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Role of Area Governor
Third Year

  • With club presidents and their members, develop Rotary awareness and branding in each club for their specific communities.
  • Be able to demonstrate My Rotary and Rotary Central to club leaders,including the club secretary,and help the Presidents with their goals. Be familiar with the Learning and Reference section of able to send Presidents resources and respond to questions when asked.
  • Subscribe to the Rotary Leader, Rotary Training Talk,and Weekly Update Newsletters (log in to My Rotary,Member News tab,Newsletters). Use this information to help your clubs. Forward relevant information to club Presidents without overloading them.
  • Plan for the DG visit for each club by advising clubs of materials the DG will need for the presentation and provide the DG with information on each club. Advise the assistant governors to attend each DG club visit.Introduce the DG unless the club President wants that honor.
  • Visit clubs quarterly and coordinate those visits with Year 1 and Year 2 AG’s.
  • Keep the DG updated on clubs.
  • When the DG asks for help in emailing club presidents information or requesting that clubs complete a request,do so promptly. For some Presidents, telephone calls may be necessary.
  • Request to be a program for each club to introduce each AG,explain their respective roles,their desire to help,and the quarterly visits.If clubs do not want such a program, do a shorter presentation at each club.
  • Advise the Presidents that you are there to help them and determine if they want your help. If they do not want your help, just make your obligatory quarterly club visit.
  • Check that clubs have paid their RI and District dues and submitted reports.
  • Offer to each club to induct new club members and Paul Harris Fellows.
  • Prepare a calendar of events of each club and the district for Presidents, AG’s and the DG string.Include AG quarterly meetings and Presidents’ Council meetings in this calendar. This helps to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • Encourage Presidents to submit for the Presidential Citation,other special RI awards (e.g., Public Image,  Rotary Day, Interact,and Rotaract) and District Awards.
  • Periodically rate all clubs on Rotary Club Central with a final rating in April.
  • Prior to PETS, begin mentoring Year 2 AG for Year 3 role.

Area 1 - Alachua

Ed Book
Rotary Club of Downtown Gainesville
Downtown Gainesville, Gainesville, Gainesville Sunrise
Greater Gainesville, High Springs


Area 2 - Baker/Bradford/Union

Paul Fessenden
Rotary Club of Keystone Heights
Baker County, Keystone Heights, Lake Butler, Starke


Area 3 - Clay

Nonie Larson
Rotary Club of Orange Park Sunrise
Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs
Orange Park,
Orange Park Sunrise, Orange Park Sunset

Area 4 - North Duval/Nassau

Shannon Brown
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach
Amelia Island Sunrise, Arlington, East Arlington
Fernandina Beach, North Jacksonville

Area 5 - Duval/St. Johns

Jamie Mackey
Rotary Club of Bartram Trail
Mandarin, San Jose, Southpoint, Bartram Trail, Deerwood

Area 6 - Duval

Chris Croft
Rotary Club of Riverside
San Marco, South Jacksonville, Riverside, Jacksonville, West Jacksonville

Area 7 - Duval/St. Johns/Jacksonville Beaches

Jackie Smith
Rotary Club of Jacksonville Oceanside
Jacksonville Oceanside, Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset 

Area 8 - Volusia

Ray Salazar
Rotary Club of Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach West, Edgewater
New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange/South Daytona

Area 9 - Putnam/St. Johns

 Rodney Phillips
Rotary Club of Crescent City
Crescent City, Hastings, Interlachen/ Lakes Area, Palatka
Palatka Sunrise, E-Club of Northeast Florida

Area 10 - North Volusia

Mark Watts
Rotary Club of DeLand Breakfast
Debary/Deltona/Orange City, DeLand, DeLand Breakfast, Downtown DeLand

Area 11 - Marion

Patti Moring
Rotary Club of Ocala Sunset
Belleview, Metropolitan Ocala, Ocala, Ocala Silver Springs
Ocala Sunset, Ocala Southwest

Area 12 - St. Johns

Louise Anderson
Rotary Club of St. Augustine
Coastal St. Johns, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Sunrise, St. Johns

Area 13 - Flagler

John Emery
Rotary Club of Flagler Beach
Flagler Beach, Flagler County, Palm Coast, Downtown Ormond Beach, Ormond Beach