Carlisle Rotary Constitution
                                   Constitution
                           Rotary Club of Carlisle
                              Table of Contents
                                 Article Subject

1 Definitions …………………………………………………………………………...…1
2 Name ……………………….……………………………………………………....… ..1
3 Locality of the Club …………………………………………………………...... ..2
4 Object ………………………………………………………………………………... ...2
5 Five Avenues of Service ………………………………………………  ……… .2
6 Meetings …………………………………………………………………………...…..3
7 Membership ......................................…………………………………….....3
8 Classifications ..................................………………………………………….4
9 Attendance ........................................………………………………………...5
10 Directors and Officers …………………………………………………………..6
11 Admission Fees and Dues …………………………………………………… 7
12 Duration of Membership ……………………………………………………..8
13 Community, National, and International Affairs .... …………….10
14 Rotary Magazines ....................................................………………..11
15 Acceptance of Object and Compliance
     with Constitution and By-laws ..…………..................................…11
16 Arbitration …………………………………………………...……………..........11
17 By-laws …………………………………………………………….………………...12
18 Interpretation ……………………………………………………………..........12
19 Amendments ……………………………………………………..……………...13
 
Article 1 Definitions
 
As used in this constitution, unless the context otherwise clearly requires, the words in this article
shall have the following meanings:
1. Board: The Board of Directors of this club.
2. By-laws: The by-laws of this club.
3. Director: A member of this club’s Board of Directors.
4. Member: A member, other than an honorary member, of this club.
5. RI: Rotary International.
6. Satellite club: A potential club whose members shall also be members (when applicable) of this
club.
7. Year: The twelve-month period which begins on 1 July.
 
Article 2 Name
 
The name of this organization shall be Rotary Club of Carlisle

Article 3 Locality of the Club
 
The locality of this club is as follows: Carlisle, PA and surrounding areas
 
Article 4 Object
 
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise
and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
First. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
Second. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all
useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve
society;
Third. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and
community life;
Fourth. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world
fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
 
Article 5 Five Avenues of Service
Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service are the philosophical and practical framework for the work of
this Rotary club.
1. Club Service, the first Avenue of Service, involves action a member should take within this
club to help it function successfully.
2. Vocational Service, the second Avenue of Service, has the purpose of promoting high
ethical standards in businesses and professions, recognizing the worthiness of all dignified
occupations, and fostering the ideal of service in the pursuit of all vocations. The role of members
includes conducting themselves and their businesses in accordance with Rotary’s principles.
3. Community Service, the third Avenue of Service, comprises varied efforts that members
make, sometimes in conjunction with others, to improve the quality of life of those who live
within this club’s locality or municipality.
4. International Service, the fourth Avenue of Service, comprises those activities that
members do to advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace by fostering
acquaintance with people of other countries, their cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations,
and problems, through reading and correspondence and through cooperation in all club activities
and projects designed to help people in other lands.
5. Youth Service, the fifth Avenue of Service, recognizes the positive change implemented by
youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and
international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and
cultural understanding.

Article 6 Meetings
 
Section 1 — Regular Meetings.
(a) Day and Time. This club shall hold a regular meeting once each week on the day and at the
time provided in the by-laws.
(b) Change of Meeting. For good cause, the board may change a regular meeting to any day during
the period commencing with the day following the preceding regular meeting and ending with the
day preceding the next regular meeting, or to a different hour of the regular day, or to a different
place.
(c) Cancellation. The board may cancel a regular meeting if it falls on a legal holiday, including a
commonly recognized holiday, or in case of the death of a club member, or of an epidemic or of a
disaster affecting the whole community, or of an armed conflict in the community which
endangers the lives of the club members. The board may cancel not more than four regular
meetings in a year for causes not otherwise specified herein provided that this club does not fail to
meet for more than three consecutive meetings.
Section 2 — Annual Meeting.
An annual meeting for the election of officers shall be held not later than 31December as provided
in the by-laws.
 
