Councils on Legislation and Resolutions

About the Council on Legislation

Every three years, representatives from Rotary districts worldwide gather in Chicago to review and vote on proposed legislation that governs Rotary. The Council on Legislation is an essential part of Rotary‚Äôs governance. The Council on Legislation processes and reviews proposed legislation for the 2022 Council, as well as decisions from the 2019 meetings. The 2022 Council on Legislation will be held simultaneously, in-person, and virtually, on 10-14 April 2022.

The 2022 Council on Legislation will consider ninety-two proposed enactments that could change the Rotary International and/or the Rotary Club governing documents.  The 2022 Council on Legislation Proposed Legislation, Full Report and Results are available for public review. 

If you have questions, concerns, or comments regarding any of the proposed enactments, please send an email to  the District 5240 2022 Council on Legislation delegate PDG Nick Frankle at nickdg1617@earthlink.net 

Council on Resolutions

The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions and urgent enactments. Resolutions are requests to the Board or the Trustees to take an action that is outside the purview of the constitutional documents. Ideally, a resolution should affect the Rotary world, rather than address local or administrative issues.  An urgent enactment is a change to the constitutional documents, proposed by the RI Board, that the Board has determined cannot wait until the next Council on Legislation, which is held every three years.

Representatives from all Rotary districts vote on items proposed by clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the general council or conference of RIBI.  Adopted resolutions are then considered by the RI Board or The Rotary Foundation Trustees.   Urgent enactments that have been adopted will amend the constitutional documents and will take effect one month after the Council on Resolutions report has been sent.  

The 2021 Council on Resolutions voted to approve sixteen of thirty-four proposed resolutions.  The 2021 Council of Resolutions Report of Action is also available for review. 

If you any questions or comments,  please send an email to  the District 5240 2022 Council on Legislation delegate PDG Nick Frankle at nickdg1617@earthlink.net