Dr. Adele S. Goodwin, District Governor 2022 – 2023
Dr. Dell Goodwin, Ed.D District Governor Elect Rotary International, District 6880; Dr. Dell Goodwin was born and raised in Camden, Alabama and her family later moved to Dothan, Alabama. Dell received her undergraduate degrees, Masters in Learning Disabilities and Administration and AA Educational Specialist from Troy University. She received her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Sarasota. Dell retired as Director of Personnel Services for Dothan City Schools and previously served as Personnel Assistant, Director of Elementary Curriculum, Program Specialist and as a Special Education Teacher in her 39 years all with Dothan City Schools. Dell currently is the Executive Director of the Alabama Association of School Personnel Administrators and on the board for the National American Association of School Personnel Administrators. Dell has served on various professional organizations and community boards: American Cancer Society, LifeSouth, United Way, American Heart Association, Dothan Education Foundation Board, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center Board She currently serves on several community boards, including the Dothan Houston County Intellectual Disabilities Board and on the Executive Board. &amp;lt;br&amp;gt;Dell joined the Dothan Rotary Club in September 1996, serving in various areas of responsibilities and leadership on the Club, District, and International Level. On the Club Level service projects: White Elephant Sale, Salvation Army Bell Ringers, Senior Citizen Luncheon, Foster Children, Adopt A School, Food Bank, Scholarships, 4-H Watches, Habitat for Humanity, Polio Plus and Rotary Foundation Program. She has served in the following leadership roles: Club Secretary, Vice- President, President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President. She also served on the committee for the construction of the Dothan Rotary Miracle Field and Playground. Dell has written and received several local grants. Dell served on the Dothan Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee and coordinated activities for Past Rotary International President, John Germ, during his visit as keynote speaker. On the District 6880 level: PETS Training, District mid-year and annual meetings, Local District Grant Selection Committee, District Global Grant Committee, and District Governor Selection Committee for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. She attended the Martin Stewart Project “kick-off’ building project in Greensboro. She attended the District ceremonial tree planting on the Capitol grounds with other District 6880 Rotarians and Governor Ivey to fulfill the challenge of RI President for every Rotarian to plant a tree. She served as the Rotary District 6880 Mid-Year Conference Event Coordinator for 2018. On the International Level, the Dothan Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Slough, England have had an ongoing “matching club” partnership since 1964. This “Rotary Friendship Exchange” is an international exchange program for Rotary members and their families that builds relationships, which have also led to international projects through the years. Dell has participated, coordinated, hosted Slough Rotarians and as the chairman of the Sister City Visits. She attended Rotary International Conference in Atlanta. Dothan Rotary Club received the Presidential Citation and several Rotary District 6880 Awards the year Dell was President. &amp;lt;br&amp;gt;Dell is a Paul Harris Fellow plus two. Dell was honored to receive the Harry P. Hall Meritorious Award for 2017-2018 for District 6880, the highest individual award. Dell has served as District Secretary. She attended the 2019 Rotary Summit for Zones 30 31 in Fort Wayne, Indiana and participated in the Emerging Leaders Seminar. Dell is excited and honored to serve as the District Governor Nominee for District 6880 for 2021-2022 and will also serve as District Secretary. &amp;lt;br&amp;gt;An important aspect of Dell’s life is family, including her husband of 47 years, Tim, who she met at Troy University, a daughter and son in law, a son, and an adorable granddaughter and 3 grand-doggies. Dell and Tim, are members of Covenant United Methodist Church. When she is not working, she loves reading, traveling, the beach, spending time with family, learning, and Rotary!