Posted by Mel Gallegos on Aug 28, 2019
The nomination period has begun for District Governor for the Rotary Year of 2022-2023. All clubs are encouraged to submit their nominations for an individual who will serve as District Governor during the 2022-23 Rotary year.
All suggestions for District Governor Nominee-Designate must be received no later than Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5:00pm to be considered. No late submissions will be accepted. Submissions may be sent to or via mail to:
Rotary District 5340 Nominating Committee
P.O. Box 420786
San Diego, CA 92124
The suggestion for District Governor 2022-23 must be submitted in the form of
1) a completed Governor-Nominee Form, and
2) a resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the club, naming the suggested candidate (click to download sample resolution). The Club President and Secretary shall certify the resolution. A Club may suggest only one of its own members as a candidate for District Governor Nominee.
The selection of a governor-nominee must be conducted in a dignified, responsible manner in harmony with the principles of Rotary. (Rotary Code of Policies, Section 19.030.1) Any candidate who becomes aware of campaigning, canvassing or electioneering for elective office in Rotary, must express their disapproval to those so engaged, and shall instruct them to terminate such activity. (Bylaws of Rotary International, Section 10.050)
The Bylaws of Rotary International, Article 16.080 states, “a governor at the time of taking office must have attended the International Assembly for it’s full duration, been a member of one or more Rotary clubs for at least seven years, and must continue to possess the qualifications in section 16.070.” These include:
  • A member in good standing of a club in the District. (Rotary International Bylaws Section 16.070.1)
  • The Rotarian must have full qualification for such membership in the strict application of the provisions thereof, and the integrity of the Rotarian’s classification must be without question. (RIB 16.070.2)
  • The Rotarian must 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 charter to 30 June, provided that this period is at least six months. (RIB 16.070.3)
  • The Rotarian must demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability, physically and otherwise, to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of governor as provided in section 16.090. (RIB 16.070.4)
  • The Rotarian must demonstrate knowledge of the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of governor as prescribed in the bylaws and submit to RI, through its general secretary, a signed statement that the Rotarian understands clearly such qualifications, duties, and responsibilities. Such 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 that office and to perform them faithfully. (RIB 16.070.5)
Interviews of the District Governor Nominee, who would serve as District Governor during the Rotary year, 1 July 2022 - 30 June 2023, will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Individual candidates will be contacted prior with the location and to coordinate their interview time. 
Should there be any questions on the duties, obligations, and rewards of being a District Governor, please feel free to contact Mel Gallegos, Immediate Past District Governor, or any Past District Governor, who would be happy to speak with any prospective candidate personally prior to their name being suggested.
Questions? Please call us at the main District telephone number at 619-276-8279 (619-2ROTARY).