Dear Rotarians:

Just recently, it was time to change our clocks and "move forward." In our Rotary circles, it is also time to look forward to change.

District 5930 was fortunate to have three very capable, very worthy candidates for the position of District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND). Alan Johnson of the Harlingen club, Betty Ramirez-Lara of the McAllen North club, and Debbie High of the Southside Corpus Christi club were all candidates for the DGND position. This person will become the District Governor in the 2016-2017 Rotary year.

After lengthy review, the Nominating Committee selected Debbie High as the DGND for District 5930. Debbie is already well-known to many of you. She is currently serving as Lt. Governor - Membership for the District. Under her excellent oversight, the District has enjoyed a net growth of 3% during the current Rotary year.

She has been an active and engaged Rotarian for over 11 years. Debbie, her husband Joe, and Mother, Gerene Beckley are currently members of the Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club.  Debbie has served as an Assistant District Governor for Area 5, which includes 6 of the Corpus Christi Clubs, a past President of the Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club and served on numerous District committees.  Debbie has received the Southside Corpus Christi Rotarian of the Year Award, and is a recipient of the Cliff Dochterman Award by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians. Debbie, Joe, and Gerene, are all multiple Paul Harris Fellows, members of the Paul Harris Society, Benefactors, and Bequest Society Members.

Debbie High is the President of the Palisades Retreat Club, Gunnison, Colorado; a 94-year-old "recreational" fishing club. She is the former Project Manager for the University Research Alliance, West Texas A&M University. Debbie is a graduate of the American University Kogod School of Business, Business Executive Program.

Debbie and Joe have 2 adult sons, a daughter-in-law, 2 grandchildren and 2 "four legged" "kids" (AKA dachshunds).

The Manual of Procedure provides for a 30-day window for clubs to contest the recommendation of the Nominating Committee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, or the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, PDG JD Simpson, or District Parliamentarian, PDG Billy Settles.

Maxie Houser
Rotary International
District Governor, District 5930, 361-726-3131
PO Box 260434, Corpus Christi, TX 78426