Apply to serve on a 2021-22 Rotary committee

Would you like to contribute further to Rotary by serving on a committee? Each of Rotary's committees, made up of Rotarians and Rotaractors from around the world, works with the organization's leadership to ensure efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of the strategic plan.

The following committees are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2021-22. All committees correspond via email, teleconference, or webinars as needed, and some involve at least one mandatory in-person meeting per year. Most committee business is conducted in English.

To be considered for committee membership or recommend someone for an appointment, visit

Applicants must be registered on My Rotary at and ensure that their My Rotary profile includes current contact details.

The application deadline is 15 August.

Audit committee

Function: Advises the Board of Directors on financial reports, internal and external auditing, and the system of internal control.

Prerequisites: Independence, appropriate business experience, and demonstrated financial literacy in accounting, auditing, banking, insurance, investment, risk management, executive management, or audit governance

Commitment: One position for a six-year term; two meetings in Evanston and two teleconference/ webinar meetings per year

Communications committee

Function: Advises the Board on communication with key audiences

Prerequisites: Professional background and experience in a communications-related field

Commitment: Three positions for three-year terms; multiple conference calls; annual meeting in Evanston

Finance committee

Function: Advises the Board on Rotary's finances, including budgets, investment policy, and sustainability measures

Prerequisites: Professional background in a finance-related field; nonprofit experience preferred. Candidates should have experience at the club and district level in financial matters.

Commitment: Two positions for three-year terms; two meetings a year in Evanston

Joint Committee on Partnerships

Function: Advises the Board and Trustees on partnership and sponsorship matters

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Rotary grant-making and international service portfolios; extensive experience in cultivating and developing partnerships with corporations, the NGO sector, and government; experience in cause marketing, sponsorship, and resource-generating relationships as well as international strategic partnerships; and clear understanding of the capacity and club-based projects of Rotary.

Commitment: Two positions for three-year terms; annual meeting in Evanston

Leadership development and training committee

Function: Advises the Board on Rotary's leadership training program for Rotarians, clubs, and districts, with a special emphasis on training for district governors

Prerequisites: Must have significant training or education experience with a preference for leadership development

Commitment: Two positions for three-year terms; annual meeting in Evanston

Operations review committee

Function: Monitors the effectiveness, efficiency, and implementation of operations and all internal systems, advises the Executive Committee on compensation matters, and performs other oversight functions as requested by the Board

Prerequisites: Experience in management, leadership development, or financial management, and a thorough knowledge of Rotary's operations. Appointments will be limited to past RI directors.

Commitment: One position for six-year term; two meetings per year in Evanston

Rotaract committee

Function: Advises the Board on Rotaract; develops the Rotaract Preconvention program

Prerequisites Rotarians: Experience working with Rotaract; direct experience as a mentor or Rotaract adviser or district chair. Rotaract alumni are strong candidates.

Prerequisites Rotaractors: Leadership at the club, district, or international level. Strong candidates have served as a district Rotaract representative, organized projects, or attended a Rotaract Preconvention. Age restrictions may apply.

Commitment Rotarians: One position for a three-year term; annual meeting in Evanston

Commitment Rotaractors: Three positions for a one-year term; annual meeting in Evanston

Strategic planning committee

Function: Reviews Rotary's strategic plan and associated measures; advises leadership on other matters of long-term significance

Prerequisites: 10+ years of experience in strategy development, monitoring, and implementation, and strong understanding of RI and Foundation programs and services

Commitment: One position with a four-year term; two meetings per year in Evanston