Crookston City Council Member and past Rotary District Governor Donald “Don” Cavalier has been appointed Vice-Governor of Rotary International District 5580 for 2019-2020.


Crookston City Council Member and past Rotary District Governor Donald “Don” Cavalier has been appointed Vice-Governor of Rotary International District 5580 for 2019-2020.

The Vice-Governor is appointed by the Past District Governors Council or by the Governor-Elect and will begin his appointment on July 1st, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

The role and duty of the Vice-Governor will be to replace the District Governor in the event of his inability to continue in the performance of the District Governor’s duties. Selection of the Vice - Governor is be based on the following:

1. Shall have served as District Governor of District 5580 in the past Rotary years. Don served as district 5580 Governor in 2012-2013.

2. If none of the Past District Governors is available to serve, the District 5580 Governor’s Council or Governor-Elect will attempt to choose from a pool of Past District Governors of District 5580.

The District will provide funds for the Vice-Governor to attend the President Elects Training Sessions, Leads Training of the District Assembly, Changing of the Guard, and any other functions that require his or her attendance.

The Vice-Governor’s attendance at these functions shall be determined by the sitting Governor. The Vice-Governor will be an ex-officio member of all committees and will be a contributing member of at least one committee, per prior arrangement with the District Governor-Elect at the time of his or her appointment.

Cavalier will also serve as the District Extension Chairperson for 2019-2020.

Cavalier told the Times that it is a “great” honor to be chosen by the Past International District 5580 Governor’s Counsel to serve in this position for the coming Rotary year.