Dear Fellow Club 11 Rotarians,
As I announced during last Thursday’s (Aug 18th) program, and in keeping with our current constitution’s required process noted below, there will be voice vote of all members in attendance at our Sept 8 program to ratify the current Rotary International Club Constitution for Club 11.
The proposed new constitution has been reviewed and vetted by our ad-hoc Constitution and By-laws Review Committee, chaired by Rick Tinucci with myself, Beth Russell, Cris Conner and Bob Garagiola as members. Feel free to ask any of us who serve on this committee any questions that may arise as you review the relevant documents as noted below.
Also, your Board of Directors, at its August 17th meeting, voted without exception and after extensive review and conversations, to bring this new Constitution to you for this vote.
Here is our current constitution speaking to this process:
Amendments to this Constitution, which do not change any of its provisions except to make same conform in substance to the Standard Club Constitution and any amendments thereto, may be made at any regular business meeting of the Club, by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all members present; provided, that a copy of such proposed amendment, together with notice of the meeting at which same will be voted on, shall have been mailed to each member at least ten (10) days before such meeting.
Appreciating how busy you all are, please review the Side-by-Side Comparison chart, if not both constitutional documents, before our September 8th vote.
Know that this proposed new constitution does not cost you or our club any money to adopt and will show the Rotary world and ourselves that our club is vibrant, renewable and committed to Service Above Self in our rapidly changing world.
Also, please know that we are not addressing any changes to our Club By-Laws, though once our new constitution is official, the committee will begin a methodical article by article By-laws review with similar adoption processes for each proposed change, but that is down the road yet.
Which reminds me of the old adage: “How do you eat an elephant? Answer: In small bites!”
Thank you, fellow Club 11ers and always at your service.
Current Club 11 Constitution and Bylaws
Standard Rotary Club Constitution Recommended by Rotary International
Side by Side Comparision