Article 7 Membership
 
Section 1 — General Qualifications. This club shall be composed of adult persons of good
character and good business, professional and/or community reputation.
Section 2 — Kinds. This club shall have two kinds of membership, namely: active and honorary.
Section 3 — Active Membership.
(a) A person possessing the qualifications set forth in article 5, section 2 of the RI constitution may
be elected to active membership in this club.
(b) Rule of 85 – club members that have been a member of one or more Rotary clubs for at least
20 years and their years of club membership plus their age equals at least 85 can apply for
“emeritus” status.
Section 4 — Transferring or Former Rotarian.
(a) Potential Members. A member may propose to active membership a transferring member or
former member of a club. The transferring or former member of a club being proposed to active
membership under this section may also be proposed by the former club. The classification of a
transferring or former member of a club shall not preclude election to active membership even if
the election results in club membership temporarily exceeding the classification limits.
(b) Current or Former Members. This club shall provide a statement whether money is owed to
this club when requested by another club with respect to a current or former member of this club
being considered for membership in the other club. If such a statement is not provided within 30
days of being requested, it shall be assumed that the member does not owe any money to this club.
Section 5 — Honorary Membership.
(a) Eligibility for Honorary Membership. Persons who have distinguished themselves by
meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals and those persons considered friends of
Rotary for their permanent support of Rotary’s cause may be elected to honorary membership in
this club. The term of such membership shall be as determined by the board. Persons may hold
honorary membership in more than one club.
(b) Rights and Privileges. Honorary members shall be exempt from the payment of admission fees
and dues, shall have no vote, and shall not be eligible to hold any office in this club. Such
members shall not hold classifications, but shall be entitled to attend all meetings and enjoy all the
other privileges of this club. No honorary member of this club is entitled to any rights and
privileges in any other club, except for the right to visit other clubs without being the guest of a
Rotarian.
Section 6 — Holders of Public Office. Persons elected or appointed to public office for a
specified time shall not be eligible to active membership in this club under the classification of
such office. This restriction shall not apply to persons holding positions or offices in schools,
colleges, or other institutions of learning or to persons who are elected or appointed to the
judiciary. Members who are elected or appointed to public office for a specified period may
continue as such members in their existing classifications during the period in which they hold
such office.
Section 7 — Rotary International Employment. This club may retain in its membership any
member employed by RI.
 
Article 8 Classifications
 
Section 1 — General Provisions.
(a) Principal Activity. Each member shall be classified in accordance with the member’s business,
profession, or type of community service. The classification shall be that which describes the
principal and recognized activity of the firm, company, or institution with which the member is
connected or that which describes the member’s principal and recognized business or professional
activity or that which describes the nature of the member’s community service activity.
(b) Correction or Adjustment. If the circumstances warrant, the board may correct or adjust the
classification of any member. Notice of a proposed correction or adjustment shall be provided to
the member and the member shall be allowed a hearing thereon.
Section 2 — Limitations. This club shall not elect a person to active membership from a
classification if the club already has five or more members from that classification, unless the club
has more than 50 members, in which case, the club may elect a person to active membership in a
classification so long as it will not result in the classification making up more than 10 percent of
the club’s active membership. Members who are retired shall not be included in the total number
of members in a classification. The classification of a transferring or former member of a club, or a
Rotary Foundation alumnus as defined by the board of directors of RI, shall not preclude election
to active membership even if the election results in club membership temporarily exceeding the
above limitations. If a member changes classification, the club may continue the member’s
membership under the new classification notwithstanding these limitations.
 
