Distinguished Area & Division Criteria

How can you achieve Distinguished status?

Distinguished Area Criteria

The Distinguished Area Program is a set of 9 goals outlined by Toastmasters International. It is used as a method of recognizing Area Governors for their outstanding contributions and efforts in helping their clubs, and ultimately their members, succeed.

What are the goals that make up the Distinguished Area Program?

The following are the 9 goals that make up the Distinguished Area Program. Note that many of the goals use percentages or other multiplicative factors to calculate what your clubs need to acomplish over the course of the year to satisfy the goal. In these cases, you will round your result down. For example, for Goal #1 you have to have 75% of your semi-annual reports submitted on time. If you have 6 clubs in your Area, you would have to have 4 in by the deadline (6 * 75% = 4.5, round down to 4).

    1. 75% of October semi-annual reports submitted on time
    2. 75% of April semi-annual reports submitted on time
    3. Average of 1.75 CCs per club
    4. Average of 0.5 ACs per club
    5. 60% of clubs in Area are Distinguished
    6. 80% of round 1 club visits submitted on time
    7. 80% of round 2 club visits submitted on time
    8. 60% of clubs with membership >= 20 by June 30
    9. Net growth of 1 club in your Area

What are the Toastmaster Awards for Area Governors?

There are 3 levels of distinction that you can earn as an Area Governor:
Distinguished Area — Achieve any 4 of the first 5 goals listed above
Select Distinguished Area — Achieve goals 1-8 above
President’s Distinguished Area — Achieve all 9 goals above

Area Governors whose Areas achieve one of these levels will be presented with a certificate from Toastmasters International stating such. The certificate will be mailed to the person who served as District Governor during that year.

Distinguished Division

The Distinguished Division Program is a set of 4 goals outlined by Toastmasters International. It is used as a method of recognizing Division Governors for their outstanding contributions and efforts in helping their Areas, and ultimately their clubs and members, succeed.

What are the goals that make up the Distinguished Division Program?

The following are the 4 goals that make up the Distinguished Area Program. Note that some of the goals use percentages or other multiplicative factors to calculate what your Areas need to accomplish over the course of the year to satisfy the goal. In these cases, you will round your result down. For example, for Goal #1 under the Distinguished Area section you need to have 50% of your Areas recognized as Distinguished Area. If you have 5 Areas in your Division, you would need to have 2 of them be Distinguished (5 * 50% = 2.5, round down to 2).

Division Growth Goals

    1. No net club loss
    2. Net growth of 1 club

Distinguished Area Goals

    1. 50% of Areas recognized as Distinguished
    2. 75% of Areas recognized as Distinguished

There are 3 levels of distinction that you can earn as a Division Governor:
Distinguished Division – Achieve goal #1 in each category above
Select Distinguished Division – Achieve goal #1 under Division Growth and goal #2 under Distinguished Area
President’s Distinguished Division –Achieve goal #2 in each category above

Division Governors whose Divisions achieve one of these levels will be presented with a certificate from International stating such. The certificate will be mailed to the person who served as District Governor during that year.