliamentarian 4:00
3. Welcome and Introductory remarks District Director 5:00
4. Candidate Showcase

·        Jan Vecchio

·        Lesley Storkey

Mike Helm 12:00
5. Reading of District Mission Robyn Lloyd 1:00
6. Apologies Administration Manager 2:00
7. Presentation of Credentials Committee Report Credentials Committee Chair 10:00
8. Adoption of Minutes of previous District Council Meeting held on 19 September 2019 District Director 5:00
9. Adoption of Agenda for 23 May 2020 District Director 3:00
10. Presentation of Profit and Loss Statement Finance Manager 3:00
10. Administration Managers Report Admin Manager 3:00
11. Alignment of Clubs within Divisions and Areas Club Growth Director 15:00
12. District Leadership Committee Report DLC Chair 5:00
13. Election of District Officers for District 17 – 2020-2021 District Director 60:00
14. Audit Committee Report Audit Committee Chair 5:00
15. Reports presented on progress towards Success Plan

·        District Director

·        Program Quality Director

·        Club Growth Director

·        Public Relations Manager

District Director 14:00





16. Division & Area Directors’ Reports District Director 2:00
17. Announcements without discussion

·        2020 Awards Night

·        2021 Conference

District Director 5:00
18. Next Meeting – Virtual District Council Meeting

Date: Saturday 19 September 2020 at a time to be confirmed

District Director 1:00
19. Close District Director 3:00


Candidates Corner

The District Leadership Committee interviewed each member who lodged a Candidate Application and other documentation by the close of nominations on 28 March 2020.

The report can be read here.

Here is a list of applications endorsed by the District Leadership Committee members as nominated candidates for district leadership roles for 2020-21 to be elected at the District 17 District Council Meeting.

By close of date for nominations, we did not receive an application for Eastern and Western Division Directors.

Henry Yau
District Director
Candidate Statement

Tim Blackburn
Program Quality Director
Candidate Statement

Club Growth Director
Candidate Statement

Gavin Hyslop
Club Growth Director
Candidate Statement

Pascalle Amberville-Colby
Northern Division Director
Candidate Statement

Graham Watson
Southern Division Director
Candidate Statement

Julie Dall
Central Division Director
Candidate Statement

Gavin Hyslop
Inner City Division Director
Candidate Statement

No Nominee
Eastern Division Director

No Nominee
Western Division Director


D17 Leadership Team


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