Each year, Rotary Clubs have the privilege and honor of suggesting candidates for District Governor from their club membership.  Our district has a great history of Rotarians – supported by their clubs – who have stepped up to the role.
District 5150 is seeking applications for our 2026-27 District Governor position.  One of the most important decisions we make in our District is choosing our future leadership.  We are seeking the most qualified person for the position of District Governor. 
It is a challenging and rewarding appointment with a structured and exciting two-year training and preparation period, prior to assuming the position. It’s your opportunity to lead and inspire Rotarians in Clubs across the District.
If you have, or know someone who has, a demonstrated history of proven leadership as a Rotarian, and would be willing to serve, then we are seeking to utilize that talent, skill and sound judgment as our District Governor for the 2026-2027 Rotary year.

Qualifications of an applicant:

  • Member in good standing
  • Has served as club president for a full term.
  • Demonstrates a willingness, commitment, and ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a governor (See Rotary International Bylaws Section 16.030)
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of governor as prescribed in the Rotary International bylaws.
  • Has been a Rotarian for a least seven years when taking office July 1, 2026.

Applicant and application notes:

Nominations are made by a Rotary Club, and only one nominee can be submitted per club.  A copy of the application and district election guides are available on the district website.  The application may be submitted anytime between now and Friday, November 23, 2023. The application should be signed by the applicant’s Club Secretary.

You can help even if you are not intending to apply:

All Rotarians know someone who would be an excellent Governor and maybe need someone to tell them just that, so please encourage them to apply. If the response is “not just yet”, they could contact the Nominating Committee Chair, Ron Gin, to get information for the future.