Dear District 6820 Rotarians,
It is my honor to serve this year as the Rotary District 6820 Nominating Chair.  District Governor Mark Fields is doing a great job this year.  Following Mark, we have a great line up of very capable leaders with District Governor Elect Ed Thurmond and District Governor Nominee Mark Anderson.  It is now time to determine who will be next in our lineup of great District leaders.  We are selecting our District Governor Nominee for 2020-21, once selected this person will be District Governor in 2022-2023.
The qualifications for District Governor Nominee are listed below.  If you are interested in this very important position or know of someone that you would like to nominate, please contact me PDG Pam Smith, the application is attached.  Nominations are due on or before February 1, 2020.  
We truly appreciate all our dedicated Rotarians that are willing to give their time and service to Rotary District 6820!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
PDG Pam Smith
District Nominating Chair 2019-2020
Qualifications of District Governor Nominee. At the time of selection, a governor-nominee must:
  1. Be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district (RIB 15.070.1.)
  2. Have full qualifications for membership in the strict application of the club membership provisions, and the integrity of the Rotarian’s classification must be without question (RIB 15.070.2.)
  3. Have served as president of a club for a full term or be a charter president of a club having served the full term from the date of the charter to 30 June, provided that this period is for at least six months (RIB 15.070.3.)
  4. Demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability, physically and otherwise, to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of governor as provided in RI Bylaws section 15.090. (RIB 15.070.4.)
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of governor as prescribed in the RI Bylaws, and submit to RI, through its general secretary, a signed statement acknowledging a clear understanding of them. This statement shall also confirm that the Rotarian is qualified for the office of governor and willing and able to assume the duties and responsibilities of the office and to perform them faithfully. (RIB15.070.5.)
  6. In addition to the qualifications of governor-nominee, a governor, at the time of taking office, must have completed seven years of membership in one or more clubs and must have attended the governors-elect training seminar and International Assembly. (RIB 15.080.)
Duties & Responsibilities of the District Governor Nominee: As an incoming officer of RI, the District Governor-Nominee should:
  1. Begin to prepare for the role of District Governor.
  2. Foster continuity by working with past, current, and incoming district leaders to support effective clubs.
  3. Begin analyzing the district’s strengths and weaknesses with background material provided by the immediate past governor, governor, and governor-elect.
  4. Review the district organization (District Leadership Plan) and club administrative framework (Club Leadership Plan).
  5. Attend district meetings when possible, at the invitation of the district governor or district governor-elect.
  6. Participate in district committees or other activities, as may be suggested by the District Governor or District Governor-Elect
  7. Must attend Rotary Zone 30/31 District Governor-Nominee training.
  8. Serve on the PETS Committee for District 6820 and attend PETS.
  9. Attend Zone Leadership/Success Seminar.
  10. Select a site for the District Conference held during the year of the Governor-Nominee’s service as District Governor, with the agreement of the majority of the current club presidents or majority of the club presidents serving in the governor-nominee’s year.
The following is intended to be a representative list of activities, actions and responsibilities to give a candidate for district governor a perspective of the level of effort involved with the office of district governor (lists contain required, expected and suggested items).
DGN Designate Period
  • Presidents-elect Training Seminar (PETS) Orientation (if held during period) - if requested by DGE
  • District Team Training Seminar (if held during period) - expected
  • Assistant Governor Institute (AGI)/PETS – if requested by DGE
  • District Conference - expected
  • College of Governors meeting at District Conference – expected
  • District Training Assembly - expected
DGN Year
DGE Year
  • GETS/Zone Institute - required
  • District Seminars - expected
  • Foundation Dinner - expected
  • International Assembly - required
  • PETS Face to Face meetings & conference calls (DGE’s are responsible for planning, leading and conducting PETS) – expected
  • District Team Training Seminar (plan and conduct with DG) - required
  • AGI – required - [Plan and Conduct AGI District Session (s)] – DGE’s responsibility
  • PETS - required - (Plan and Conduct PETS District Sessions)           
  • District Conference - expected
  • District Training Assembly - required - (plan and conduct)
  • Zone Leadership Seminar - expected
  • International Convention – expected
  • College of Governors meetings – expected
  • RLI - suggested
Other Responsibilities:          
  • Ensure PE and club secretary information entered into RI database
  • Prepare budget for DG year/Attend Finance Committee Meetings
  • Serve on AGI-PETS Planning Committee 
  • Make appointments for DG year
  • Ensure Club TRF Goals, Membership Goals, etc., entered by clubs in
  • Rotary Club Central                                      
  • Ensure preparation of District Directory for DG year        
  • Ensure District Officers & Committee Chair info entered in RI database
  • Plan Club visit schedule/develop goals/develop DG Citation
DG Year
  • Visit each club individually or in multi-club meetings at least once
  • District Seminars – expected
  • Foundation Dinner – Host with Foundation Chair
  • PETS – attend and help where needed - expected
  • DLA Initial and Final sessions - expected
  • DG Training/Zone Institute – expected
  • District Team Training Seminar (plan and conduct with DGE) - required
  • District Conference/Annual Business Meeting – required - (Plan and host)
  • District Training Assembly - expected      
  • Zone Leadership Seminar - expected
  • RLI - expected
  • College of Governors meetings (plan and conduct) – required - DG is Chair
Other Responsibilities:         
  • Encourage club use of Rotary Club Central
  • Ensure AG reports of club visits are entered in Rotary Club Central