Speakers in debate:
* One of the items being proposed is to bring back Senior Active members. (It only took us 95 years to get rid of it*)
Philosophy of the Council:
“We come from different lands and different backgrounds, meeting in the unity of rotary service and as we deliberate together we must do so in the same spirit of friendship and service. I hope to see a Council with an atmosphere of tolerance and goodwill. One where we meeting in the spirit of compassion and steadfast purpose.”
They started drawing numbers for seats so everyone would have a chance to geet a good seat. They draw two numbers: one for their seat location in the morning and the other for their afternoon seat location. That way they have two chances to getting a good seat.
* Procedures are the fact the procedural motions take precedence over all other motions
* There are two statements relative to each proposal: (1) the financial impact and (2) the reason for the proposal.
Adoption for the Rules of Procedure:
* Two minutes for presenting the proposal.
* One minute for discussion.
Adoption of the Order of Consideration:
* Declaration of a quorum–over 50%
* Transmission of legislation
* Five-year financial forecast
* Principal Motions do not need a seond
* Procedural Motions–need a second (to amend; Postpone; Referred to Board; Table; Close Debate; Reconsider; Suspend Rules; Take From The Table
Number of Proposals:
* 616 of which 427 have been published; possibly another 50 or so equally 500
* This means to handle 100 items per day.
* Equal to 2001 Council On Legislation
Some proposed legislation:
* Increase in RI dues
* Decrease in RI dues
* Attendance and meeting intervals
* Use of technology
* Increase number of TRF Trustees
* Extend pilot programs
* Refraing for some years before adopting another global campaign
* Endorse Strategic Plan
* Discontinue Annual President’s Theme
* Change annual “expression of appreciation” for RI President
* District endorsement of club legislation
* Restore Senior Active classification
* Change intervals/qualifications for RI Directors
* Revise DG qualifications to ten years
* Allow canvassing
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* Voting Members: One delegate from each district. (It was initially expected that each member would pay his own way. The attendance pick up when RI started paying.
* Non-Voting Members: (bill said that when they first started the COL and were calling for the vote, they used to say, “Vote Yes” or ” No” but then they found that the Japanese thought they were saying “Vote No.” They instructions were then changed to: “Please vote.”
* RI President, RI Directors and General Secretary
* Past RI Presidents
* One Trustee of The Rotary Foundation (elected by the Trustees)
* Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the COL vote ONLY in case of tie
Constitution and By-Laws Committee:
* Three members-at-large
Who proposes Legislation?
* Any club.
* A District Conference
–You have three years to get your input in.
–If a club presents a proposal to the District, then the proposal will be reviewed and voted on at the next District Conference. The District conference may or may not endorse the proposal. The club still has the right to forward the proposal to the COL.
RIBI District Council:
* General Council of RIBI
* RIBI Conference
* The Board for The Rotary Foundation (with permission).
* The Council On Legislation itself. (In 1992, the Council decided that in 1995 they should equalize the election of directors. Equalized on the basis of population of Rotarians.
Reviewing the Legislation:
* By District Conference
* By District Council RIBI/Board of Directors
* Constitution and By-Laws Committee
Who may declare?
* Regular; Defective; Deficient
* Propose compromise legislation where there are similar proposals;
* Defective means something that is illegal and unacceptable
* Deficient items are still submitted to the Council.
* Compromised items are consolidates to one.