Acting Governor — One who is appointed
by the RI president to fill a vacancy in the office of governor
until a new governor has been elected by the convention or the
RI Board. An acting governor also may be appointed to fill a temporary
vacancy during a time when the governor is unable to fulfill the
of the office.
Active Member — A member of a club who
has been elected to membership under a classification of business
or profession and who has all the obligations, responsibilities,
and privileges of membership as provided in the RI constitution
Admission Fee — Fee paid to a club by an
applicant for membership in the club. The fee varies according
to the amount specified by each club in its bylaws.
Alternate (delegate) — Any club may, at
the time of selecting its delegates to the convention, choose
an alternate for each delegate, such alternate being entitled
to vote at the convention in case the delegate is absent.
Assembly, Club — Meeting of all club officers, directors,
and committee chairs, held for the purpose of conferring on the
program and activities of the club.
Assembly, District — A training meeting
conducted annually, preferably in April or May, of club presidents-elect
and club members assigned by the club president-elect to serve
in key leadership roles in the upcoming year. It provides a program
of instruction to develop club leaders who have the necessary
skills, knowledge, and motivation to improve club effectiveness
as defined by the RI Board, as well as an opportunity to share
local and district plans and objectives. See also RIB 15.020.
Assembly, International — Annual meeting
attended by general officers, governors-elect and others designated
by the RI Board. Its purpose is to provide Rotary education, instruction
in administrative duties, motivation, and inspiration to governors-elect
and to provide an opportunity to discuss and plan how to implement
Rotary’s programs and activities during the ensuing year.
Assistant Governor — A Rotarian appointed
by the governor, in accordance with RI Board policy, to assist
the governor with administrative work associated with club operations
for designated clubs within an assigned geographic area.
Associate Foundation — A foundation which
has been established based on criteria and guidelines from the
Foundation Trustees and approved for operation as an associate
foundation by the Trustees. The primary purpose of associate foundations
is to provide tax benefits to Rotarians in countries where these
foundations have been established.
Attendance Report — Report of the attendance
at a club’s meetings. The RI bylaws require each club to
make this report each month to its governor.
Board of Directors (Club) — Governing
body of a Rotary club, to be constituted as the bylaws of the
club may provide.
Certificate of Nomination of Governor —
Certificate signed by the governor certifying the nomination of
the Rotarian by the clubs in the district for the office of governor
in a specified future year.
Charter Member — A founding member of
a Rotary club. This member is elected to membership prior to the
admission of the club to membership in RI.
Classification — Word or phrase that
describes a separate and distinct business or professional service
rendered to the community. As a term, it is the word or phrase
which most accurately describes the principal and recognized business
or professional activity of the firm, company, or institution
with which an active member is connected, or that which covers
the active member’s principal and recognized business or
Classification Roster — Complete list
of business and professional activities of the community, showing
which have been filled, and which remain unfilled, in the club.
Club Locality — A descriptive term that
describes the area in which a club provides service. A club may
be organized in the same locality as one or more existing clubs.
Club Service — Rotary’s first Avenue
of Service involves actions a Rotarian must take within the club
to help it function successfully.
Code of Policies, Rotary — A comprehensive
document containing all of the general and permanent policies
of the Board of Directors of Rotary International.
Code of Policies, The Rotary Foundation —
A comprehensive document containing all of the general and permanent
policies of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation.
Committee, RI, Ad Hoc — A committee established
by the RI Board that continues in existence until its tasks are
Committee, RI, Board — A committee of
select board members established by the RI president to make recommendations
on a specific topic to the full RI Board.
Committee, RI, Special — A committee established
by the RI Board that continues in existence until the end of the
Rotary year in which it is appointed.
Committee, RI, Standing — A committee
mandated by section 16.010. of the RI bylaws.
Community Service — Rotary’s third
Avenue of Service comprises varied efforts Rotarians make, sometimes
in conjunction with others (for example, a Rotaract or Interact
club or a Rotary Community Corps), to improve the quality of life
for those who live within their club’s locality or municipality.
Convention — Annual international meeting
open to all Rotarians and their guests. Its primary purpose is
to inspire and inform Rotarians at an international level. Club
delegates from around the world elect RI officers for the coming
year, including the president and RI Board.
