Council on Legislation

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.

2019 Council on Legislation

The last Council convened in April 2016. The next Council on Legislation will again be held in Chicago in 2019 and it is anticipated that in 2017 a NEW Council on Resolutions will be set up to operate on line.

Enactments must be received at RI headquarters by 31 December 2017. There are no exceptions to this deadline. Club legislation proposing either enactments which change the constitution or resolutions which are proposals to be consider by the Board of Directors and now the Council on Rsolutions must be endorsed by the district.

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.

Selecting representatives

Each district should select a representative and an alternate during the 2016-17 year through a nominating committee. Otherwise, the district should make the selections at the annual district conference (or district council, for Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland) or through a ballot-by-mail.

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Proposing legislation

Proposed enactments and resolutions may be submitted by clubs and districts, though club items must be endorsed by the club’s district. Proposals may also be made by the General Council or Conference of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, the RI Board, and the Council itself.

2016 Council on Legislation documents include:

2019 Council on Legislation documents

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Contact information

PDG Ken Hall, 330 Forest Road, Tamworth   NSW  2340

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