Posted by Mike Slovak
We have many dedicated Rotarians in District 7120 who put a tremendous amount of energy into making this one of the best Districts in the world. While we have many challenges ahead of us, these Rotarians play many roles to make us an effective team. Sure, we have our ups and downs like most organizations, but we can thank all of these individuals for sharing their skills and talents to make us the best that we can be.
Over the next few months, I hope to reintroduce you to many of these great team players. This month I am highlighting our Assistant Governors. There are now 14 Assistant Governors covering the 14 Areas in our District.
This year we have 9 New* Assistant Governors. Here they are by the Areas they represent:
            Bridgette Stewart of Watkins Glen-Montour Club - Area 1
            Shirley Levernier*  of Friendship Club - Area 2
            Jean McMillan of Wayland Club - Area 3
            Open (nominations welcomed and appreciated) – Area 4
            Ralph Brandt of Bloomfield Club - Area 5
            Janet Tenreiro* of Canandaigua Club - Area 6
            Jim Dickson* of Geneva Club – Area 7
            Dan Cole of Caledonia-Mumford Club – Area 8
            Chuck Gannon* of Greece Club – Area 9
            Joe Corona* of Webster Club – Area 10
            Kevin Mooney* of Newark Club – Area 11
            Barb Harper* of Clyde Club – Area 12
            Jodi Davies* of Rochester AM Club – Area 13
            Lisa Norwood* of the Rochester Club – Area 14
Please take the opportunity to thank our Assistant Governors for the services and support they provide our clubs. Their contact information along with some photos are listed on the District 7120 website homepage under “7120 Organization Chart.”
During the past year members of your DG Track** studied the configuration of each Area and with help and input from several of the Assistant Governors have decided to reconfigure some of the Areas to provide more efficient services to their clubs. During the current Rotary year (2018-2019) we will implement the following changes:
  • The Wayland Club will move from Area 3 to Area 4
  • The Canisteo and Hornell Clubs will move from Area 2 to Area 3
  • Area 13 has been sub-divided into Areas 13 and 14
Here is the new/future configuration for each of the Areas:
  • Area   1 – Chemung Sunrise, Corning, Elmira, Elmira Heights, Horseheads, Watkins-Montour
  • Area   2 – Belmont, Friendship, Wellsville
  • Area   3 – Bath, Canisteo, Hornell, Naples, Prattsburgh
  • Area   4 – Dansville, Geneseo, Mt. Morris, Nunda, Perry, Wayland
  • Area   5 – Bloomfield, Brighton, Honeoye Falls-Mendon, Honeoye Lake, Lima, Pittsford
  • Area   6 – Canandaigua, Clifton Springs, Gorham, Red Jacket, Victor-Farmington
  • Area   7 – Dundee, Geneva, Penn Yan, Seneca Falls, Waterloo
  • Area   8 – Avon, Caledonia-Mumford, Livonia, Rush-Henrietta, Scottsville
  • Area   9 – Brockport, Gates-Chili, Greece, Hilton, Spencerport
  • Area 10 – East Rochester, Fairport, Irondequoit, Penfield, Webster
  • Area 11 – Gananda, Newark, Ontario-Walworth, Palmyra-Macedon, Williamson
  • Area 12 – Clyde, Lyons, Red Creek, Sodus, Wolcott
  • Area 13 – Monroe County South, Roc City, Rochester AM, Rochester Latino, Rochester SE
  • Area 14 – Rochester, Rochester Deaf, Rochester NW, Rochester SW, UR Rotaract
Special thanks to former Area 13 Assistant Governor Paul Minor for his assistance and recommendations in the reconfiguration process.
And a very special thanks to our recently “retired” Assistant Governors: Betty Emerling of Perry (Area 4), Mary Green of Canandaigua (Area 6), John Watson (Area 7), Bill Ewsuk of Spencerport (Area 9), Linda Kohl of Penfield (Area 10), Pam Dean of Palmyra-Macedon (Area 11), Harry Hall of Sodus (Area 12), and Paul Minor of Rochester NW (Area 13).
**Members of your 2018-2019 DG TracK:
Immediate Past District Governor Don Milton
District Governor Mike Slovak
District Governor Elect David Hannan
District Governor Nominee Linda Kohl
District Governor Nominee Designate – To Be Determined
Yours in Rotary Service
Michael J. Slovak, District Governor