In the 2016 Council on Legislation, a number of changes were made to RI's constitution for clubs, along with by-laws. Clubs were asked to adopt these changes by September 2016.

Of note - Discover how your club can use the new club flexibility policies to decide when, where, and how it meets. 


Council On Legislation Presentation
District Team Training Session (DTTS), February 2018
PDG Brian Menton, Council Representative


The Councils give us a voice in how our organization is governed.


Council on Resolutions

The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions. Resolutions are requests to the Board or the Trustees to take an action that is outside the purview of the constitutional documents. Ideally, a resolution should affect the Rotary world, rather than address local or administrative issues.
Representatives from all Rotary districts vote on resolutions proposed by clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the general council or conference of RIBI. Adopted resolutions are then considered by the RI Board or The Rotary Foundation Trustees.
The 2017 Council on Resolutions will take place 15 October through 15 November. You can view resolutions beginning 1 October. Voting will close 15 November at 23:59 Chicago time (UTC-6). The results will be published by 20 November. Any Rotarian can view the resolutions and the results, but only representatives can vote.

Council on Legislation

Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. They consider enactments, which change Rotary’s governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board.Verdana
The next Council on Legislation will take place in April 2019.

Proposing legislation and resolutions

Clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the RIBI general council or conference may submit legislation and resolutions to the Councils. The deadline for submitting resolutions for the 2017 Council on Resolutions was 30 June 2017. Upcoming deadlines for submitting resolutions and legislation follow:
  • 2018 Council on Resolutions: 30 June 2018
  • 2019 Council on Legislation: 31 December 2017

Past District Governor Brian Mention
District 7010 Council Representative