Rotary Abbreviations and Acronyms

A Glossary for Understanding Rotary


Following is a list of abbreviations and acronyms used

by Rotary International. Some may no longer be in effect.

3H Health, Hunger and Humanity
AAM Additional Active Member
ADG Assistant District Governor
AM Active Member
ANZO Rotary Region consisting of Australia, New Zealand and other places not included in any other region
ASIA Rotary Region consisting of Asia
AusAid (Formerly AIDAB) Australian International Development Assistance Bureau
ARHRF Australian Rotary Health Research Fund
AVAC Australian Vocational Advisory Committee
CATS Challenging All To Succeed
CEEMA Rotary Region consisting of Continental European, Eastern Mediterranean and African Zone
CICO Club Internet Communication Officer
COL Council on Legislation
D District
DG District Governor
DGN District Governor Nominee
DGE District Governor Elect
DGND District Governor Designate
DICO District Internet Communication Officer
DIK Donations in Kind
DLP District Leadership Plan
DMDC District Membership Development Chairs
DPFC District Permanent Fund Chairperson
DRFC District Rotary Foundation Committee
DRR District Rotaract Representative
EEMA CEEMA + Great Britain & Ireland
FAIM Fourth Avenue (of service) In Motion (Now RAWCS)
GBI Rotary Region consisting of Great Britain and Ireland
GETS Governor Elect Training Seminar
GSE Group Study Exchange
GYE Global Youth Exchange
IAS International Ambassadorial Scholarship
IC International Conventions (IC13 = Lisbon, etc.)
ICC InterCountry Committees
ICO Internet Communications Officers
ICUFR International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians
IFCR International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians
IFFR International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians
IFR International Fellowship of Rotarians
IFSR International Fellowship of Skiing Rotarians
IFYR International Fellowship of Yachting Rotarians
IPAC International Projects Advisory Committee
IPF Indicative Planning Figure
IPP Immediate Past President
LCS Low Cost Shelters
MD Matched District
MOP Manual Of Procedure
MSE Matched Student Exchange
MUNA Model United Nations Assembly
NCC National Co-ordinating Committee
NYSF (Formerly NSSS) National Youth Science Forum
OD Official Directory of Rotary International
PACE Pacific-Australia Cultural Exchange
P President
PDG Past District Governor
PE President Elect
PETS Presidents-Elect Training Seminar
PHF Paul Harris Fellow
PHSM Paul Harris Sustaining Member
PN President Nominee
POLIOPLUS The program of The Rotary Foundation to immunize the children of the world against poliomyelitis
PP Past President
PPE Preserve Planet Earth
PR Public Relations
PRID Past Rotary International Director
PRIP Past Rotary International President
PRIT Past Rotary International Treasurer
PROBUS Professional and Business Club
PSM Past Service Member
RAG Rotarian Action Group
RAOAF Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund
RAWCS Rotary Australia World Community Service
RBL Rotary Basic Library
RC Rotary Club
RCC Rotary Community Corps
RCP Rotary Code of Policies
RD Rotary District
RDU Rotary Down Under
RFE Rotary Friendship Exchange
RGHF Rotary Global History***
RGHF Abbreviations:
     RGHF Rotary Global History Fellowship  
     REC RGHF Executive Committee
     RB RGHF Board Members
     RGC RGHF Global Chairs (RGHF regional management)
     RZB RGHF Zone Board Members (RGHF zone administration)
     RDC RGHF District Coordinators (report to RGHF zone board members for 1 or more districts)
RHHIF Rotary Heritage and History International Fellowship***
RI Rotary International
RIBI Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland
RID Rotary International Director
RIP Rotary International President
RIPE Rotary International President Elect
RIPN Rotary International President Nominee
RIPPR Rotary Int'l President's Personal Representative
RIPS Rotary International Population Summit
RITE Rotary Inter-country Teacher Exchange
RITS Rotary International Travel Service
ROAR Rotary Organization of Amateur Radio
ROSE Rotary Overseas Summer Exchange
ROTA Rotary Overseas Travel Fund
ROTA (also) Reach out to Africa
ROTEX Organization of Ex-Rotary Exchange Students
ROTI Rotarians On The Internet
ROVE Rotary Overseas Vocational Exchange
RRFC Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator
RRVF Rotary Recreational & Vocational Fellowship
Rtn Rotarian
RV Rotary Volunteers
RVC Rotary Village Corps
RYE Rotary Youth Exchange
RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Award
RYPEN Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
RYSAP Rotary Youth Self Achievement Program
SACAMA Rotary Region consisting of South America (except Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana), Central America, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking island nations of the Caribbean (except Puerto Rico)
SAM Senior Active Member
SEP Study Exchange Program
SETS Secretary-Elect Training Seminar
SWSL Save Water Save Lives
TR The Rotarian
TRF The Rotary Foundation
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Org.
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
USCB Rotary Region consisting of United States of America, Canada, Bermuda and Puerto Rico
WCS World Community Service
WCSRN World Community Service Resource Network
YEO Youth Exchange Officer
YEP Youth Exchange Program
YIR Yours in Rotary


Thanks to Doug Rudman of the Rotary Global History Fellowship.