- (16-21) Flexibility in Meetings/Attendance
- How often a club meets is now up to the club except it must meet two times per month (there is no definition of “meeting”).
- Attendance requirements are now up to the club.
- (16-21) Allows clubs to remain the same or change accordingly.
- (16-36) Kinds of Membership
- Clubs may now have other types of memberships than the standard “active and honorary” memberships. This may include “corporate, associate, family,” etc. memberships.
- (16-38) Revise Qualifications for Membership to a club
- This enactment eliminates business and professional criteria from membership qualification.
- (16-99) Dues Increase
- RI dues are currently $55 per year. RI dues will increase $1 per year in 2016-17; increase $4 per year in 2017-18; increase $4 per year in 2018-2019; and increase $4 per year in 2019-20, reaching $68 per year in 2019-2020.
- Rationale: investment returns are down; forecast shows deficits in next four years without a dues increase; more monies needed for upgrading the infrastructure (websites, etc).
- (16-01) Requires written minutes of club Board of Director meetings
- (16-02) Club Treasurer is added as an officer and board member, in addition to the Immediate Past President, President, President Elect, and club Secretary
- (16-40) Rotaractors can simultaneously belong to a Rotary club.
- (16-51) Transferring or former Rotarians are ineligible for membership in a club if they have debts to another club.
- (16-82) E-Clubs - This enactment erases any distinction between regular clubs and e-clubs. Regular clubs can have an on-line meeting; an e-club can have an in-person meeting.
- RENE MARTINEZ, RC of Buellton
- DOMINIQUE BREDESON, RC of San Luis Obispo
- JONATHAN BROIDA, Rotaract Club of Santa Barbara
- DAVID VO, RC of Santa Barbara Sunrise
- SHANE NAZARETH, Rotaract Club of Santa Barbara
The 2016 Council on Legislation may well be remembered as one of the most progressive in Rotary history. Council members granted clubs more freedom to determine their meeting schedule and membership, and approved a per capita dues increase of $4 a year for three years to enhance Rotary’s website, improve online tools, and add programs for clubs. Read more about the Council, see photos, and download vote totals.
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In the days leading up to International Women’s Day 8 March, organizers of a Rotary event at the World Bank used social media and web pages to promote an event that was also streamed live. Thirteen times as many people watched the event online as attended in person, proving the value of the Internet in expanding an event’s reach.
For more information, contact Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo President Jeff Stulberg.Photos & Article provided by Camas Frank - Editor. “Volunteers Gather to Fight Hunger.” SLO City News. 10 February 2016.