On Tuesday, April 18 Ralph Montesanto lead the club in a review of Rotary's changes to the Council of Legislation. Ralph started by sharing two video presentations regarding Rotary International Legislation. Club's have been provided with a basic template to follow when implementing and complying with Rotary International bylaws.
These changes have been introduced to allow local clubs more flexibility with respect to their meeting formats. For example clubs may now choose: (1) attendance at alternate meetings – breakfast or noon within same area; (2) meet more often i.e. twice a week; (3) online meetings; (4) a “Pub Meeting” (fellowship); (5) a “Service Meeting” (i.e. soup kitchen, Ronald McDonald House etc.) (6) traditional as per local club procedures.
Changes also apply to membership with new types of membership available for clubs to explore - active, honorary, corporate, family (possible discount on dues), associate (to experience Rotary and see if it is for you). Rotary continues to look for potential members who offer good character, integrity and are involved in their community.
Barb Busing, Jessica Brennan and Ross Bannatyne sit on the Council on Legislation and any questions can be directed to them.