Membership in a Rotary Club entails responsibility for regular attendance. Rules for attendance, makeup for absence from your own club and excuse for noncompliance due to age and years of service are defined and observed worldwide. Each member, other than an honorary member, must:
1. Attend or makeup at least 60% of club regular meetings in each half of the Rotary year;
2. Attend at least 30% of the regular meetings of the home club in each half of the Rotary year;
3. Not miss four consecutive club meetings.
Failure to meet these requirements, without board consent, shall result in automatic termination of membership.
A member shall be counted as attending a regular meeting of the club if present for at least 60% of the time devoted for the regular meeting or makes up for an absence by attending any Rotary Club meeting within 14 days before or after the home club’s regularly scheduled meeting.
Committee or Board meetings. Round Table, STAR, indoctrination, past-presidents, or civic project meetings do not qualify as makeup meetings.
Any Senior Active member who has reached age 65, with 20 or more years of service, or age 70, with 15 or more years in one or more clubs, may be excused from attendance requirements if applied for in writing and approved by the Board of Directors.
Attendance at District Meetings (District Conference, PETS/Assembly) and International meetings (Rl Convention, Regional Conference, or Officers’ Institute) shall quality a member for being present at his own club, as do attendance at Rotaract, Interact or Village Corps meetings, provided such meeting falls within the time frame as described by the Standard Club Constitution.
A member’s absence shall be excused if caused by protracted ill health or by a stay of more than two weeks in a country having no Rotary clubs. Authorized leaves of absence granted by the Club Board of Directors exempt the member from attendance requirements, but the excused member is counted for club attendance purposes.
All attendance rules apply to all Active, Additional Active, Senior Active, and Past Service members as provided above.