District Governor

Michael J. Rabara
Michael J. Rabara

Michael is a member of the Rotary Club of North Fresno and is serving as our District Governor for the Rotary year 2024-2025.

I am beyond thrilled to begin my journey as your Rotary International Governor for our district. This role presents an incredible opportunity to work alongside our clubs to make a meaningful impact in our communities and beyond.
One of my key priorities is to collaborate with clubs to grow and re-invigorate those within our district. Through strategic planning, support, and shared resources, we can empower clubs to reach their fullest potential and expand their reach within the community. There are truly limitless opportunities to explore new ways to enhance our clubs Rotary experiences – after all, one truly stays where they are engaged and entertained. We are somewhat “creatures of habit.” Think of your clubs as businesses, if you provide a favorable opportunity to serve your community all while having fun, then your membership should be able to grow naturally with individuals who truly want to make a difference and gain some lifelong friends along the way.

I also believe that fostering club collaborations for community projects is key to creating a lasting impact. One thing I would like to see happen is for clubs within the same area to work with one another more so that we promote an environment of team building within clubs. This is a great opportunity for other Rotarians within the same geographical area to meet one another and share ideas. By working together, pooling our resources, and leveraging our collective skills and expertise, we can tackle larger projects and make a greater difference in the lives of those we serve.

With our District Conference well on its way with over 150 people registered thus far, I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to working with each and every one of you to build a stronger, more connected Rotary community. I’ve taken a huge leap of faith to have a “Million Dollar Gala” for our District in May 2025. Our honorary guests for that event include Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin and many other Rotary International leaders. I am confident that together, with your support and energy, we can achieve remarkable things and create a lasting legacy of service and goodwill. Let’s make this a MAGICAL year to remember!

As I make my way through the district to meet you all, I want you to know that I am here for you. We have a dynamic leadership team and a very united Governor line here to serve you. If there is anything any of you need, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of your dedicated Area Governors. We are all here to ensure you enjoy your Rotary journey and we hope you consider becoming leaders yourselves. There is plenty of room for you! So, continue to make the magic happen in your clubs and communities!

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