Posted by Palma Cicchetti on Nov 10, 2017
Rotary District 7910 Nominating Committee is excited to announce the selection of Diana Nestorova from the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough as our 2020-2021 District Governor. Diana Nestorova is currently serving and supporting the clubs in District 7910 as Youth Chair and as an Assistant Governor.
Nestorova served as the President of the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough in 2015-2016, is a Paul Harris Fellow with two sapphires, received Four Avenues of Service Presidential Citation in 2009-2010 and completed RLI Institute part 1, 2 and 3.
Under her dynamic leadership as President, the Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough had one of its most successful years to date for new youth program initiatives, growth in membership and energizing the club membership base in the “service above self” ideal.
Enthusiastic and determined to connect with every member of her club and discover their true passions within Rotary, Diana Nestorova was able to inspire her fellow Rotarians in purpose and participation. With unwavering support from her Rotary Club family, she led her club into a truly spectacular year filled with accomplishments. Nestorova and members of the club initiated several new youth programs while garnering 5 new members (four individual members and securing their first corporate membership-1 principal member and 2 associate members) and supporting all of their existing projects and programs.
In her year as President, the Acton-Boxborough Club received the Gold Rotary International Presidential Citation Award, Best Club in the District -3rd Place, Youth Service Award, Make Your Mark PR Award, Best Digital Marketing Award, Foundation -3rd Place, $100 average giving, 100% member participation in support of the Annual Fund, Proclamation by Gov. Charles Baker for October 24th, 2015 to be the World Polio Day, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives Citation for the club's Veteran’s Day Breakfast program.
Some of her other contributions within her club include serving as RYLA Chair, Interact Chair, International Chair, Youth Chair, District Grants Chair and Visioning Committee Member. Some of her multi district positions are Youth Conference Committee Member of the Quadcon District Conference in April, 2017 and Youth Conference Committee Member of the Summit District Conference in May, 2018.
Her community service outside of Rotary includes serving on the Board of the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, previously volunteering for numerous non profit organizations and serving on the boards of public service organizations and high school theater, music and figure skating clubs.
Nestorova, was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria during the Communist Regime. Shortly after the collapse of the Communist Regime in Bulgaria in 1990, she and her family moved to Manchester, England for her husband’s postdoctoral fellowship. For work reasons seven years later, the Nestorovas moved to Seattle, Washington and then seven years after that they moved to Acton, Massachusetts.
Diana Nestorova is fluent in her native tongue Bulgarian and English, skilled in French and Russian and has a working knowledge of Italian. She received a Bachelor of Economics and an advanced degree in Global Management and International Labor Law at universities in Bulgaria. She's worked in various specialist capacities for the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, International Parliament of Labor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Financial Department of City Council in Manchester, England. She currently is a freelance translator and interpreter in Acton, Massachusetts.
Nestorova's husband Ivan is a research scientist in Pharmacokinetics at Biogen in Cambridge, Massachusetts, her son Alex is a business analyst at Google in San Francisco, California and her daughter Theodora is a senior at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio studying vocal performance and piano.
Diana Nestorova's vision for year 2020-2021:
I'm highly honored to be nominated as the 2020-2021 District Governor. I intend to deliver exemplary governance, leadership and management, and operate within the District culture that supports the efforts of our Club and their members. I would be committed to the actions and decisions of my predecessors. I’d be a constant resource for the clubs to get stronger by increasing membership as a continuing priority through attracting members, engaging them and sustaining membership. I’d like to support and strengthen clubs by preserving Rotary culture as a service organization and building our public image even further. Young people are our future and I’d work tirelessly to continue developing and implementing Rotary Youth service activities across the District. I’d encourage clubs to make more contributions to the Rotary Foundation and to exploit more opportunities for International projects. My dream is to see the world in the Rotary year 2020-2021 completely free of Polio.