Rotarians chosen to serve on RI Board
Zone committees have nominated eight Rotarians from six countries to serve on the RI Board of Directors. If elected at the 2008 RI Convention, the director-nominees will take office on 1 July 2009 and serve two-year terms. They are:
Zone 1: Masahiro Kuroda, Hachinohe South, Aomori, Japan
Zone 6: K.R. Ravindran, Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
Zone 9: Kyu-Hang Lee, Anyang East, Gyeonggi, Korea
Zone 14: Ekkehart Pandel, Bückeburg, Germany
Zone 19: Antonio Hallage, Curitiba-Leste, Paraná, Brazil
Zone 23: John T. Blount, Sebastopol, California, USA
Zone 27: Thomas M. Thorfinnson, Eden Prairie Noon, Minnesota, USA
Zone 29: Frederick W. Hahn Jr., Independence, Missouri, USA
Letters were sent on 15 October from RI World Headquarters to the clubs in all the above zones, informing them of the name of the person selected by the nominating committee. In each zone, the clubs will be reminded of the opportunity they have (and the procedure they should follow) to propose challenging candidates for director. Only names previously suggested to the zone’s nominating committee may be submitted.
If clubs do not propose other candidates to the RI general secretary by 1 December, the RI president will declare the person selected by the nominating committee to be the sole official director-nominee from that zone.
If the general secretary receives one or more challenges from clubs in any zone (with the concurrence of at least a majority of the clubs in the district) by 1 December, the clubs will then ballot by mail to select a director-nominee following the procedures in RI bylaws section 12.030. Results of any balloting for director-nominee will not be known until shortly after the deadline of 1 March 2008.