Attendance & Make-Ups
If you cannot attend a club meeting, there are many ways you can still receive attendance credit. According to Art. VIII, Section 1 of the Club Constitution, these include:
- Attending a meeting of another club
- Attending a meeting of a Rotaract or Interact club or Rotary Community Corps
- Attending specified District or RI meetings
- Participating in a club-sponsored event
- Attending a club board or service committee meeting with authorization of the club board
- Attending a session of one of the on-line Rotary Clubs
Attendance can be made up if you attend one of the following district or RI meetings:
- District conference
- District assembly
- District committee meeting (at request of the district governor)
- RI committee meeting
- RI Convention or Rotary zone institute
Supporting the service work of your club by participating in one of the following club-sponsored events can also count as a make-up.
- Club service project
- Club-sponsored community event
- Other club meetings or events as authorized by the club board
Check with your club secretary to see what other club events count as make-ups.
Just as you can receive attendance credit for serving RI through district and RI committees, serving your club through holding a seat on the club board or in an assigned club committee can count as a make-up, if authorized by the board.
Absences may be considered excused if
The absence complies with the conditions and under circumstances approved by your club's board. he board may excuse an absence for reasons it considers to be good and sufficient.
The sum of the member's years of membership and age equals 85 or more. That member can request the club's board make an exception to the attendance requirement. The member must notify the club secretary in writing regarding their desire to be excused from attendance.
In order to get attendance credit, you must attend a make-up meeting or event within 14 days before or after the regular time of your missed meeting.
You are required to attend 30% of the meetings of your home club to be in compliance with Rotary's attendance rules.