As a district governor you have proven strong leadership skills and decision making. During your year in office, clubs will look to you for leadership, support, and motivation as they carry out service projects and participate in Rotary programs.

What you do

  • Strengthen clubs, organize new clubs, and grow membership
  • Encourage contributions and other support for The Rotary Foundation
  • Promote positive public image and serve as spokesperson for district
  • Develop a safe environment for youth participants
  • Conduct district conference and other meetings
  • Supervise district nominations and elections
  • Prepare budget, provide annual report, and help administer District Designated Funds
  • Complete online district qualification
  • Work with governor-elect and other district leaders

How to prepare

Governors are elected by the district clubs two to three years before taking office.

As governor-nominee:

As governor-elect:

  • Take courses for governors-elect in the Learning Center
  • Attend the governors-elect training seminar and International Assembly
  • Conduct training for incoming district leaders and club leaders
  • Continue to plan the district conference
  • Qualify district for Rotary grants and conduct grant management training
  • Appoint assistant governors and committee chairs
  • Work with the governor and district leaders to create a district plan

As governor:

  • Take courses in the Learning Center to help you manage challenges you may face while running your district
  • Conduct the district Vibrant Club Workshop

Resources & reference


Rotary support