Apply to serve on a 2019-20 Rotary committee

» Apply to serve on a 2019-20 Rotary committee

Would you like to contribute further to Rotary by serving on a committee? Each of Rotary's committees, made up of Rotarians and Rotaractors from around the world, works with the organization's leadership to ensure efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of the strategic plan.

The following committees are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2019-20. All committees correspond via email, teleconference, or webinars as needed, and some involve at least one mandatory in-person meeting per year. Most committee business is conducted in English.

To be considered for committee membership or recommend someone for an appointment, visit

Applicants must be registered on My Rotary at and ensure that their My Rotary profile includes current contact details.

The application deadline is 15 August.

Audit committee

Function: Advises the Board of Directors on financial reports, internal and external auditing, and the system of internal control

Prerequisites: Independence, appropriate business experience, and demonstrated financial literacy in accounting, auditing, banking, insurance, investment, risk management, executive management, or audit governance

Commitment: One six-year term; two meetings per year in Evanston and two teleconference/webinar meetings per year

Communications committee

Function: Advises the Board on communication with key audiences

Prerequisites: Professional background and experience in a communications-related field

Commitment: One three-year term; multiple conference calls; annual meeting in Evanston

Finance committee

Function: Advises the Board on Rotary's finances, including budgets, investment policy, and sustainability measures

Prerequisites: Professional background in a finance-related field; nonprofit experience preferred. Candidates should have experience at the club and district level in financial matters.

Commitment: One three-year term; two meetings a year in Evanston

Global networking groups committee

Function: Oversees action groups, fellowships, and vocational service, including operations, program enhancements, and proposals

Prerequisites: Strong candidates have led action groups, fellowships, or club- or district-level vocational service initiatives, and are familiar with their policies

Commitment: One three-year term; annual meeting in Evanston and two meetings by teleconference per year

Joint committee on partnerships

Function: Advises the Board and Trustees on partnership and sponsorship matters

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Rotary grant-making and international service portfolios; extensive experience in cultivating and developing partnerships with corporations, the NGO sector, and government; experience in cause marketing, sponsorship, and resource-generating relationships as well as international strategic partnerships; and clear understanding of the capacity and club-based projects of Rotary

Commitment: One three-year term; two meetings per year in Evanston

Leadership development and training committee

Function: Advises the Board on Rotary's leadership training program for Rotarians, clubs, and districts, with a special emphasis on training for district governors

Prerequisites: Must have significant training or education experience with a preference for leadership development

Commitment: One three-year term; annual meeting in Evanston

Membership committee

Function: Advises the Board on matters related to membership development, retention, and engagement

Prerequisites: Rotarian or Rotaractor with significant knowledge of and commitment to membership attraction and engagement activities; members of clubs that have diversified preferred

Commitment: One three-year term; two meetings per year in Evanston

Operations review committee

Function: Monitors the effectiveness, efficiency, and implementation of operations and all internal systems, advises the Executive Committee on compensation matters, and performs other oversight functions as requested by the Board

Prerequisites: Experience in management, leadership development, or financial management, and a thorough knowledge of Rotary's operations. Appointments will be limited to past RI directors.

Commitment: One six-year term; typically meets in Evanston twice a year

Rotaract and Interact committee

Function: Advises the Board on Interact and Rotaract; develops the Rotaract Preconvention Meeting program

Prerequisites Rotarians: Experience working with youth; direct experience as a mentor or Rotaract/Interact adviser or district chair. Youth program alumni are strong candidates.

Prerequisites Rotaractors: Leadership at the club, district, or international level. Strong candidates have served as a district Rotaract representative, organized projects, or attended a Rotaract Preconvention. Age restrictions may apply.

Commitment Rotarians: One three-year term; annual meeting in Evanston

Commitment Rotaractors: One one-year term; one meeting in Evanston

Strategic planning committee

Function: Reviews Rotary's strategic plan and associated measures; advises leadership on other matters of long-term significance

Prerequisites: 10+ years of experience in strategy development, monitoring, and implementation, and strong understanding of RI and Foundation programs and services

Commitment: One four-year term; up to four meetings in Evanston

Youth Exchange Committee

Function: Advises the Board on matters related to the Rotary Youth Exchange program and develops the program for the Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention

Prerequisites: Experience administering exchanges at district or multidistrict level; must be from a district that has met certification requirements

Commitment: Multiple teleconference/webinar meetings per year


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