For effectiveness of administration, the 34,000 Rotary Clubs around the world are grouped under Districts by Rotary International based on a minimum number of Clubs and Rotary members. A District is under the leadership and supervision of an elected officer, the District Governor. Over the years, it became obvious that a single governor could not effectively supervise all the clubs in such a large geographical area such as District 9100 as the clubs continue to increase and the means of movement in West Africa had compounded the situation.
In March 2011, Rotary International took a bold decision to re-district by dividing Rotary District 9100 into two separate Districts, namely Rotary International Districts 9101, comprising Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone and Senegal; and also Rotary International District 9102 consisting of Benin, Ghana, Niger and Togo. Each of these newly created Districts will be under the leadership and supervision of a District Governor with effect from July 1st, 2013.
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Mark Daniel Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He represents large farming operations in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Agriculture in the section of taxation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.
He has been active in Decatur’s religious community, chairing his church’s finance council and a local Catholic school board. He has also served as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Decatur, chair of Morgan County Meals on Wheels, and director of the United Way of Morgan County and the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.
A Rotarian since 1980, Maloney has served as an RI director; Foundation trustee and vice chair; and aide to 2003-04 RI President Jonathan Majiyagbe. He also has participated in the Council on Legislation as chair, vice chair, parliamentarian, and trainer. He was an adviser to the 2004 Osaka Convention Committee and chaired the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee. Read More