Council on Legislation

14-18 April 2019

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Event registration

Register online:

Register by mail or fax (begins in November):

Please note that observer space is limited, and submitting an observer registration form does not guarantee registration.


Every three years, members from Rotary districts across the globe gather in Chicago to review and vote on proposed legislation. The Council on Legislation is an essential part of Rotary’s governance. Learn more about the Council on Legislation process and review legislation proposed legislation for the 2019 Council, as well as decisions from the 2016 meetings.

The Council will start with a training and opening session on Sunday, 14 April, at 15:00. After that, sessions will begin daily at 09:00. Check the schedule in the program book for details.

Preview the Council on Legislation


Rotary arranges accommodations for all representatives at the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel. Please do not book your own room.

A limited number of rooms are available before Saturday, 13 April, and after Wednesday, 17 April. You can extend your personal stay through the hotel’s website. Rotary International Travel Service (RITS) will confirm your official arrival and departure dates when you book your airline reservations.

Travel & expenses


Book your travel using the RITS Travel Request Form between 28 January and 8 March.

Contact RITS at with any questions or concerns about travel to and from the Council on Legislation. The RITS office is open Monday through Friday, 08:30-17:00 Chicago time (UTC-6).


Rotary reimburses all reasonable and necessary expenses related to the Council on Legislation for representatives who complete the online representative training and attend training at the Rotary institute. Otherwise, you will be responsible for your expenses, unless you’ve been excused from training by the Council chair. Find information about reimbursable expenses in the registration book.


All changes and cancellations must be received in writing by Monday, 1 April. All registration, legislation book, and meal plan cancellations are subject to a $50 service fee and are nontransferable.

Resources & reference