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PLENARY SESSION II
Monday, February 16
10:45 – 12:10 p.m.
“COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION”
PRIP Bill Huntley, 2005 Council On Legislation, Chair
Quote by Bill in his opening remarks: “Democracy is the worse form of government, except all the rest.”
Bill stated that the immediate past District Governor was the best to put to work.
He commented on a reason that the COL might be just every three years: MONEY> The attendance is costly. Bill stated that $ 3 million might be a lot to talk about attendance requirements for Club Meetings.
The next COL is to be held in Chicago.
Bill stated that the Triennial Meetings of the COL was to review the Constitutional Documents of RI.
ENACTMENTS: Change the Constitution or By-Laws of RI.
RESOLUTIONS: Suggestions to the Board but do not alter the Constitution.
COL is not a parliament. Why?
* COL does not propose enactments
* COL has no memory
* COL as no responsible for carrying out its own decisions
* It is not answerable to its constituents. (Except in a very limited manner.)
* In 1998, we made a momentous decision–eliminate the term “male” from all of our documents.
Officers of the Council–
Chairman, Past Director, Mark Maloney
constitute & By-Laws Committee: Al Frumkin, Jerry Yu, John Boag
PVP Bill Sergeant
PRID Dan Moores
PPVP Aves Gordon
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* US military provided support
* On-going support to the project includes:
–Rotarians to Afghanistan to teach English
–Support to a trade school for women
–Establishing a Sister City relationship with the city of Gahalabad; and starting a Rotary Club there.
PDG John Nugent–described a successful program called “Computers For Humanity” in support of the schools in a community in Peru. The program was conducted by several Rotary Clubs in New York/USA. It involved providing a number of repaired and upgraded computers in the schools.
* It took months to get the computers packaged, shipped, moved through Peru government officials, and finally to the schools. Local Peruvian Rotarians assisted in the process, including getting the schools prepared to receive the computers.
* Local Rotoractors fixed 17 of the computers that were damaged during shipment. Rotarians visited the school in support of the dedication of the computers, and while there, they presented some of the Peruvian computer techs with Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions.
PDG Werner Schwarz–described a literacy project in his own District (5160). The Project involved providing books for third grade children in some of the District 5160 schools–30,000 books have been provided, and the Project is continuing.
* Another literacy project in District 5160 has been support of the “Ade Majiyagbe Literacy For Women” Project; the “Ade Hope Fund”. Rotarians in District 5160 have raised, to date, $ 72,000 for this project under the leadership of DG Connie Crawford.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q (Questioner Unknown) How does the cost of acquiring used computers, repairing them, then shipping them, compare with buying new computers for shipment to the destination?
A Both approaches can work. Also, commercial airlines will sometimes deliver such items – just ASK*
A Steve Brown (D5340) Microsoft recently donated 7,000 “obsolete” versions of Windows, and have committed to provide similar support in the future.
A Len Wasserstein (D5280) Made reference to the LA Times “Reading By Nine” Program which is supported by many of the Rotary Clubs in the Southern California area.