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NOMINATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING CLUB
WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE
JANUARY 1, 2008 - JUNE 30, 2008 TERM
STARTING AUGUST 1, 2008.
Why Should I Recognize My Club's Officers?
- Toastmasters is a volunteer organization
- Officers positions are voluntary
- Officers work hard!
- It shows appreciation
- Motivation for future success
- People like receiving accolades
How to Nominate Outstanding Officers
- Fill out the form (see above)
- Submit it to your Area Governor
A How-To Guide for Filling Out the Form
- Fill out everything on the form
- At the very top include the name and information for the nominee
- Check the office that nominee is holding
- Write in for "Rookie of the Year" or "Toastmaster of the Year"
- Under officer-specific sections:
- Put check marks or X's in appropriate spaces
- Put percentages where needed
- Type or print neatly
- If they can't read it, they won't consider it!
- Attach separate pages as needed
- Best way to fill out the write-in section is to break it apart into 3 main blocks:
- As an Outstanding President/VP-Education/etc.
- Look at qualifications for office (they can be found in the back of the "Basic" Communications and Leadership Manual)
- Think about how nominee accomplished those qualifications outstandingly
- Be short and to the point, but descriptive
- If this office has additional responsibilities in your club, include them here
- As an Outstanding Officer (in general)
- Officers have many additional responsibilities, for example:
- Organized a new member handbook
- Organized a guest packet
- Organized Speak-a-Thons
- Organized social events
- These are equally important as normal duties
- As an Outstanding Toastmaster
- Nominee may do many things not required of their office or of an officer
- Need to have these things considered!
- This information may be the tiebreaker in close decisions
- Examples of things to list might be:
- Helped out at a Toastmasters Leadership Summit
- Helped out at a District Conference
- Attended Regional Conference
- Attended International Conference
- Served as a club mentor/sponsor/coach
- Sponsored/Mentored new members
- For the write-in section for Rookie of the Year and Toastmaster of the Year nominations:
- Organize information so it is logically grouped and easy to pick out
- List everything you can think of -- these are very tough categories to win
Things To Do/Not To Do
- Fill out the form completely
- Fill it out legibly
- Fill it out sincerely and honestly
- Forget about the office for which the person is being nominated
- Turn it in unreadable
Who Should Do It?
- You! Me! Everyone!
- Club members nominate their officers
- Club Presidents nominate other officers
- Area Council members and Division Governors nominate Area Governors
- Area Governors and District Governor nominate Division Governors
When Should We Do It?
- The sooner you fill it out, the better the nomination form will be
- Look for deadlines set by your Area, Division, and District