Become An Area Director!
Make a Positive Impact on Members in District 55
Volunteering as an Area Director is not only a great way to develop your leadership skills and make a positive impact on your community, but it's also a lot of fun!
As an Area Director, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, visit different clubs, and work with a team of like-minded individuals who share your passion for leadership and community service. You'll get to explore new places, learn new skills, and make lasting connections with people from all walks of life.
In addition, you'll be part of a Division Council, where you'll collaborate with other Area Directors and Division Directors to support the clubs within your Division. This team environment is a great way to build relationships, share ideas, and work together towards a common goal.
But the best part of volunteering as an Area Director is the sense of fulfillment you'll get from making a positive impact on the lives of others.
You'll be helping individuals become more effective communicators and leaders, and that's a truly rewarding experience.
So why not join us in our mission to empower individuals and communities through leadership and communication?
Apply now and start your journey towards personal and professional growth, while having fun and making a difference!
Ideally, Area Directors have served as a Club President or Vice President of Education. However, interested members who have served in other officer roles will also be considered. To serve as an Area Director, you must be a paid member of a District 55 club in good standing.
As an Area Director, you'll lead the Area by serving the needs of clubs. You'll contact Club Presidents monthly to discuss their performance in the Distinguished Club Program and follow up on any previous items. You'll also discuss District training and events with the Area clubs.
Lead the Area Council
As the Area Council chair, the Area Director holds at least two meetings per year. During these meetings, the Area Director discusses each club's plans and goals in the Distinguished Club Program, reviews attendance at club officer training, and evaluates and assesses Area Director candidates. This helps to provide appointment recommendations to the District Director or elect the following year's Area Director, in accordance with the District Council's decision.
Make Club Visits
As an Area Director, you'll visit each club at least twice a year to fulfill the Area Recognition Program requirements. During these visits, you'll assess the club's membership and leadership's willingness to grow, evaluate how well the club adheres to the Moments of Truth, and submit the Area Director's Club Visit Report online. While you're encouraged to visit your respective clubs more than twice a year, these visits are a great way to ensure that each club is on track to achieve their goals.
Ensure Area Progress
As an Area Director, you'll participate in Area Director training provided by the District and report regularly to the Division Director and District leaders on Area progress. It's your responsibility to motivate and assist each club in the Area to become Distinguished, and you'll coordinate Area speech contests, with the option to ask the Division Director for assistance in planning.
More Reasons Why!
Leadership Adventure: Being a Toastmasters Area Director is a thrilling leadership adventure that takes you on a journey of personal growth and development. You'll have the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills, expand your network, and inspire others to achieve their full potential. It's a chance to lead by example and make a positive impact on the lives of Toastmasters members.
Community Building: As an Area Director, you become a vital part of a vibrant and supportive community of Toastmasters. You'll have the chance to connect with passionate individuals from different clubs, backgrounds, and professions. By fostering relationships, organizing events, and collaborating with club leaders, you'll contribute to creating a warm and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and motivated to excel.
Celebrating Success: Imagine the joy of witnessing the growth and success of Toastmasters clubs within your area. As an Area Director, you'll have the privilege of celebrating achievements, recognizing milestones, and applauding the progress of clubs and their members. From witnessing captivating speeches to witnessing personal transformations, you'll be at the forefront of a continuous celebration of self-improvement and accomplishment.
Skill Development: Serving as an Area Director provides you with unique opportunities for skill development. You'll refine your organizational abilities, project management, communication skills, and strategic planning expertise. These transferable skills can positively impact your personal and professional life, boosting your confidence and opening doors to new opportunities.
Fun and Adventure: Toastmasters is all about fun and personal growth, and being an Area Director amplifies that experience! You'll get to plan exciting events, such as contests, workshops, and social gatherings, that bring members together for memorable moments of laughter, learning, and camaraderie. The journey as an Area Director is filled with joy, enthusiasm, and the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others.