The Protocol List is a list of |dignitaries, updated from time to time by the District. It includes the names of people who should be announced as present at events such as Area/Division/District contests and other events that have a registration desk. Customarily the Master or Ceremonies or Toastmaster of the Day will read the names of |dignitaries who are present. This is similar to the recognition of major politicians, celebrities or royalty at large public events.
A dignitary should wear his name badge to Area/Division/District events, and should also inform the registration desk of his presence. If the registration desk is not marking down |dignitaries, then the dignitary should seek out the contest organizer to find out who keeping track of dignitary\\dignitaries in attendance.