By-Laws of the International Fellowship
of Rotarian Convention Goers
1. MISSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP
The International Fellowship of Rotarian Convention
Goers is an internationally organized group of
Rotarians dedicated to promoting and going to Rotary
International Conventions where they see attendance
at a R.I. Convention as a better & unique
opportunity for International Fellowship where
International Understanding is highly promoted.
This International Fellowship of Rotarian
Convention Goers feels that every Rotarian should
try to make every effort possible to attend an
International Convention to learn how The World of
Rotary comes together thanks to the first Object of
Rotary–acquaintance and friendship, then they learn
how Rotarians worldwide promote better and ethical
service via their vocations and professions, then
they see the work of The World of Rotary carrying
out Rotary Service by visiting our Club Projects
Exhibition–with the final result of the fourth
Object–understanding, good will and peace, united in
the ideal of service.
The Fellowship encourages membership by all
Rotarians who have attended at least one Rotary
but does not limit its members to only those
Rotarians who have previously attended an
The Fellowship operates in accordance with the
Rotary International policy, but is not an agency
of, or controlled by, Rotary International.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors consists of the following
PRIP Frank J. Devlyn
PRIVP Lou Piconi
PRID Theodore D. Griley
RID Fumio Tamamura
L. J. Williams
The Board can nominate other positions, such as
Zone, Country, Regional Coordinators, and others, as
needed for specific operative jobs. All such
individuals will volunteer the time required to
perform the jobs they perform.
The Board is authorized to acquire the services of a
qualified webmaster to create and maintain the
fellowship web site which shall also serve as the
fellowships primary communications vehicle. Said
position shall be reasonably compensated..
NOMINATIONS and ELECTIONS
To be eligible to be nominated
for the office of Chairman, Vice Chairman,
Secretary, Treasurer, or the Board of Directors a
person must be a Rotarian in good standing.
Officers and Board members
shall be elected for a four year term of office.
Officers and Board members may be re-elected. The
first group of officers shall take office effective
July 1, 2005 and serve until June 30, 2009. All
future terms will become effective on a 4-year
The current Chairman shall
appoint a 3 member nominating committee by January
31st of the year of the Election. The committee
shall consist of two members of the Board of
Directors and one additional member of the
Fellowship. The nominating committee will solicit
from all current fellowship members, nominations
duly seconded, including the nominee’s
qualifications and consent to serve. (Official
nomination forms shall be posted on the Fellowship
web site). All nominations shall be submitted to
the Nominating Committee for review no later March 1st
of the year of the election. The Nominating
Committee shall review all of the nominations to
insure the accuracy of all nominations and then
forward the list of nominees to the President no
later than April 1st
The Committee shall arrange
with the Secretary of the Fellowship to-email
ballots listing the names of all qualified
candidates in alphabetical order to all current
members in good standing by April 15th of
the election year.
Ballots are to be returned to
the committee no later than May 15th.
The Webmaster shall make it possible for all ballots
to be submitted electronically via the Fellowship
web site and the online processing system.
The winners will be determined
by the majority vote of those ballots cast by May
15th of that year. The Winners will take office the
following July 1st and serve a four-year
Directors and Managers may be
removed by the majority of the Board.
The Board may vote to bestow
Honorary membership on individuals who are not
The annual dues of 25 US$, (paid annually) or
Lifetime $100 US$ are subject to change by the Board
of Directors, will be used to cover administrative
costs, the cost of the Internet structure, web site
development and maintenance, mailings, rosters,
elections, newsletters, reports and Rotarian
services approved by the Board.
Fees are payable each year during the month of
July. Lifetime dues are charged only once and there
is no annual renewal.
Special rates and additional fees may be introduced
by the Board of Directors.
Those members who do not pay their proper fees by
October 31th will be dropped from
Each year the President of the International
Fellowship of Rotarian Convention Goers, or a group
of at least 15 members including one Director, will
call an Annual General Meeting, if possible in
connection with the RI Convention. New systems of
on-line meetings can be considered, to involve more
participants. An Annual Report, including
financials, a current roster of membership, a
calendar of events and other pertinent information
will be sent to membership.
English shall be the official language of the
Fellowship, currencies are: US $.
ON LINE ACTIVITY
It will be a goal to use the Internet & e-mail
communications to promote attendance at R.I.
Conventions always trying to involve more members on
a world wide basis, keeping costs under control.
A special International Fellowship of Rotarian
Convention Growers Website will be designed and
maintained by a member of the Fellowship. Said web
site will serve as a hub for information and
communication of Fellowship members and will also
provide links to related Rotary web sites around the
world. The Webmaster of this site will conform to
the guidelines of the Board of Directors and of
Rotary International's Electronic Communications
Any 15 members may propose changes to this
Constitution. The Board of Directors shall review
the proposed changes and submit them together with a
recommendation to the membership, who shall vote on
A 2/3 majority of the votes received is necessary to
change the Constitution.
This Constitution has been submitted by Frank
Devlyn, Chairman of The International Fellowship of
Rotarian Convention Goers, in a vote to Members on
August 1, 2004.