Flexibility in meeting frequency, format, and attendance

Council on Legislation 2016 representatives voted overwhelmingly to eliminate limitations on how Rotary clubs conduct their meetings. They also recognize that club health is not determined by attendance alone. The RI Board and Council representatives agree that individual clubs should be able to:
  • Determine the best day and time for their meetings
  • Change or cancel a meeting, if the need arises
  • Count service projects or social events as meetings
  • Choose whether to gather in person, meet online, alternate between online and in-person meetings, or even use both formats at the same time (for example, a member could participate in an in-person meeting online through video chat)
  • Amend their bylaws to either relax or tighten attendance requirements and policies of terminating members for poor attendance