June 9, 2022
Each year, the Annual Business Meeting allows clubs the opportunity to vote on important matters that shape the future of Toastmasters International. This year, voting business includes International Officer and Director elections as well as 12 proposals to amend the Bylaws of Toastmasters International and the Club Constitution. Clubs in good standing are entitled to two (2) votes for each election and proposal.
The Annual Business Meeting will be held on August 19 in Nashville, Tennessee during the 2022 International Convention, with concurrent online participation available for remote voting delegates. To prepare, start by learning about the candidates and the proposed amendments. At your next club meeting, take some time to discuss which candidates you feel will help lead Toastmasters International to a bright and prosperous future, while also deliberating over Proposals A through L. Make it official with a club member vote to determine how your proxyholder will cast your club’s ballot.
According to Article X of the Bylaws of Toastmasters International, the club must designate a proxyholder to cast the club’s votes. A proxyholder may be a member of your club or another Toastmasters member. Your Club President, Secretary, or liaison will log in to the website to designate your club’s proxyholder. Proxyholders are required to vote in the manner a club designates; if a voting preference is not designated,the proxyholder should vote in the best interest of their club and Toastmasters International.
Some important dates to keep in mind:
Proxy assignment will go live no later than July 10, 2022.
Proxy assignment will close on August 12, 2022.
The online Credentials process will be conducted August 13-16, 2022.
Voting will take place, both onsite and online, during the Annual Business Meeting on August 19, 2022.
More information on club proxy assignment will be emailed to Club Presidents, Secretaries, and liaisons in July. If you have any questions about the voting process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard E. Peck, DTM
2022 Acting International President