Along with other leaders from District 5110, Governor-Elect Nelson Maler and Governor-Nominee Chris Waugh attended Zone Institute all last week to prepare for their roles in 24-25 and 25-26 respectively. Also attending were DG Jim Polk and his wife Katie, PDG Aimee Walsh, DMC Bruce Allen, and PR Chair Heather Edwards.
Leaders from 30 districts, which make up the Big West (basically from Colorado to Hawaii) were there and to complete courses on Club Service and Support, Leadership, District Administration, Membership, Grants, Youth Services, Addressing Challenges, Event Planning, Public Image, and much more.
They got a chance to create close relationships with others in their class who will be Governor in the same year – creating a network of resources that they can draw on in the future.
The photo shows Nelson Maler (l) and Chris Waugh (r) receiving their training certificates from Regional Director, Dan Himelspach and 2024-2025 Rotary International President, Stephanie Urchick.
There were inspiring keynote speakers at most meals and time for socialization, too. If you’re interested in getting involved in leadership on the District Level, contact Nelson or Chris. There’s probably a position that would give you a chance to serve in the capacity that suits you.