Nominated Candidates For the 2020-21 Program Year

District Director

  • Rena Weikle DTM

Program Quality Director

  • Dotun Eliezer DTM

Club Growth Director

  • Richard Mattis DTM
  • Dan McCosh DTM

Division A

  • No Candidate

Division B

  • No Candidate

Division C

  • No Candidate

Division D

  • No Candidate

Division E

  • No Candidate

Division F

  • Tawrus Pawluk

Please note that due to a change in the District Procedures at Toastmasters International, no candidate may run from the floor who did not declare and proceed through the District Leadership Committee process. See the Credentials and Elections section of the Elections Toolkit – Floor Candidates.

Take Your Leadership to the Next Level

The District Leadership Committee (DLC) is seeking Nominations for the 2020-21 District term
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 for the following elected positions:

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • Division Directors: A, B, C, D, E, F, G

All candidates for elected positions will be interviewed by the District Leadership Committee. Due to a change in the District Administrative Bylaws, no floor candidate that has not been vetted by the District Leadership Committee will be permitted to stand for elected positions. If you are thinking you may be interested, please reach out to DLC Chair, Glenn Walker DTM (, for clarification of the process. But, if you think you may be interested, it would be strongly advisable to step forward and go through the interview process so that your candidacy can be considered at the Annual Business Meeting.

The following positions are appointed by the District Director and open for nomination for the District term July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021:

  • Administration Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Area Directors (34 positions)

See descriptions at Toastmasters International

For a comprehensive list of competencies for each role, please download this PDF document.

Serving as a District Officer is a requirement to achieving the Distinguished Toastmaster award. Any of the positions listed above qualify when served for a full one year term.

Want to learn more about what’s involved? Access the District 99 District Leadership Committee Handbook.

Consider moving beyond your club to take on the role of Area Director.  Successfully completing a full term (one year) is one of the criteria for the Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) designation. The Area Director is the direct liaison between the district and the clubs and is responsible for leading the area by serving the needs of the clubs.

  • They must first know the needs of the club by conducting club visits (at least twice a year) and organising Area Council meetings (at least twice a year).
  • The Area Director motivates and assists the clubs to become Distinguished and is responsible for holding Area Speech Contests.
  • The Area Director receives support from their Division Director through mentoring and attending Division Council meetings (at least twice a year) as well as District sponsored training events in May, Sep & Feb and monthly All Leader Calls.
  • Area Directors report progress of their area clubs to the District leaders through reports presented at Division Council Meetings and Area Director Visit reports submitted through Toastmasters International.

Officer Agreement and Release Statement

Candidate Application

All submissions are to be sent by email to the District Leadership Committee Chair Glenn Walker DTM at or

Deadline for candidates to declare intent to run is Friday February 7th, 2020. Candidate interviews by the District Leadership Committee will be held by phone during February.

Election of Officers will take place at the District Council meeting at the Spring Convention April 25th, 2020 in Edmonton. For further information please contact IPDD Glenn Walker DTM,