The Rotary District 5930 Nominating Committee met Saturday morning, January 16, 2021 and interviewed candidates to become the District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND) and selected Luis Cavazos of the Brownsville Sunrise Rotary Club to become the DGND and to serve as District Governor in the Rotary Year 2023-2024.
Luis Cavazos is a Charter member of the Rotary Club of Brownsville Sunrise. He has been a Rotarian since 1986 with 33 years of perfect attendance. Served as President of his club in 2007-2008 and has been serving on the council of past Presidents and mentor since that time.  Awarded Rotarian of the year in 2006, 2009, & 2016.
At the District Level, Luis has served as Lt. Governor of Membership since 2015 and was awarded Rotarian of the Year for our District in 2018-2019. Graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).  He has collaborated at Zone 25b on how to create a successful District Membership Team and the benefits of the Ignite Membership best practices Program.
Luis practices as a Financial Advisor/Wealth Management professional with GEF Financial Group in Brownsville.  He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Texas at Brownsville. 
Luis is married to the former Rose Marie Jimenez of Brownsville and they have one daughter Alejandra Benavides, an educator in Austin.
In accordance with the Manual of Procedures (MOP) and the International Bylaws 12.020.7 Any club in the district in existence for at least one year as of the beginning of that year may also propose a challenging candidate for governor-nominee, but only if it previously suggested the candidate to the nominating committee. A club in existence for less than one year as of the beginning of that year may propose a challenging candidate if the candidate is a member of that club and was already suggested to the nominating committee. The name of the challenging candidate shall be submitted by a resolution of the club adopted at a regular meeting and filed with the governor by the date set by the governor, which shall be within 14 days of notification of the selection for governor-nominee.
Such challenge must be filed with Governor Eddie Bartnesky no later than midnight, January 30, 2021.  If there is such a challenge than the clubs will be notified of the challenge and there must be a least five other clubs agreeing to the challenge.  If that occurs than there would be a ballot by mail arranged with all the clubs.  Absent any challenge then the name of Luis Cavazos of the Brownsville Sunrise Rotary Club shall be forwarded to Rotary International as the duly elected nominee to serve as Governor of District 5930 for the Rotary Year 2023-2024.