Motions

The following motions will be voted on at the District Council Meeting on Saturday 13th May as part of the Manchester Conference.

Motion #1

This Motion was Defeated at Council

To only allow one contestant to complete at the next level (where an area has 4 clubs or fewer or a Division has 4 areas or fewer).  Currently the District allows 2 contestants.

In effect this means

  • If there are 4 clubs in an area only one contestant proceeds to the next round
  • If there are 3 clubs in an area only one contestant proceeds to the next round
  • If there are 2 clubs in an area only one contestant proceeds to the next round
  • If there is 1 club in an area only one contestant proceeds to the next round

Similarly for Areas to Division.

Exact wording of the motion as clarified by Toastmasters International.

If an area has four assigned clubs or fewer in good standing, District 71  will allow only one contestant from each club to compete in the area contest.
If a division has four assigned areas or fewer in good standing, District 71  will allow only one contestant from each area to compete in the division contest.

Applicable Extract from Contest rules below

Eight weeks prior to the area contest, if an area has four assigned clubs or fewer in good standing, districts have the option to allow two contestants from each club to compete in the area contest. 1. Should additional clubs charter prior to the area contest, two contestants from each club are permitted to compete. 2. In those divisions with four assigned areas or less, districts have the option to allow the two highest-placed available contestants from each area to compete. 3. In districts with four assigned divisions or less, districts have the option to allow the two highest-placed available contestants from each division to participate in the district contest. 4. The decision whether or not to allow two contestants to advance from club to area, from area to division, and/or from division to district must be made and communicated throughout the district prior to the commencement of the contest cycle, i.e., prior to any club contests being held. a) Once the decision is made, it must be implemented consistently throughout the district in all clubs, areas, and divisions affected. b) If a district decides to allow two contestants to advance from club to area, its decisions regarding the number to advance from area to division and/or from division to district need not be the same.

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Realignment Proposal

Proposal for realignment of Division C and Division G.  As being proposed by Anthony Day, Realignment Chair.

d71-realignmentv2-0 shows the details of the proposal

d71-realignmentv3-0 shows the latest edited alignment proposal. One club Area change only.

This realignment will be presented for voting in 2 parts, Division C realignment followed by Division G realignment.

The above realignment was accepted at Council

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