Fellowship of Rotarian PDGs

Atlanta Convention Booth

We will be hosting our usual booth at the House of Friendship to promote membership and to provide a convenient meeting place for current members. We will have booth #2941 shared with the Polio Survivors Fellowship. Volunteering at the booth is a wonderful way to meet and greet fellow Rotarians. It needs to be staffed with two people on duty for a total of 48 hours while the House of Friendship is open, and we are asking our members to work two hour shifts. Therefore, we will need about 48 volunteers to staff the booth, and we hope you will lend your assistance. Please click here and enter your name and indicate the times you will be available to serve in the booth. If you have any questions, or you need to make a change after you enter your choice of times, please contact Bruce Baumberger.

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2017 Past Officers Reunion

The 2017 Past Officers Reunion took place in San Diego on January 15-17, 2017 and was a great success with over 140 attendees. The POR is a great opportunity for PDGs to get the latest information from the Rotary Leadership, and tag along as an Observer at the International Assembly for the rest of the week. The registration price was an all-time low at $26.50 this year. Check out the POR website below later on for information about the 2018 event. We will also send an announcement by email to the PDGs Fellowship members when we have more information about 2018.

More Information

Vancouver Regional Event

RI President Elect Ian Riseley and PDG Juliet Riseley were hosted by the Fellowship of Rotarian PDGs at a gala dinner in Vancouver, BC at the prestigious Terminal City Club on Friday, October 21, 2016. The dinner was attended by 30 PDGs, DGs, DGEs, DGNs and partners from Districts 5020, 5040, 5050 and 5370.

RIPE Ian spoke about plans for Rotary next year such as introducing Cultural Exchanges funded by clubs & districts, plans for the 2018 RI Convention in Toronto and presidential conferences with a peace theme. He answered questions from those attending on the impact of re-zoning, polio eradication and hinted at a theme tie and scarf with a vibrant flora design.

PDG Penny Offer described the purposes of the Fellowship started by RIPP Ray Klinginsmith in 2012 and encouraged the group to become members and visit the website www.pdgsfellowship.org and Facebook page (Fellowship of Rotarian PDGs and Friends).

The event was organized by PDG Fellowship members PDG Penny Offer and PDG Chris Offer.

See event photos

RIBI PDG Reunion

RIBI's PDGs from 2009-2010 year joined together to celebrate in Liverpool, UK on Sep 9-11, 2016, and 'met' the Fab Four!

Indiana PDG Reunion

On a rainy Saturday afternoon in August 2016 Past District Governors in Indiana's 3 districts joined in their annual reunion sharing fellowship food and above all fun as you can see in the photo.



April 2017 Newsletter (237 KB)


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May 2015 Newsletter (154 KB)


June 2014 Newsetter (353 KB)


April 2014 Newsletter (436 KB)


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August 2013 Newsletter (349 KB)


May 2013 Newsletter (359 KB)


April 2013 Newsletter (352 KB)

Useful RI Links

Council On Legislation Information
Here is the information on the RI website about the COL.

RI Board Decisions
This page is hard to find on the RI website, so we provide a link to it for your convenience.

TRF Trustees Decisions
This page is hard to find on the RI website, so we provide a link to it for your convenience.

Atlanta Breakfast

We will have a joint event with our friends from Africa at the Atlanta Convention: the All Africa and PDGs Fellowship Breakfast on Tuesday June 13 at the Onmi Hotel, 7 to 9 am. This is in additional to our annual meeting. Guest speaker will be RI President Nominee Sam Owori.

Event Information and Registration

2017 Annual Meeting and Reception

CHANGE OF DATE Our Annual Meeting will take place in Atlanta at the 2017 Rotary International Convention on Sunday June 11 from 8:00 to 9:30 am in room A408 of the Georgia World Congress Center. That's in building A - Level Four Concourse. NO refreshments will be served.

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News Center


Photos of the All Africa/PDGs Fellowship Breakfast
in Atlanta at the RI Convention


PDGs Fellowship and All Africa Breakfast in Atlanta (117 KB)
Tuesday June 13, 2017, 7 to 9 am at the Omni Hotel


Alternate PDG Fellowship Flyer (238 KB)


2016-17 Officers and Directors (339 KB)


Minutes of the Board Meeting on May 31, 2016 (148 KB)


Minutes of the AGM on May 31, 2016 (217 KB)


TRF Centennial Goals and Strategies for Achievement (76 KB)
As Approved at October 2014 Trustees Meeting


Philippine College of Rotary Governors
See how PDGs are active in the Philippines


Photos from The PDGs Fellowship Board Meeting, General Meeting,


PDGs: Rotary's Wasted Resource (1059 KB)
Originally published in the 'Rotary Down Under' (RDU) magazine in 2011.


List of Current Members
This is the real-time list of current members.


Bylaws of the Fellowship (96 KB)
Revised 28-Aug-12


Fellowship Flyer (262 KB)
Check out this document for basic information about our new fellowship

PDG Reunion in Ashland, Oregon

This was the first official fellowship reunion for the 2010-11 Governors (Burgundy Brigade/Generators) in zones 25 & 26. There were about twenty of us landing in Ashland for a weekend of fun, food, theater, frosty beverages, and site seeing. We had so much fun we are looking at gathering again next year on the beautiful island of Catalina, California.

Pictures taken by PDG Roger Schulte

Mission Statement

The purposes of the PDGs Fellowship, as stated in the bylaws, are as follows:

The primary purpose of the fellowship is to improve and enhance the existing friendship and fellowship among Rotarians who have served as district governors by increasing the number of reunions and similar events at all levels of Rotary, including the annual conventions. The secondary purposes are to provide additional opportunities for past district governors to remain actively involved and connected at the international level of Rotary and to motivate past district governors to support important Rotary activities, such as PolioPlus, TRF fundraising, international service projects, and membership growth.

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