Nomination Form
Download the form below to submit a candidate for consideration as District Governor.  Please note that the form must be submitted with original signatures to Jamie Milne by August 31, 2021.


District Governor, the BEST job in Rotary.

Applications accepted until August 31st for the Rotary year 2024-2025.

I (Jamie Milne, IPDG) am sharing a few of my thoughts before applying for District Governor.  I often wondered what kind of skills one needed to be District Governor and was curious if I would be any good at being the District Governor, but then I would consider why someone would want to make the time commitment.  I didn’t realize that the fact I pondered these questions were part of why I was selected to be governor of our District.  I was interested.  It was one of the best decisions I’ve made.


What are the requirements to become a district governor?

  1. having previously served as President of a Rotary club.

  2. being a member of Rotary for at least seven years by the time you become District Governor.


Is there training?

There is extensive training, Rotary International provides a week of training, called IA (International Assembly) and our Zone 32 combines with Zone 28 and provides annual training as well.  Spoiler alert: the process is a lot of fun, and you meet and become friends with Governors around the world.  

How is the Governor selected each year?

Our District is fortunate; we have had multiple candidates each year apply for the position.  The nominating committee includes the current Governor track as well as past District Governors.  The committee is looking for a number of characteristics in selecting the right candidate.  Two important aspects are the ability to lead and the desire to work with our existing District Governor track.  Being an expert on everything Rotary is not a requirement.  

Do I have to be retired to be District Governor?

No, both Caroline and Susan will be working full-time, I continued to work full-time as well as Richard and Eric maintained full-time jobs.   

Do I have to be a certain age?

Younger candidates are encouraged.

When will the next Governor be nominated?

Candidate interviews are scheduled for Saturday, September 18th
Traditionally interviews have taken place in-person in Montpelier.  The committee is considering whether we offer a hybrid option for both the committee members as well as candidates. 

Who’s in charge?

Jamie Milne, IPDG (Immediate Past District Governor), is Chair of the Nominating Committee;  - 802 249 7107.  Any of us would be happy to discuss the District Governor position.
            Mike Carrier – DG (District Governor)
            Caroline Earle – DGE (District Governor Elect)
            Susan Cherry – DGN (District Governor Nominee)
Of  course, any of the past District Governors including, Richard Fox, Larry Vars, Eric Denu, Jay Polimeno and Louisa Tripp are great resources as well.
Download the application from the link in the left sidebar. 

Rotary International District Governor Job Description:

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:
· Take courses for governors-nominee in the Learning Center
· Attend the governors-nominee training seminar
· Learn about the district
· Start planning the district conference
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