District Governor 2021/22

The District Governor of Rotary District 2110, Sicily and Malta for the year starting 1 July 2021 is Gaetano De Bernardis.   

Born in Palermo, Sicily, he graduated in Classical Literature from the University of Palermo. He qualified as a secondary-school teacher in Italian and Latin Literature, History and Geography and between 1973 and his retirement taught at he Ernesto Basile State Scientific High School in Palermo. He has published 30 text books for primary and secondary school schools in Italy.  he has contributed as a speaker at various conferences on these subjects.

Having founded the first Interact Club in Palermo in the 1960s and then the first Rotaract Club of the Panormous area of Sicily, he has been a member of Rotary Club Palermo Sud since 1987 and was its President in 2000-2001.  He has held various District level posts including being a delegate for Expansion of the District, including the formation of four new Clubs, and has been the President of the organising committee of a number of RYLAs. Gaetano is a Paul Harris Fellow (3 rubies).

Gaetano married Emilia Tortorici in 1973, also a teacher of Italian and Latin, and they have three children: Sarà, Maria Claudia and Francesco, and three grand-children.