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PDD   President's Distinguished District SDD   Select Distinguished District DD   Distinguished District
     

Year
D06
D19
D24
D42
D64
D78
D99
2015-16
DD
 
 
 
 
 
2014-15
 
 
 
DD
DD
 
2013-14
 
 
DD
SDD
 
 
2012-13
DD
 
DD
SDD
 
 
2011-12
 
 
 
DD
 
 
2010-11
 
DD 
DD
 
DD
 
2009-10
 
 
DD
 
DD
 
2008-09
DD
 
DD
DD
DD
DD
2007-08
DD
 
 
 
 
 
2006-07
 
 
 
DD
 
 
2005-06
SDD
 
DD
 
 
 
2004-05
 
DD
DD
 
SDD
 
2003-04
 
 
 
 
DD
 
D17 D20 D41
2002-03
DD
 
 
 
DD
 
SDD
 
 
2001-02
DD
 
 
 
 
 
 
SDD
 
2000-01
DD
 
 
DD
DD
 
DD
 
 
1999-00
 
 
DD
 
 
 
 
 
 
1998-99
 
DD
 
 
DD
 
 
 
 
1997-98
 
 
 
DD
 
 
 
 
 
1996-97
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1995-96
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1994-95
DD
 
DD
 
PDD
 
 
 
 
1993-94
DD
 
DD
DD
 
 
 
 
 
1992-93
 
 
DD
 
 
 
 
 
DD
1991-92
 
 
DD
DD
 
 
DD
PDD
 
1990-91
DD
DD
DD
SDD
DD
 
DD
 
SDD
1989-90
 
 
DD
 
 
 
 
DD
 
1988-89
PDD
 
DD
DD
DD
 
 
 
 
1987-88
 
DD
DD
DD
DD
 
 
 
 
1986-87
SDD
DD
DD
PDD
 
 
 
 
 
1985-86
DD
DD
 
SDD
 
 
 
 
 
1984-85
DD
 
DD
PDD
 
 
 
 
DD
1983-84
DD
DD
DD
DD
DD
 
 
 
 
1982-83
DD
 
DD
SDD
PDD
 
 
 
 
1981-82
DD
DD
 
DD
DD
 
DD
 
 
1980-81
DD
DD
 
 
DD
 
 
DD
 
1979-80
DD
DD
PDD
SDD
 
 
 
 
DD
1978-79
DD
DD
PDD
DD
DD
 
DD
DD
 
1977-78
 
 
DD
DD
PDD
 
 
 
 
1976-77
DD
 
DD
DD
 
 
DD
 
 
1975-76
 
 
 
 
PDD
 
 
 
 
1974-75
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1973-74
 
DD
PDD
DD
 
 
 
 
 
1972-73
 
 
 
 
PDD
 
 
 
 
1971-72
DD
DD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1970-71
DD
 
 
 
DD
 
 
 
 
1969-70
DD
DD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Distinguished District History

The Distinguished District Program was established in the 1969-1970 Toastmasters year. Each year, districts are evaluated based on the achievement of four Critical Success Factors (CSFs). These factors reflect the performance of clubs and the establishment of new clubs. The CSFs are based on the number of clubs and the number of membership payments at the end of the previous year:

When the required growth for all four of the critical success factors is achieved, the District is recognized as a Distinguished District. When the District ranks among the top 12 districts in the world (based on a point system weighting club performance among other factors), the district is recognized as:

Presidents Distinguished District (#1 through #6) or
Select Distinguished District (#7 through #12).

NOTE: Before 1979 Districts were either Distinguished or President's Distinguished. In 1979 districts with a rank of from 7-12 were first designated Select Distinguished. Due to different criteria for determining of President's Distinguished prior to 1979, it was possible for districts ranked lower than 6 to become President's Distinguished.

Begining with the 2012-2013 Toastmasters' year the Distinguished District Program was changed to more closely resemble the Distinguished Club Program. The critical success factors have been changed to give specific goals for being Distinguished, Select Distinguished, and President's Distinguished. This means that there is no longer a limit on the number of Select and President's Distinguished Districts.

District 78 was formed in 2003-04 when Districts 17, 20, and 41 were combined.

District 99 was formed in 2016-17 when District 42 applied for reformation (to split into
two districts). District 42 and District 99 share history through the 2015-16 Toastmasters year.