Resignation of DGN Michael Pope

Dick Mazanec Announcements

Governor Joe Beltz has announced that District 6080’s DGN, Michael Pope, is making a professional change that will preclude his service as District Governor Nominee, so Michael has submitted his resignation from the position. The district is now launching an accelerated process to find a qualified replacement prior to the Zone DGN Training session early next month.

If any qualified Rotarian is interested in filling the DGN position (eventually serving as Governor in 2016-17), please e-mail Nomination Chair Mark Pearce at markpearcerotary@gmail.comby Friday, August 15 to let him know of your interest and to file an application. Application to this immediate opening will not preclude the candidate from consideration for the current and active process to select a Governor for the following year, 2017-18, so if you had it in mind to apply for the Governor’s line but could step in a year earlier, this is an opportunity to do just that. The real training begins next month so you wouldn’t miss a thing.

Qualifications for governor-nominee-designate

From the Manual of Procedure:


At the time of selection, the nominee will be called governor-nominee-designate and will assume the title of governor-nominee on 1 July two years before serving as governor. The governor-nominee must

1) Be a regular member of a club in the district (RIB 15.070.1.)

2) 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.)

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 (RIB 15.070.5.)

More information on the governor-nominee’s responsibilities and assignments can be found in the Learning Center at