Every district selects a representative to serve at the Councils on Resolutions and the Council on Legislation that take place during their Council term from 1 July 2017
through 30 June 2020. The Council representatives will represent their district at the:
  • 2017, 2018, and 2019 Councils on Resolutions
  • 2019 Council on Legislation
District 5930 elects this representative at our District Conference. The three Past District Governors in consideration are: (nominated by their clubs and listed by order of year served a DG)
  • James "JD" Simpson
  • Maxie Houser
  • Arthur Zeitler

Representatives’ Duties

Duties of a Council representative are as follows:
  • Assist clubs in preparing proposed resolutions and enactments;
  • Discuss proposed resolutions and enactments at district meetings;
  • Be knowledgeable of the attitudes of Rotarians within the district;
  • Give critical consideration to all proposed resolutions and enactments and effectively communicate his or her views on such proposals to the Councils;
  • Act as an objective legislator;
  • Participate in the Council on Resolutions;
  • Attend the Council on Legislation for its full duration; and
  • Report on the deliberations of the Councils to his or her clubs following the meetings of the Councils.
Representatives are also required to complete an online representative course and Council training at their 2018 Rotary Institute in preparation for the 2019 Council on Legislation. Their participation at the Institute is not funded by Rotary International.
Each club is entitled to a minimum of one vote, which is determined by using the club’s paid membership as of the most recent club invoice. Those clubs that have over 25 members are entitled to an additional vote for every additional 25 members, or major fraction thereof. All votes from clubs with more than one vote shall be cast for the same candidate; a club may not split its vote. If votes are split in a club, they will be considered spoiled votes.
The candidate who receives a majority (50% + 1) of the votes cast is named the representative. If there are only two candidates, the candidate failing to receive a majority of votes shall be the alternate representative, to serve in the event the representative is unable to serve. When there are more than two candidates, the balloting shall be by single transferable ballot. At such point in the single transferable ballot process that one candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, the candidate who has the second highest number of votes shall be the alternate representative.
Ballots will be provided to members attending Session 1 on Saturday morning, May 6, 2017 at 9:00 am. One ballot per club with the number of votes listed based on January 1, 2017 membership number. The election will occur during that session with the votes tallied and results provided at the end of the session. Clubs need to have a member present to cast the ballot.

Timeline for the 2017-2020 Council Cycle

A representative’s work spreads across their three-year Council term. The cycle is as follows:
30 June 2017Selection of representatives and alternates
Resolution submission deadline
1 July 2017Representative’s Council term begins
Late 20172017-18 Council on Resolutions (date to be determined)
31 December 2017Enactment submission deadline
31 March 2018Amendments to proposed enactments deadline
30 June 2018Resolution submission deadline
September 2018Council on Legislation book published
Late 2018 2018-19Council on Resolutions (date to be determined)
February 2019Statements of Support and Opposition deadline
April 2019 (tentative)2019 Council on Legislation
30 June 2019Resolution submission deadline
Late 2019 2019-20Council on Resolutions (date to be determined)
30 June 2020Representative’s Council term ends