Cornelius resident Chris Jones this month officially assumed the role of Rotary District Governor for 2012-13. He was installed during a ceremony at the NorthStone Country Club June 28.
“We have a wonderful district in which I am humbled, honored and privileged to serve as the Governor for 2012-13,” he said.
A member and former president of the Lake Norman-Huntersville Rotary Club, Mr. Jones served as an assistant governor in 2009-10, for then-governor Karen Shore, and will serve as governor from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. He was nominated for the position by a committee of past district governors and rotary club presidents.
As district governor, he will work with clubs in Mecklenburg County and 14 surrounding counties, including 57 different Rotary clubs in the Charlotte metro area alone. The district includes more than 3,100 rotarians, and is on track to charter five more clubs in the coming year, Mr. Jones said.
He plans to meet regularly with his strategic team to discuss the direction and future of the Rotary, and to think strategically about ways to strengthen the existing clubs, he said. He aims to provide district support for clubs’ membership, volunteer and fellowship initiatives, all in keeping with Rotary goals.
A Rotarian since 2001, Mr. Jones has earned multiple club awards, is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute, a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Foundation Benefactor and Bequest Society member and Paul Harris Society member. He rides with the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians, and is a member of Rotary’s International Hosting and Travel Fellowship. He also was involved in the formation of the Davidson and Afton Village Sunset Rotary Clubs.
An independent business owner and Cornelius PARC Commissioner, Mr. Jones lives in Cornelius with his wife, Colleen, and youngest son, Tyler.
The next district governors will be Luther Moore, of Charlotte, who will serve in 2013-14, and North Mecklenburg Rotary Club’s Ken Dresser, of Cornelius, who will serve in 2014-15.