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David Kirkaldy is New Rotary District 7020 Governor

Community 10 Jul, 2023 Follow News

Mr. David Kirkaldy assumed the role of Rotary District 7020 Governor at a ceremony held in Grand Cayman on 30th June.

New Rotary District 7020 Governor, Mr. David Kirkaldy with his family at the ceremony held in honour of his tenure. (2023-2024).

New Rotary District 7020 Governor, Mr. David Kirkaldy (centre) stands with Cayman Rotary Club Presidents.

Rotarian, Mr. David Kirkaldy was given the distinction of District Governor 2023-2024 at the Rotary International’s District 7020 Handover and Installation ceremony held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Resort on Friday, 30th June.

Mr. Kirkaldy has been a member of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman since 1995 and has served as the Assistant Governor for the Cayman Islands, the District Endowment & Major Gifts Committee Chair and the Grants Chair.

He also served as the President of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman from 2005 to 2006.

Mr. Kirkaldy spoke exclusively with the Caymanian Times and expressed his gratitude for being chosen as the District Governor for District 7020.

“It is an incredible honour for me to take on the mantle of leadership for our Rotary District 7020.  Our now Past District Governor Deborah Howell did a great job with her council to lead the district and I hope to build on her success. 

“With the Rotary theme this year being Create Hope in the World, and the focus being on mental health and wellness I aim to raise the eye level of this important topic as I travel to all the clubs in the district and learn of the good work the 92 clubs are doing to bring hope to their communities,” he remarked.

As part of the evening’s proceedings, Rotarians from all over the world expressed support Mr. Kirkaldy in his new role.

Among those who shared their best wishes for Mr. Kirkaldy in his new role, was Rotary International President, Mr. Gordon McInally, who noted that Mr. Kirkaldy had been, “….handed the reins of leadership at a historic time in history.

He added that Rotary’s ability to create lasting bonds in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, begin with the bonds they form with each other.

The preceding District Governor Mrs. Deborah Howell noted, “As We Imagine What’s Next, considering infinite possibilities, I pledge my support to facilitate your, ‘Create Hope in the World’ journey,” adding that the Members of the District were rallying behind the new District Governor to ensure District 7020 is regarded throughout the Rotary World and in our communities as vibrant, engaging and impactful.

District 7020 of the Rotary Club includes the United States of American, Canada, Bermuda, and the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico.


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