Council on Legislation

10-15 April 2016

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Every three years, members from Rotary districts across the globe gather in Chicago to review and vote on proposed legislation. The Council on Legislation is an essential part of Rotary’s governance. Learn more about the Council on Legislation process and review proposed legislation for the 2016 Council, as well as decisions made at previous meetings.

The Council will start with a training and opening session on Sunday, 10 April, at 15:00. After that, sessions will begin daily at 09:00 and end at 17:30. Check the schedule in the registration book for details.

Preview the Council on Legislation


Rotary arranges accommodations for all members at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. Please do not book your own room.

A limited number of rooms are available before or after the Council. If you would like to extend your stay, submit the Personal Stay Extension form (available in December) directly to the hotel.

Travel & expenses


Book your travel through Rotary International Travel Services (RITS) beginning Monday, 1 February. Submit the RITS Travel Request Form no later than 11 March.

Contact RITS at with any questions or concerns about travel to and from the Council on Legislation. The RITS office is open Monday through Friday, 08:30-17:00 Chicago time.


Rotary reimburses all reasonable and necessary expenses related to the Council on Legislation for members who complete the online representative training and attend training at the zone institute. Otherwise, you will be responsible for your expenses, unless you’ve been excused from training by the Council chair. Find information about reimbursable expenses in the registration book.

Resources & reference