District Governor David Hare’s Official Club Visit Schedule (Protocol below)



(Visits are shown in chronological order at the bottom of this page)

     Club                                                       Date/Time                                 Location


12:00pm, Thursday, July 19   

Carolinas Healthcare System Stanly

Alleghany County

7:00am, Thursday, July 12

Alleghany Memorial Hospital Solarium

Ashe County

7:30am, Thursday, August 16

Sweet & Savory


12:00pm, Friday, October 19

Terrace Cafe


12:30pm, Wednesday, November 7

Stowe Manor

Boiling Springs

12:00pm, Monday, September 10

Gardner-Webb University

Cabarrus County

7:30am, Thursday, September 13

Cabarrus Family Medicine


12:30pm, Tuesday, November 13

Fairfield Inn-downtown

Charlotte Dilworth-South End

12:15pm, Friday, October 26

Dilworth Grill

Charlotte Evening

6:00pm, Monday, October 29


Charlotte International

5:30pm, Monday, October 22

Pfeiffer College-Park Road

Charlotte North

12:15pm, Monday, November 5

Byron’s South End

Charlotte Providence

12:30pm, Thursday, October 25

Upstream - SouthPark

Charlotte SouthPark

7:30am, Friday, November 2

Doubletree Guest Suites

Charlotte South

12:30pm, Monday, October 29

Roosters (atrium entrance)

Charlotte Top-of-the-Week

7:30am, Monday, November 19

UNCC-downtown campus

Charlotte West

12:15pm, Wednesday, October 17

Morehead Inn


12:15pm, Wednesday, August 8

Cherryville Community Building

China Grove

6:00pm, Tuesday, October 16

Gary’s Bar-B-Que


12:15pm, Wednesday, September 5

Concord Hotel

Concord-Afton Sunset

6:00pm, Tuesday, September 25

Afton Tavern


12:00pm, Monday, October 1

North Harbor Club

Gaston Breakfast

7:00am, Tuesday, August 21

Warlick YMCA

Gaston Evening

5:30pm, Tuesday, August 28

Viva Tiques


12:30pm, Thursday, August 2

Gastonia Conference Center

Gastonia East

12:30pm, Monday, August 27

Gastonia Conference Center

Greater Statesville

12:00pm, Thursday, September 20

Statesville Country Club


12:00pm, Tuesday, July 10

Seaboard Station Restaurant

Huntersville Happy Hour

5:30pm, Monday, July 23

Spare Time Bowling Alley


12:00pm, Tuesday, August 28

Kannapolis Train Station

Kings Mountain

12:00pm, Thursday, August 30

H L Patrick Senior Center

Lake Norman Huntersville

7:30am, Thursday, November 1

Northstone Country Club


12:00pm, Tuesday, October 2

Autumn Care Nursing Home


12:30pm, Monday, October 15

Levine Center

Mecklenburg County-South

7:30am, Friday, October 19

Another Broken Egg Restaurant


12:00pm, Tuesday, July 24

Rolling Hills Country Club

Monroe Union Breakfast

7:30am, Wednesday, July 11

Golden Corral

Mooresville-Lake Norman

12:00pm, Tuesday, September 11

Mooresville Citizen Center


7:30am, Tuesday, September 18

Heritage House

Mount Holly

12:15pm, Thursday, August 23

Municipal Complex


North Mecklenburg

12:15pm, Wednesday, October 3

Peninsula Club

North Wilkesboro

6:30pm, Monday, August 6

Brushy Mountain Smokehouse


12:00pm, Monday, July 9

Richmond Memorial

Rowan County

7:00am, Thursday, October 4

Salisbury Country Club


12:30pm, Tuesday, July 31

The Rotary Hut


12:15pm, Friday, September 7

Cleveland Country Club

Shelby Breakfast

7:30am, Tuesday, September 4

Creekside Clock Restaurant

Southwest Cabarrus

11:45am, Tuesday, September 25

Rocky River Club


12:00pm, Tuesday, August 7

Statesville Country Club

Statesville/Fourth Creek

7:00am, Wednesday, August 22

Statesville Country Club


12:00pm, Wednesday, August 15

Taylorsville Presbyterian

Top-of-the-Lake Mooresville

8:15am, Thursday, September 27

George Pappas’ Victory Lanes


7:30am, Tuesday, August 14

Troutman Town Hall

Union West

7:30am, Thursday, July 19

Indian Trail Town Hall


12:00pm, Thursday, September 6

Welika Lake


7:30am, Thursday, July 26

CMC-Waxhaw Medical

West Stanly

7.00 am, Thursday, August 2

Locust Presbyterian Church


Governor’s Official Visit Protocol

Once a year, the District Governor makes an official visit to each club.

