On July 13th, 75-year-old RI President-Elect Sam Owori passed from complications during surgery.
A member of Rotary Club Uganda for 40 years, Sam served many leadership roles within both his district and Rotary International. One 
of many accomplishments during his service was growing the number of Uganda Rotary clubs from nine to 89 during his time as District Governor.
Sam served as the executive director of the African Development Bank, managing director of Uganda Commercial Bank Ltd and director of Uganda Development Bank prior to his recent position of chief executive officer of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda.
His passion for Rotary was indisputable, and his influence will no doubt transcend the years he served as a role model for Uganda and the world.
The RI nominating committee will meet in August to interview candidates to take Sam's place. They have requested that candidates from the group Sam Owori was selected from, representing from Europe and Africa, resubmit their name for consideration (approximately 7-8 people).
Source: The Ugandan and Jennifer Deroin