Council on Legislation — RI’s legislative
body as provided for in article 10 of the RI constitution and
article 8 of the RI bylaws. Its voting membership is composed
of a representative of the clubs of each district. It meets every
third year to deliberate and act upon proposed enactments and
resolutions submitted by clubs, district conferences, the general
council or conference of RIBI, the Council on Legislation, and
the RI Board. Its actions in adopting legislation are subject
to review by all clubs.
Council on Legislation Representative —
Rotarian (past officer unless otherwise approved by the president)
elected to represent the clubs of a district at the Council on
Legislation. Representatives are voting members of the Council.
Credentials Certificate — Certificate
completed by the governor verifying the election of the representative
and alternate for the Council on Legislation. The certificate
must be presented for credentialing at the Council.
Delegate — Representative of a Rotary
club at the international convention.
Delegate-at-Large — Each officer and each
past president of RI still holding membership, other than honorary
membership, in a club is qualified to be a delegate-at-large at
the convention. Each delegate-at-large is entitled to cast one
vote on each question.
District — Name given to a geographic
area within which clubs are grouped for RI administrative purposes.
District Audit Report — Audited financial
statement from the previous Rotary year discussed and adopted
at the district conference in order to ensure financial accountability
to the clubs. (RIB 15.060.4.) This statement is submitted by the
district governor to RI with the district conference report. (RCP
District Conference — Meeting held annually
in each district to further the program of Rotary through fellowship,
inspirational addresses, and the discussion of matters relating
to club and district affairs. It is open to all Rotarians in the
district and their families.
District Conference Report — Report to
RI which the governor and the secretary of the district conference
are required to make covering any action taken by the conference,
the number of clubs represented, and other matters.
District Designated Fund (DDF) — The
50 percent of a district’s contributions to The Rotary Foundation,
plus any adjustments, available for its use for programs during
any given year.
District Dues — Also known as the district
fund. Each district may establish a fund for financing district-sponsored
projects and administrative functions. The district dues are financed
by all clubs in the district by way of a mandatory per capita
levy on members of those clubs. RI policy requires that the per
capita amount must be approved at the district assembly or the
district conference each year. (RCP 22.020.1.) Clubs may be suspended
for failure to pay their district dues for more than six months.
District Leadership Plan — The organizational
structure for all districts. Components include defined responsibilities
and duties for assistant governors and district committees, as
well as defined limits to terms of service and number of terms.
Dues and Fees — Every active member of
a club pays an admission fee and annual dues to the club in amounts
determined by the club.
Effective Club — A club that can 1) sustain
and/or grow its membership base; 2) implement successful service
projects that address the needs of its community and communities
in other countries; 3) support The Rotary Foundation through both
program participation and financial contributions; and 4) develop
leaders capable of serving Rotary beyond the club level.
Electors — The duly accredited delegates,
proxy holders, and delegates-at-large which constitute the voting
body of the convention. See also Delegate.
Enactment — An item of legislation adopted
by the Council on Legislation which amends the RI constitution
or bylaws or the standard Rotary club constitution.
Extension, External — Work of extending
Rotary by organizing clubs in localities where there are no Rotary
clubs. This work is carried on in districts by the governors with
the cooperation of the Secretariat. In nondistricted areas, it
is carried on by the Extension Committee under the supervision
of the RI Board.
Extension, Internal — Increasing the number
of members in the club so as to include representatives of all
classifications for which suitable persons are available within
the locality of the club.
Fiscal Agent — Rotarian volunteers who
receive and deposit payments made by clubs in their countries
and disburse the funds as authorized by the RI controller. Fiscal
agents are listed in the Official Directory.
Founder of Rotary — Term used in reference
to Paul P. Harris, who organized the first Rotary club in Chicago
in 1905. Paul Harris was born 19 April 1868 and died 27 January
Four Avenues of Service — Term used in
referring to Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service,
and International Service. See separate entries.
Fund Pool — Term used in The Rotary Foundation
for District Designated Fund allocated by districts through the
SHARE system to create a pool of monies available on a competitive
basis to fund selected Foundation programs, such as the Rotary
World Peace Scholarships.
