Governor

As a district governor you have proven strong leadership skills and decision making. During your year in office, clubs will look to you for leadership, support, and motivation as they carry out service projects and participate in Rotary programs.

What you 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

How to prepare

Governors are elected by the district clubs two to three years before taking office. As governor-elect:

  • Attend the governors-elect training seminar and International Assembly
  • Conduct training for incoming district leaders and club leaders
  • Plan the district conference
  • Qualify district for Rotary grants and conduct grant management training
  • Appoint assistant governors and committee chairs
  • Work with the governor and district leaders to create a district plan
  • Learn about the district (as nominee)

Resources & reference

Tools

Rotary support