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DLC
REPORT
2023 - 2024
DISTRICT 107
SPAIN
PORTUGAL
MOROCCO
PREPARED BY SARA MAGALHÃES
DLC CHAIR  2022 - 2023
DISTRICT LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
Every year, District 107 looks for new leaders that have a core understanding of Toastmasters International, including the mission, vision, and interconnection among clubs, Areas, Divisions, and the District. Additionally, these leaders should exhibit skills in strategic thinking, project/program management, effective communication, leading teams, and practical training.

In order to ensure successful District elections, the District Director appointed this District Leadership Committee, whose work is critical in ensuring long-term District success. Our District Leadership Committee members were chosen, one from each District 107 Division, by their respective Division Directors, for their leadership abilities, commitment to the best interests of our members, coupled with their experience serving on District Teams at different levels.
The committee members were:
DLC Chair
Sara Magalhães
Div A Representative
Pedro Casillas
Div B Representative
Pep Liras
Div C Representative
Rui Bingre
Div D Representative
Roberto Freitas
Each of these committee members put in significant effort during the interview process and I, as District Leadership Committee Chair, would like to thank them for their diligence, integrity, and hard work in service of our members.
Div E Representative
José Salgado
Div F Representative
Isabelle Steiner
NOMINATIONS
After carefully considering the qualifications of each candidate and based on a majority vote of the committee, the following names are placed in nomination to seek elected office for the 2023-2024 Toastmasters year:
CORE TEAM CANDIDATES
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DISTRICT DIRECTOR CANDIDATE
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DD CANDIDATE
Vera Margarida Cunha, DTM
Coimbra Toastmasters Club
TOASTMASTERS LIFE
Program Quality Director 2022-2023 
Club Growth Director 2021-2022 Public Relations Manager - 2020/2021 
Division Director - 2018/2019 
Area Director - 2017/2018 
Coimbra Toastmasters Club President - 2015/2016 
WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
Because I know I have the motivation and the right attitude to continue serving as leader in the district team. 
PROGRAM QUALITY DIRECTOR CANDIDATE
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PQD CANDIDATE
Claudia Villarreal, DTM
Toastmasters Málaga
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

Club Growth Director 2022 - 2023 

Administration Manager 2021 - 2022 

Division Director 2020 - 2021 

Area Director 2019 - 2020 

President 2018 - 2019 and 2015 

VP Education 2017 - 2018 

VP of Membership 2011 - 2014 

Sergeant at Arms 2013 (6 months) 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
I truly enjoy helping and serving others. It fulfills my purpose and allows me to become a better person and leader. I've been a mentor and continue to be a mentor to many, and coaching new toasties on their journey and witnessing their evolution challenges me to keep up with my game. It's simply rewarding on many levels. ;-) I give back what Toastmasters has given to me. Being a force for good is enriching and a beautiful feeling. 
CLUB GROWTH DIRECTOR CANDIDATE
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CGD CANDIDATE
Norberto Amaral, DTM
CLUTA - Clube Toastmasters de Aveiro
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

2022-2023: Public Relations Manager 

2021-2022: Finance Manage 

2020-2021: Administration Manager 

2019-2020: Parliamentarian 

2016-2017: Division Director 

2015-2016: Area Director 

2013-2014: Club President 

2012-2013: Vice President Education 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
I want to serve the members of this organization, by making Toastmasters grow in quality and membership base! 
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER CANDIDATE
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PRM CANDIDATE
Hanane Bourehiyi, L4
Rabat Toastmasters Club
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

Area Director F3 (2022- 2023) 

District 107 PR team (2021-2022) 

Area F4 Council Assistant Area Director Club Growth (2021-2022) 

Sergeant At Arms (2021-2022) 

President (2020-2021) 

Public Relations (2019-2020) 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
When I joined Toastmasters, my ultimate goal was to work on my public speaking skills, but, after serving twice as a club officer I have gained confidence, it was a worthy journey and motivating experience, last year, by being a part of District PR team, I discovered many things, I felt that I can continue this learning journey, and contribute to increasing the awareness of Toastmasters inside and outside of the District.
This year, serving as Area Director F3 and joining the wonderful District team who are doing their best to support and help clubs and members to reach their goals, so Im very motivated to serve as a District leader in the next term and have this opportunity to collaborate with the new team. 
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER CANDIDATE
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PRM CANDIDATE
Ivan Moreira, CC and CL
PM Portugal Toastmasters 
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

2022 to present – Division D Director 

2020 to 2022 - AD D1 

2020 to 2021 - VPPR PMI Portugal Toastmasters 

2018 to present - Information technology and social media support for PMI Portugal Toastmasters 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
Being involved with Toastmasters for the last 5 years, this is an opportunity to share my volunteer work widely, helping the division, areas, clubs and moreover: members. 
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER CANDIDATE
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PRM CANDIDATE
Sílvia Vilas, DTM
Invicta Toastmasters Club
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

Parliamentarian, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 

Division Director, 2020-2021 

Area Director, 2017-2018 

Club President, 2016-2017 

Club Vice President for Education, 2015-2016 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
I want to serve as a District leader to serve members and the District as a way of thanking for everything that TM have given me. It is also a way of challenging myself and do a different work from what I have done till now. 
DIVISION A
DIVISION DIRECTOR
CANDIDATE
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DIVISION A
CANDIDATE
Irantzu Chinchetru, DTM
Toastmasters Club Vitoria-Gasteiz
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