The purpose of the visit

  • To listen to the Club Leadership and gain a better understanding of their club.
  • To provide helpful and friendly advice to club officers and to answer questions about Rotary International and the District.
  • To serve as a catalyst to help strengthen the programs of Rotary.
  • To allow Governor David to communicate directly with all Rotarians in our District.
  • To meet the requirements that Rotary International sets for serving in the office of District Governor.


Prior to the Governor’s Official Visit, Assistant Governors will meet with the club officers to review the club’s Summary of the Club Plans and Objectives. Additionally, the Assistant Governor for the area will work with the club leadership to confirm the meeting and accommodation arrangements.

  • Governor David is a guest of your club when making an official visit.
  • He IS THE PROGRAM for the Official Club Visit. Please do not schedule another program to take place for their visit.
  • Communicate any special plans you have to the Governor and AG so as to be sure it fits in with his other plans. Contact the Governor’s Aide and/or AG well ahead of time to confirm times and places to avoid confusion.
  • Please do take some time to tidy up all club supplies. And please do take a few moments to shine the Rotary bell prior to the Governor’s visit.

Meeting Procedures

Governor David has received information directly from RI President Barry Rassin. Values, vision, critical issues and programs were reviewed during many sessions with RI President Barry and other RI Leadership and Trainers.  During the Official Visit, he is required to share this information.

  • His presentation is the program for the club meeting and it is not appropriate to schedule any other program that day. You should allow Governor David a minimum of 30 minutes for the presentation.
  • The Governor’s visit is a very special occasion and an opportunity for potential members, and members of the family of Rotary to learn more about Rotary. You are encouraged to invite spouses and community/business leaders.
  • Governor David’s Introduction: Biographical information will be provided to the President in advance. The highest ranking official in the room will handle the introduction of the Governor. If a Past District Governor is a member of your club and they are in attendance, they should perform the introduction of the District Governor, (this is not a requirement). Otherwise, the Assistant Governor, or the Club President will perform the introduction.
  • Encourage members to plan on arriving early and stay late to meet with Governor David.
  • The Governor is representing the Rotary International President, and as such it is appropriate for all to stand when Governor David is introduced, and when he concludes.
  • Gifts for Governor David and Kim are discouraged. It is his wish that you give to The Rotary Foundation to honor the Governor’s visit.

Presentations of Paul Harris Fellowships, inductions of new members and other honors are especially appropriate during the Governor’s visit and he should be asked to participate in such events.  Please do not include these activities as part of the 30 minutes scheduled for his presentation.

If it is your club’s desire to host an event that coincides with the official visit, he would be delighted to attend if the schedule permits. Advance notice is greatly appreciated.           

Meeting with your Club Board

Governor David will meet with your Club Board after the Governor’s visit for Breakfast clubs; but before the Governor’s visit for Lunch and Evening clubs. This is a time to review your President’s Inspiration Sheet and provide the Governor with your club’s vision moving forward. It is not a regular Board Meeting. All Club Board members should plan to attend and please allow one hour for this meeting.

Special Events and Fundraisers

If you wish to invite Governor David and Kim to special events such as club anniversaries, fund raising events or club leadership changeover ceremonies, please consider them as your guest. Email me at dcrhare@gmail.com. Governor David and Kim enjoy sharing your club activities! With 57 Rotary Clubs in our district, the costs to attend fundraisers or purchase tickets quickly become excessive and are not covered by your district budget. Please remember the Four-Way Test.



