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Commonly used acronyms

The original Rotary acronym list on this page was compiled by District 9790, Australia, and included many acronyms that were only used in Australia. This list has been loaned to District 6970 by our friends in District 5300 in Southern California and Nevada. Please send corrections and additions to Rotary District 6970 Webmaster.

Acronym Description
3-HHealth, Hunger and Humanity
3-H GrantsHealth, hunger and humanity - Grants of US$100k to
S500K for multi- year international projects and social
4-Way TestA measure for Rotarians of conduct and thinking -1 Is it the truth? 2 Is it fair to all concerned? 3 Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4 Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
AG/EAGAssistant Governor/Executive Assistant Governor- One of a number of senior Rotarians appointed by District Governor (DG) to assist with administration of a group of clubs in that year
Ambassadorial ScholarsAn international program of Rotary Foundation - Enables
men and women to spend an academic year abroad in
university level or vocational studies
BODTSBoard of Directors Training Seminar
CAPCommunity Assistance Program
DDFDistrict Designated Fund
DGDistrict Governor - Directly responsible to the Board of Rotary International (Rl) for the supervision of clubs within a designated district
DGDDistrict Governor-Designate (DG next+2 Rotary Year)
DGEDistrict Governor-Elect (DG next Rotary Year)
DGNDistrict Governor-Nominee (DG next+1 Rotary Year)
DOTSDistrict Officers Training Seminar
DSGDistrict Simplified Grants
EREYEvery Rotarian. Every Year
GETSGovernor Elect Training Seminar
GSE TeamGroup Study Exchange Team Program of Rotary Foundation of Rl - A cultural and Educational exchange of young non-Rotarian professionals which promotes international understanding through travel and personal contact.
HOCHost Organisation Committee for International Conventions
HOFHouse of Friendship at Rotary International Conventions
Honorary MemberRecognition of a past member or non-Rotarian - Persons who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals
InteractInteraction between youth and service - World-wide Rotary sponsored group of young people dedicated to service and International understanding and is open to students in their last 4 years of secondary education
IPPImmediate Past President
Make-UpsMaking up of attendance at meetings or another Rotary Club or District meeting - A card is obtained from the visited club in order that credit for attendance is gained Make-ups can be within 14 days prior to or following the normal meeting
MGMatching Grants
NIDNational Immunization Day
Object of RotaryA statement from the Rotary Constitution - The object is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise
PDGPast District Governor
PETSHeld annually for incoming Presidents and partners to be trained in the administration of their club and to develop challenging projects and programs
PHFPaul Harris Fellow - A form of recognition for financial or meritorious service to the Foundation or to the community generally
PHSPaul Harris Society
PHSMPaul Harris Sustaining Member
Polio PlusRotary Foundation Program to Globally Eliminate Polio
PPPast President
PRIDPast Rotary International Director
PRLSPotential Rotary Leadership Seminar
Provisional ClubA group organizing the formation of a new club - Meets weekly until admitted to membership of Rotary International with minimum of 25 charter members
RlRotary International - The association of Rotary Clubs of Rotary Clubs throughout the world
RINORotarian in name ONLY
RIPRotary International President
RotaractA Rotary sponsored service group - For young people aged 18 to 30 who meet each two weeks to foster service to the local and international community
RotaryFounded 1905 by Paul Harris in Chicago US - An organization of business and professional persons united world-wide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world
Rotary FoundationA philanthropic Trust - A not-for-profit corporation whose activities extend world-wide to achieve world understanding and peace. Also known as TRF
ROTIRotarians on the Internet
RYLARotary Youth Leadership Awards
SARSemi Annual Report
STYEShort Term Youth Exchange
TLCTeen Leadership Camp
TRThe Rotarian (magazine)
TRFThe Rotary Foundation
YEPYouth Exchange Program