Governor Education

The intent of the Zone 26/27 Governors Education and Training Program is to provide preeminent training in terms of teaching the ‘how to’ related to the Governor’s year of service. Our objective is to prepare Rotary leaders for their responsibilities and service as officers of Rotary International. The educational system provides fundamental R.I. mandated training combined with elements unique to Zones 26 and 27.

The program commences with the training of District Governors Nominee (DGN) at the Governor Nominee Training Seminar (GNTS); continues through training as a District Governor Elect (DGE) at the Governor-Elect Training Seminar (GETS); through to the capstone of their training at the International Assembly; and ends with providing continuing education during the Governor’s year in the Governor’s Seminar.

Governors’ partners are an integral part of the educational process and are integrated into all three seminars as well as a separate Partners Program.

Clint Schroeder | Governor Education Chair

Clint Schroeder joined his first Rotary club in June 2000. Being the youngest member of the Rotary Club of Loveland-Thompson Valley (CO), Clint quickly learned the importance of membership recruitment and retention. After relocating to Hawaii in 2005, he joined the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu (HI).

Clint’s passion for Rotary has never stopped growing, specifically in global service, disease prevention, and the Rotary Foundation. During the 2012-13 Rotary year, Clint was President of the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu and District 5000 Vocational Chair. Clint served Rotary International’s District 5000 in several capacities, including as District Governor from 2016 to 2017.

In 2018, Clint relocated with his company to Coeur d’Alene, ID, and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene. Clint is in his third year as Zones 26/27 Governor-Elect Training (GETS) Chair and will assume the mantle of Zones 26/27 GETS and GNTS Education Chair in 2024.

On the professional side, he joined the Hagadone Corporation in early 2010 as President and Chief Operating Officer for the Hagadone Corporation’s Hawaii holdings. Clint currently serves as the President and Executive Publisher of the Hagadone Corporation’s Communications Division, overseeing the company’s communications, local media operations, centralized production hubs, and portfolio of community newspapers in Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, and Washington.

Clint is a recognized global procurement professional with international business experience and expertise in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, and Canada. Clint is called on regularly to provide master’s-level training, instruction, and certification in the US, Vietnam, and China.

Clint is heavily involved in giving back to the community. He serves on several local boards, including the North Idaho Economic Development Council, the Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Idaho Press Association, and the Pacific Northwest’s Human Rights Education Institute.

Clint and his partner Jason have traveled extensively under the banner of Rotary, including India, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar, to serve on a Polio National Immunization Day Team and develop educational and sanitation programs in monastic schools and rural villages.