Within Rotary District there are many critical positions that serve Rotarians to continue to fulfill the mission of Rotary International. All of the individuals, either selected directly or through a nomination process work together to support the clubs and all of the members in the district to accomplish their personal and collective passions.
The District Governor is responsible to oversee all of the committees and to ensure that they are aligned with the annual RI theme and follow the Manual of Procedure. These committees include the following:
Rotary District Foundation Committee and all of it's subcommittees
Membership Committee
Youth Services Committee and all of it's subcommittees
Public Image Committee
Communications and Technology Committee
District Visioning Committee
District Conference Committee
District Council
District Cabinet
District Nominating Committee
District Finance Committee
District Trustees to the Permanent Fund
District Assembly Committee
Assistant Governors
This page is in progress so not all committees will have a hyper link for additional information. But for those that are underlined, please click on the name and you will be brought to the page that describes the committee, the responsibilities and the process of getting selected to serve on that committee.

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19.30.  Governor-nominee Selection

19.30.1.Selection of Governor-nominee
The selection by the clubs in a district of a governor-nominee should be conducted in a dignified, responsible manner in harmony with the principles of Rotary. Districts should seek out and nominate for the office of district governor the best qualified person.
District nominating committees are encouraged to interview all candidates for governor, whether they are suggested by clubs or by the nominating committee. Each interview of governor-nominee candidates should satisfy the following minimum needs:
  1. verify that each candidate meets the formal requirements for nomination, in accordance with RI Bylaws sections 15.070. and 15.080

  1. clarify the specific duties of a governor, including the knowledge, experience, time, and fiscal resources required to fulfill them

  1. allow an overall summary of each candidate’s qualifications and suitability

  1. enable each candidate to share their vision and goals.  (January 2015 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 118)

Source:  May-June 1965 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 256; January 1970 Mtg., Bd. Dec. E-24; November 2001 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 56; Amended by
November 2007 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 107; January 2015 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 118. Affirmed by May 2003 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 410

19.020. Responsibilities of the Governor-nominee

As an incoming officer of RI, the governor-nominee should
  1. to prepare for the of role of 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, 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
  4. review the district organization (District Leadership Plan) and club administrative framework (Club Leadership Plan)
  5. attend all district meetings when possible
  6. participate in district committees or other activities, as may be suggested by the district governor or district governor-elect
  7. attend district governor-nominee training if offered, or seek other training if available
  8. attend training in leadership skills
  9. select a site for the district conference held during the year of the governor-nominee’s service
  10. consider which Rotarians he/she will approach to serve on his/her district team
Assignments to the Governor-nominee
The governor and governor-elect shall provide the governor-nominee with the opportunity to
  1. request specific responsibilities or assignments in connection with district committees or district organization
  2. attend as an observer any or all district meetings
  3. be part of the organizing committee as an observer
  4. participate in all strategic planning efforts and long term appointments in the district.
(January 2015 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 118)
Source: June 2007 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 306; Amended by November 2009 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 85; January 2015 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 118

19.020.1.  Governor-nominee Training

Rotary institute conveners may offer governor-nominee training to meet the unique needs of the governors-nominee in their zones and to enhance the continuity of leadership within the districts. Such training is not reimbursed by Rotary and shall not duplicate training for governors-elect.  (January 2015 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 118)
Source: February 2003 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 281; Amended by November 2007 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 112; January 2015 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 118

Article 7         District Structure
7.010.       District Rotary Foundation Committee
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.
The governor-elect is responsible for appointing committee members to fill vacancies, appointing committee chairs, and conducting planning meetings before the start of the year in office. The district governor is an ex-officio member of the committee and provides one of two authorizing signatures for the use of the District Designated Fund to reflect the decisions of the district Rotary Foundation committee. The current district governor cannot serve as the DRFC chair.  (April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102)
Source:     April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
7.10.1.    Committee Qualifications
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)
Source:     April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
7.10.2.    Training Requirements
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)
Source:     April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
7.10.3.    Appointment and Term of District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (DRFC chair)
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.
If a district splits into two or more districts, the DRFC chair of the old district will continue as the DRFC chair for the district where his or her club is located. The other new district will appoint a new DRFC chair in accordance with the appointment procedures explained in this Code of Policies.
If a district combines with other districts, a new DRFC chair will be appointed for each of the newly combined districts for a three-year term, commencing with the effective date of the combination.  (March 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 120)
Source:     April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
Amended by March 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 120
7.10.4.    Duties and Responsibilities of the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair
The District Rotary Foundation Committee shall:
a)  Report to the district governor on all district Foundation activities monthly, including qualification status of clubs and district.
b)  Oversee and serve as an ex-officio member of all subcommittees.
c)  Together with the district governor, provide one of the two authorizing signatures for the use of the District Designated Fund to reflect the decisions of the district Rotary Foundation committee.
d)  Confirm that global grant applications are completed and confirm that the sponsor clubs are qualified.
e)  Serve as the primary contact for district grants.
f)  Oversee the district qualification process and compliance with the requirements of qualifying, including ensuring that the annual financial assessment of the financial management plan and its implementation is properly        distributed to the clubs in the district.
g)  Work with the governor and other district committee chairs to ensure Rotary Foundation activities are properly included in such committees.
h)  Work with the district governor, district trainer, and the district training committee to plan, organize, and promote district seminars, the district Rotary Foundation seminar, the    district training assembly, presidents-        elect training seminar, and grant management seminars, focusing on agenda and content.
i)   Provide support to club Foundation committees.
j)  Assist the governor-elect in obtaining input from Rotarians before establishing district Foundation goals for implementation during his/her term as governor.
k)  Assist the governor in nominating qualified recipients for district Rotary Foundation awards.
l)   Ensure Rotary Foundation grant activities are reported on at a district meeting to which all clubs are invited or eligible to attend, as required by the terms and conditions of Foundation grants.  (October 2013 Trustees       Mtg., Dec. 8)
Source:    April 2009 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 102
Amended by March 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 120; October 2012 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 16; October 2013 Trustees Mtg., Dec. 8