Cynde Covington Appointed New Rotary District Governor
Cynde Covington Appointed New Rotary District Governor
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Cynde Covington, a charter member and past President of the Rotary Club of Southpoint, Jacksonville, was chosen as District Governor 2010-2011, a volunteer position representing Rotary International.

The main objective of Rotary International is service in the community and throughout the world. As volunteers, Rotarians build goodwill and peace, provide humanitarian service and encourage high ethical standard in all vocations. There are some 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 32,000 clubs in 200 countries.

Cynde is one of 531 Rotarians worldwide serving as a District Governor this Rotary year (July 2010 to June 2011). Cynde will be responsible for organizing new Rotary clubs and strengthening existing ones. As Governor, she will oversee the 62 clubs in the northeast Florida area representing District 6970.

Cynde is married to Barry Covington (Past President of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville). Both are active in their church, their community, and Rotary. They traveled to India as part of a Polio National Immunization Day team and will be leading a team in 2011. In addition to Rotary, Cynde served on the Institutional Review Board for Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and is a graduate of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2001. Cynde brings a wealth of experience and compassion in her new role as District Governor.

Area Rotary clubs are involved in many local and international service activities that provide clean water, basic education and literacy, disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health care, economic and community development, peace and conflict resolution, youth exchange and development programs, ambassadorial scholarships, and disaster relief, to name just a few. To learn more, please visit www.rotary6970.org or www.rotaryfoundation6970.org.

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