Rotary International Committees

Rotarians appointed to committees by the Rotary International president help ensure clubs and districts perform efficiently. All RI committees promote the priorities and goals of Rotary’s strategic plan.



2020 Honolulu Convention

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall assist the 2019-20 President in planning the 2020 convention to stimulate, inspire, and inform all Rotarians at an international level, as well as serve as a forum for advancing the strategic goals of RI in accordance with RI policies governing conventions. The committee should create a program that helps promote the priorities and goals of the RI Strategic Plan.

Chair

Celia Elena Cruz de Giay


2020 Honolulu Convention Promotion

This committee assists the 2019-20 president in promoting the 2020 Convention in accordance with RI policies governing conventions.

Co-Chairs

Bradford R. Howard
P. T. Prabhakar


2021 Taipei Convention

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall assist the 2020-21 president in planning the 2021 Convention to stimulate, inspire, and inform all Rotarians at an international level, as well as serve as a forum for advancing the strategic goals of RI in accordance with the RI policies governing conventions. The committee should create a program that helps promote the priorities and goals of the RI Strategic Plan.

Chair

Kenneth M Schuppert. Jr.


2020 International Assembly Committee

This committee assists the president-elect in planning the International Assembly in accordance with RI policies and ensures effective and consistent training of incoming governors. The committee should create a program that helps promote the priorities and goals of the RI Strategic Plan.

Chair

Holger Knaack


Audit

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall review and report to the board as appropriate on RI and Rotary Foundation financial reports, the external audit, the system of internal control, internal audit, and other matters connected therewith. The Chair of the Operations Review Committee or the Chair's designee shall serve as a liaison to the committee.

Chair

Michael Colasurdo


Communications

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, provides guidance and advice to the Board on Rotary’s communications strategy and approach. It also advises the Board on how Rotary can convey its message effectively and consistently across all available communication channels using all available tools.

Chair

Bradford R. Howard


Constitution and Bylaws

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall serve as counsel to the Board regarding all matters pertaining to the constitutional documents and legislative procedures of Rotary.

Chair

Tom Kinnear Griffin


Districting

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall recommend to the Board any needed adjustments of district boundaries for optimum effectiveness.

Chair

Andy Smallwood


Election Review

This committee, as mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall review all cases referred to it involving complaints or disputes over an election to any office in RI, including all charges of canvassing, campaigning or electioneering and any related matters.

Chair

Peter L. Offer


Finance

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall advise the Board on all finances of RI. It will recommend the annual budget and five-year financial forecast, review financial statement activity, and monitor revenues and expenses. The committee will work with the TRF Finance Committee to confirm the allocation of secretariat expenses between RI and TRF, shall consider the organization’s long-term financial projections and financial sustainability in collaboration with the Strategic Planning Committee, and shall perform the other duties set forth in the Rotary Code of Policies.

Chair

Mikael Ahlberg


Networking and Service Groups

This committee shall provide guidance and advice to the Board on all aspects of Rotarian Action Groups, Rotary Fellowships, and on strategies for promoting Vocational Service. It will assist Global Networking Groups to enhance their performance and effectiveness.

Chair

Celia Elena Cruz de Giay


Joint Committee on Partnerships

This committee shall advise the Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees on partnership and sponsorship matters. It shall consider how to coordinate a comprehensive approach to developing and engaging the four types of partners as defined in the Code of Policies. Additionally, it will support and advise on the development and implementation of specific strategies to address the variable partnership and sponsorship opportunities and recommend new partnership opportunities for consideration by the Board and Trustees.

Chair

Geeta K. Manek


Leadership Development and Training

This committee shall provide guidance and advice to the Board on Rotary’s leadership training program for Rotarians, clubs and districts, with a special emphasis on training for district governors.

Chair

Daniel Osvaldo Elicetche


Membership

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall provide guidance and advice to the Board on matters related to membership development, retention and education. It shall consider matters related to developing programs to attract new members, educate and retain new as well as existing members, and encourage the formation of new, innovative, and flexible Rotary clubs and alternative membership models. The committee shall consider the RI Strategic Plan priorities of expanding Rotary membership and enhancing participant engagement to strengthen Rotary membership in both numbers and quality.

Chair

Jessie H. Harman


Operations Review

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall review the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, administrative procedures, standards of conduct, and other operational and oversight functions as assigned by the Board. This committee shall also serve as the advisory compensation committee to the Executive Committee.

Chair

Karen K. Wentz


Rotaract

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall advise the Board on matters related to Rotaract. It will review issues and suggestions, including policies that promote and strengthen cooperation between Rotarians and Rotaractors and policies to advance leadership development and service through Rotaract. Under the direction of the President, it shall develop program content for and plan the Rotaract Preconvention.

Co-chairs

Ronald S. Kawaddwa
Yi-Chun Lin


Shaping Rotary’s Future Committee

This committee will help the organization become more relevant and provide new perspectives on the following issues: regional leaders and structure, including effectiveness of institutes, presidents’ representatives, and regional leaders, plus study of regionalization model; volunteer leadership layers between directors and the districts; and districts, including their number, size, leadership, duties of the governor, and the value and effectiveness of district conferences.

Chair

Barry Rassin


Strategic Planning

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall develop, recommend, and update a strategic plan for consideration by the board and trustees, survey Rotarians and clubs not less than every three years in discharge of its duties to review, make recommendations to the board and trustees pertaining to the strategic plan, and shall perform other duties set forth in Rotary Code of Policies.

Chair

Gregory F. Yank


Young Past Governors

This committee provides insight of younger leadership to help the RI Board make strategic decisions that will attract younger individuals into the organization and into Rotary leadership positions. A representative of the committee attends the September/October, January and April board meetings.

Chair

Haresh L. Ramchandani


Youth Exchange

This committee shall advise the Board on matters related to the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Under the direction of the President, it shall develop program content for and plan the Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention.

Chair

Maria Letiícia Martins Campos Ferreira