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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 2017 Council on Resolutions took place 15 October through 15 November. You can view the resolutions and the voting results by clicking ‘results‘. Any Rotarian can view the resolutions and the results, but only representatives can vote.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the Council on Resolutions.

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 in April 2019.  The deadline for Enactment submissions to the 2019 Council has expired.   Any enactment submission would be for the 2022 Council.

For more information on the Councils, contact your District 6970 Governor Jeanette Loftus, or your 2017-2020 COR/COL District Representative Art MacQueen (


UPDATE: May 20, 2019. I had the honor of representing you, at the recently concluded Council on Legislation. Held every three years, the Council addresses, debates and votes on Enactments that move Rotary forward in our ever changing world and this organization we hold dear. Early in this Rotary year, we posted all of the proposed legislation on our district website and encouraged you to contact me if you felt strongly about any of the enactments and voicing how you would like to see me vote. The list below, is the actual vote totals for each of the enactments. These are preliminary totals, as Rotary will examine those that passed, combine any that may say essentially the same thing or in some instances contradict one another, and by July 1st post the final list. Regardless, the final list will probably not look too much different from this one. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Art MacQueen |

Council on Legislation Vote Totals (PDF)

UPDATE: May 28, 2019. This is the ‘Report of Action‘ following the recently completed Council on Legislation. It contains only those Enactments that were adopted. Defeated enactments are not listed here. Some of them you will find interesting, especially you Rotary information junkies! At the end of the report, you will find an ‘Opposition to Legislation’ form. Any club in our organization may oppose something that has been adopted. Keep in mind, we have over 35,000 clubs in RI, so it would take a huge number of clubs finding something objectionable, to make a difference. That, however, does not mean if you feel strongly about something, you shouldn’t let your voice be heard!

Report of Action (PDF)

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