District Governor Club Visits

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

     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

Red Rocks Café

Charlotte SouthPark

7:30am, Friday, November 9

Doubletree Guest Suites

Charlotte South

12:30pm, Monday, October 29

Del Frisco’s

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, September 18

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


Gaston Evening

5:15pm, Tuesday, August 14



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

Sandhill’s Regional Medical

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, July 17

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

Little Joe’s Enrichment Center

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.

District Governor David Hare
Our 14 County District
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