Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CLUB CLINIC: What should I do if a member of my club misses a meeting?

First, keep in mind that while 100 percent club meeting attendance is ideal, 50 percent attendance is what the Standard Rotary Club Constitution requires. Rotarians must attend at least 30 percent of their own club’s regular meetings in each half of the year, and they can’t miss or fail to make up four consecutive meetings.
If a club member misses a meeting, encourage that member to make it up using any of these options:

  • Attend at least 60 percent of another club’s regular meeting.
  • Attend a regular meeting of a Rotaract or Interact club, Rotary Community Corps, or Rotary Fellowship.
  • Attend certain Rotary International or district meetings, such as an RI Convention.
  • Participate in a club service project or club-sponsored community event.
  • Attend a club board meeting or, if authorized by the board, a service committee meeting.
  • Participate in an e-club meeting for at least 30 minutes.

To receive attendance credit, the member must complete the make-up within 14 days of the missed meeting and obtain written proof of attendance from the make-up club’s secretary. Use the Club Locator tool at or refer to the Official Directory to find club meeting times and locations.

From Rotary World, October 2009

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