Policy and Protocol

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Policy and Protocol is one of the Governing Documents. According to it:

Policy is secondary to Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Toastmasters International and is adopted and revised by the Board of Directors under the authority to adopt “a manual of policies and procedures containing the Board’s major administrative decisions” set forth in Article V, Section 4(f) of the Bylaws of Toastmasters International.

Administrative protocol (“protocol”) is equal in authority to policy, unless it contradicts policy, at which time policy prevails. Protocol interprets and gives guidance to implement Bylaws and policy. Protocol is adopted and revised by the joint authority of the Chief Executive Officer and the International President with the concurrence of the International President-Elect.