District Governor Nomination Notice for 2022-2023

Rotary District 6270 is now seeking candidate proposals from Rotary Clubs for the position of District Governor in the 2022-2023 Rotary Year.


Serving as Rotary District Governor (DG) is a great honor. Governors are the official representative of Rotary International in the district. The mission of a Governor is to lead clubs, inspire Rotarians, and engage the public by articulating Rotary’s role in our community. District Governors serve for one Rotary year, from July 1 to June 30.  Governors are actively engaged in District decision-making leading up to their year as Governor.  Serving as District Governor is a life-changing experience. As they prepare, Governors receive training, plan, assemble their teams of volunteers and collaborate to create a budget.  You can learn more about serving as District Governor by downloading Lead Your District: Governor, published by Rotary International. 

Duties of the District Governor (DG)

      The DG is the officer of RI in the district functioning under the general supervision of the RI Board.  The governor leads and supports the clubs in the district by inspiring and motivating them and by ensuring continuity within the District. 

      During the year in office, clubs will look to the DG for leadership and support as they carry out service projects and participate in Rotary programs. Candidates should have strong leadership and decision-making skills. 

      The DG works to support and strengthen clubs, organize new clubs, and grow membership; encourage contributions and other support for The Rotary Foundation; promote positive public image for Rotary and serve as spokesperson for the district. The DG works to develop a safe environment for youth participants; conducts a district conference and other meetings; and trains club leaders. The DG works with the finance committee to prepare budgets, provide reports and help administer Roary District Designated Funds. The DG works with governor-line, District Board and other district leaders (including implementing a district plan and appointing Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs).


Minimum Qualifications for Nominees

      Be a District 6270 Rotarian in good standing.

      Be a Rotarian maintaining full qualifications of active Rotary membership

      Must have served a full term (1-year) as a Rotary club president, or as charter president from the date of charter to 30 June (six-month minimum), at the time of nomination.  (Per RI Bylaws 16.070.3)

      Must have completed a minimum of seven (7) years of Rotary Membership, by the time of taking office.


Nominees must complete a Governor-nominee Form.  The form is found on District 6270 website, in ‘site pages’ listing.


Additional Requirements and Expectations

      Candidates must participate in a committee interview process.  Date and time in November 2019 will be scheduled and announced.

      Proposed candidates should discuss opportunities of this position with Past District Governors and those serving in the current DG leadership roles. 

      Upon selection as District Governor Nominee Designee (DGND), there are expectations of attendance at District meetings such as District Board Meetings and Events.

      For the person selected as 22-23 DG, attendance is required at Zone Training sessions (held in fall each year prior to taking office) and at International Assembly (held in January) immediately prior to taking office on July 1. 


Governor Nominations

·         Nominations for District Governor are made by Rotary clubs, not by individuals. Rotary Clubs submit members as candidates to be considered for the role of District Governor using a Governor Nominee Data Form to propose their candidate.

·         Candidates proposed by clubs must be active members of the club making the nomination.

·         Nominations should include the completed and signed Governor Nominee Data Form and a Rotary Resume for the nominee.

·         Nominations must be received by October 18, 2019, by Committee Co-Chair:  PDG Jeffrey Reed at jreed6270@gmail.com .  Receipt of nominations will be confirmed by e-mail. 


Selection Process

      Candidates whose paperwork is received by the deadline in good order, and who meet the qualifications, will be invited to meet for an in-person interview.  The interview will be conducted in November 2019 by the District Nominating Committee created in accordance with the provisions of the District 6270 Manual of Policy and Procedure.

      Interviews are conducted by the District 6270 Nominating Committee, made up of members of the district. 

      Interviews typically last 45-60 minutes and cover a wide range of topics.

      Interviews will be completed by December 1, 2019. 

      The Committee "selects" and proposes a candidate to be District Governor Nominee Designee (DGND). 

      The DGND must be approved by the district at the 2020 District Annual Meeting, certified by Rotary International, and elected at the RI Annual Meeting one year prior to service. 



Serving as co-chairs of the 2019-20 District Nominating Committee are PDG Jeff Reed (lead chair), jreed6270@gmail.com and PDG Kola Alayande, kola.alayande@rotary6270.org .