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We processed over 40 proposed enactments to the Rotary International Constitution, Bylaws and Rotary Club constitution in the first full day of Rotary’s Council on Legislation in Chicago. While most proposals involved minor changes in wording of Rotary’s Object of Rotary and Avenues of Service which failed, several interesting proposals were accepted.

After the first 17  were rejected by the Council, an impassioned presentation by a delegation from India resulted in the addition of the phrase “Each club shall endeavor to build a well-balanced membership that celebrates diversity” to the Bylaws defining membership.

An amendment to  the Standard Rotary Club Constitution  passed which limits club presidents to two consecutive terms in office.  Later in the morning Council members approved a change in the Rotary International Bylaws which allows for make-ups from absences to be accepted within the same Rotary year.  Prior to that, make-ups would have to be posted  within two weeks

Another change in the Bylaws removed the exclusion of holders of public office as club members.

Following the sudden death of RI President-Elect Sam Owori last year, the RI Board proposed a simplified procedure for selecting a replacement should this occur in the future.  The Council passed a change in the Bylaws which will allow the selection of a replacement from the pool of candidates already considered.  Later on another Bylaws change was approved that prevents the selection of an RI President from the same country in two consecutive years.

A final proposal that would require candidates for district governor to have served as assistant governor or district chair failed by only six votes (255 to 249) after extended debate.

The Council reconvenes this morning with about 70 additional proposals to be considered before the sessions end on Thursday.

PDG Mike Forney
District 5440 Council on Legislation Representative
 
 
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Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International President

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International

Fighting poverty on a small scale

A collaboration between Rotary and Heifer continues to produce big results, helping small farms provide healthier, locally-sourced

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnership

Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnershipEvanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years,

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polioEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed

Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes

Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes; one of Hamburg’s most multicultural, non-profit gatheringsMore than 26,000 registrants representing 3,605 Rotary clubs in 170 countriesRotary commits US$102 million

 
 
 
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