An important part of Toastmasters training is learning about leadership. And the best way to become skilled at leadership is to experience it.
Any current active member of the club is eligible to run for office and members may run for more than one office.
Offices to be filled are: president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer and sergeant at arms.
All positions should be filled, if possible. However, a club must have a minimum of three officers – the president, a vice president, and the secretary/ treasurer. Each of these offices must be held by three different people.
Before you begin the election process, briefly explain the major responsibilities of each office. Then explain the election process and proceed with elections.
Accept nominations for the office of president. A member of the previous committee (including the immediate past President) should nominate this person.
Ask for seconding by other members.
Ask for additional nominations for the office of president. If others are nominated, asks for seconding.
Repeat this for other roles.
Club presidents elected for a term of one year may not be re-elected for a successive term. For other roles, re-election is fine.