Rotary Council on Legislation Update -2016

Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed legislation. The Council gives us a voice in how our organization is governed.

 

2016 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION

The 2016 Council on Legislation met in Chicago 10-15 April. With the Council adjourned, an official report of action will be compiled, sent to clubs, and posted online within two months. Clubs have an opportunity to record opposition to any action during the following two months. If at least 5 percent of the votes entitled to be cast by the clubs oppose an action, the legislation is suspended and the general secretary conducts a ballot-by-mail. A majority vote would cause the proposal to be rejected. All Council actions otherwise go into effect 1 July.

The Council has seen the value of clubs and is now removing all contingencies to make clubs exactly the same as all other Rotary clubs. This is something Rotarians have already practiced, but when the first eClub was created there were strict requirements to allow for this alternative meeting style. Now clubs meet in the morning, Noon and evening hours, on modified schedules like once or twice a month, and this new flexability has opened the door to members that previously were unable to make the weekly commitment.

WHAT THE COUNCIL DOES

Each Rotary district sends a representative to the Council. Representatives deliberate and act upon all proposed enactments and resolutions. Enactments seek to change Rotary’s constitutional documents, and resolutions express an opinion or make a recommendation to the RI Board.

The RI Board reviews and acts on resolutions adopted by the Council and items referred to the Board.

2016 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION DOCUMENTS

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CONTACT INFORMATION

General Secretary
c/o Council Services
Rotary International
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 USA
Fax: +1-847-556-2123
Email: 

Author: Aaron Fritz

Joined Rotary in 1999. Past President of the Highlands Ranch Rotary Club, Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Castle Pines, Past President of the Rotary eClub of Arizona, and current Assistant Governor for District 5490. Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. 2nd Generation Rotarian.