District 86 Alignment - 2019

Headshot of District 86 Alignment ChairMyrna Barthe, DTM, District 86 Alignment Chair

Every Fall, the Alignment committee begins to look at all clubs and areas across the district to ensure that they are well served by District 86. Clubs are assigned geographically and except for a few rural areas, most clubs in an area are within ten miles of each other.

The goal is to ensure there are 4-6 clubs in each area, so that area directors can help clubs succeed in their club planning, training, education, contests, and Distinguished Club Program goals. From Toastmasters International's experience of over 90 years, clubs have the most success following this formula.

The Alignment Chair is appointed by the district director. Division directors are given the first opportunity to be on the committee. If you would like to serve on the Alignment committee, please contact your division or area director or the Alignment Chair. Your input is always welcome.


District Alignment Timeline

October, 2018

The Chair is appointed and the Alignment Committee formed. Early communication begins with the club growth director to learn about new club prospects, clubs that may fold and which areas need attention. The committee begins contacting Division Directors and Area Directors for their input.

November 2018 - February 15, 2019

The committee continues to hold discussions with Division and Area Directors to obtain feedback on propposed alignment changes, taking club needs into strong consideration.

February 23, 2019

The Alignment committee submits their report to the District Executive Committee for approval at the DEC Meeting.

Summary of the District 86 alignment for 2019-2020 is available here


March 2019

An email is sent to club presidents.  If you have questions or would like to provide input, please let your area director know and / or contact Cindy Tate directly at alignment@toastmasters.org 

April 13, 2019

The Alignment Chair submits the approved report to the District Council for confirmation at the General Business Meeting, at the Spring Conference.

July 2019

The new Alignment is submitted to Toastmasters World Headquarters in early July by the immediate past district director for World Headquarter's approval. The deadline for the Alignment to be submitted is July 15th.

 2018-2019 Alignment Committee Members

Chair - Cindy Tate, ACS, ALB  alignment@toastmasters86.org
Strategy Advisor – 
Division A Director – Alvin Abawan, ACG, ALB
Division B Director – Maheeza Mohammed ACB, ALB
Division C Director – Mina Yoon, ACB, ALB, EC2
Division D Director – Carl Naus, DTM
Division L Director – Nikolina Ivankovic, ACB, ALB
Division M Director – Cher Cunningham, DTM
Division N Director – Catherine Ronchin, ACB, ALB
Division S Director – Julie Whitely, DTM
Division T Director - Clifford Graham, DTM
Division W Director - Deborah MacPherson, DTM

Past Years - District 86 Alignment Reports

If you are interested in seeing past years alignment committees and reports they can be found below:


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