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The Organisation of Rotary


Rotary is essentially a grassroots organization, with most of its service efforts being carried out at a club level. The district and international structure is designed to support the clubs and help them provide more service in their communities and abroad.

CLUBS
Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs, which belong to the global association Rotary International (RI). Each club elects its own officers and enjoys considerable autonomy within the framework of Rotary's constitution and bylaws.

DISTRICTS
Clubs are grouped into 529 RI districts, each led by a district governor, who is an officer of RI. The district administration, including assistant governors and various committees, guides and supports the clubs.

RI BOARD
The 19-member RI Board of Directors, which includes the RI president and president-elect, meets quarterly to establish policies. Traditionally, the RI president, who id elected annually, develops a theme and emphasis for the year.

RI SECRETARIAT
Rotary International is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, USA, with seven international offices in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, and Switzerland. The RI in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) office, in England, serves clubs and districts in that region. The Secretariat's active managing officer is the RI general secretary, who heads a staff of about 600 people, working to serve Rotarians worldwide.


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18:45
Cromwell Room, St Mary Church, 1 Putney High Street SW15 1SN
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