The current District Nominating Committee (DNC), governed by the District Resolution RC/1-2014 has been in full practice since RY 2014-15.
The followings are the main Principles reflected by our current practice:
1. No authorised screening process for Governor Candidates:
So far as the Governor Candidates meet the RI requirement of being a Governor Candidate, there is NO authorised body nor group of Rotarians that have been assigned with the statutory authority to screen out any Governor candidate(s) from joining the Selection Meeting of our DNC.
Pre-Q is not mandatory for Governor Candidate, nor has it been assigned with such screening power. It is an advisory interview that helps our Governor Candidates to understand better own strengths or weaknesses related to Rotary.
In RI Bylaws, there is no such clause that has authorised any District body or committee or group of Rotarians with the power to screen out any Governor Candidates from joining the Selection Meeting of the DNC.
2. Wide representation from our Rotarians from each area:
There are three groups of members that constitute our DNC, the PP and non-PP members from each area, and the PDGs. This covers a wide range of representation in our District.
3. Each vote of the voting member of DNC is counted equally as 1 vote:
There is no such ‘super’ vote among the voting members of DNC that to be counted with more weight than the others.
Each is counted as 1 equally important vote.
4. No forced vote by any member of DNC:
According to RI requirement, Each voting member ‘Select The Best Available Candidate’ for the future of our District.
The voting member votes according to his or her judgment after listening to the presentation of each Governor Candidate.
He or she does not and should not regard to whatsoever if any ‘prior instruction’ from anyone and does not have to and should not also ‘report’ his or her choice to anyone afterwards.
This also applies to the area PP or non PP voting member from each area.
In fact when there is such prior overt or implied indication or ‘order’ or suggestion or message by whatsoever means conveyed, such may high likely contradict RI Bylaws against any Convassing, campaigning or lobbying in any kind of election in Rotary.
Thank you all Members of DNC in this year that have paid their dedicated hard work to have selected our future Governor. We did have completed the task later than 9:30pm with empty stomachs in all.
Thank you again.