On 20th May 2020, the District 9930 Nominating Committee met to complete the interview process for the position of District Governor for the 2022-23 Rotary year. 
In accordance with Rotary International and District 9930 Bylaws, any club that nominated an unsuccessful candidate had 14 days to challenge the selection, and the name of the successful candidate was circulated to those clubs immediately following the selection for that purpose. 
The challenge period has now concluded, and as there were no successful challenges, I am pleased to confirm that the Nominations Committee has selected Kevin Forgeson, nominated by the Rotary Club of Te Kuiti to lead the district in 2022-23.
Kevin has been a solicitor for over 35 years. Alongside his wife Dianne, they have run a successful legal practice in Te Kuiti for the past 30 years. He has been the Chairman of many community organisations, including Game On Trust, New Zealand Rugby League Central Zone Board and Te Kuiti High School as well as being a trustee for Te Kuiti Community House for the past 27 years. He has been a member of Te Kuiti Rotary since 1990 and has been President three times and held many other positions within the club. He held the position of Assistant District Governor for Area 2 for 4 years.
Currently, he is Chairman of Rotary Youth Exchange for District 9930. Kevin and Dianne have two adult daughters, Rachel, and Patrice. Rachel is a qualified solicitor but works as a frontline police officer and Patrice has a Masters in Health Psychology and currently works for the Minster of Health. In his spare time Kevin is an avid West Tigers supporter and MotoGP fan.
The Nominating Committee is delighted to be able to select such a high calibre Rotarian to the role and the members of the district leadership team are looking forward to working with Kevin from July when he takes the first step by becoming District Governor Nominee.
Kind Regards
Peter Maxwell
District Governor