The Councils give us a voice in how our organization is governed.

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.

Council on Resolutions

The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions, which express opinions and make recommendations to the Board.

Council representatives

Each Rotary district chooses a representative for a three-year term. These members represent their districts at all three meetings of the Council on Resolutions and at the Council on Legislation during their term.

District governors have until 30 June 2017 to report to Rotary their district representatives for the term covering 1 July 2017 through 30 June 2020. Representatives will participate in:

  • The 2017, 2018, and 2019 Councils on Resolutions
  • The 2019 Council on Legislation

Proposing legislation and resolutions

Clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the RIBI general council or conference may submit legislation and resolutions to the Councils. The deadline for submitting legislation for the 2019 Council on Legislation is 31 December 2017.

The deadline for submitting resolutions to the 2017-18 Council on Resolutions is 30 June 2017.



Contact information

General Secretary
c/o Council Services
Rotary International
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 USA
Fax: +1-847-556-2123
Email: Council Services