Greetings D6380 Amazing Rotarians - I am sharing below communication sent to your club Presidents, Presidents-Elects and Secretaries and Assistant Governors on Oct. 13th.
COPY : Assistant Governors
Dear Rotary Club President, Presidents-Elect and Secretary,
The Rotary Clubs in our district have many outstanding leaders, dedicated to providing service to Rotary and who bring positive vibes, excitement and leadership to our vibrant clubs. Serving as District Governor is an opportunity for these committed Rotarians to bring the same leadership and service to our Rotary District. Now is the time for your club to nominate an outstanding club leader for District Governor. Your club’s nomination is due as soon as possible but no later than Dec. 12, 2022. That person will be the Rotarian who serves as District Governor in the 2025-26 Rotary Year. As you know, it is an exciting time in our district as we have completed 4 months celebrating you and your clubs, in our 2022-23 Rotary year.
In addition to service to Rotary, serving as District Governor is an opportunity for a Rotarian’s personal growth and many new experiences, before, during and after the governor year. For example, past district governors may be appointed to Rotary International committees and resource groups, may be invited to represent the Rotary International (RI) President at other districts’ conferences, and are the only individuals eligible to serve as the district’s delegate to the Council on Legislation, as trustees of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) or members of the RI Board of Directors.
I am asking that your club consider which of your club leaders would be great leaders for our district and share the enclosed information with them. (It will also be on the district website at ). If they feel they can make this commitment, I encourage you to nominate them for this important office. In general, the baseline qualifications are met by many leaders in the district. Please see below, RI’s qualification of a governor-nominee. Unless excused by the board, the person selected as a governor-nominee shall at the time of selection:
a) be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district;
b) have served as club president for a full term or as charter president for at least six months;
c) demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a governor in section 16.030.;
d) demonstrate knowledge of the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of governor as prescribed in the bylaws; and
e) submit to RI a statement that the Rotarian understands those qualifications, duties, and responsibilities, is qualified for the office of governor, and is willing and able to assume and faithfully perform those duties and responsibilities.
To nominate a candidate, your club must pass a resolution adopted at a regular membership meeting, complete the attached District Governor Nomination Form signed and dated by the Club Secretary. Please send via email this completed and signed nomination form to balamurthy1 at gmail dot com . If your club would like someone to speak about the selection process or the position, please let us know. We can also schedule a time to talk with the candidates in your club who may wish to consider this exciting opportunity now, or in the future. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact me.
We look forward to receiving a nomination from your club.