Every three years one representative from every district in the world comes together in Chicago for one week at the end of April to review, debate and vote on proposed changes to the Manual of Procedure, Club & District Constitutions, RI Constitution and other Rotary governing documents. This is where the rules are made, changed and deleted. This year I am your Council representative. We will be looking at 116 proposed changes. Some of them are minor changes designed to bring our documents into line with the real world. Others are fairly substantial.
All of the proposals had to be submitted by Dec 31, 2017. Since then the Council Executive team has been sorting and reviewing them. When several proposals addressed the same issue, they reached out to the proposers and encouraged them to create a single proposal they could all support. They have ensured all of the information is accurate and documented properly.
Now it is up to us. Please take a look at the Proposals and let me know your opinion. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you think and most importantly why you feel as you do. To download the proposals, visit https://my.rotary.org/en/document/proposed-legisla... for a PDF download. It is 400 pages, so schedule some time to review these! Remember, our governing documents have to be flexible enough to support 35,000+ Rotary clubs in 200 countries.
If you would like to submit a formal Statement of Opposition or Support for any individual proposal, here is the information and link: