The Rotary and Rotaract clubs in District 6970 are organized into 12 Areas. This arranges clubs, basically by geography, into smaller groups that facilitate communication and foster collaboration. Each Area has an Assistant District Governor.
The Assistant Governor role is indispensable. These individuals have typically served as President of their clubs. They are experienced in all of the areas of club leadership, such as communications, organization, executing effective community service and conflict resolution. They also have experience with the District and with Rotary International.
The responsibilities of Assistant Governors include:
- Visiting clubs at least once a quarter either in person, by phone, or by web conference. AGs are able to discuss club concerns and needs, and provide information, resources, and advice that will allow them to be more successful.
- Promoting best practices in club governance.
- Keeping the Governor up to date on each club’s progress and identifying areas that may need attention
- Helping club leaders prepare for the governor’s official visit.
- Monitoring the progress of clubs toward their goals in areas such as membership, service initiatives, and giving to The Rotary Foundation.
- Organizing and conducting Area Presidents' Council meetings.
AGs in District 6970 are appointed by the District Governor Elect and serve a two year term that coincides with the DG.
In the first year, their primary responsibilities are to manage Membership Leads received from Rotary International and to assist with President-Elect Training.
The second year involves arranging the District Governor's official club visits and managing Area Presidents' Council meetings.
The Presidents' Council for each area consists of each club President, President-Elect and both Area Governors (Year 1 and 2). Meetings occur quarterly and can be held more frequently if desired. They present a great opportunity for networking, sharing best practices, and preparing upcoming club leadership. Council meetings are a great way to collaborate on community service projects, fundraising events, socials and Grant projects.
I am thrilled that every one of the twelve areas in our District have conducted at least one Area Presidents' Council meeting so far this year.
I strongly believe that cooperation among clubs strengthens Rotary for the future, improves our effectiveness and increases our community impact.
Next time you see your Assistant Governor, thank them for their important service. And ask them if serving may be something that might interest you!
John Tabor | District Governor 2023-2024
Rotary District 6970