Area Director 2022 – 2023 

Club President 2016 - 2017 

VPE 2015 - 2016 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
I really enjoyed the role as Area Director. 
DIVISION A
AREA DIRECTOR
CANDIDATES
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AREA A1
CANDIDATE
Elena Errazuriz
Nova Communication and Toastmasters Madrid 
AREA A2
NO CANDIDATE
AREA A3
CANDIDATE
Marisa Rada
Zaragoza Toastmasters Club
AREA A4
CANDIDATE
Carmen Bana 
Asturias Toastmasters Club 
DIVISION B
DIVISION DIRECTOR
CANDIDATE
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DIVISION B
CANDIDATE
Janine de la Fuente, L3
22@ Barcelona Toastmasters 
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

Area Director B1 - since July 2022 

President September 2021 - June 2022 

Treasurer July 2021 - June 2022 

President July 2020 - June 2021 

VPM October 2019 - June 2020 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
I want to grow my leadership skills. To become a good leader I have to test and refine my leadership skills at a greater scale. Also, my club and my area are my comfort zone, so being a Division Director especially for such a big one as is division B, will bring me out of my comfort zone and this is where we learn. 
DIVISION B
AREA DIRECTOR
CANDIDATES
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AREA B1
CANDIDATE
Teresa Guerrero
Sant Cugat Toastmasters Barcelona 
AREA B2
CANDIDATE
Berta Cots
Barcelona Toastmasters Club 
AREA B3
CANDIDATE
Dulce Alvarez Garcia 
Success Toastmasters
DIVISION C
DIVISION DIRECTOR
CANDIDATE
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DIVISION C
CANDIDATE
Mafalda Guimarães, L5
Invicta Toastmasters Club
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

C4 Area Director - 2022/2023 

President of Invicta TM Club - 2021/2022 

VPE of Invicta TM Club - 2020/2021 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
When I joined Toastmasters, I had an exclusive focus on improving my communication skills. But I was soon told that I would discover much more in Toastmasters than just communication skills. I didn't understand it at the time, but today I can see how awesome it is to make others grow, to follow their growth, and to be happy about it. Toastmasters has given me so much, it makes me want to keep giving back and by being a District Leader I can continue to do that, always in a fun way, and with the necessary quality. 
DIVISION C
AREA DIRECTOR
CANDIDATES
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AREA C1
CANDIDATE
Beatriz Macedo
Oporto Toastmasters Club
AREA C2
CANDIDATE
Inês Marques
Coimbra Toastmasters Club
AREA C3
CANDIDATE
Pedro Moisés
Torres Novas Toastmasters Club
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AREA C4
CANDIDATE
Sérgio Águia
Invicta Toastmasters Club
AREA C4
CANDIDATE
Beatriz Duarte
CLUTA - Clube Toastmasters de Aveiro
AREA C4
CANDIDATE
Rafael Marques
Invicta Toastmasters Club
DIVISION D
DIVISION DIRECTOR
CANDIDATE
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DIVISION D
CANDIDATE
Izidro Sousa, L2 
Lisbon MBA Toastmasters Club 
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

2022/23 - Area Director - D1 

2021/22 - VPPR 

2020/21 – President 

2019/20 – VPE 

2018/19 - VPM 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?

For two very clear reasons: 

1 - It is a challenge that I would like to face to keep improving as a leader; 

2 - Since Toastmasters allowed me to overcome my huge fear/panic of public speaking and made me a finalist in the WCPS, this is my way to give back: be available and do my best once elected. 

DIVISION D
AREA DIRECTOR
CANDIDATES
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AREA D1
CANDIDATE
Rui Domingos
PM Portugal Toastmasters
AREA D2
CANDIDATE
Francisco Sampaio
Vasco da Gama Toastmasters Club
AREA D3
CANDIDATE
Denise Simão
Algarve Toastmasters Club
DIVISION E
DIVISION DIRECTOR
CANDIDATE
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DIVISION E
CANDIDATE
Joanna Wakuluk, L3
International Speakers Toastmasters Club 
TOASTMASTERS LIFE

Jan 2023 - May 2023 - Area Director, Area 1, Division E 

Jun 2022 - Dec 2022 - Club President - International Speakers - Lisbon, PT 

March 2020 - May 2022 - VPPR - International Speakers - Lisbon, PT 

Nov 2019 - Feb 2020 - VPM - Speaking Elephants- Warsaw, PL 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
Joanna is available to be Area Director (in case Division E merge with Division D) or Division E Director. For the role of Area Director, original submission, she wrote: 
I want to become Area director because I aspire to integrate clubs in our Area, organize business-oriented meetings to use the best potential of our 3 clubs and bring more people who have never heard about us before. 
DIVISION E
AREA DIRECTOR
CANDIDATES
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AREA E1
CANDIDATE
Ilyas Elamri 
International Speakers Toastmasters Club
AREA E2
NO CANDIDATE
AREA E3
NO CANDIDATE
DIVISION F
DIVISION DIRECTOR
CANDIDATE
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DIVISION F
CANDIDATE
Helen Johnson, L3
The Achievers Marbella 
TOASTMASTERS LIFE
Area Director
President
WHY DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS DISTRICT LEADER?
I am ready for a new challenge within Toastmasters, and I’m excited about the role involving Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Gibraltar. 
DIVISION F
AREA DIRECTOR
CANDIDATES
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AREA F1
CANDIDATE
Stephane Delrez 
Oracle Málaga
AREA F2
NO CANDIDATE
AREA F3
NO CANDIDATE
AREA F4
CANDIDATE
Amine Mohamed BAJJI 
Rabat Toastmasters Club
AREA F4
CANDIDATE
Othmane Laraqui
Casablanca Toastmasters Club
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