Club Date Time Location
Rockingham Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00pm Richmond Memorial
Hamlet Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:00pm Seaboard Station Restaurant
Monroe Union Breakfast Wednesday, July 11, 2018 07:30am Golden Corral
Alleghany County Thursday, July 12, 2018 07:00am Alleghany Memorial Hospital Solarium
Union West Thursday, July 19, 2018 07:30am Indian Trail Town Hall
Albemarle Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:00pm   Carolinas Healthcare System Stanly
Huntersville Happy Hour Monday, July 23, 2018 5:30pm Spare Time Bowling Alley
Monroe Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:00pm Rolling Hills Country Club
Waxhaw-Weddington Thursday, July 26, 2018 07:30am CMC-Waxhaw Medical
Salisbury Tuesday, July 31, 2018 12:30pm The Rotary Hut
West Stanly Thursday, August 2, 2018 07.00 am Locust Presbyterian
Gastonia Thursday, August 2, 2018 12:30pm Gastonia Conference Center
North Wilkesboro Monday, August 6, 2018 6:30pm Brushy Mountain Smokehouse
Statesville Tuesday, August 7, 2018 12:00pm Statesville Country Club
Cherryville Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:15pm Cherryville Community Building
Troutman Tuesday, August 14, 2018 07:30am Troutman Town Hall
Taylorsville Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00pm Taylorsville Presbyterian
Ashe County Thursday, August 16, 2018 07:30am Sweet & Savory
Gaston Breakfast Tuesday, August 21, 2018 07:00am Warlick YMCA
Statesville/Fourth Creek Wednesday, August 22, 2018 07:00am Statesville Country Club
Mount Holly Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:15pm Municipal Complex
Gastonia East Monday, August 27, 2018 12:30pm Gastonia Conference Center
Kannapolis Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:00pm Kannapolis Train Station
Gaston Evening Tuesday, August 28, 2018 5:30pm Viva Tiques
Kings Mountain Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:00pm H L Patrick Senior Center
Shelby Breakfast Tuesday, September 4, 2018 07:30am Creekside Clock Restaurant
Concord Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:15pm Concord Hotel
Wadesboro Thursday, September 6, 2018 12:00pm Welika Lake
Shelby Friday, September 7, 2018 12:15pm Cleveland Country Club
Boiling Springs Monday, September 10, 2018 12:00pm Gardner-Webb University
Mooresville-Lake Norman Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12:00pm Mooresville Citizen Center
Cabarrus County Thursday, September 13, 2018 07:30am Cabarrus Family Medicine
Mooresville Tuesday, September 18, 2018 07:30am Heritage House
Greater Statesville Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00pm Statesville Country Club
Southwest Cabarrus Tuesday, September 25, 2018 11:45am Rocky River Club
Concord-Afton Sunset Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:00pm Afton Tavern
Top-of-the-Lake Mooresville Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:15am George Pappas’ Victory Lanes
Davidson Monday, October 1, 2018 12:00pm North Harbor Club
Marshville Tuesday, October 2, 2018 12:00pm Autumn Care Nursing Home
North Mecklenburg Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:15pm Peninsula Club
Rowan County Thursday, October 4, 2018 07:00am Salisbury Country Club
Matthews Monday, October 15, 2018 12:30pm Levine Center
China Grove Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:00pm Gary’s Bar-B-Que
Charlotte West Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:15pm Morehead Inn
Mecklenburg County-South Friday, October 19, 2018 07:30am Another Broken Egg Restaurant
Ballantyne  Friday, October 19, 2018 12:00pm Terrace Cafe
Charlotte International Monday, October 22, 2018 5:30pm Pfeiffer College-Park Road
Charlotte Providence Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:30pm Upstream - SouthPark
Charlotte Dilworth-South End Friday, October 26, 2018 12:15pm Dilworth Grill
Charlotte South Monday, October 29, 2018 12:30pm Roosters (atrium entrance)
Charlotte Evening Monday, October 29, 2018 6:00pm Duckworth’s
Lake Norman Huntersville Thursday, November 1, 2018 07:30am Northstone Country Club
Charlotte SouthPark Friday, November 2, 2018 07:30am Doubletree Guest Suites
Charlotte North Monday, November 5, 2018 12:15pm Byron’s South End
Belmont Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:30pm Stowe Manor
Charlotte Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:30pm Fairfield Inn-downtown
Charlotte Top-of-the-Week Monday, November 19, 2018 07:30am UNCC-downtown campus


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