Fellow Rotarians and District Leaders, preparations for the 2022 Council on Legislation (COL) are in full swing. The COL is an in-person meeting where representatives gather every three years to debate and vote on legislation proposed by clubs, districts, the RI Board, the general council, or conference of RIBI, and the Council.
There are two types of legislation, enactments, and position statements. Enactments seek to change Rotary’s constitutional documents (the RI Constitution, RI Bylaws, and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution); whereas position statements seek to state a position of Rotary International and are only proposed by the Board of Directors.
Please CLICK HERE for the Proposed legislation for the COL to be held in spring of 2022. If you have any inclination in one of the proposed enactments, please let me know by emailing your points of view. I will certainly consider it before deciding on it.
Statements of Support and Opposition
Clubs and district conferences may use the online form to submit statements of support, opposition, or general comments regarding legislation. Click here for the online form.
Club statements must be submitted or confirmed by the club’s president and district statements must be submitted or confirmed by the governor.
Statements may be in support of, in opposition to, or as a comment on an item of legislation. You must explain why you are supporting, opposing, or wishing to make a general comment in the submission. Comments without substance, links to other materials, or comments that may be offensive will not be published at the discretion of the chair. For example, the statement “I support this item” does not include an explanation and would not be published.
The deadline for submitting statements is 10 January 2022 and they may not exceed 2,000 characters. A separate form should be used for each statement. Please note that it is our practice to merge substantially similar statements, with each submitter being listed on one statement.
If you have any questions about the information in this email or about the 2022 Council on Legislation, please do not hesitate to contact your COL representative PDG Hector Ortiz (richie1166@msn.com).