Jennifer E Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-2023, a ground-breaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organisation’s 115 year history.
A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jennifer has been a Rotary member since 1997, and has served Rotary as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator and district governor. She played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort by serving as chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group. Jennifer and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of the Rotary Foundation’s Arch Klumph Society, Paul Harris Society, and Bequest Society.
Historically, the role of RI President has been reached after a lifetime of membership and service. The Rotary World is a changing. Jennifer Jones has been a Rotarian for only 23 years.
Women members have certainly changed the character of many clubs in New Zealand and in our own District 9940 we have had five woman governors to date – Judy Bain, in 2002-03; Barbara Williams, in 2004-05, Deb Gimblett, in 2013-14, Marion Johnston, in 2018-19 and Gillian Jones, our current governor for 2020-2021. Our 9940 District Governor in Jennifer Jones year as RI World President will be Marilyn Stevens.