Rotary International Committees

Rotarians appointed to committees by the Rotary International president help ensure clubs and districts perform efficiently. All RI committees promote the priorities and goals of Rotary’s strategic plan.

Apply for committee openings in 2018-19 (deadline 11 August)

Learn more about the committees and the application process

2018 International Assembly Committee

This committee assists the president-elect in planning the International Assembly and ensures effective and consistent training of incoming governors. 

Chair

Barry Rassin


2018 Toronto Convention

This committee assists the 2017-18 president in planning the Rotary International Convention.

Chair

Gordon R. McInally


2018 Toronto Convention Promotion

This committee assists the 2017-18 president in promoting attendance at the Rotary International Convention in accordance with RI policies governing conventions.

Chair

Bryn Styles


2019 Hamburg Convention

This committee assists the 2018-19 president in planning the Rotary International Convention.

Chair

John T. Blount


Audit

This committee reviews and reports to the Board on RI and Rotary Foundation financial reports, the external audit, system of internal control, internal audit, and other related matters.

Chair

Michael Colasurdo


Communications

This committee guides and advises the Board on effective ways to communicate what Rotary is and what we do, to Rotarians, clubs and districts, and the public. Rotary’s communication tools include printed publications, websites and social media, and multimedia materials.

Chair

Bradford R. Howard


Constitution and Bylaws

This committee serves as counsel to the Board on all matters related to Rotary’s constitutional documents and legislative procedures.

Chair

Adrienne J. Bzura


Districting

This committee recommends any needed adjustments of district boundaries to the Board.

Chair

Karen K. Wentz


Election Review

This committee reviews cases involving complaints or disputes over an election to any RI office, such as charges of canvassing, campaigning, or electioneering, and any related matters.

Chair

Peter L. Offer


Finance

This committee advises the Board on all RI finances. It recommends the annual budget and five-year financial forecast, reviews financial statement activity, monitors revenues and expenses, recommends investment policies, and monitors the performance of investment managers.

Chair

Steven A. Snyder


Global Networking Groups

This committee guides and advises the Board on Rotarian Action Groups, and Rotary Fellowships, and on strategies for promoting vocational service. It also assists Global Networking Groups with applications for official status.

Chair

Robert L. Hall


Joint Committee on Partnerships

This committee advises the Board and The Rotary Foundation Trustees on partnership and sponsorship matters.

Chair

John C. Matthews


Joint Young Leaders and Alumni Engagement

This committee advises the Board and The Rotary Foundation Trustees on building loyalty and encouraging ongoing connections to Rotary with our current Rotary program participants, Rotary alumni, and other youths and young professionals.

Chair

Ann-Britt Åsebol


Leadership Development and Training

This committee guides and advises the Board on Rotary’s leadership training program for Rotary members, clubs, and districts, with special emphasis on district governor training.

Chair

Jennifer A. Scott


Member Benefits

This committee assists in the implementation and promotion of the member benefits initiative, Rotary Global Rewards.

Chair

David J. Harilela


Membership

This committee guides and advises the Board on membership development, retention, and education. It considers developing programs to recruit members, educate and retain members, and encourage the formation of new Rotary clubs in countries that already have clubs.

Chair

Larry A. Lunsford


Operations Review

This committee advises the Board by reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, administrative procedures, standards of conduct, and other operational and financial matters.

Chair

Frank N. Goldberg


Rotaract and Interact

This committee advises the Board on the Rotaract and Interact programs, and reviews issues and suggestions related to these programs. Under the direction of the president, the committee plans and develops program content for the Rotaract Preconvention.

Co-chairs

Tommie Buscemi
Laura Sophie Verdegaal


Strategic Planning

This committee develops, recommends, and updates a strategic plan for consideration by the Board and The Rotary Foundation Trustees.

Chair

Stephanie A. Urchick


Youth Exchange

This committee advises the Board on the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Under the president’s direction, the committee plans and develops program content for the Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention.

Chair

Bruce I. Goldsen