PDG Mark Pearce here, chair of the nominating committee searching for a highly qualified and motivated Rotarian to serve as Governor of our district in RY 2017-18. The current Governor succession is as follows:
2014-15 Michael Beahon (deceased) – Fulton Rotary Club
Joe Beltz (a Past District Governor and filling the term of Mike Beahon) – Mountain View Rotary Club
2015-16 Steve Dulle – Columbia South Rotary Club
2016-17 Michael Pope – Fayette Rotary Club
2017-18 To be determined
It usually takes weeks of discussions and deliberations before a person can feel fully prepared to commit to such a responsible undertaking. The application period for District Governor for the Rotary Year 2017-18 is now open and will remain so through September 30, 2014.
As for the process, a five member committee – consisting of myself, IPDG Ken Messer and three current club presidents chosen by random drawing – will interview each of the qualified candidates and make the selection for confirmation at the next 6080 District gathering or, if necessary, through an e-mail process.
It is my hope to have the nominee chosen in time for presentation at the District Conference October 31st, though the opportunity for candidate interviews will have to fall into place in early October to make that happen.
To nominate a candidate, fill out the application form signed by the candidate and endorsed by the secretary of the candidate’s home club. I would also like for the candidates, themselves, to submit a 1-2 page summary of their leadership and Rotary experiences, and other reasons why they feel they are a particularly strong candidate for office. A 1-2 page statement may not afford a full listing of the candidate’s qualifications, but further opportunity to share such information will be provided during the interview process.
PDG Mark Pearce
Chair, District Governor Nominating Committee
Rotary District 6080
174 SE 500 Road
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Submission deadline: All nomination forms and statements must be postmarked by September 30, 2014.
I would suggest that anyone considering submitting themselves for nomination should seek the counsel of a Past District Governor to discuss the rewards, challenges and responsibilities that are involved with the position. Consideration of such matters will help prepare the candidate for the interview process and, ultimately, for service as District Governor.
Any questions can be referred to me (Mark Pearce) at:
(660) 747-2684 (h)
Thank you for being part of the process that will ensure reliable and vibrant leadership for our district in the years ahead.
Rotary District 6080