The DGND Selection Issue
The proposed resolutions:
i. RC/4-2019, (about Ballot by Mail to select DGND);
ii. RC/4a-2019 (about 3 year membership restriction for DNC starting from 2016-17);
iii. RC/4b-2019 (about pre-Q in DNC of our District)
They were all not passed in District Conference.
About “Ballot by Mail” as sole DGND selection method:
Since there has been confusion among our Rotarians on the apparent difference in the provisions of RI Bylaws 14.030 and 14.040 for Ballot by Mail if chosen as the sole method of selecting DGND, an inquiry after District Conference was raised to RI for clarification and advice.
RI clarified the following:
a) concerning Ballot by Mail if sole selected as the DGND Selection method:
“Current RI Bylaws 14.040 is the process to follow when someone challenged the candidate who is picked by the nominating committee, in the nominating committee selecting method. That is the reason that the term "nominating committee" appears in 14.040. To avoid further confusions, RI updated this part of bylaws and clear the languages. Please download the new Bylaws of Rotary International effective July 1st, 2019. The sections are now in 12.040 and 12.050” (see RI Bylaws 12.040 & 12.050)
b. About The future of our Nominating Committee method:
RI clarified that,
“concerning the status of our Nominating Committee method:
D3450 can choose either ballot by mail or calling a District Legislation Meeting to determine the new composition and terms of reference of the Nominating Committee for governor. As explained before, this step should be completed before the DG convening the Nominating Committee.”
c. About Pre-Q checking of DGND candidates
RI also clarified earlier on 13 April 2019 that the checking on qualifications of Governor-Nominee candidates should be based on those specified in RI Bylaws, no more and no less.
(qualifications of Governor-Nominee required by RI are stated in the new Bylaws of Rotary International Article 16.010 effective from 1 July 2019, see RI Bylaws 16.010)
For DGND Selection issue follow up in RY 2019-20:
DGE Wilson will be leading D3450 to follow up this issue. I hope you will all support him as much as you have been supporting me.
Many thanks indeed.