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.



2019 Hamburg Convention

This committee assists the 2018-19 president in planning the 2019 convention in accordance with the primary purpose of the international convention and RI policies governing conventions. The committee should create a program that helps promote the priorities and goals of the RI Strategic Plan.

Chair

John T. Blount


2019 Hamburg Convention Promotion

This committee assists the 2018-19 president in promoting attendance at the Rotary International Convention in accordance with RI policies governing conventions.

Chair

Jennifer E. Jones


2020 Honolulu Convention

This committee shall assist the 2019-20 President in planning the 2020 Convention in accordance with the primary purpose of the international convention and 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


2019 International Assembly Committee

This committee assists the president-elect in planning the International Assembly and ensures effective and consistent training of incoming governors.

Chair

Mark Daniel Maloney


Audit

This committee 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 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

Trichur N. Subramanian


Council Operations Committee

Chair

William Duane Benton


Districting

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

Chair

Mikael Ahlberg


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, monitor revenues and expenses, recommend investment policies, and monitor the performance of investment managers. The committee shall consider the RI Strategic Plan in its financial advisory role.

Chair

Hans-Jürgen Leuchs


Governance Committee

This committee shall review issues related to the governance of Rotary International, including governance procedures utilized by the Board, and provide advice and recommendations to the Board as it deems appropriate or at the request of the Board. The Executive Committee chair will serve as the chair of the Governance Committee. The three members of the Governance Committee who are not RI directors shall serve staggered terms. No member shall be a past RI president.

Chair

Brian A.E. Stoyel


Global Networking 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. The committee shall align its recommendations with the RI Strategic Plan.

Chair

Robert L. Hall


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

Shekhar Mehta


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. The committee shall consider the RI Strategic Plan priorities and goals in its deliberations.

Chair

Gayle D. Knepper


Member Benefits

This committee assists in the implementation and promotion of the member benefit initiative, Rotary Global Rewards.

Chair

David J. Harilela


Membership

This committee 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 Rotary clubs in current Rotary countries. The committee shall consider the RI Strategic Plan priority of expanding 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.

Chair

Frank N. Goldberg


Presidential Ad Hoc Committee of Young PDGs

This committee provides the insight of younger leadership to help the RI Board make strategic decisions that will attract younger professionals into the organization and into Rotary leadership positions. A representative of the committee attends each board meeting.

Chair

Michelle E. O’Brien


Rotaract and Interact

This committee, mandated by the RI Bylaws, shall advise the Board on matters related to the Rotaract and Interact programs. It will review issues and suggestions related to these programs. Under the direction of the President, it shall develop program content for and plan the Rotaract Preconvention. The committee is encouraged to consider the RI Strategic Plan in its recommendations.

Co-chairs

Mitty Chang
Alexandria Mayher Ritchie


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 and make recommendations to the board and trustees pertaining to the strategic plan and undertake other duties assigned by the Board and Trustees.

Chair

Stephanie A. Urchick


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. The committee is encouraged to consider the RI Strategic Plan in its recommendations.

Chair

Bruce I. Goldsen