Change Toastmasters Area contest 5 judges within area minimum rule to be "if practical"

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Toastmasters International has changed the Speech contest rulebook for July 1 2019-June 30 2020.
One of the changes is the requirement for a minimum of 5 voting judges from clubs within the area and that all clubs in the area must provide an equal number of voting judges.
  This rule change places a huge, impractical burden on a large number of area for their contests.
  This rule will force many areas to choose between (A) holding an invalid contest and (B) canceling a contest if the voting judge criteria is not met.
   There is a similar change for division contest which causes similar hardship.
   The signing members request that Toastmasters International change the contest rulebook from the below CURRENT WORDING to PROPOSED WORDING:
CURRENT WORDING:
5.General Procedure
A. At each level of a Toastmasters speech contest, a specified number of voting judges and officials are required.1. At club contests, a contest chair, chief judge, at least five voting judges, a tiebreaking judge, two counters, and two timers are appointed, unless impractical.
2. At area contests, there must be an equal number of voting judges from each club in the area, subject to a minimum of five voting judges. In addition to these voting judges, a contest chair, chief judge, tiebreaking judge, two counters, and two
timers must be appointed..
3. At division contests, there must be an equal number of voting judges from each area in the division, subject to a minimum of seven voting judges. In addition to these voting judges, a contest chair, chief judge, tiebreaking judge, two counters and two timers must be appointed. No chief judge, voting judge, or tiebreaking judge MAY be a member of any club in which a contestant is a member.

PROPOSED WORDING
5.General Procedure
A. At each level of a Toastmasters speech contest, a specified number of voting judges and officials are required.1. At club contests, a contest chair, chief judge, at least five voting judges, a tiebreaking judge, two counters, and two timers are appointed, unless impractical.
2. At area contests, there must be an equal number of voting judges from each club in the area, UNLESS IMPRACTICAL. There must be a minimum of five voting judges In addition to these voting judges, a contest chair, chief judge, tiebreaking judge, two counters, and two timers must be appointed..
3. At division contests, there must be an equal number of voting judges from each area in the division, UNLESS IMPRACTICAL. There must be a minimum of seven voting judges  . In addition to these voting judges, a contest chair, chief judge, tiebreaking judge, two counters and two timers must be appointed. No chief judge, voting judge, or tiebreaking judge MAY be a member of any club in which a contestant is a member.