Article 9 Attendance
 
Section 1 — General Provisions. Each member should attend this club’s regular meetings and
engage in this club’s service projects, other events and activities. A member shall be counted as
attending a regular meeting if the member is present for at least 60 percent of the meeting, or is
present and is called away unexpectedly and subsequently produces evidence to the satisfaction of
the board that such action was reasonable, or makes up for an absence in any of the following
ways:
(a) Fourteen Days Before or After the Meeting. If, within 14 days before or after the regular time
for that meeting, the member
(1) attends at least 60 percent of the regular meeting of another club, of a satellite club
meeting of another club, or of a provisional club; or
(2) attends a regular meeting of a Rotaract or Interact club, Rotary Community Corps, or
Rotary Fellowship or of a provisional Rotaract or Interact club, Rotary Community Corps, or
Rotary Fellowship; or
(3) attends a convention of RI, a council on legislation, an international assembly, a Rotary
institute for past and present officers of RI, a Rotary institute for past, present, and incoming
officers of RI, or any other meeting convened with the approval of the board of directors of RI or
the president of RI acting on behalf of the board of directors of RI, a Rotary multi-zone
conference, a meeting of a committee of RI, a Rotary district conference, a Rotary district training
assembly, any district meeting held by direction of the board of directors of RI, any district
committee meeting held by direction of the district governor, or a regularly announced intercity
meeting of Rotary clubs; or
(4) is present at the usual time and place of a regular meeting or satellite club meeting of
another club for the purpose of attending such meeting, but that club is not meeting at that time or
place; or
(5) attends and participates in a club service project or a club-sponsored community event
or meeting authorized by the board; or
(6) attends a board meeting or, if authorized by the board, a meeting of a service committee
to which the member is assigned; or
(7) participates through a club website in an interactive activity requiring an average of 30
minutes of participation.
When a member is outside the member’s country of residence for more than 14 days, the time
restriction shall not be imposed so that the member may attend regular meetings or satellite club
meetings in another country at any time during the travel period, and each such attendance shall
count as a valid make-up for any regular meeting missed during the member’s time abroad.
(b) At the Time of the Meeting. If, at the time of the meeting, the member is
(1) traveling with reasonable directness to or from one of the meetings specified in subsubsection
(a) (3) of this section; or
(2) serving as an officer or member of a committee of RI, or a trustee of The Rotary
Foundation; or
(3) serving as the special representative of the district governor in the formation of a new
club; or
(4) on Rotary business in the employ of RI; or
(5) directly and actively engaged in a district-sponsored or RI- or Rotary Foundation sponsored
service project in a remote area where making up attendance is impossible; or
(6) engaged in Rotary business duly authorized by the board which precludes
attendance at the meeting.
Section 2 — Extended Absence on Out posted Assignment. If a member will be working on an
out posted assignment for an extended period of time, attendance at the meetings of a designated
club at the site of the assignment will replace attendance at the regular meetings of the member’s
club, provided there is a mutual agreement between the two clubs.
Section 3 — Excused Absences. A member’s absence shall be excused if
(a) the absence complies with the conditions and under circumstances approved by the board. The
board may excuse a member’s absence for reasons which it considers to be good and sufficient.
Such excused absences shall not extend for longer than twelve months. However, if the leave is for
a medical reason that extends for more than twelve months such leave may be renewed by the
board for a period of time beyond the original twelve months.
(b) the aggregate of the member’s years of age and years of membership in one or more clubs is 85
years or more and the member has notified the club secretary in writing of the member’s desire to
be excused from attendance and the board has approved.
Section 4 — RI Officers’ Absences. A member’s absence shall be excused if the member is a
current officer of RI or a Rotarian partner of a current officer of RI.
Section 5 — Attendance Records. When a member whose absences are excused under the
provision of subsection 3(a) of this article fails to attend a club meeting, the member and the
member’s absence shall not be included in the attendance records. In the event that a member
whose absences are excused under the provisions of subsection 3(b) or section 4 of this article
attends a club meeting, the member and the member’s attendance shall be included in the
membership and attendance figures used to compute this club’s attendance.
 
Article 10 Directors and Officers
 
Section 1 — Governing Body. The governing body of this club shall be the board constituted as
the by-laws may provide.
Section 2 — Authority. The board shall have general control over all officers and committees
and, for good cause, may declare any office vacant.
Section 3 — Board Action Final. The decision of the board in all club matters is final, subject
only to an appeal to the club. However, as to a decision to terminate membership, a member,
pursuant to article 12, section 6, may appeal to the club, request mediation, or request arbitration.
If appealed, a decision of the board shall be reversed only by a two-thirds vote of the members
present, at a regular meeting specified by the board, provided a quorum is present and notice of the
appeal has been given by the secretary to each member at least five days prior to the meeting. If an
appeal is taken, the action taken by the club shall be final.
Section 4 — Officers. The club officers shall be a president, the immediate past president, a
president-elect, and a secretary, and may include one or more vice-presidents, all of whom shall be
members of the board. The club officers shall also include a treasurer, RI Foundation Chair and
may include a sergeant-at-arms, all of whom may be members of the board as the by-laws shall
provide. Club officers shall regularly attend satellite club meetings.
Section 5 — Election of Officers.
(a) Terms of Officers other than President. Each officer shall be elected as provided in the bylaws.
Except for the president, each officer shall take office on 1 July immediately following
election and shall serve for the term of office or until a successor has been duly elected and
qualified.
(b) Term of President. The president shall be elected as provided in the by-laws, not more than two
years but not less than 18 months prior to the day of taking office and shall serve as presidentnominee
upon election. The nominee shall take the title of president-elect on 1 July in the year
prior to taking office as president. The president shall take office on 1 July and shall serve a period
of one year or until a successor has been duly elected and qualified.
(c) Qualifications. Each officer and director shall be a member in good standing of this club. A
candidate for the office of president shall have served as a member of this club for at least one year
prior to being nominated for such office, except where service for less than a full year may be
determined by the district governor to satisfy the intent of this requirement. The president-elect
shall attend the district presidents-elect training seminar and the district training assembly unless
excused by the governor-elect. If so excused, the president-elect shall send a designated club
representative who shall report back to the president-elect. If the president-elect does not attend
the presidents-elect training seminar and the district training assembly and has not been excused
by the governor-elect or, if so excused, does not send a designated club representative to such
meetings, the president-elect shall not be able to serve as club president. In such event, the current
president shall continue to serve until a successor who has attended a presidents-elect training
seminar and district training assembly or training deemed sufficient by the governor-elect has been
duly elected.
 
Article 11 Admission Fees and Dues
 
Currently, the club does not require an admission fee. Every member shall pay annual dues as
prescribed in the by-laws.

