District 6080 Nominating Committee Announced

Mark Pearce Announcements, District Governor

Past District Governor Mark Pearce has announced the composition of the committee that will nominate the District Governor Nominee Designate (DGN-D) for District 6080. The five-member committee is comprised of the two most recent District Governors and three current sitting presidents chosen by random draw.

PDG Pearce will chair the 6080 Nominating Committee. Mark is from the Warrensburg Rotary Club. Vice chair is Immediate Past District Governor Ken Messer, also from the Warrensburg club. Sitting presidents on the committee are Gerry Blaise from Columbia-Sunrise Southwest Rotary Club, Lynn Laffoon of the Harrisonville Rotary Club, and Donald Murray of the Pulaski County Rotary Club. Becky Lynne Spain from Springfield Metro Rotary and Jay Leipzig from Belton-Raymore Rotary will serve as alternates.

The DGN-D will be in line to assume the role of District Governor Nominee (DGN) in 2015-16, move on to District Governor Elect (DGE) in 2016-17 and will serve as our District Governor in 2017-18. Throughout that period, the person will attend Rotary International meetings and training sessions designed to prepare her/him to serve as District Governor.

Three qualified Rotarians have submitted their names for consideration, and they will be interviewed by the nominating committee October 18. The committee’s nominee will be presented for ratification during the District Conference November 1 and 2. Rotary International rules prohibit campaigning for the position, which distinguishes this committee-based procedure from an open election process.

“We are grateful that three outstanding Rotarians have stepped forward and to vie for this important position,” said committee chair, Pearce. “It’s a testament to our clubs and to our district that we have such good talent and great personal commitments to Rotary. Choosing the next Rotarian for the governor’s line will be an enjoyable process, but will likely be a very difficult decision,” Pearce said.