Help Shape the Future of Toastmasters

Help Shape the Future of Toastmasters
June 28, 2018

Dear Toastmaster,

Each year, the Annual Business Meeting allows clubs the opportunity to vote on important matters that shape the future of the Toastmasters International organization. This includes international officer and director elections as well as a proposal to amend the Bylaws of Toastmasters International. Clubs in good standing are entitled to two (2) votes for each election and proposal.

The Annual Business Meeting will be held on August 25 in Chicago, Illinois during the 2018 Toastmasters International Convention. Start by learning about the candidatesand the proposed amendment. At your next club meeting, take some time to discuss which candidates you feel will help lead Toastmasters International to a bright and prosperous future, while also deliberating over Proposal A. Make it official with a vote to determine how your club will cast their ballot.

According to Article X of the Bylaws of Toastmasters International, you may designate a proxyholder to cast the club’s votes if a member is not able to attend the meeting. Proxyholders are required to vote in the manner a club designates; if a voting preference is not designated, the proxyholder should vote in the best interests of the clubs and Toastmasters International.

More information on voting by proxy will be emailed to club presidents, secretaries and liaisons in July. If you have any questions about the voting process, please email



Balraj Arunsalam
Balraj Arunasalam, DTM
2017-2018 International President