General Council (RIBI) — Governing body
of RI in Great Britain and Ireland (see RIBI) consisting of the
officers of RIBI (the president, immediate past president, vice
president, honorary treasurer, and secretary) and the governors
of the districts in Great Britain and Ireland. The RI director
from Great Britain and Ireland is a member of the general council
General Secretary — The chief operating
officer of RI under the direction and control of the RI Board.
The general secretary is responsible to the RI Board and the president
for the implementation of its policies and for the operations
and administration, including the financial operation, of RI.
This individual is also the general secretary of The Rotary Foundation.
Good Standing — As used in the constitutional
documents of RI, this phrase applies to a member of a Rotary club
or to the membership of a Rotary club in RI and means that the
Rotarian or club continues to fulfill all requirements for membership
in the club or in RI.
Governor-nominee Data Form — A biographical
data form completed by the candidate that is selected by the district
for the office of district governor. It contains personal information
about the successful candidate and his/her spouse, and serves
as a preliminary registration form for the International Assembly.
Governors-elect Training Seminar (GETS) —
A zone-level training seminar for governors-elect held in conjunction
with Rotary zone institutes.
Governor’s Monthly Letter — Communication
issued every month by the governor to the president and secretary
of each club in the district containing items of special interest
and importance, including the monthly Membership Attendance Report.
Honorary Member — A person who has been
elected to honorary membership of a club for serving with distinction
in the furtherance of Rotary ideals, or for being considered a
friend of Rotary for his/her permanent support. An honorary member
is exempt from payment of fees and dues, has no vote, and may
not hold office. However, an honorary member may attend all meetings
and enjoy the privileges of the club. The term of honorary membership
is determined by the club board.
Institute, International — Attended by
current, past, and incoming district governors, an international
institute is usually held at the time and location of the international
convention. Timely topics related to the program of Rotary and
administration of RI are informally discussed.
Institute, Rotary Zone — Instructional,
motivational, and fellowship meeting for past, current, and incoming
governors and other RI officers from the districts which comprise
a zone or zones. A Rotary zone institute is intended to provide
participants with up-to-date information about Rotary’s
programs and is a source of ideas for improving and strengthening
the Rotary movement.
Interact — Rotary club-sponsored clubs
for young people dedicated to service and international understanding.
Membership is open to students at the secondary school level (ages
14 to 18).
Intercountry Committee — Committee of
Rotarians, Rotary clubs, or districts, formulated by or with the
approval of governors concerned, to encourage contacts between
clubs and Rotarians in two or more countries, thus developing
understanding between and promoting fellowship among the peoples
of different nations.
International Service — Rotary’s
fourth Avenue of Service comprises all the things that a Rotarian
can do to advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace
by fostering acquaintance with people of other countries, their
cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, problems —
through reading and correspondence, and through cooperation in
all club activities and projects (including those associated with
The Rotary Foundation) designed to help people in other lands.
Make-up — Attendance at the meeting of
another Rotary club or certain other functions as provided in
article 8 of the standard Rotary club constitution, to protect
membership and receive attendance credit when a meeting of the
Rotarian’s own club is missed. When attendance is made up
at another Rotary club, it is reported to the Rotarian’s
home club on a Visiting Rotarian Report Card sent by the secretary
of the club visited.
Membership Attendance Report (Governor) —
Governor’s summary of the monthly attendance reports received
from the clubs in the district. The governor sends a copy of this
summary report to the general secretary and must publish it in
the governor’s monthly letter.
Membership Data Form — Forms that RI furnishes
to club secretaries for their use in reporting to the general
secretary new members, terminations of membership, and changes
in addresses and classifications. Membership data can also be
updated online through Member Access.
Membership Development — To achieve membership
growth and development, a continual, multistep process is encouraged
which entails three core elements: the recruitment of new members,
the retention of existing members, and the organization of new
clubs (extension). Recruitment + Retention + New Clubs = Membership
Membership Identification Card — A uniform
pocket membership identification card, recommended by RI for use
by all clubs. It has blank spaces provided for inserting the name
of the member to whom the card is issued, the name of the club,
the date to which dues have been paid, the signature of the club
secretary and the signature of the member to whom the card is
issued. Cards are available for purchase from Rotary licensed
Memo of Club Visit — Printed form that
an assistant governor or governor completes during club visits.
