Club Governance

Clubs and districts are guided by the Rotary Manual of Procedure, RI Constitution, and RI Bylaws. These documents provide the structure for RI’s policies and procedures. Every club and district can propose amendments to constitutional documents through the Council of Legislation (COL).

At the 2016 COL, there were changes to allow clubs more flexibility, especially in the areas of attendance and club meetings. If your club desires to make a change, it is essential that the changes are made properly so your Club ByLaws reflect the changes.

Club Governance Downloads

  • Rotary Weapons Policy Code Amendments Rotary Weapons Policy Code Amendments (51 KB)
  • 2016 COL Enactments 2016 COL Enactments (60 KB)
  • 2016 COL Essential Changes for Clubs and Districts 2016 COL Essential Changes for Clubs and Districts (94 KB)
  • 2016 Council On Legislation Reference Sheet 2016 Council On Legislation Reference Sheet (93 KB)
  • Council on Legislation - How to Propose Enactments Council on Legislation - How to Propose Enactments (105 KB)
  • Council on Resolutions - How to Propose Resolutions Council on Resolutions - How to Propose Resolutions (94 KB)
  • Council on Resolutions and Council on Legislation Council on Resolutions and Council on Legislation (15 KB)
  • How to Select a Council Representative How to Select a Council Representative (102 KB)
  • Manual of Procedure Manual of Procedure (1318 KB)
  • Recommended Club ByLaws Recommended Club ByLaws (80 KB)
  • Rotary Club Merger Application Rotary Club Merger Application (53 KB)
  • Rotary Code of Policies Rotary Code of Policies (3533 KB)
  • Rotary Gun & Weapon Policy FAQ Rotary Gun & Weapon Policy FAQ (36 KB)
  • Rotary International ByLaws Rotary International ByLaws (276 KB)
  • Standard Club Constitution Standard Club Constitution (139 KB)