Council Of Governors

To learn a little more about each of our Past District Governors click on their name in the left hand column.

Year - District Governor - RI President - International Theme

2019-2020 - Jim Finstrom, Jefferson (Active)
Mark Maloney, United States of America
"Rotary Connects the World"

2018-2019 - Judith Guthrie, Carthage (Active)
Barry Rassin, Bahamas
"Be the Inspiration"

2017-2018 - Ted Huffhines (Angela), Marshall (Active)
Ian H. S. Risley, Australia
"Rotary: Making a Difference"

2016-2017 - Lee Montgomery (Debbie), South Tyler (Active)
John F. Germ, USA
"Rotary: Making a Difference"

2015-2016 - Tom DeWitt (Anne), South Tyler (Active)
K. R. "Ravi" Ravindran, Sri Lanka
"Be a Gift to the World"

2014-2015 - Carroll Greenwaldt (Mary), Longview (Active)
Gary C.K. Huang, Taiwan
"Light Up Rotary"

2013-2014 - Anson Godfrey, Texarkana International (Deceased)
Ron Burton, USA
"Engage Rotary, Change Lives"

2012-2013 - Phil Bandel, MD (Dee), Paris (Active)
Sakuji Tanaka, Japan
"Peace Through Service"

2011-2012 - Shirley Griffin (John), Longview (Active)
Kalyan Banerjee, India
"Reach Within to Embrace Humanity"

2010-2011 - JIm Archer (Paula), Pittsburg (Active)
Ray Kliningsmith, USA
"Building Communities, Bridging Continents" 

2009-2010 - Randi Duckworth (Greg), Wills Point (Active)
John Kenny, Scotland
"The Future of Rotary Is In Your Hands"

2008-2009 - Steve Brown (Penny), Kilgore Inactive)
DK Lee, South Korea
"Make Dreams Real"

2007-2008 - John A. Jetter (Frieda), Longview Greggton (Active)
Wilfred Wilkinson, Canada
"Rotary Shares"

2006-2007 - John V. Henson (Ouida), Henderson (Active)
William B. Boyd, New Zealand
"Lead the Way"

2005-2006 - Bill Hedges (Beth), Quitman (Active)
Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Sweden
"Service Above Self"

2004-2005 - Benjamin D. (Ben) Agnor (Margaret), Marshall (Active)
Glenn E. Estess, Sr., USA
"Celebrate Rotary"

2003-2004 - Wayne Arnold (Cal), Gilmer (Inactive)
Jonathan Majiyagbe, Nigera
"Lend a Hand"

2002-2003 - Fay J. Durrant (Norma), Texarkana Wilbur Smith (Active)
Bhichai Rattakul, Thailand
"Sow Seeds of Love"

2001-2002 - Jo Ann Parkman, Paris (Active)
Rick King, USA
"Mankind is Our Business"

2000-2001 - William L. (Bill) Rains (Nancy), Clarksville (Deceased)
Frank Devlyn, Mexico
"Create Awareness, Take Action In Your Club, Community, And The World"

1999-2000 - James Thompson (Betty), Mineola (Deceased)
Carlo Ravuzza, Italy
"Rotary 2000, Act With Consistency, Credibility,And Continuity"

1998-1999 - Robert (Bob) Young (Mary Jane) Hawkins, (Deceased)
James L. Lacy, USA
"Follow Your Rotary Dream"

1997-1998 - Carol Deen (Travis), Wills Point (Active)
Glen W. Kinross, Australia
"Show Rotary Cares"

1996-1997 - Felix (Hoot) Gibson (Jean), Paris (Deceased)
Luis Vincente Giay, Argentina
"Build The Future With Action And Vision"

1995-1996 - Charles H. (Charlie) Whiteside, (Jo Ann), Kilgore (Active)
Herbert G. Brown, USA
"Act With Integrity, Serve With Love, Work For Peace"

1994-1995 - John O. (One-O'clock) Childs, (Thelma Ruth), Tyler (Active)
Bill Huntley, England
"Be A Friend"

1993-1994 - Norman Patrick, (Ila Fay), Mt Vernon (Deceased)
Robert Barth, Switzerland
"Believe In What You Do, Do What You Believe In"

1992-1993 - James (Jim) Fitzgerald, (Georganna), Marshall (Active)
Clifford L. Dochterman, USA
"Real Happiness Is Helping Others"

1991-1992 - Gorman Hopkins, (Johnny) Hugo, OK (Deceased)
Ragendra K. Saboo, India
"Look Beyond Yourself"

1990-1991 - Carrol Fletcher, (Gracie), Marshall (Active)
Paulo V.C. Costa, Brazil
"Honor Rotary With Faith And Enthusiasm"

1989-1990 - Norman (Norm Strohsahl, (June), Longview (Deceased)
Hugh M. Archer, USA
"Enjoy Rotary!"

1988-1989 - Tom Bagwell, (Betty), Idabel, OK (Deceased)
Royce Abbey, Australia
"Put Life Into Rotary - Your Life"

1987-1988 - Cecil C. Tomlinson, Marshall (Deceased)
Charles C. Keller, USA
"Rotarians - United In Service - Dedicated To Peace"

1986-1987 - Alfred Glaess, (Kay), Sulphur Springs (Deceased)
M.A.T. Caparas, Philippines
"Rotary Brings Hope"

1985-1986 - Louis B. Williams, (Mary Lou), Paris (Deceased)
Edward F. Cadman, USA
"You Are The Key"

1984-1985 - E.K. (Buster) Dickerson, (Velura), Kilgore (Deceased)
Carlos Canseco, Mexico
"Discover A New World Of Service"

1983-1984 - Cecil Phillips, (Francis), Texarkana (Deceased)
William E. Skelton, USA
"Share Rotary - Serve People"

1982-1983 - Archie Tehan, (Peggy), Longview (Deceased)
Hiroji Mukasa, Japan
"Mankind Is One - Build Bridges Of Friendship Throughout The World"

1981-1982 - Ben Gosschalk, Longview (Deceased)
: Stanley E. Mccaffrey, USA
"World Understanding And Peace Through Rotary"

1980-1981 - Donald G. Ross, Hawkins (Deceased)
Rolf Klarich, Finland
"Take Time To Serve"

1979-1980 - Roy Lawrence, Pittsburg (Deceased)
James L. Bomar, Jr., USA
"Let Service Light The Way"

1978-1979 - Charles Tullis, Longview (Deceased)
Clem Renouf, Australia
"Reach Out"

1977-1978 - Bill Campbell, Mt. Vernon (Deceased)
W. Jack Davis, Bermuda
"Serve To Unite Mankind"

1976-1977 - Olan T. Thurmon, (Bobbye), Wills Point (Deceased)
Robert Manchester II, USA
"Believe In Rotary"

1975-1976 - R.E. (Bob) Layton, Jr., Tyler (Deceased)
Ernesto Imbassahy De Mello, Brazil
"To Dignify The Human Being"

1974-1975 - Dr. A. Garrett Hill, Jacksonville (Deceased)
William R. Robbins, USA
"Renew The Spirit Of Rotary"

1973-1974 - W.T. (Bill) Murphy, Paris (Deceased)
William C. Carter, England
"A Time For Action"