Policy & Protocol Changes FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


Effective July 1, 2020, the governing documents will incorporate some District finance updates. The following questions and answers will provide additional information surrounding these changes. The redline changes to the governing documents can be found here.


  1. » Update #1: Policy 8.4, Section 1A: Clarifies the District Membership Dues Allocation as 25% of membership dues.
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  1. » Update #2: Policy 8.4, Section 4: Clarifies the District contribution as five (5) percent of the District Membership Dues Allocation.
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  1. » Update #3: Policy 8.4, Section 3A: Require Districts to make up District reserve balances below the Required Retention.
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  1. » Update #4: Protocol 8.4, Section 3: Reallocate 50% of the District reserve fund in excess of 1.25 times the Required Retention to Toastmasters International general funds.
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  1. » Update #5: Protocol 8.4, Section 4:Clarifies that the budgeted District Membership Dues Allocation equals the actual prior year’s District Membership Dues Allocation.
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  1. » Update #6: Protocol 8.4, Section 4: Districts may not budget an overall loss.
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  1. » Update #7: Protocol 8.4, Section 1A: Modification of the District funds usage priority to ensure effective spending.
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  1. » Update #8: Protocol 8.4, Section 5G: Modification of the District budget expenses categories, limits, and calculation.
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  1. » Update #9: Protocol 8.4, Section 4: Enhance a series of financial controls to ensure smoother communication of financial data between District Leadership Committees and Toastmasters International.
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  1. » Update #10: Protocol 8.4, Section 5: Clarifies the responsibility and timing associated with the District budget.
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  1. » Update #11: Protocol 8.4, Section 6: Clarifies the timing and procedures of the District audit.
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