DGE Gerry Tom heads to the International Assembly

District Governor Elect Gerry Tom

District Governor Elect Gerry Tom (New London Rotary Club)

Did you know that the International Assembly is the one premier Rotary training event where all of the 534 District Governors-elect (those who will be District Governor on July 1st) from all over the world come together to be trained by some of the best resources that Rotary International has to offer? Did you also know that this is the event where the Rotary International President Elect (RIPE), interesting acronym, will release the new RI theme for 2015-16?

The International Assembly is the last stop on the multi-year training journey that incoming District Governors (DGE’s) make. They have spent the past several years attending dozens of PETS planning meetings, countless district meetings and zone meetings all in preparation for their year as District Governor.

It’s a full out sprint to July 1st for DGE Gerry after she returns from the International Assembly as from there she’s responsible for running a District Leadership meeting, conducting PEO/Pre-PETS meeting, having an integral leadership role in running NE PETS, running the District Assembly and then running her Installation event in late June. Sprinkled in between all of this are about 2-3 dozen somewhat related planning meetings that Gerry needs to be part of.

More to come from the International Assembly: We will put up a blog post in a few days after the RIPE releases the new 2015-16 theme.

3 thoughts on “DGE Gerry Tom heads to the International Assembly

  1. The journey of fun and life changing experience starts on 1/19/2015. Gerry or should I say Kity, Enjoy, Have Fun and remember as District Governor, you have lot of responsiblity without an authority so be wise, be firm and be Good. Good Luck – PDG Rupi

  2. Rick, who is on your distribution? I’d like to share this, especially with the 17 newbies we have in the past year. Thanks

    • Joe, My distribution list has about 10,000 people on it around the world through the various social media sites. I encourage anyone to click on the FOLLOW ME option of the blog page so they get notifications of new posts via email. Also users can share and forward the emails of blog posts with other users. Rick

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