Governors are elected by the district clubs two to three years before taking office.
A district governor is trained to have strong leadership and decision making skills. During their year in office, clubs look to them for leadership, support, and motivation as they carry out service projects and participate in Rotary programs.
What exactly does a Governor do?
- Strengthen clubs, organize new clubs, and grow membership
- Encourage contributions and other support for The Rotary Foundation
- Promote positive public image and serve as spokesperson for district
- Develop a safe environment for youth participants
- Conduct district conference and other meetings
- Supervise district nominations and elections
- Prepare budget, provide annual report, and help administer District Designated Funds
- Complete online district qualification
- Work with governor-elect and other district leaders
Governors-nominee training seminar is a regional meeting that helps governors-nominee begin preparing for their role as district governor.
At the recent Zone Institute, Nelson Maler, our District Governor Nominee graduated from the rigorous training.
Pictured with Nelson at the commencement ceremony are: RI Director Vicki Puliz, RI Director Elect Dan Himelspach, and RI President Elect Gordon McInally.