Business Meeting, May 21, 2016

District 26 Club Presidents, Club VP Educations, and District Officers please prepare for the business meeting by studying the proposed 2016-2017 alignment, and by reading about the 2016-2017 District Officer candidates. Know what is required to run from the floor for any elected District Office. Attend the Business Meeting on May 21, 2016. 

You can still register to attend the entire Spring Conference May 20-21, 2016, yet attendance at the business meeting is free.

2016-2017 Call for Candidates

It’s that time of year again when District 26 members have the opportunity to apply for the 2016-2017 District Officer and leadership positions. Visit the District Officer nomination page for details. Nomination & application due dates are based upon the type of position.

  1. Elected positionsSee Candidates Corner in the District Dialog or the Business Meeting page for candidates nominated by the District 26 Nomination Committee.
  2. Appointed positions: May 15, 2016 nomination & application forms are due for the positions appointed by the incoming District Director.

Avoid missing out on your preferred District 26 position by submitting your application early. Details and all application documents are listed on the District Officer Nomination page.

2015-2016 Events

  • District 26 Spring Conference is on May 20-21, 2016 with keynotes speaker Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Registration is open now!

  • Toastmaster Leadership Institutes (TLIs) are scheduled for June 2016. Officers of every club across District 26 should plan to attend one of the Club Officer training sessions.  The learning experiences are phenomenal when Toastmasters across our district gather together to share information with one another.

Benefits of membership in Toastmasters District 26

  • Improve your communication abilities in a positive and supportive environment
  • Professionally prepared educational materials and resources
  • Speak off the cuff on any topic
  • Enhance your confidence, self-esteem, and credibility
  • Expanded range of social and networking opportunities
  • Personal and career advancement through growth and performance
  • Formal recognition of achievement

The Mission of District 26

To enhance the performance and extend the networks of clubs, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters educational program by:

  • Focusing on the critical success factors as specified by the district educational goals and membership goals.
  • Ensuring that each club effectively fulfills its responsibilities to its members.
  • Providing effective training and leadership development opportunities for club and district officers.


Toastmasters International Mission, Vision, and Values: The mission statements, the value statement and envisioned future succinctly express the function of each organizational unit can be read in their entirety here.


Toastmasters International Envisioned Future: To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.


A Toastmasters meeting is: A hands-on workshop in which participants learn or enhance their communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment. A typical club has 10-30 members who meet weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Most Toastmasters meetings are 60-90 minutes long. Take a look at this video and see what a meeting roles are like. Remember, this is an example, all clubs have their own personalities. Visit a few until you find the club that is the “fit” for you.

If you are ready to start on your path of becoming a better communicator and leader Find a Club and visit a meeting near you!