Randy Davies has assumed the volunteer post of Rotary International district governor for 2014-15. As governor, the Chillicothe resident coordinates the community and international service projects of the 59 clubs in District 6690, covering central and southeastern Ohio. He assumed office July 1, 2014 and will serve through June 30, 2015.
Davies is one of 537 Rotarians worldwide serving as a district governor this year. A member of the Rotary club of Chillicothe First Capital for 11 years, Davies will also be responsible for organizing new Rotary clubs and strengthening existing ones.
During an installation ceremony in Chillicothe, he said his main goals for the coming year are to work with club presidents to help their clubs grow stronger and make a difference in their communities and around the world. "As local leaders and volunteers, Rotarians can help find community solutions to local needs," Davies said. “Embracing the Rotary goal of Service Above Self will not only build our clubs, but allow its members to grow in service and help change lives of those we reach.”
Area Rotary clubs are involved in many local and international service activities. The Rotary Club of Chillicothe First Capital, for example, hosts the popular downtown event, First Thursdays, and is a supporter of the Leader in Me program within the Chillicothe City Schools. Its members also support worldwide efforts to eradicate polio from the face of the earth. Rotary has spearheaded that international effort and hopes to end that diseases’ existence in the near future.
Davies contributes to the community in many ways. Currently the president and CEO of the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce, he also serves as a district captain for the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders and is a member of the governing board for the Ross Pike Educational Service Center and Child Protection Center of Ross County.
Randy is only the third RossCounty resident to assume the duties of Rotary district governor. Others included Nicholas H. Holmes in 1953 and Charles C. Evans Jr. in 1943.