Club Presidents and VPEs:
As club Presidents and VPEs, you are members of the Toastmasters District 53 District Council.
There are two meetings of the District Council each year and they are held during the Fall and Spring District Conference.
You are the representatives from your club at these important business meetings.
This message is an electronic copy of your meeting invitation to the Fall 2007 District Council meeting, to be held in Fishkill New York on November 3.
District Secretary, Norm Thibodeau, sent out a "Call To Meeting package" and as club officers, you should make plans for your club to be represented at this meeting. The hard copy (paper) version of this is in the mail and you should receive it soon.
In order to vote on behalf of your club, you need to visit the Credentials table at the conference to pick up your Credentials Package, which is your ticket to vote during the business meeting.
Note that, if you can not attend yourselves, any other club member can be authorized by you to represent either or both of you at the business meeting so that your votes will be counted. In order to do this, your designated representative (or representatives) must present a Proxy form signed by either of you to the Credentials table at the conference to pick up your credentials package(s) and therefore be allowed to vote at the meeting.
A proxy form is only required if a club member OTHER THAN the President or VPE will be representing one or both votes from your club.
Also note that the Credentials table closes one hour before the start of the business meeting. This is all explained in more detail in the Call To Meeting package.
Again - please review the package at your earliest convenience and make plans now for your club to be represented. If you have any questions about these materials or this process, feel free to contact me.
Hope to see you all at the conference and at the business meeting.
Dare to Believe!!
District 53 motto 2007-2008
Norm Thibodeau (DTM)
District 53 Secretary