Updates on vetting results and new legislation.


February 12, 2022

Once again the time has come for Rotarians to propose resolutions they would like considered by the Rotary International or Rotary Foundation Boards. Information about the process and the types of resolutions that are appropriate can be found elsewhere on this page. To assist you please refer to our "Procedure/Timeline for Submissions to and Participation in Council on Resolution". 
Please note that if you want a resolution considered for submission, it needs to be ratified by your club and submitted to PDG Margaret Walton by March 8th, 2022.


The Councils give us a voice in how our organization is governed.


Council on Resolutions

The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions. Resolutions are requests to the Board or the Trustees to take an action that is outside the purview of the constitutional documents. Ideally, a resolution should affect the Rotary world, rather than address local or administrative issues. 
Representatives from all Rotary districts vote on resolutions proposed by clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the general council or conference of RIBI. Adopted resolutions are then considered by the RI Board or The Rotary Foundation Trustees.
The Council on Resolutions will take place 15 October through 15 November. You can view resolutions beginning 1 October. Voting will close 15 November at 23:59 Chicago time (UTC-6). The results will be published by 20 November. Any Rotarian can view the resolutions and the results, but only representatives can vote. The results will be published by 20 November.

Council on Legislation

Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. They consider enactments, which change Rotary’s governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board.
The next Council on Legislation will take place December 31, 2020.

Proposing legislation and resolutions

Clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the RIBI general council or conference may submit legislation and resolutions to the Councils. Upcoming deadlines for submitting resolutions and legislation follow:
  • Details pending

PDG Margaret Walton
District 7010 Council Representative [2020-2023]