John Hannes is taking a new position with Rotary Club and District Support (CDS). Our primary contact will be Andrez Perez ( pictured here. Please review the entire message below.
From: "John Hannes"
To: "John Hannes"
Sent: Monday October 11 2021 3:11:26PM
Subject: ROTARY: Club and District Support Staff Change Effective 18 October 2021
Dear District Governors, Governors-elect, Governors-nominee, Immediate Past District Governors, and District Executive Secretaries:
Greetings from Evanston - I hope that this message finds you well! I’m writing to let you know that, after nearly 11 years as a Club and District Support Officer, I have accepted a new position.
I’m not leaving Rotary – I’m not even leaving CDS! But beginning on Monday, 18 October 2021, I’ll be starting in my new role as CDS Global Initiatives Supervisor and will begin interacting with you, our Rotarians, and Rotaractors in a different way.
I’ll be spending the next few days wrapping up open items and transitioning newer ones to my teammate Andrez Perez ( Just to ensure that there aren’t any bounce-backs, please make sure you have his name and email address spelled correctly in your contacts. He’ll be taking the lead as we hire and train my replacement, and he’ll be updating you when they’re in position.
In the interim, if you could help direct questions related to The Rotary Foundation and/or My Rotary accounts on to our colleagues in the Rotary Support Center (, it would be a big help!
While I would like to be able to notify everyone directly, I worry that I’d be leaving someone out! If you could kindly share this update with your district teams (as you see fit), it would be greatly appreciated.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you as a CDS officer for, well, my entire career and I’m so thankful for the relationships we’ve created in that time. I’m looking forward to calling upon each of our experiences from the past decade as I continue supporting our remarkable organization in this new role!
Many thanks and best regards,
John M. Hannes
Senior Officer | Club and District Support, Americas
Tel +1.847.866.3275