The purpose of this memo is to aid assistant governors and governors
in assessing a club’s progress toward goals and to determine
ways to tailor support provided to a club. It also serves as an
annual record of a club’s progress, which is used by the
district and RI for guidance in servicing the clubs.
Menu of Service Opportunities — Issues
and concerns identified by RI as recommended service priorities
for clubs and districts for a specified period of time. These
include Children at Risk, Disabled Persons, Health Care, International
Understanding and Goodwill, Literacy and Numeracy, Population
Issues, Poverty and Hunger, Preserve Planet Earth, and Urban Concerns.
Merger of Clubs — Two or more clubs within
the same district may apply to the Board to merge into a single
club. (RIB 2.050.)
Multidistrict Administrative Groups —
Established under Board approval (see RCP 16.040.) whenever two
or more districts wish to provide joint administrative services
to their clubs.
Object of Rotary — The Object of Rotary
is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of
worthy enterprise as set forth in the RI constitution, article
4 and the standard Rotary club constitution, article 4.
Officers, Club — The officers of a club
are the president, the president-elect, one or more vice presidents,
the secretary, the treasurer, and the sergeant-at-arms.
Officers, RI — The officers of RI are
the president, president-elect, vice president, treasurer, other
directors, general secretary, governors; and the president, immediate
past president, vice president, and honorary treasurer of Rotary
International in Great Britain and Ireland.
Officers, RI, General — The general officers
of RI are the president, president-elect, vice president, treasurer,
other directors, and the general secretary.
Paul Harris Fellow — An individual who
contributes or in whose honor or memory is contributed US$1,000
to The Rotary Foundation.
Per Capita Dues — The per capita dues
which each club pays to RI semiannually on 1 July and 1 January
for each active member of the club.
Perfect Attendance — Term used by many
clubs to refer to a Rotarian’s 100 percent attendance record.
Planning Guide for Effective Rotary Clubs —
A goal-setting tool used by club presidents-elect in cooperation
with club and district leaders to establish goals related to the
four elements of an effective club, as well as general club administration.
The guide also suggests common strategies that clubs can use to
achieve their goals.
PolioPlus — The program of Rotary International
and The Rotary Foundation with a “priority of the highest
order” to eradicate polio.
Presidents-elect Training Seminar (PETS) —
A training meeting conducted annually, preferably in March, for
club presidents-elect. Its main purpose is to develop club presidents
who have the necessary skills, knowledge, and motivation to create
or maintain an effective club as defined by the RI Board.
President’s Representative — A representative
of the president assigned to attend a district conference.
Purposes of Rotary International —
a) To support the clubs and districts of RI in their pursuit of
programs and activities that promote the Object of Rotary;
b) To encourage, promote, extend, and supervise Rotary throughout
c) To coordinate and generally direct the activities of RI. (RIC
Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator (RRFC)
— A Rotarian who provides a link between the Foundation
Trustees and the districts regarding Foundation matters in an
assigned region. RRFCs have two primary areas of responsibility:
promotion of fundraising and promotion of programs.
Resolution — Action by the Council on
Legislation which does not amend or conflict with the constitutional
documents of RI but which expresses an opinion or makes a recommendation
to the RI Board. See also Enactment.
Rotaract — Rotary club-sponsored clubs
for young adults (ages 18 to 30) for the purpose of developing
leaders and service-minded citizens.
Rotary — “Rotary” is used
as expressive and indicative of the organized body of Rotary clubs
and Rotarians, of the spirit which animates them, of the principles
and practices and precedents which guide them, and of the purposes
and object they seek to accomplish.
Rotary Community Corps (RCC) — Rotary
club-sponsored groups for non-Rotarian adults dedicated to serving
and improving their own village, neighborhood, or community.
Rotary Emblem — Symbol of Rotary International,
consisting of a gearwheel with 6 spokes, 24 cogs, and a keyway.
Colored royal blue and gold, it is worn with pride by Rotarians
as a lapel button.
Rotary Entity/Rotary Entities — Rotary
International, The Rotary Foundation, a Rotary club or group of
clubs, a Rotary district or group of districts (including a multidistrict
activity), a Rotary Fellowship, RI Convention host committees,
and administrative territorial units of Rotary International.
