2022 Proposals FAQ

  1. Why is the Board of Directors proposing these changes?
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  1. Where can I find more detailed information on the 2022 Proposals?
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Proposal A: Consistency and Clarity

  1. What is the purpose of Proposal A?
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  1. In Club Constitution, Article XII, Section 3, what is the intent of changing the word "certificate" to "statement"?
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  1. If Proposal A is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal B: Restatement of the Organization and Club Purposes

  1. What is the intention of Proposal B?
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  1. Do these proposed amendments impact my membership or club experience?
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  1. Does removing the line "related to oral communication" in the Bylaws, Article I, Section 2 (c), mean you are proposing expanding the purpose of publishing and disseminating educational materials?
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  1. In the Bylaws, Article I, Section 2 (b), what is the reasoning for removing the word “private,” as all Members Clubs are considered private associations?
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  1. In the Club Constitution, Article I, what is the rationale for the change to “with credibility and confidence”?
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  1. If Proposal B is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal C: Inclusive Language for Gender

  1. What is the purpose of Proposal C?
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  1. Isn't gender expression a subset of gender identity? Why is it listed separately?
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  1. If Proposal C is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal D: Communication and Technology

  1. What is the purpose of Proposal D?
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  1. If Proposal D is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal E: Clarification on Voting Rights for Member Clubs

  1. What is the purpose of Proposal E and the proposed amendment in Article III of the Bylaws of Toastmasters International?
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  1. Does this proposed amendment change the club’s eligibility to vote?
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  1. Were clubs not in good standing previously able to vote at the Annual Business Meeting?
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  1. If Proposal E is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal F: Announcements to Members

  1. What is the purpose of Proposal F?
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  1. If Proposal F is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal G: Clarity on References to Geographic Regions


  1. What is the purpose of Proposal G?
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  1. If Proposal G is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal H: Scheduling of Board of Directors Meetings

  1. What is the purpose of Proposal H?
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  1. If Proposal H is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal I: Voting at the Annual Business Meeting

  1. What is the purpose of Proposal I?
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  1. How does Proposal I benefit individual members and clubs?
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  1. Will clubs still be able to designate a proxyholder for the Annual Business Meeting?
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  1. If Proposal I is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal J: Club Leadership Committee Chair

  1. What is the purpose of Proposal J?
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  1. Does this amendment change how the Club President appoints the Club Leadership Committee?
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  1. Who would chair the Club Leadership Committee if the Immediate Past Club President role is vacant?
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  1. If Proposal J is adopted, when will it take effect?
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Proposal K: Club Officer Requirements

  1. What is the purpose of Proposal K?
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  1. Why is the Board of Directors proposing an amendment so that the Club President cannot also be the Club Treasurer?
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  1. Does the proposed officer requirement apply to my club?
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  1. How does Proposal K benefit individual members and clubs?
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  1. Will Proposal K affect the duties of the club officers?
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  1. If Proposal K is adopted, when will it take effect?
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  1. If Proposal K is adopted, what if our Club President is currently serving as Club Treasurer?
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Proposal L: Club Representatives on the District Council

  1. How does this impact the District?
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  1. If Proposal L is adopted, which club members or club officers will be considered part of the District Council?
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  1. How will the District Credentials Committee determine who is eligible to vote?
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  1. How will the District Credentials Committee administer the electronic vote?
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  1. What is the deadline for the credentials process?
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  1. How does this impact my club?
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  1. How does this improve club participation in the voting process?
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  1. Will this impact voting during the Annual Business Meeting at the Toastmasters International Convention?
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  1. If Proposal L is adopted, when will it take effect?
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