Bringing matters to the board
Bringing matters to the RI Board of Directors
The primary role of the Board of Directors is to determine policies for RI and to evaluate how the general secretary carries them out.
So it can function effectively, in routine administrative matters the Board delegates authority to the general secretary as the chief operating officer of the association.
To enable the Board to focus only on matters that require its attention, specific criteria help determine the issues that may be included on its meeting agenda.
Items submitted for consideration by the Board may emanate from the following sources:
- Individual Rotary clubs (by memorial, which is a petition to the RI Board for action on a specific matter)
- Rotary district conferences
- Rotary institutes (for present, past, and incoming RI officers)
- Council on Legislation
- RI committees
- Trustees of The Rotary Foundation
- General Council of RIBI
- Current and past RI general officers, including the general secretary
- Current RI officers
- Any committee of the Board
Other than the above-named people and groups, individuals may not submit items for the agenda of Board meetings.
For more information, please refer to the Rotary Code of Policies.
Council on Legislation
Every club and district is entitled to propose legislation to the Council on Legislation, including resolutions, which make recommendations to the RI Board. Learn more about the Council on Legislation and which issues should be submitted to the RI Board instead of the Council.