Clarification on RI Gun Policy - June 2017

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An update on RI's Sponsorship policy from District Governor John Sullivan on June 10, 2017:
 
"In response to comments from our members, the Board of Directors, at our most recent meeting, clarified Rotary International’s policy regarding club and district activities that involve guns and weapons: 
 
  • The policy allows clubs and districts to hold gun raffles and sponsor gun shows, as long as no club or district ever takes ownership of the weapons and all transfers of firearms are conducted by licensed third parties.
 
  • The policy does not prohibit sponsorship by companies or other entities that manufacture or sell guns.
 
The policy also provides guidance on the depiction of weapons with the Rotary Marks. Specifically, the Rotary Marks may not be shown in combination long with images of guns or other weapons. It would not prohibit the incidental appearance of a gun or weapon, for example, in a photo of a police officer being honored at a club function."
 
 
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