Every year Toastmasters International gives District Executive Committees the option to decide how many contestants can advance from one level to the next during a contest cycle. In July, the District 19 Executive Committee voted that:


  • If there are four or fewer clubs in an area, clubs can advance TWO contestants from the club to the Area Contest.
  • If there are four or fewer areas in a division, TWO contestants may to advance from the Area to the Division Contest.


For the first time, because District 19 now has four divisions, the DEC voted on whether to allow two division contestants to advance to the District Contest. That motion was voted down, so there will be just ONE contestant advancing from the division to the district contest.


Essentially, the rules regarding contestant advancement are the same as last year. If you have any questions, contact your Area Director or Program Quality Director Brenda Peshak. (