Rotary Attendance Rules

Rotary Attendance Rules

Section 1 – General Provisions

Each member should attend this club’s regular meetings. A member shall be counted as attending a regular meeting if the member is present for at least 60 percent of the meeting, or is present and is called away unexpectedly and subsequently produces evidence to the satisfaction of the board that such action was reasonable, or makes up for and absence in any of the following ways:

or

Section 1 (for e-Clubs) – General Provisions

Each member should attend this club’s regular meetings. A member shall be counted as attending a regular meeting if the member participates in the regular meeting posted on the club’s Web site within one week following its posting, or makes up a missed meeting in any of the following ways:

(a) 14 Days Before or After the Meeting. If , within fourteen (14) days before or after the regular time for that meeting, the member

  1. Attends at least 60 percent of the regular meeting of another club of a provisional club; or
  2. Attends a regular meeting of a Rotoract or Interact club, Rotary Community Corps, or Rotary Fellowship or of a provisional Rotaract or Interact club, Rotary Community Corps, or Rotary Fellowship; or:
  3. Attends a convention or RI, a council on legislation, an international assembly, Rotary institute for past, present, and incoming officers or any other meeting convened with the approval of the board of directors of RI or the president of RI acting on behalf of the board of directors of RI, a Rotary multizone conference,a meeting of  a committee of RI, a Rotary district conference, a Rotary district assembly, any district committee meeting held by direction of the district governor, or a regularly announced intercity meeting of Rotary clubs; or
  4. is president at the usual time and place of a regular meeting of another club for the purpose of attending such meeting, but that club is not meeting at the time or place; or
  5. Attends and participates in a club service project or a club-sponsored community event or meeting authorized by the board; or
  6. Attends  a board meeting or, if authorized by the board, a meeting of a service committee to which the member is assigned; or
  7. Participates through a club web site in an interactive activity requiring an average of 30 minutes of participation.

When  a member is outside the member’s country of residence for more than fourteen days, the time restriction shall not be imposed so that the member may attend meetings in another country at any time during the travel period, and each such attendance shall count as a valid make-up for any regular meeting missed during the member’s time abroad

(b) At the Time of the Meeting. If,at the time of the meeting, the member is

  1. Traveling with reasonable directness to or from one of the meetings specified in sub-subsection (a) (3) of this section; or
  2. Serving as an officer or member of a committee of RI, or a trustee of The Rotary Foundation ; or
  3. Serving as the special representative of the district governor in the formation of a new club; or
  4. On Rotary business int he employ of RI; or
  5. Directly and actively engaged in a district-sponsored or RI or Rotary Foundation-sponsored service project in a remote area where making up attendance is impossible; or
  6. Engaged in Rotary business duly authorized by the board which precludes attendance at the meeting.