District Position Descriptions
19.30. Governor-nominee Selection
verify that each candidate meets the formal requirements for nomination, in accordance with RI Bylaws sections 15.070. and 15.080
clarify the specific duties of a governor, including the knowledge, experience, time, and fiscal resources required to fulfill them
allow an overall summary of each candidate’s qualifications and suitability
enable each candidate to share their vision and goals. (January 2015 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 118)
19.020. Responsibilities of the Governor-nominee
- to prepare for the of role of governor
- foster continuity by working with past, current, and incoming district leaders to support effective clubs
- begin analyzing the district’s strengths and weaknesses, including Rotary’s public image, membership, The Rotary Foundation, district events, and RI programs, with background material provided by the immediate past governor, governor, and governor-elect, and using RI resources
- review the district organization (District Leadership Plan) and club administrative framework (Club Leadership Plan)
- attend all district meetings when possible
- participate in district committees or other activities, as may be suggested by the district governor or district governor-elect
- attend district governor-nominee training if offered, or seek other training if available
- attend training in leadership skills
- select a site for the district conference held during the year of the governor-nominee’s service
- consider which Rotarians he/she will approach to serve on his/her district team
- request specific responsibilities or assignments in connection with district committees or district organization
- attend as an observer any or all district meetings
- be part of the organizing committee as an observer
- participate in all strategic planning efforts and long term appointments in the district.
19.020.1. Governor-nominee Training
7.020. District Rotary Foundation Subcommittees
7.10. District Rotary Foundation Committee
The district Rotary Foundation committee (DRFC) assists in educating, motivating, and inspiring Rotarians to participate in Foundation grant and fundraising activities in the district. The committee serves as the liaison between The Rotary Foundation and Rotarians. The subcommittee chairs are members of this committee.
In addition to the minimum recommended qualifications established in the District Leadership Plan, it is recommended that Rotary Foundation committee members be past district governors, past assistant governors, effective past district subcommittee members, or experienced Rotarians. Committee members should be appointed based on their commitment to The Rotary Foundation as demonstrated through program participation and financial contributions. (April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102)
All members of the district Rotary Foundation committee are expected to attend a regional Rotary Foundation seminar conducted by a regional Rotary Foundation coordinator (RRFC). In addition, all committee members are expected to attend and participate in the district team training seminar and other district training meetings. Committee members should participate in district training meetings as outlined in Article 23 of the Rotary Code of Policies. (April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102)
To be effective, the district Rotary Foundation committee must have continuity of leadership; therefore, the district Rotary Foundation committee chair shall be appointed for a three-year term, subject to removal for cause. Any removal for cause must have the Trustee chair’s prior approval.
The district governor (if selected) scheduled for each of the years of the three-year term for the DRFC chair will participate in the selection of the DRFC chair. This selection should take place and be reported to TRF no later than 1 March before taking office on 1 July of the same calendar year. The district Rotary Foundation committee chair must have significant knowledge of, commitment to, and experience with Rotary Foundation activities. Districts will not have access to the District Designated Fund until the DRFC chair is appointed.
Amended by March 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 120
Amended by March 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 120; October 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 16; October 2013 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 8