District Officer Resources
This page contains a wide range of useful resources for District leaders in District 71.
- Toastmasters International World Headquarters has issued a letter regarding compliance with UK VAT regulations. From 1 October 2023, any tangible products shipped to the UK or digital items, including the New Member Fee and digital products sold in the Toastmasters Online Store, will be subject to VAT at a rate of 20%. Membership dues and educational products, such as Pathways, are exempt and 0% VAT applies.
- Following votes by the DEC and District Council, all Area, Division and District-level speech contests must be held in-person
Planning for success
District Leadership Handbook
Describes District leader roles and the responsibilities of the District Council, District Executive Committee, Division Councils and Area Councils
Serving clubs through visits
A useful guide to successful Area Director visits. The Club Visit Report template provides further details. Please remember to record the details of your planned club visits and your reports in District Central.
Consult the Toastmasters International dashboard for information about club DCP achievements and District success. The “Daily Reports” shows educational awards and the status of club membership payments and officer lists
Each Division and Area is allocated a budget that can be used to help support the District mission. Expenses incurred in line with the expense guidelines (link to be provided) can must be claimed through the Concur expenses system. If you have any questions about eligible expenditure, please contact Anthony Phelan, Finance Manager before any expense is incurred.
Support for District officers
All members of the District Executive Committee are expected to participate in District Officer Training. The first round of District Officer Training was held online, and recordings from the 25th June 2023 and 29th July 2023 session are available.
The second round of District Officer Training will be held in-person. These will be in Birmingham on 2nd December 2023 and Dublin on 3rd December 2023. District officers are able to attend either session. Further details will be announced.
All Division Directors are part of the Extended District Leadership Team and are invited to a monthly meeting.
Toastmasters International also provides a wide range of resources for Division Director and Area Director Training.
If you have any questions about Toastmasters procedures or requirements, please contact Steve Campion, Administration Manager.