A District Governor, who is an officer of Rotary International and represents the RI Board of Directors in the field, leads his/her respective Rotary district. Each Governor is nominated by the clubs of his/her district, and elected by all the clubs meeting in the annual RI Convention held in a different country each year. The district governor appoints assistant governors from among the Rotarians of the district to assist in the management of Rotary activity and multi-club projects in the district.
The District Governors, who have been extensively trained at the worldwide International Assembly, provide the “quality control” for the 34,500 plus Rotary clubs of the world. They are responsible for maintaining high performance within the clubs of their district.
The District Governor, who must make an official visit to each club in the district, is never regarded as an “inspector general.” Rather, he or she visits as a helpful and friendly adviser to the club officers, as a useful counselor to further the Object of Rotary among the clubs of the district, and as a catalyst to help strengthen the programs of Rotary.
The district governor is a very experienced Rotarian who generously devotes a year to the volunteer task of leadership. The governor has a wealth of knowledge about current Rotary programs, purposes, policies and goals, and is a person of recognized high standing in his or her profession, community and Rotary club. He or she performs a host of specific duties to assure that the quality of Rotary does not falter in the district, and is responsible to promote and implement all programs and activities of the Rotary International president and the RI Board of Directors.
About our current District Governor:
Kevin Eisenberg joined Rotary in 2000. After one trip his first year as a Rotarian, to the 5130/4150 Festival of Brotherhood in Mexico, he was hooked on service and the ideals of Rotary. They have since permeated his entire life. As a high school principal he shared the Four-Way Test with students as he dispensed discipline. He has been actively involved in his club serving as President, Membership Chair, Director, Program Chair, Interact Chair, Scholarship Committee, and Fundraiser Chair. At the District level Kevin has served as Assistant Governor, District Assembly Instructor, District Assembly Planning Committee, Foundation Dinner South Chair, District Conference Organizing Committee, District Conference Chair, District Future Vision Transition Team Certification Coordinator, and Rotary Leadership Institute Instructor. Kevin and Mary have also been host parents for exchange students and have attended several Festivals of Brotherhood, and numerous Rotary International Conventions. He was elected as District Governor for 2014-15.