Posted by Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski
September, 2019
Dear RI District 6630 Rotarians:
As announced on August 18th, we are currently seeking applications for our 2022-2023 District 6630 Governor.  One of the most important decisions we make as a District is selecting our future leaders and we are seeking the most qualified person for the position of District Governor.  If you have a demonstrated history of leadership and collaboration as a Rotarian and are willing to share your passion and talents as District Governor, please seriously consider this opportunity.  
The members of the 2019-2020 Nominating Committee are as follows:
Chair/Immediate Past District Governor
Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski (Cleveland)
Kathy Berkshire (Lakewood-Rocky River Sunrise)
PDG Stew Buchanan (Akron)
PDG Mike Davanzo (Medina Sunrise)
Ken Fogle (Chagrin Valley)
Bob Fratino (Painesville)
Dave Hansford (Kent)
Tracy Jemison (Burton-Middlefield)
Linda Kramer (Berea)
John Laird (Hudson Clocktower)
To reiterate, the qualifications are as follows which are excerpted from the RI Bylaws:
16.010. Qualifications of a Governor-nominee.
Unless excused by the board, the person selected as a governor-nominee shall at the time of selection:
(a) be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district;
(b) have served as club president for a full term or as charter president for at least six months;
(c) demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability to fulfill the duties and
responsibilities of a governor in section 16.030.;
(d) demonstrate knowledge of the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of
governor as prescribed in the bylaws; and
(e) submit to RI a statement that the Rotarian understands those qualifications,
duties, and responsibilities, is qualified for the office of governor, and is willing
and able to assume and faithfully perform those duties and responsibilities.
16.020. Qualifications of a Governor.
Unless excused by the board, a governor, when taking office, must have attended the international assembly for its full duration, have been a Rotarian for at least seven years, and continue to possess the qualifications in section 16.010.
a)  Be a Rotarian in good standing of an active club in our District.
b)  Have served a full year as Club President or have served a full term
     (six months at a minimum) as a Charter President of a new club from the
     date of charter to June 30.
 c) Be willing to fulfill the duties of and responsibilities of the Office of
      Governor, demonstrating commitment and ability, both physical
      and otherwise.
 d) At the time of taking office as Governor, must have attended the
      International Assembly (held in January of the preceding year) and
      have been a Member of one or more Rotary Clubs for at least seven (7)
(Complete Duties of a Governor can be viewed in the RI Bylaws – Article 16.030)
Our District 6630 Nominating Committee will comply with RI’s election guidelines as described in the the following links  If you plan to print these instead of viewing them, please be advised that they are extremely lengthy
These forms (links) Governor-nominee Designate Form and the DGND Candidate Additional Information Form need to be completed by all candidates and postmarked no later than October 18, 2019 as follows:
  1. District Governor Candidate should complete and sign both forms;
  2. The Club Secretary should sign the Governor-nominee Designate form verifying the Club’s Statement of Candidate’s Qualifications.
Please send both of these forms to:
PDG Beverly Ghent-Skrzynski
Chair, District 6630 Nominating Committee 
690 Wyleswood Drive
Berea, OH 44017
All proposed candidate documents must be postmarked by
October 18, 2019:
Do NOT email the forms – they must be sent via US Mail.
The 2019-2020 Nominating Committee will interview proposed candidates during the week of October 28, 2019 (final date[s] to be announced based on the number of candidates to be interviewed) and select a District Governor Nominee-Designate who will serve as District Governor for the 2022-2023 Rotary year. 
IMPORTANT: A fundamental principle of Rotary is that the best qualified candidate should be selected for service in elective offices.  The RI Bylaws prohibit any effort by a candidate, a candidate’s supporter, or any Rotarian to influence the selection process in a positive or negative manner, including but not limited to, campaigning or canvassing.   Brochures, literature, letters, or any form of communication promoting a candidate are not to be distributed or circulated by a candidate or others on the candidate’s behalf.  The Bylaws further provide that under certain circumstances the Rotary International Board may disqualify a candidate from election who violates the provision prohibiting campaigning for the position.
Please direct any questions to PDG Ghent-Skrzynski by cell phone or email: 440-915-4992;
Thank you for your assistance with this very important process.
Kind regards,
Beverly A. Ghent-Skrzynski
Chair, 2019-2020 RI District 6630 Nominating Committee
Rotary International Past District Governor (2018-2019)
Past President, Rotary Club of Cleveland, OH USA
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