Qualifications for District Governor


At the time of selection a governor nominee must meet qualifications that are defined in the RI Manual of Procedures Manual.

In general —

The nominee must be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district (RIB 15.0070.1)

  • Have full qualifications for membership in the strict application of the club membership provisions and  have a classification whose integrity is without question (RIB 15.070.2)
  • Have served as club president for a full term
  • Demonstrate willingness,committment and ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of governor as provided in RI By-laws section 15.090
  • Demonstate knowledge of the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of governor..Agree in writing that he/she is qualified for the office of governor and willing and able to serve if elected and to faithfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the office (RIB 15.070.5

Governors also should —

  • Be of high business and professional standing, with executive ability, demonstrated in the conduct of their businesses or professions
  • Have their business or profession well organized so that they can dedicate the time necessary to carry out Rotary work
  • Be a person whose integrity and the conduct is above reproach
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Rotary and be dedicated to the object of Rotary

Submit the following documents to the chairperson of the District Nominating Committee  

  1. A letter from the club president or secretary indicating that the club’s Board of Directors has met and agreed to propose the candidate for district governor.
  2. A letter or signed statement from the candidate that he or she meets the qualifications for district governor as outlined in the Manual of Procedure and is willing and able to serve as district governor and will serve faithfully if elected.
  3. A brief resume or listing showing:
  4. The candidate’s name Club and location
  5. Years in Rotary
  6. Current firm and position
  7. Current and former positions in Rotary
  8. Special Rotary services and activities (what the Rotarian has done to advance Rotary)
  9. Most significant honors or achievements in business and professional activities
  10. Most significant honors or achievements in civic and public service
  11. Other information that may help the nominating committee properly evaluate the candidate