Elected District Officers 2018 - 2019

Here are the elected District 86 officers for 2018-2019.


Kristina Johnston, DTM

Kristina Johnston, DTM

Program Quality

Jacklyn Payne, DTM

Jacklyn Payne, DTM

Club Growth


Jocelyne Vezina, DTM

Division A


Alvin Abawan, DTM

Division B

Cind Tate

Cindy Tate, ACS, ALB

Division C

Mina Yoon, ACB, ALB

Mina Yoon, ACB, ALB

Division D

Carl Naus

Carl Naus, DTM

Division L

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Nikolina Ivankovic, ACG, ALB

Division M

Cher Cunningham, DTM

Cher Cunningham, DTM


Division N

Catherine Ronchin

Catherine Ronchin, CC, ALB

Division S

Julie Whitely

Julie Whitely, DTM

Division T

Clifford Graham

Clifford Graham, DTM


Division W

Debbie MacPherson

Debbie MacPherson, DTM


District Elections & Appointments 2018 - 2019

NOTE:  Deadline to submit applications for Appointed postions - MARCH 31, 2018 - submit to districtdirector@toastmasters86.org

Deadline to declare the intent to run for an elected office closed December 15, 2017.

VitaliyFursovDistrict Leadership Committe Chairman - Vitaliy Fursov, DTM, IPDD

The District Leadership Committee invites Toastmasters in good standing to submit their nominations for the ELECTED & APPOINTED positions on the 2018-2019 District 86 Council.  The District Leadership Committee consists of the Chairperson and one Toastmaster in good standing from each of the 10 divisions. Nomination forms are reviewed and potential candidates are interviewed.


District Leadership Committee Members


Div. Member Name Credentials Club(s)
A Gerald A. Fryer DTM Thornhill Club, Advanced Speakers on the Hill
B Amparo Cifuentes DTM Point of Tale Toastmasters, Raising Champions Advanced Toastmasters, Chez Nous Toastmasters Club
C Glynis B. D'souza DTM Great Minds Advanced Toastmasters
D Richard H. Lewis DTM AMEC Foster Wheeler Oakville Toastmasters Club, Oakville Toastmasters Club
L Veronica O. Taylor DTM ACCESS Toastmasters
M Carol Anne Dowell DTM Bolton Banter Toastmasters Club
N Gina Kennedy DTM True North Toastmasters
S Malcolm Jones ACB, ALB Talbot Trail Toastmasters
T Moustapha Idrissou Oke DTM Town and Gown Toastmasters
W Elaine Merritt ACS, ALB CHEERS Toastmasters

Election Timelines

  • ELECTED positions - Members shall declare their intent to run to the District Leadership Committee by December 15, 2017. After interviewing candidates during the Toastmasters Learning Institute (TLI) on January 20, 2018 the District Leadership Committee Report will be presented to District Director and will also be posted here on the District 86 website by the end of March 2018 (4 weeks prior to the election).  Elections for District 86 Officers are held at the Spring Conference each year. The officers are elected for the term starting July 1 of that year until June 30 of the following year.
  • APPOINTED POSITIONS - Members shall declare their interest for appointed roles to the District Director by March 31, 2018. Candidates will be interviewed by the ELECTED District Leadership Council and appointments will be made after the election.

ELECTED District Positions

  • 10 division directors (Divisions A, B, C, D, L, M, N, S, T and W)
  • club growth director
  • program quality director
  • district director

If you wish to serve in an elected position, please send all the forms, as instructed below, to the District Leadership Committee Chairman, Vitaliy Fursov, DTM. Any forms sent to Cathy Herschell, District 86 Director, for the elected positions, will be immediately forwarded to Vitaliy Fursov.

There are many roles and there is sure to be one that will enable you to shine! You can read more about District Leadership Position here

APPOINTED District Positions

If you wish to serve in any of the appointed positions listed below for 2018-2019, please send the Candidate form, Nomination form, and Officer Agreement and Release form to Cathy Herschell, DTM, District Director, District 86 2017-2018

administration manager  logistics manager
alignment chair parliamentarian
area directors (one per area,appointed by DD) photographer
audit chair public relations manager (PRM)
blog editor social media coordinator
club coach coordinator (appointed by CGD) sound chair
conference chairs (fall and spring-appointed by PQD)     speakers bureau chair (appointed by PRM)
credentials chair Speechcraft coordinator (appointed by CGD)
club extension chair video conferencing coordinator
district email coordinator  visual chair
district leadership chair web content manager
easy-Speak coordinator (appointed by PQD) web manager
finance manager  "Meetup" coordinator
historian Youth Leadership coordinator (appointed by CGD)  


To complete the Advanced Leader Silver requirements, the positions in bold count towards achieving this level, in addition to the district director, program quality director, club growth director and the 10 division director roles.

Election Forms

Please submit all the following forms to the District Leadership Committee Chairman, Vitaliy Fursov, DTM via email:

  1. Candidate Application Form
  2. District Leader Nominating Form
  3. Officer Agreement and Release Form
  4. District Leader Biographical Information
  5. Headshot image (JPG, 225 x 150 pixels)

Who Votes in the Elected District Officers?

Voting members of the District Council are the club presidents, vice presidents education and the members of the district executive committee: district director, program quality director, club growth director, public relations manager, administration manager, finance manager, the immediate past district governor, division directors and area directors.

If the club president and/or vice president education are not able to attend the District 86 Council business meeting, they can delegate their responsibility to another member in their club who is in good standing. The proxy holder must present the proxy form to the credentials desk to get the ballot(s). A quorum is essential to successfully conduct the business meeting.  Visit District Election Voting for more details.

Please note there is no charge to attend the business meeting. Even if not attending the conference, any District 86 Toastmaster is able to attend the Saturday afternoon business session free of charge.


District 86 Toastmasters elects and appoints individuals to International, district and club level positions. Toastmasters International and clubs have their own constitution and are governed by Toastmasters International collectively. Read below to find out about:

  • International Elections (August)
  • District Elections and Appointments (April, May, June)
  • Club Elections (May)

Club Elections

Elected Club Officer Roles


All Toastmasters clubs are required to hold elections for the following Club Officers each Spring.  All roles are described in the Club Leadership handbook starting on page 22.

  • president
  • vice president education
  • vice president membership
  • vice president public relations
  • treasurer
  • secretary
  • sergeant at arms
  • immediate past president - not an elected position, but an important part of the executive.

Club Election Timeline

  • Early March - president appoints a Nominations Chair, often the immediate past president, who then selects the Nominations Committee - approximately 3 active members in good standing.
  • Early April - open up nominations for club officers
  • First week of May - hold club election and submit club officer list by May 15th
  • Late May until August 31 - attend both Round 1 Toastmasters Learning Institute and Division Club Officer Training if possible
  • June 30 - last day to submit club officer list to Toastmasters International to maintain access and conduct the club's business

Newly Elected Club Officer List

  • All 7 club officer positions are to be elected. Three positions must be submitted to Toastmasters International: president, any one vice president and the secretary.


Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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