Fellowship of Rotarian PDGs

2018 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will take place in Toronto at the 2018 Rotary International Convention on Saturday June 23 from 14:30 to 16:00 in room A809 of the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

2018 Convention Breakout Session

We will be holding our first PDGs Fellowship Breakout Session at the Toronto Convention. It will be on Wednesday 27 June, 2018, from 13:00 to 14:00 in Room 715. Title: Preparing For Transition To A Past District Governor. Rotary rarely advises on how to contribute your time and talents as you transition out of the DG role. In this breakout we will discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead so you can better prepare for the years that follow.

PDGs Reunions

Information on PDGs Reunion has been moved to a separate page. Please send us updates of your reunions to be featured on this page. Check this page for announcements of upcoming reunions.

PDGs Reunions Page



February 2018 Newsletter (1165 KB)


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February 2016 Newsletter (490 KB)


May 2015 Newsletter (154 KB)


June 2014 Newsetter (353 KB)


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December 2013 Newsletter (465 KB)


August 2013 Newsletter (349 KB)


May 2013 Newsletter (359 KB)


April 2013 Newsletter (352 KB)

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

Useful RI Links

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.

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

News Center


Facebook Page
This is the public access page of the Fellowship on Facebook.


Facebook Group
This is a closed group reserved for members. If you are a member you can request to join the group and you will be added.


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

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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