Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nomination opens for D51 officers 2011-2012


Dear Toastmasters in District 51

Humble and Simple Greetings from the DG's desk.

While we are all geared up to celebrate the Lunar New Year, it is time now for me to CALL for nominations for Toastmasters to serve District 51 in the ensuing term of 2011/12 which commences on 01Jul11 and ends on 30Jun12.

Nominations are sought for the offices of :

1) District Governor;

2) Lieutenant Governor of Education & Training;

3) Lieutenant Governor of Marketing;

4) Division Governors for Divisions A, B, C, G, H, K, M, N, P, Q, S & W;

Salient pointers with regards to the nomination :
  • Ensure your nominee meets the minimum qualification requirements prior to submitting the nomination;
  • Complete the attached Officer Nomination Form and Officer Agreement Release Form as completely as possible and send it to the District Nominating Committee Chairman, IPDG, Ritchie Chong, DTM ( ritchierc@yahoo.com ) deadline of 21Feb2011;
  • A Toastmaster of good standing in D51 may nominate another Toastmaster for an officer's position;
  • All 2011-2012 Term positions listed above are open for nominations. There is no fixed line of succession nor is there an automatic, guaranteed progressions from one office to another;
  • Nominations close on Monday, February 21st 2011 at 5.00pm Malaysian Time GMT + 8;
  • Election of District 51 Officers for the term 2011-2012 will take place at the District Council Meeting on Friday, April 29th 2011 beginning at 2pm at the Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Feringghi, Penang, Malaysia;
  • The positions of District Public Relations Officer, Secretary and Treasurer will be appointed by the Incoming District 51 Governor;
  • The position of Area Governors will be elected at the respective Area Council Meetings as per the past practice in the District;
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - District Officer Mission, Purpose and Qualifications

Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through our member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, giving them the courage to change.

The mission/purpose and qualifications of each elected officers are as follows :


As the district's Chief Executive Officer, he/she has the responsibility of directly overseeing and managing the district's day-to-day operations, finances and human resources. Working with a team of district officers in fulfilling these responsibilities. As the district governor, must empower the team to work together to fulfill the district mission , while simultaneously supporting each officer in his/her development as a leader.

At the time of taking office, the district governor must have served at least 6 CONSECUTIVE MONTHs as a CLUB PRESIDENT and at least 12 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS as a Lieutenant Governor, Division Governor or a combination of the two.


As the Lieutenant Governor Education and Training, he/she is responsible for all aspects of education and training within the district. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, coordinating the training efforts of the district, and planning and executing the district conference.

The Lieutenant Governor Education and Training must have served at least 6 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS as a CLUB PRESIDENT and at least 12 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS as a lieutenant governor, division governor, area governor or any combination of these.


As the Lieutenant Governor Marketing, he/she is tasked with the responsibility of all aspects of marketing , club-building, and member and club retention efforts within the district. This includes defining an overall marketing strategy for the district, developing outreach and retention efforts with existing community and corporate clubs, and penetrating new markets. Additionally, the lieutenant governor marketing will support challenged clubs and help them to become distinguished clubs.

The Lieutenant Governor Marketing must have served at least 6 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS as a CLUB PRESIDENT and at least 12 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS as a lieutenant governor, division governor, area governor or a combination of these.


As Division Governor, he/she is to lead and support the division through the supervision and support of the Area Governors. For the division to be successful and implement the district goals, he/she must work closely with the team of Area Governors. To fulfill these goals, as Division Governor, he/she must support the Area Governors assigned under the care. One of the primary goals as the Division Governor is to ensure that each club achieves its mission and fulfills its responsibilities to its members. To achieve this, he/she will have to coordinate activities within the division, set division goals, and assist in the training of area and club officers.

A Division Governor must have served at least 6 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS  as a member of a District Council ( Club President, VPE, Area Governor, District Secretary, District Treasurer or District Public Relations Officer ) and is eligible for re-election for one succeeding term only.
Fellow Toastmasters

Please review and ponder on the above responsibilities and requirements, while seeking out and nominate future leaders who shall be at the helm of District 51 for the term 2011/12 in bringing GREATNESS to members of the district.

For those aspiring leaders out there, do come to the fore and extend your service to propel the organisation into greater heights!


Yours Humbly

Thannimalai L PJM, DTM
Humble & Simple District Governor 2010/11
District 51 ( Peninsula Malaysia )
Toastmasters International
Tel : 04-2528838 / 012-4067074
01 February 2011

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