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Election and Nomination

Nominated Candidates for 2017-2018 District Elections (March 16, 2017)

Kiminari Azuma, DTM
District Leadership Committee Chair 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 District Leadership Committee (DLC) has nominated the following District officer candidates for the 2017-2018 term:
Office Nominated
Education Award
District Director Kyoko Kitamura ACS, ALB
Program Quality Director Katashi Ishihara CC, CL
Club Growth Director Eri Teshima ACS, ALB
Division A Director Yoshihiro Kawano ACG, ALB
Division B Director Keita Matsuura CC, ALB
Division C Director Carl Yamada ACB, ALB
  Takako Aoi ACB, ALB
Division D Director Tadao Hamasaki ACS, ALB
Division E Director Yusuke Ohashi ACS, ALB
Division F Director Noriko Tanaka DTM
Division G Director Mikiko Bando ACS, ALB
Division H Director Hideo Imai ACS, ALB

Election and election campaign will be ruled by following document. 
And District Election Committee will support these activities.

Also, upcoming Division Contests are excellent opportunities to meet candidates, Don't miss it.

Election Committee

Election Committee

Election Committee(231KB)


Call for the next District 76 Officer Nominations

Kiminari Azuma, DTM
District Leadership Committee Chair 2016-2017
We, District 76 Leadership Committee, call for District Officer Nominations for the next term 2017-2018. Please refer to the following questions and answers for the detail. If you have further questions, you are welcome to send email to

Q) What are objectives of the committee?
A) Objectives are to find capable candidates for elected leadership positions of the next term, and to nominate them for the election at DCM#2 of 2017 Spring Conference. The elected positions are District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Directors. For the detail, also please refer following URL.

Q) Who are members of the committee?
A) The members are as follows. I really appreciate their dedicated contribution for the district.
Division A: Fumiko Tominaga, DTM
Division B: Keith Ohmi, DTM
Division C: Takako Shibata
Division D: Masaji Takamiya
Division E: Hayato Kiriyama
Division F: Masako Saneshige, DTM
Division G: Maki Kai
Division H: Nachiko Mori, DTM
Chair: Kiminari Azuma, DTM

Q) Who can run for the positions? And what are the roles and responsibilities?
A) For the district leader's qualifications, roles and responsibilities, please refer to the following URL.

Q) I'm interested in the positions but I don't know what I am supposed to do. Please advise how I could know?
A) The best way to know the actual activities is to ask current or past leaders about their experiences. Also you can access the committee members or send an inquiry email to

Q) I'm interested in nominating myself or others. So what should I do?
A) Please access following URL and fill out a form.

In case the form does not work well, please feel free to send an email to

Q) When is a deadline of the application and how does the process proceed?
A) The deadline is the January 31, 2017. The committee will process as follows.
   - Review eligibility. and ask candidates to fill out forms.
   - Interview candidates on line.
   - Vote to decide nominated candidates.
   - In March 2017, to submit a report to District Director and District Director publishes the Report to District Council Members.
   - In May 2017, election will be held at DCM#2 of 2017 Spring Conference.

Q) What should I do if I miss the deadline and still want to run for the positions?
A) The deadline is for Nominated Candidates. There is another type of candidates so called Floor Candidates. You can run for the positions as a Floor Candidate until the day of the election. However, we recommend you to try to be a Nominated Candidate because it may add some credibility on you.

Q) Is there more detail information available?
A) Yes, there is. Please refer following URLs for more detail.

- About District Leadership Committee

- District Nominations Schedule

- District Leader Qualifications and Responsibilities

- Nomination Form

- Officer Agreement And Release Form

- Candidate Application

- Candidate Evaluation Form

By serving these roles, I strongly believe you will gain a lot. We are looking forward to having many applications.

Good Luck!

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