Rotary is built on connection. When Paul Harris came to Chicago as a young lawyer,
he formed Rotary for one compelling reason: to help him connect to others in a new city.
More than a century later, we have at our disposal countless ways to form friendships
and networks, most of which Paul Harris never dreamed. Yet Rotary’s ability to connect
us remains unique — and unrivaled.
Through its distinct mission and structure, Rotary International provides a way to
connect to our communities, to network professionally, and to build strong and lasting
relationships. Our membership connects us to a global community through our countless
projects and programs, our leadership in polio eradication, and our work with and
through the United Nations. Our service connects us to people who share our values, who
want to take action for a better world; it connects us to people we would never otherwise
meet, who are more like us than we could have imagined; and it connects us to people
who need our help, allowing us to change lives in communities around the world.
As a new decade begins, we are shaping Rotary’s future. In 2022-2023, Rotary
will implement its new strategic plan, respond to the innovation of the Council on
Legislation, and serve in our revitalized areas of focus. But the real work of shaping
Rotary’s future lies in our clubs, where our organization must do the most to adapt to
today’s changing realities.
While the club remains the core of the Rotary experience, we are now far more creative
and flexible in deciding what a club can be, how it can meet, and even what can be
considered a Rotary meeting. We need to be organized, strategic, and innovative in how
we approach membership, forging wider and deeper connections to our communities and
forming new club models to attract and engage more — and more diverse — members.
Rotary is indeed a family. Yet too often, the structure of membership or the demands of
leadership seem to place Rotary out of reach for today’s younger professionals. Rotary
can and should be an experience that complements our families instead of competing
with them. When our Rotary clubs are warm, welcoming places where service and
family go hand in hand, we give family-oriented young professionals the opportunity
to embrace Rotary service and model positive civic engagement. And when we make
the expectations of Rotary offices realistic and manageable for busy professionals,
we develop the skills and networks of a new generation of Rotarians — who will become
In 2022-2023, it will be our challenge to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects
the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
Jennifer E. Jones
President, Rotary International, 2022-2023
2022 - 2023
Jennifer E. Jones
Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada
Jennifer E. Jones is founder and president of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning media company in Windsor. She was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized for her service with the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award, a first for a Canadian. Jones holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).
A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones 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. She is the co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, which aims to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts.
Jones recently led the successful #RotaryResponds telethon, which raised critical funds for COVID-19 relief and was viewed by more than 65,000. Jones has also received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. She and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of The Rotary Foundation’s Arch Klumph Society, Paul Harris Society, and the Bequest Society.
The members of the Nominating Committee for the 2022-23 President of Rotary International are: Robert L. Hall, Dunwoody, Metro Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Bradford R. Howard Oakland Uptown, California, USA; Per Høyen, Aarup, Gelsted, Denmark; Peter Iblher, Nürnberg-Reichswald, Zirndorf, Germany; Ashok Mahajan, Mulund, Mah., India; Sam Okudzeto, Accra, Accra, Ghana; Eduardo San Martín Carreño, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain; Takeshi Matsumiya, Chigasaki-Shonan, Chigasaki Kanagawa, Japan; Michael K. McGovern (secretary), Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA; José Alfredo Pretoni, São Paulo-Sul, São Paulo, Brazil; Saowalak Rattanavich, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand; Hendreen Dean Rohrs, Langley Central, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Kenneth M. Schuppert, Jr (chair)., Decatur, Alabama, USA; Ravindra P. Sehgal, Belur, West Bengal, India; Noel Trevaskis, Merimbula, Tura Beach, Australia; Giuseppe Viale, Genova, Genova, Italy; and Chang-Gon Yim, Daegu-West, Daegu, Korea.
Rtn. Dr. Nandakumar. N
District Governor Rtn.Dr.N.Nandakumar, called as Nanda by his friends is a practicing dental surgeon with a Masters in Oral, Maxillofacial, Surgery & diplomate & fellowship in oral implantology. Dr Nanda has over 25 years of experience. He runs two private clinics in the heart of the city.
Rtn Dr.Nandakumar, a Rotarian for over 17 years served as the President of RC Madras Vadapalani in 2008-09. He has served in various positions in the district and also has been Director in all avenue of services.
Dr.Nandakumar initiated the medical & artificial limb rehabilitati on camp - Project Dhanvanthri, at , Jaffna Srilanka Dr Nanda organized a mega dental exhibition inaugurated by PRIP Gary Huang, this was attended by over 5000 general public & differently abled people.
Association to create awareness on dental hygiene in which over 25000 children participated at Sri Ramachandra university campus in 2017-18. He was awarded the most valuable Rotarian in 2014-15.
He was awarded the plaque of honor by the Indian Dental Association in 2018.
Dr.Nanda & Dr.sumedha are Level 2 major donors to the Rotary Foundation. Dr.Nanda is happily married to Dr.Sumedha.
Dr Sumedha is Past Club Secretary of RC Chennai Towers. She was adjudged one of the top 5 club secretaries in 2017-18.
Dr Sumedha is a senior practicing Dental consultant, specialized in Cosmetic & Laser dentistry.
Dr Nanda and Dr Sumedha are blessed with two children Abhishek pursuing his Masters in Computer Science & daughter Diya who is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Management.