District Governor Elect:

Tania Lowery


It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Tania Lowery to the position of District Governor Elect:  Tania's year of service as District Governor for 9980 will be 2019-20.  
Tania is from the Rotary club of Balclutha where she has just finished a very successful year as president.  Tania served in that position for just over 12 months, having taken office a little earlier than most.  Tania has also been an integral part of our District Foundation Committee for the past couple of years and is just starting her third year as Grants administrator on that committee. 
"During my year as President I have re-focused members back onto finding out about all that Rotary does, and it has been a pleasant surprise to a lot of them when they research the monthly themes and present their findings to the club. It is this educating aspect that has grown my own knowledge of what we do, and made me want to be involved at a higher level and to gain a broader understanding of Rotary.  My time as District Grants Administrator has also been a real learning experience that has opened my eyes to the endless opportunities there are out there in the Rotary World for us to Serve." says Tania.
Away from Rotary Tania works for Shand Thomson Ltd as an accounting technician.  She has 2 children Dayna (21) and Laura (17) and is well supported by her partner, Phil Atkinson.  Phil is also a Rotarian from the Balclutha club and is currently Assistant Governor for the Otago Rural area. 
Congratulations Tania.  We wish you well and look forward to you leading this Rotary District in 2019-20.
Janice Hughes
District Governor 2016-17