Rotary Fellowships — An RI Structured
Program that brings together Rotarians who share common interests
or vocations to foster international fellowship, friendship, and
service. Rotary Foundation of RI, The — A not-for-profit
corporation that receives contributions and distributes funds
in support of approved humanitarian and educational programs that
are implemented through Rotary clubs and districts. Its mission
is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfillment
of the Object of Rotary, Rotary’s Mission, and the achievement
of world understanding and peace through local, national, and
international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.
Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member —
An individual who makes a minimum initial gift of US$100 or more
to the Annual Programs Fund of The Rotary Foundation and states
in writing the intention to make a minimum gift of US$100 or more
to the fund annually thereafter.
Rotary Friendship Exchange — An RI Structured
Program for Rotarians and their families to engage in opportunities
to experience other cultures firsthand through reciprocal visits
with Rotarians and their families from other countries.
Rotary Information — 1) The process of
informing members on the Object, principles, and development of
Rotary and its four Avenues of Service. 2) The process of developing
in each Rotarian a sense of responsibility and understanding expressed
by personal dedication and service to Rotary ideals.
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI)
— The name of the association of Rotary clubs in Great Britain,
Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.
Rotary International Membership Coordinator (RIMC)
— A network of Rotarians appointed by the RI president to
support districts and clubs in their membership efforts. There
are 44 RIMCs, at least one appointed in each zone.
The RIMCs are supported by Rotary International membership zone
coordinators (RIMZCs). There are 80 RIMZCs. Both the RIMCs and
RIMZCs are responsible for conducting membership seminars within
their regions, identifying membership trends and strategies specific
to their regions, serving as a member of the governors-elect training
seminar (GETS) team and presenting or facilitating membership
sessions at other district or zone meetings or events. (RCP 26.070.)
office of the Secretariat other than World Headquarters. Each
international office services the Rotary clubs and governors
in its assigned area.
| Rotary International Brazil
|| Office of the Secretariat in São Paulo,
Brazil, which serves Rotary in Brazil.
| Rotary International Europe/Africa
|| Office of the Secretariat in Zurich, Switzerland, which
serves Rotary in Europe, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean
| Rotary International
|| Office of the Secretariat in Tokyo, Japan,
which serves Rotary in Japan.
| Rotary International
|| Office of the Secretariat in Seoul, Korea,
which serves Rotary in Korea.
| Rotary International
South Asia Office
|| Office of the Secretariat in Delhi, India,
which serves Rotary in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan,
and Sri Lanka.
| Rotary International
South Pacific and Philippines Office
|| Office of the Secretariat in Parramatta, Australia,
which serves Rotary in Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines,
and the Pacific Islands.
| Rotary International
Southern South America Office
|| Office of the Secretariat in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, which serves Rotary in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile,
Paraguay, and Uruguay.
Rotary International Theme — Annual Rotary
message expressed through the president. The theme directs the
service initiatives throughout the Rotary year.
Rotary Marks — RI’s intellectual
property – trademarks and service marks owned throughout
the world, including both word and design marks. For a more complete
listing of RI’s intellectual property, see chapter 17 of
Rotary Volunteers — The Rotary Volunteers
program is the embodiment of Rotary’s motto Service Above
Self. The program encourages Rotarians to become actively involved
in hands-on projects in which their vocational skills are put
to use. Rotary Volunteers provides opportunities for Rotarians
and other skilled professionals to offer their services and expertise
to local and international humanitarian projects in need of assistance.
RI maintains a database of volunteers offering to serve internationally,
as well as sites in need of volunteer assistance.
Rotary Wheel — see Rotary Emblem.
Rotary World — Newspaper published four
times a year, in nine languages, for Rotary club, district, and
international leaders. A universal source of information on all
programs of RI and The Rotary Foundation, and on Rotary news of
interest originating in the clubs and districts.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) —
Program conducted at the club, district, multidistrict, and international
levels where Rotarians and Rotary clubs participate in developing
qualities of leadership, good citizenship, and personal development
in the young people of their communities by providing a training
experience. RYLA programs are tailored for youth between the ages
of 14 and 30.
Secretariat — The entire operations of
the general secretary and staff, including international offices
and all staff assigned to Rotary Foundation matters.
