Ma. Victoria "Nanette" Garcia

Past District Governor's Profile

Ma. Victoria "Nanette" Garcia
District Governor
RY 2004-2005
A third generation Rotarian, a Rotaractor at an early age, a Governor’s spouse , a charter member of the youngest club in Negros, the Rotary Club of Bacolod Central, our Centennial District Governor , Ma. Victoria “Nanette” Tueres Garcia is soft, gentle and a warm hearted lady who makes friends easily. She has a very disarming approach to making friends, but is firm in her dealings, especially when principles are concerned.

She has been a continuous stickler for excellent performance in all her endeavors. She is happily married to Past District Governor Ramiro “Chick” Garcia, (Rotary Year 1995-96) They have 3 children--2 adult sons, Paolo and Charlie, and a 14 year old daughter , Ileana.

When an opportunity came to join Rotary, she became a charter member of the youngest club in Negros, the Rotary Club of Bacolod Central, chartered during the term of then District Governor Chick in 1996. She became its 3rd president. The Rotary theme for that year was “Follow your Rotary Dream” which she did with dedication and enthusiasm. Through her leadership, Rotary Club of Bacolod Central received several Significant District Awards, from Membership Growth to Outstanding Rotary Project, including the RI President Citation. When asked what Rotary has done for her, her quick reply was “Rotary has shaped and molded me into what I am today, from a shy housewife who walks behind the gigantic shadow of my husband, Chick , to being a District Governor. I never thought that being a Governor’s spouse and a Rotarian child was my stepping stone to Rotary leadership.”

Our District Governor undertakes an immense task, having to manage her time well, being a wife, a mother, a homemaker, a businesswoman and a dedicated Rotarian. She has a perfect attendance from the time she became a Rotarian up to present. She has a dual role to play, that of a Rotarian in her club’s functions, and a spouse during fellowships in PDG Chick’s home club. This tireless woman has now added the full-time function of being the highest Rotary International officer in her district.

In a district that still has all-male clubs in its roster, District 3850 now has the distinction of being led by its first lady District Governor in the most significant time in the history of Rotary. Hers is an exciting task of galvanizing and enthusing a District so dispersed and so varied that its over 50 clubs each represent a microcosm of the many cultures in the district. As we enter our 100th anniversary, District Governor Nanette will take us out from the first century of service and bring us to the second century of success.