By:  Dick Hall
District Governor 2021-2022
RC of Portland
I am very pleased to announce that Bob MacKenzie has been nominated for District Governor for the Rotary year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.
Bob’s Rotary career includes;
  • Joined the Kennebunk Rotary Club in 2007
  • Club President 2014-2015
  • Kennebunk Club Board of Directors
  • Kennebunk Club Vice President
  • District 7780 Recovery Initiative, Committee Chair, past 11 years
Bob MacKenzie is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, currently serving as Chief of Police with the Kennebunk Police Department (KPD). Chief MacKenzie began his law enforcement career in 1988 with KPD and rose through the ranks, being promoted to Chief of Police in 2008.
Chief MacKenzie is a graduate of the 243rd FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice through Husson University. He is the producer of the “Point of No Return,” a 30-minute movie which depicts the consequences of underage drinking.  It has been shown in 34 states.
Bob’s application for District Governor included: I am dedicated to saving the lives of those with substance use disorder.  I work, eat and breath this as it is too important not to.  Although I do incorporate it into Rotary, and of course my vocation, I spend much of my free time working on this issue.  When I am not, I love spending time with my wife, family and puppies!
Bob has been married to Nancy McMahon for 17 years and they have five children, Alex (32), Olivia (31) Kristin (29) Kaitlin (28) & Evan (27).  Bob and his wife live in Wells with their two puppies, Walle and Eva.
Congratulations, Bob.
In accordance with Rotary International Bylaws, the District Governor nomination is not final until the procedures defined in the bylaws are completed. Bylaws of Rotary International, 2019 12.030.7. Challenging Candidates.  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.
Dick Hall
Rotary Club of Portland Maine
District 7780, DG 2021-22