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At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...

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When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...

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DG Nominating Committee

NOMINATIONS FOR DISTRICT GOVERNOR FOR 2019-2020

In accordance with the By-Laws of Rotary lnternational and the Rules of Procedure of District 6780, and on behalf of the Nominating Committee for District Governor, this information is provided for use by any club in this district desiring to submit for the consideration of the Nominating Committee, a suggestion for Governor of District 6780 for Rotary year 2019-2020.

Any club desiring to submit a suggestion must submit the suggestion in the form of a resolution adopted at a regular meeting of the club naming the suggested candidate. (District 6780 Rules of Procedure, Article 1, section 1.6) The resolution, when submitted to the Nominating Committee, must be certified by the Secretary of the club. (See sample club resolution below.)

A completed and signed Governor-nominee Data Form, District 6780 – 2019-2020 (See below) must accompany this resolution. All information requested on the Governor-nominee Data Form is to be completed electronically – should any issues arise during this process Clubs should contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee. Do not attach/submit any other pages or information that is not requested. The candidate and the Club Secretary must sign the form on page 4.

Any Club wishing to submit a name should refer to the provisions of Articles 10, 12 and 13 of the Rotary International By-Laws, and Article 1 of the District 6780 Rules of Procedure. As provided in Article 10 of the By-Laws of Rotary International, brochures, literature, letters or other materials including electronic media or communications are not to be distributed or circulated by a candidate for nomination as District Governor, or by others on his/her behalf to any clubs or members of clubs. The By-Laws provide that the Board of Rotary International shall disqualify from election any candidate who violates the prohibition against campaigning or canvassing. (See District Election Guidelines below.)

Candidates must be available for interview January 6-7, 2017, Noon in Oak Ridge.

The certified club resolution and the completed and signed Governor-Nominee Data Form, District 6780 – 2019-2020, are to be submitted by mail to:

PDG Jerry Wear
Chair District 6780 Nominating Committee
3428 Rena Street, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Or by e-mail to: jerrywear@att.net

And must be received no later than December 15, 2016.

PDG Jerry Wear, Chair
District 6780 Nominating Committee

E-mail to: jerrywear@att.net
Phone: 865-453-8705

Important Documents to Download

RI Bylaws articles related to nominations and elections.

        RI Bylaws 2016