2 Attendance Requirement Meeting the minimum attendance requirementis your responsibility as a Rotarian
3 Benefits of Attendance Fosters fellowship among club membersProvides opportunities to meet new people and reconnect with long-time friendsKeeps you current on club, district, and Rotary International news and events
4 Attendance Requirements As explained in the Standard Rotary Club Constitution, each member needs to meet the following requirements:Attend or make up at least 50% of your Rotary club meetings in each half of the year.Attend at least 30% of your club’s meetings in each half of the year.A member may not miss or fail to make up four consecutive meetings.
5 Attendance for a Meeting You should be present for at least 60% of a club meeting for it to count towards the attendance requirement.For example, you would need to be present for at least 36 minutes of a 60 minute meeting.15 min30 min45 min
6 Attendance at Your Club You should attend at least 30% of your own club’s meetings in each half of the year.For example, if your club holds 26 regular weekly meetings in six months, you must attend at least 8 meetings.
7 Make-upsThere are many ways that you can still receive attendance credit if you cannot attend you club meeting.Attend a meeting of another clubAttend a meeting of a Rotaract or Interact club, Rotary Community Corps, or Rotary FellowshipAttend certain district or RI meetingsParticipate in club-sponsored event or service projectAttend a club board or service committee meeting with authorization of the club boardParticipate in an E-club meeting for at least 30 minutes(Article 9, Section 1 of the Club Constitution)
8 Make-up CreditIn order to get attendance credit, you must attend a make-up meeting or event within 14 days before or after the regular time of your missed meeting.
9 Meetings of Other Clubs You can make up at Rotary clubs all around the world, which allows you to:Meet a new group of RotariansObserve how another club operatesShare information about your clubMake international contacts for club projects
10 Finding Other ClubsTo find another club, use Rotary’s online Club Locator or the Official Directory. Ask your club secretary for a copy.Be sure to ask the club secretary of the visited club to sign a card or note as proof of your attendance. A signed document ensures that your club gives you attendance credit.
11 Rotaract, Interact, RCC, or Fellowships Making up your meeting with a Rotaract club, Interact club, Rotary Community Corps, or Rotary Fellowship is a great way to explore and find out about these programs. To locate these meetings you can contact your:Club leadersDistrict Rotaract committee chairDistrict Interact committee chairDistrict Rotary Community Corps committee chairDistrict Rotary Fellowships committee chair
12 District or RI Meetings You can also make-up meetings at one of the following district or RI meeting:District conferenceDistrict assemblyDistrict committee meeting (at request of the district governor)RI Committee meetingRI ConventionRotary Institute
13 Club-sponsored Events Participating in a club-sponsored event is a great way to support the service work of your club and make-up a meeting. Check with your club secretary to see if these or other club events may count as make-ups:Club service projectClub-sponsored community eventOther meetings or events as authorized by the club board
14 Board or Committee Meetings Serving your club through holding a seat on the club board or in an assigned club committee can count as a make-up, if authorized by the board.
15 Excused Absences Absences will be excused if: The absence is approved by your club’s boardThe sum of the member’s years of membership and age equals 85 or more.(Article 9, Section 3 of the Club Constitution)
16 TerminationFailure to meet the attendance requirement may result in termination of membership, if the member fails to:Attend or make-up at least 50% of club meetings in each half of the yearAttend 30% of their own club’s regular meetings in each half of the yearAttend or make-up four consecutive meetings(Article 11, Section 4 of Club Constitution)
17 Resources The following resources are available on www.rotary.org: Manual of ProcedureRotary Code of PoliciesStandard Rotary Club ConstitutionRotary E-Learning Center