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European Reformation proposal was agreed, what’s next?
I was so excited to attend the board of directors briefing at International Convention in Washington DC, where our reformation proposal was given approval to progress.
European Toastmasters have made a history: our reformation proposal was approved at the International Convention in Washington DC.
This was the first step towards six European districts of which three will comprise most of the clubs in D95. World Headquarters will send written confirmation of the Board’s approval to the chair of the reformation committee, Past District Governor Morag Mathieson. Once received, the leaders of both districts and some members of the Reformation Committee with support from WHQ staff will work on the implementation of the reformation plan that was approved by both district councils in May 2016.
In the proposal, Croatia will be included in District 95. Cyprus and FYR Macedonia in District 59 starting from July 1st, 2017.
July 2017 – June 2018 will be a transition year, when we’ll have a District Director, three Program Quality Directors and three Club Growth Directors in both D59 and in D95. District Council will elect these officers in May 2017 so that each future district has a PQD and CGD.
To prepare the transition year, I’ll be looking for District Leadership committee members for helping to select the candidates for each elected and appointed position.
I’m looking forward to this process and you’ll be informed about the details along the journey.
Tuire Vuolasvirta, DTM
Immediate Past District 95 Director (2015-2016)
February 6, 2016, Budapest
At today's District Executive Committee meetings in Nice and Budapest the district officers of District 59 and District 95 assembled for an exciting meeting. European Reformation Committee Chair Morag Mathieson presented the draft proposal for the reformation of our two districts during a joined streamed session. The draft proposal is the result of an intense exploration of over 20 possible options. On scrutinizing, most of them turned out to have too many disadvantages to be viable options.
The draft proposal will be open for discussion until March 19. Until that date questions can be sent to the committee on email@example.com. The questions and the answers will be posted weekly in the FAQ section on toastmastersd95.org http://toastmastersd95.org/european-reformation/
There were two webinars scheduled: on Monday 15th February 20:00 hosted by District 95 and on Thursday 18th February 20:00 hosted by District 59.
Meeting recording Monday 15th February 20:00 hosted by District 95
Meeting recording Thursday 18th February 20:00 hosted by District 59
After March 19 the reformation commitee will finalize the proposal and send it to the District Directors by April 2nd.
On April 16 the final proposal will be sent to all district council members so they can prepare for their vote at the District Council Meetings in May.
We invite you to send your questions and feedback to the European Reformation Committee and look forward to the final proposal being approved in May.
District 95 Director
District 59 Director
European Reformation Committee Chair