Council on Legislation : from PDG Keith Roffey


5th July 2017

Club Presidents Rotary International D9675

Council on Legislation The Council on Legislation is the legislative body of Rotary International that has the authority to amend its constitutional documents. As members we have a responsibility to ensure our organisations viability and we are fortunate that through our club membership we can contribute in shaping Rotary to be fit for the future. The legislative process is the vehicle in which we can do this.

Legislation can be proposed by either Clubs or the District and must be endorsed at a District Resolutions meeting. As District 9675’s Council on Legislation 2017/20 representative my responsibility is to assist your clubs in proposing enactments and resolutions.

There are two types of proposed legislation: · Enactments – Proposals to amend the RI Constitution or Bylaws or the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. · Resolutions – Is an action by the Council that does not amend the constitutional documents. Adopted resolutions are typically considered by the RI Board.

Further information will be forwarded to you in due course, however the rules and process are detailed in Part two, Article 10 of the 2016 Manual of Procedure and Article 7 in the Bylaws of RI. It is recommended that Clubs wanting to propose legislation consult these articles.

To explain the importance of this opportunity and how the Council legislative process works I am willing to visit your clubs, help draft and present Legislations at a District endorsement meeting. This is also an opportunity for our members to be brought up to date and for newer members to have greater understanding of Rotary International. I look forward to working with you.

Yours in Rotary service,
PDG Keith Roffey D9675 Council on Legislation Representative 2017/20 M: 0419 046 688 E:

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