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2016 Council on Legislation Issues Sweeping Report

Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed governance legislation.

The 2016 Council on Legislation met in Chicago in mid April. An official report of action has now been compiled and is being sent to clubs, and posted online. Clubs have an opportunity to record opposition to any action during the following two months. If at least 5 percent of the votes entitled to be cast by the clubs oppose an action, the legislation is suspended and the general secretary conducts a ballot-by-mail. A majority vote would cause the proposal to be rejected. Deadline to register opposition to an action is August 1, 2016.

READ Summary of Council Action

READ Cover letter

DOWNLOAD Report of Action

Questions? Contact PDG/Council Member Cynde Covington (cyndecovington@gmail.com)


Week 47 beginning May 23

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) team still has six slots open for aspiring high school leaders during their June 16th through June 19th upcoming leadership event at the University of North Florida. The RYLA students will be packing meals for Stop Hunger Now as one of their service projects. They are in need of donations to support the project.

DGE Marshall and a contingent of 35 District Rotarians will soon travel to the 2016 RI Convention in Seoul Korea. We wish them safe travels and look forward to hearing about all their Rotary experiences.

Speaking of RI Conventions, the next RI Convention will be June 10-14, 2017 in Atlanta Georgia!  DGE Marshall has started our district’s preparation and recently announced the following details during our District Assembly:

  • 2017 District 6970 All Star Conference will be held in Atlanta the Thursday and Friday prior to the International Convention.We are the only District in the Rotary world to combine conference and convention.
  • A limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside for District 6970 at the Sheraton Downtown, the location of the All Star Conference.
  • Registration will open May 28th.  The price for both the conference and convention will be $525 through June 6th, when the price will go up $75.

Information about the special offer and attending this once in a lifetime event can be found at: AllStarConference.org. Be sure to check it now for savings. Registration opens on May 28.


May 28 – June 1: Rotary International Convention in Seoul, Korea

June 16-19: RYLA @ University of North Florida

Yours in service to Rotary,



Fred “Fel” Lee
District Governor 2015-2016
Rotary International District 6970

Florida's Crown District

We are Florida's Crown District where Rotary has served for more than 100 years. Today we are 61 clubs strong serving 31 communities in 12 counties of Northeast Florida.

Our district's more than 3,400 Rotary members are active, involved and accomplishing service and humanitarian goals on behalf of our neighborhoods, towns,and cities as well as being involved in international service.

We are proud of the national and international Rotary leaders who have come from our ranks.

For more than a century Rotary's presence and involvement in our region have been positive forces to improve the well being of the people in our communities.

District 6970 looks forward to its next 100 years of service and living up to our commitment to all that Rotary stands for by placing Service Above Self.

ROTARY DISTRICT 6970, INC.    |    PO  BOX 47195    |    JACKSONVILLE, FL 32247  USA