DG Rev. Dr. J. Loren Russell has announced that  Dr. Maksud Chowdhury, President of the Rotary E-Club of Heritage, NY has been selected by the District Nominating Committee to be the District Governor for 2026-27.  Dr. Chowdhury will immediately become the District Governor Nominee Designee (DGND).  On 1 July this year, he will become the District Governor Nominee (DGN), transitioning to District Governor-Elect (DGE) on 1 July 2025.  He will officially take over as District Governor on 1 July 2026, succeeding Garrett Capobianco.
Dr. Chowdhury is a pediatrician by profession and was awarded "President of the Year" at the District Conference last year for his leadership in growing membership in his club from 20 to 36, sponsoring a community-based new Rotaract Club, and as well as forming a new Satellite Club.  His wife, Dr. Shamim Begum is the President-Elect of their Club, and his two adult children are also Rotarians.  Here is a link to Dr. Chowdhury's bio.
Dr. Chowdhury becomes the 4th District Governor of our DSistrict who is of South Asian origin and the second Bangladeshi-American to be selected for this position.  
DG Loren also confirmed the selection by the Nominating Committee of Peter De Nicola of the White Plains Club, as District Treasurer for the Rotary years 2024-25 and 2025-26.  He congratulated both DGND Maksud and Treasurer-Elect Peter on their selection.