Confirm the District 73 Minutes

It is important to confirm the November Minutes

District 73 held its 2008 November Council Meeting in Melbourne.  There wasn’t a quorum at the meeting, so the Minutes haven’t been officially confirmed.  Besides the District Budget for this year, there was an important Resolution concerning the formation of District WA – our own District, based in WA.

District WA

For many years Toastmasters in WA have had difficulty in participating in District events, because of the  geographical separation from Victoria where most District events are conducted.  Now the process to split away is in full train.  Read about it at District WA.

District WA at the Council Meeting

The November Council Meeting in Melbourne unanimously passed a resolution supporting the move for WA to have its own District. I was there and seconded the motion. But because of the lack of a Quorum, that motion is not yet confirmed as District 73 policy. You can check out the various resolutions from the meeting at D73 November Meeting Minutes, and particularly the one dealing with the Reformation of District 73. Reformation is shorthand for splitting off WA as its own District.

You can view the Council Minutes.

Download this link November 08 council Minutes

Towards the bottom of page 2, at the end of Correspondence, you will find this motion ‘ that this council authorise, endorse and encourage District to pursue the reformation ofthe district as outlined in the proposal’
Moved: Jack Fawcett (E14 AG) Seconded: David Nicholas (Victoria Quay) Carried

This motion is important for WA members and clubs

Club Presidents have received a notice from the District Governor, Bernard Marmion, asking the Presidents and VPEs to vote to confirm the Minutes. I am the District Parliamentarian, and the votes are required to be sent to me. I urge Presidents use the form and the stamped addressed envelope which has been sent to you to register your vote for this confirmation of motion. Get your VP Education to do so too.

Send your vote to me

I am the person who is receiving and registering all the votes. As well I am a WA member of the Reformation Committee which is handling the District WA split. If you haven’t already done so, send my your vote urgently. Ring me if you want any more information or you wish to discuss the whole District WA issue.

David Nicholas DTM
District 73 Parliamentarian
9457 6468