Area Governors

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Area 1 - Alachua

Buddy Irby
RC of Gainesville
Downtown Gainesville, Gainesville,
Gainesville Sunrise, Greater Gainesville, High Springs


Area 2 - Baker/Bradford/Union

Harvey Baxter
RC of Baker County
Baker County, Keystone Heights, Lake Butler, Starke

Area 3 - Clay

Emil Di Motta
RC Fleming Island
Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs,
Orange Park, Orange Park Sunrise, Orange Park Sunset


Area 4 - North Duval/Nassau

Jacqueline Rudloff
RC of South Jacksonville
Amelia Island Sunrise, Arlington, East Arlington
Fernandina Beach, North Jacksonville


Area 5 - Duval/St. Johns

Jim Register
RC of Mandarin
Mandarin, San Jose, Southpoint,
Bartram Trail, Deerwood


Area 6 - Duval

John Runion
RC of West Jacksonville
San Marco, South Jacksonville,
Riverside, Jacksonville, West Jacksonville


Area 7 - Duval/St. Johns/Jax Beaches

Shelley Morgan
RC of Ponte Vedra Beach
Jacksonville Oceanside, Ponte Vedra Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset


Area 8 - Volusia

Steve Hole
RC of New Smyrna Beach
Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach West
Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange/South Daytona


Area 9 - Putnam/St. Johns

Patrick Kennedy
RC of Crescent City
Crescent City, Hastings, Interlachen/Lakes Area
Palatka, Palatka Sunrise, E-Club of Northeast Florida


Area 10 - North Volusia

Derek Mears
RC of DeLand Breakfast
Debary/Deltona/Orange City, DeLand
DeLand Breakfast, Downtown DeLand


Area 11 - Marion

Tim Dean
RC of Ocala
Belleview, Metropolitan Ocala, Ocala,
Ocala Silver Springs, Ocala Sunset, Ocala Southwest


Area 12 - St. Johns

Wade Taylor
RC of St. Augustine Sunrise
Coastal St. Johns, St. Augustine
St. Augustine Sunrise, St. Johns


Area 13 - Flagler

Tim O'Donnell
RC of Flagler Beach
Flagler Beach, Flagler County
Palm Coast, Ormond Beach

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 withYear 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, phone 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 DistrictAwards.
  • Periodicallyrateall clubs on Rotary Club Central withafinal rating in April.
  • Prior to PETS, begin mentoring Year 2 AG for Year 3 role.