District 61 Date and Time Standard

On 2019-04-27, Toastmasters District 61 District Council adopted a standard for expressing date and time, based on the International Standards Organization (ISO) 8601 Date and Time formats.

Date Format

Referring to Format Example
Date YYYY-MM-DD 2020-11-29
Year YYYY 2020
Month YYYY-MM 2020-11
Fiscal year YYYY-[YYYY+1] 2020-2021

Time Format

The format for time:

  • 24-hour clock
  • zero-filled
Format Examples Explanation
HH:MM 00:01
One minute after midnight
Nine in the morning
Nine in the evening

How to apply the standard


  1. Start > Settings > Time & Language > Date, time & regional formatting > Change data formats
  2. Short date: YYYY-MM-DD
  3. Short time: HH:MM

Long date and Long time cannot be changed from the user interface.

Ref: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-date-and-time-formats-windows-10


  1. Apple menu > System Preferences > Language & Region
  2. Click the Region pop-up menu, then choose a geographic region to use that region’s date, time, number, and currency formats.
  3. To customize the formats, click Advanced > Set options.
  4. In the General pane, set formats for numbers, currency, and measurements.
  5. In the Dates and Times panes, do any of the following:
  • Type in the Short, Medium, Long, and Full fields.
  • Rearrange or delete elements.
  • Drag other elements, such as Era or Second, into the fields.
  • Click the pop-up menus , then choose another way to display the element type. (For example, you can display the month as a number, with or without the leading zero, or as a word, either abbreviated or spelled out.)
  • In the Times pane, replace AM and PM with whatever you type in those fields (unless you’re using a 24-hour clock).

Ref: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/mac-help/mh27073/mac


Contact cio@tmd61.com

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