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Call for Nomination for District Leadership Role for District 41

(2020-2021)

Dear Members of District 41,

Greetings! 

This is to seek leaders for the next term i.e. 2020-21. Would you like to be a part of the team that leads our District in next Toastmasters session? If yes, here’s your chance.

The elections for leaders for D41 are coming up at the District Council Meeting to be held at the annual conference – Oration 2020 at Hotel Leela Ambience Convention Centre, Delhi from 28th to 31st May’2020.

We are seeking nominations for the year 2020-2021 for the following officers’ roles for District 41:
  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • Division Directors

There are 14 divisions in our district based on the current alignment and nominations are sought for the position of 14 Division Directors for these specific divisions.  

Div A – Nepal
Div B – Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, J & K
Div C – Rajasthan
Div D – Ghaziabad + Noida + Phase 2
Div E – Delhi
Div F – Gurgaon 1
Div G – Gurgaon 2
Div H – Greater Noida + Expressway + Rest of UP
Div I – Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha
Div J – North Bengal (Siliguri, Darjeeling) + Sikkim
Div K – Dhanbad, Kolkata, South of West Bengal
Div L – Bangladesh
Div M – Gurgaon 3 + Faridabad
Div N – North East India (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh) 

Eligibility Criteria:

District Director

  • At the time of taking office, the District Director must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, a Club Growth Director, a Division Director, or a combination of these.

Program Quality Director

  • At the time of taking office, the Program Quality Director must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, a Club Growth Director, a Division Director, an Area Director, or a combination of these.

Club Growth Director

  • At the time of taking office, the Club Growth Director must have served at least six consecutive months as Club President and at least 12 consecutive months as a Program Quality Director, a Division Director, an Area Director, or a combination of these.

Division Director

  • At the time of taking office, the Division Director must have served at least six consecutive months as a member of a District Council (District council includes district leaders, club presidents and vice presidents education).

A more detailed description of each of these roles and the qualifications required are given in the document provided at the end.

Please note in our District the elected positions are District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director and Division Directors.  

Other roles such as PR Manager, Finance Manager, Administration Manager and Area Directors are not elected in our district. They will be appointed by the incoming District Director. 

If you would like to consider taking on one of the elected roles listed above or wish to nominate someone else, please fill the attached Officer Nomination form and send it to the District Leadership Committee Chair – Immediate Past District Director, Sandeep Raturi, DTM alongwith the following documents: 

  • Officer Agreement and Release Statement
  • Biographical Form
  • Photograph

Applicants for Division Director Position must mention name of the Division to be served (proposed A – N). 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE : Nominations may also be made from the floor by any member of the District Council or their proxyholder only if the floor candidate meets the eligibility criteria and has been evaluated by the District Leadership Committee for that specific role. This essentially means that any member who has not gone through the DLC process would not be eligible to stand from the floor. 

In the District leader nominating form, please tick for all the positions that you wish to apply for. Please also mention the name of the all the divisions for which you are nominating yourself or someone else. As specifically advised above, a candidate may not be able to stand from the floor for any position for which he/she has not been evaluated by the DLC

The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight of 15th Feb, 2020.  

A small request : the files that you will attach in your email may please also have your name so that it becomes easier to collate all the forms.  Like for a person XYZ, the file names could be “XYZ – Biographical form”, “XYZ – Photograph”, “XYZ – Biographical Form”, “XYZ – Officer Agreement and Release Statement”.   

After all the nominations have been received by the aforesaid due date, the District Leadership Committee shall interview and screen candidates for eligibility and suitability and prepare the nomination slate. The slate shall be announced to the District at least 4 weeks before the elections which are scheduled to be held on 29th May, 2020, Friday at Hotel Leela Ambience Convention Centre, Delhi. Exact timing of the election will be advised in due course. 

The members of the Nominating Committee are: 

Chair : Sandeep Raturi, DTM

Division A – Kabin Pandey

Division B – Meenakshi Vashisht

Division C – Nitesh Gupta
Division D – Dr. Deepa Goel
Division E – Shouvik Datta 
Division F – Bibin Joseph, DTM
Division G – Abhinav Jindal 
Division H – Tarun Bhargava
Division I – Medha Hossain
Division J – Abha Ohri, DTM
Division K – Soumya Banerjee
Division L – Md. Habibul Islam
Division M – Ankita Jain
Division N – Abdullah Khalid 

Please send your nomination to sandeepraturi@hotmail.com and take on the challenge to lead the District in the session beginning  from July 2020.  

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to seek any clarification or need any additional information.  

Sandeep Raturi

+91 9313946964

Immediate Past District Director

District 41, Toastmasters International

Serving North and East India, Nepal, Bangladesh & Bhutan

www.toastmasters.org  | www.d41tm.org

Click the button to download District Leader Nomination Form

Click the button to download District leader Qualifications and Responsibilities guide

Click the button to download Officer Agreement and Release Form

Click the button to download District Officer Biographical Info form

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