Semiannual Report — Report which each
club makes to RI on 1 July and 1 January of each year certifying
to the RI Board the number of its members on such dates. The report
is signed by the club president and the club secretary and is
transmitted to the general secretary on forms provided by the
Secretariat for that purpose, or it may be completed online by
the club president or secretary. These reports are used as the
basis on which the club makes payment to RI for per capita dues.
Service Above Self — Rotary’s official
motto which may be used in Rotary literature and elsewhere.
SHARE System — The mechanism through which
Rotary Foundation program awards are distributed worldwide.
The system is called SHARE because the name defines what the system
1) Rotarians SHARE their resources with their fellow Rotarians
around the world;
2) the Trustees SHARE some of their decision-making responsibility
with the districts; and
3) Rotarians SHARE Rotary with the world through their Foundation.
Special Months in Rotary — Months designated
by the RI Board to emphasize the involvement of every Rotarian,
and not just clubs, in Rotary activities. They are: Literacy (July),
Membership and Extension (August), New Generations (September),
Vocational Services (October), The Rotary Foundation (November),
Family (December), Rotary Awareness (January), World Understanding
(February), Magazine (April), Rotary Fellowships (June).
Special Representative — An individual,
usually a Rotarian and preferably a member of the club sponsoring
the organization of a new Rotary club, appointed by and representing
the governor in all the details pertaining to the organization
of the club.
Sponsor Club — Rotary club which has assumed
responsibility for assisting in the organization of a new club
and in guiding it in its early development as a member of RI.
The sponsor club is usually the home club of the special representative
who assisted the governor in the organization of the new club.
Standard Rotary Club Constitution — The
club constitution prescribed by the RI bylaws for adoption by
all clubs admitted to membership in RI.
Structured Programs — Organized activities
recommended by the RI Board for clubs and districts that include
a recommended framework and guidelines, including Interact, Rotaract,
Rotary Community Corps, Rotary Fellowships, Rotary Friendship
Exchange, Rotary Volunteers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, World
Community Service, and Youth Exchange.
The Rotarian — The name of the official
magazine of RI; an international magazine for business and professional
Trustees of The Rotary Foundation — The
directors of The Rotary Foundation, who are appointed by the president
of RI with the concurrence of the RI Board. All business of the
Foundation is managed by the Trustees and must be in the furtherance
of the purpose of the corporation as stated in the articles of
Visiting Rotarian Report Card — Card used
by the secretary of a club to report the attendance of a visiting
Rotarian to the secretary of the visitor’s home club so
credit for attendance can be given.
Vocational Service — Rotary’s second
Avenue of Service. Its purpose includes promoting high ethical
standards in businesses and professions, recognizing the worthiness
of all occupations, and fostering the ideal of service in the
pursuit of all vocations. The role of the club includes developing
projects that help members contribute their talents to meeting
society’s needs. The role of Rotarians includes conducting
themselves and their businesses in accordance with Rotary principles
and responding to projects their clubs develop.
World Community Service (WCS) — An aspect
of International Service that promotes international understanding
and goodwill on a global scale. Through WCS, Rotarians from clubs
in two different countries join together to conduct service projects
to improve lives and meet human needs. Rotarians can offer their
support to projects through funding, donated goods, or professional
expertise. The WCS Projects Exchange on the RI Web site enables
clubs to find a partner for a project.
World Headquarters — The World Headquarters
of the Secretariat located at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman
Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201-3698 USA. The World Headquarters
provides membership services for clubs and districts in North
America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Gibraltar, northern
South America, eastern Russia, and Antarctica.
World Understanding and Peace Day — The
anniversary of Rotary’s beginning, 23 February 1905, is
also observed as World Understanding and Peace Day. Each club,
on that day, gives special recognition and emphasis to Rotary’s
commitment to international understanding, friendship, and peace.
Youth Exchange — An RI Structured Program
for students of secondary school age (ages 15 to 19) to engage
in study or travel abroad for one academic year or less for the
purpose of advancing international understanding and goodwill.
Sponsored by sending and receiving Rotary clubs or districts,
exchangees are selected according to guidelines and procedures
established by the RI Board.
Zone — Grouping of clubs, established
by the RI bylaws and constituted by the RI Board, for the purpose
of electing members of the nominating committee for president
and for the nomination of directors. Zone alignments are also
often based upon which institutes are organized.