ROTARY – DG 2022-23 Announcement
It is with a great deal of pleasure that I announce to you that Jeff Michelman from the Rotary Club of Oceanside has been chosen by the Nominating Committee to be the District Governor for Rotary International District 6970 for the years 2022-23. Jeff has an outstanding record of service in our District. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Oceanside since 1996 and served as President in 2016-17.
Jeff has also worked tirelessly for the past two years as District Polio Chair, and has personally shown his commitment TWICE by bicycling the grueling 100-mile Arizona Ride to End Polio to raise funds personally for the cause. He has also served as Assistant Governor for the past three years, and helped found the Town Center Rotaract Club in 2018, and UNF Rotaract Club in 2010.
This year the Rotarians serving as members of the Nominating Committee were: Nominating Committee Chair PDG Marshall Butler (West Jacksonville), Vickie Cavey (Ponte Vedra Beach), Tim O’Donnell (Flagler Beach), Sandy Rogers (East Arlington), and Steve Crump (Deland Breakfast). This committee executed its duties with professionalism and dedication to select the most qualified candidate. They were also assisted by PDG Brent Coates, who assisted during interview preparation, and was a non-voting member of the team.
As prescribed in our District procedures and in keeping with the by-laws of Rotary International, any club which submitted a candidate for consideration by the nominating committee has the right to challenge the decision of the nominating committee within 15 days of the announcement. That challenge shall be in writing to the District Governor and must be received in that 15 day time frame. If no such challenge is received by December 21, 2019, I will declare Jeff Michelman the candidate selected by the Nominating Committee to be the official District Governor Nominee Designate for 2022-23, to serve his term in the year beginning July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2023 and send written certification to the General Secretary of Rotary International.
On behalf of all of District 6970 I want to thank the members of the nominating committee for their service, and the clubs that submitted nominations for the position.