Eve Conway-GhaziRotary Club of Redbridge
Rotary In London
About the District Governor roleThe District Governor encourages friendly relations between all clubs in the District as well as with Rotary International.
The District Governor conducts an offfical visit to with each club in the District to raise awareness of important Rotary issues, to provide special attention to weak and struggling clubs, to motivate club members to participate in service activities and recognise the contribution of Rotarians.
The District Governor issues a monthly newsletter to all clubs and Rotarians in the District.
The District Governor conducts District meetings, including the District Conference, and leadership and training events.
About Eve Conway-GhaziRotary has been an integral part of Eve’s life for many years. She was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in the 1980s and studied for a Master of Science in Broadcast Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois - the home of Rotary International.
Since returning from America, Eve has worked in broadcasting and has been staff at BBC News since 1994, working across BBC outlets and programmes as a producer and reporter.
Eve is the 70th and the first woman District Governor of Rotary in London in its 100-year history and is proud to be in this role during a particularly important year for London with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Eve was invited to join Redbridge Rotary Club in 2000 and was President of the Club in 2008/9. She was District Communications Committee Chairman for six years, a member of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s Communications Committee for three years and has been a Rotary International
Public Image Coordinator, appointed by successive RI Presidents, for three years.
Eve started the Rotary Young Citizen Awards in conjunction with BBC News six years ago and also launched the Awards locally between Redbridge Rotary Club and the Recorder Group of Newspapers. Eve believes that “Young people are all our futures” and that it is important to recognise positive young role models who are making a difference to the world around them.
One of Eve’s Rotary moments is placing two drops of the polio vaccine into a child’s mouth during a mass immunization campaign in India in 2009 and realizing now that this truly was part of history as India has been free of Polio for more than a year. The “End Polio Now” campaign during Rotary week
around Rotary’s 107th Birthday on 23rd February, 2013 will be an important part of the Rotary in London calendar.
Eve has made many friendships through Rotary around the world and also met her husband Robert Ghazi through Rotary and they married in 2006.
Eve says: “Rotary has changed my life in so many ways and I know I am a better person. I am so proud to be District Governor of Rotary in London and look forward to sharing a year with so many wonderful Rotarians in our District who are an inspiration in what they are doing to help others.”
District Roles held by Eve in previous Rotary Years
- District Governor Elect (2011-2012)
- District Governor Nominee (2010-2011)
- Marketing, PR & Communications Chairman (2010-2011)
- Marketing, PR & Communications Chairman (2009-2010)
Past holders of the District Governor role
- Trevor Johnson (2011-2012)
- David Storrie (2010-2011)
- Martin Gudde (2009-2010)
- Wally K. Daly (2008-2009)
- Colin Mathews (2007-2008)
- Clive Amos (2006-2007)
- Robert Morris (2005-2006)
- Colin Bryant (2004-2005)
- Robert Hunter (2003-2004)
- Don Merritt (2001-2002)
- Sydney Parker (2000-2001)
Future holders of the District Governor role
- Dick Nathan (2013-2014)
Inside this section: District Governor
- District Governor News
- District Governor Speech to District Conference - Oct 2010
- Rotary International Theme 2010-2011 - Building Communities, Bridging Continents