Article 12 Duration of Membership
 
Section 1 — Period. Membership shall continue during the existence of this club unless
terminated as hereinafter provided.
Section 2 — Automatic Termination.
(a) Membership Qualifications. Membership shall automatically terminate when a member no
longer meets the membership qualifications, except that
(1) the board may grant a member moving from the locality of this club or the surrounding
area a special leave of absence not to exceed one year to enable the member to visit and become
known to a Rotary club in the new community if the member continues to meet all conditions of
club membership;
(2) the board may allow a member moving from the locality of this club or the surrounding
area to retain membership if the member continues to meet all conditions of club membership.
(b) How to Rejoin. When the membership of a member has terminated as provided in subsection
(a) of this section, such person, provided such person’s membership was in good standing at the
time of termination, may make new application for membership, under the same or another
classification.
(c) Termination of Honorary Membership. Honorary membership shall automatically terminate at
the end of the term for such membership as determined by the board. However, the board may
extend an honorary membership for an additional period. The board may revoke an honorary
membership at any time.
Section 3 — Termination Non-payment of Dues.
(a) Process. Any member failing to pay dues within 30 days after the prescribed time shall be
notified in writing by the secretary at the member’s last known address. If the dues are not paid on
or before ten days of the date of notification, membership may terminate, subject to the discretion
of the board.
(b) Reinstatement. The board may reinstate the former member to membership upon the former
member’s petition and payment of all indebtedness to this club. However, no former member may
be reinstated to active membership if the former member’s classification is in conflict with article
8, section 2.
Section 4 — Termination Non-attendance.
(a) Attendance Percentages. A member must
(1) attend or make up at least 50 percent of club regular meetings, or engage in club
projects, other events and activities for at least 12hours in each half of the year, or a proportionate
combination of both;
(2) attend at least 30 percent of this club’s regular meetings, or engage in club projects,
other events and activities in each half of the year (assistant governors, as defined by the board of
directors of RI, shall be excused from this requirement).
If a member fails to attend as required, the member’s membership may be subject to termination
unless the board consents to such non-attendance for good cause.
(b) Consecutive Absences. Unless otherwise excused by the board for good and sufficient reason
or pursuant to article 9, sections 3 or 4, each member who fails to attend or make up four
consecutive regular meetings shall be informed by the board that the member’s non-attendance
may be considered a request to terminate membership in this club. Thereafter, the board, by a
majority vote, may terminate the member’s membership.
Section 5 — Termination Other Causes.
(a) Good Cause. The board may terminate the membership of any member who ceases to have the
qualifications for membership in this club or for any good cause by a vote of not less than twothirds
of the board members present and voting, at a meeting called for that purpose. The guiding
principles for this meeting shall be article 7, section 1; The Four-Way Test; and the high ethical
standards that one should hold as a Rotary club member.
(b) Notice. Prior to taking any action under subsection (a) of this section, the member shall be
given at least ten days’ written notice of such pending action and an opportunity to submit a
written answer to the board. The member shall have the right to appear before the board to state
the member’s case. Notice shall be by personal delivery or by registered letter to the member’s last
known address.
(c) Filling Classification. When the board has terminated the membership of a member as provided
for in this section, this club shall not elect a new member under the former member’s classification
until the time for hearing any appeal has expired and the decision of this club or of the arbitrators
has been announced. However, this provision shall not apply if, by election of a new member, the
number of members under the said classification would remain within provided limitations even if
the board’s decision regarding termination is reversed.
Section 6 — Right to Appeal, Mediate or Arbitrate Termination.
(a) Notice. Within seven days after the date of the board’s decision to terminate membership, the
secretary shall give written notice of the decision to the member. Within 14 days after the date of
the notice, the member may give written notice to the secretary of the intention to appeal to the
club, request mediation, or to arbitrate as provided in article 16.
(b) Date for Hearing of Appeal. In the event of an appeal, the board shall set a date for the hearing
of the appeal at a regular club meeting to be held within 21 days after receipt of the notice of
appeal. At least five days’ written notice of the meeting and its special business shall be given to
every member. Only members shall be present when the appeal is heard.
(c) Mediation or Arbitration. The procedure utilized for mediation or arbitration shall be as
provided in article 16.
(d) Appeal. If an appeal is taken, the action of the club shall be final and binding on all parties and
shall not be subject to arbitration.
(e) Decision of Arbitrators or Umpire. If arbitration is requested, the decision reached by the
arbitrators or, if they disagree, by the umpire shall be final and binding on all parties and shall not
be subject to appeal.
(f) Unsuccessful Mediation. If mediation is requested but is unsuccessful, the member may appeal
to the club or arbitrate as provided in subsection (a) of this section.
Section 7 — Board Action Final. Board action shall be final if no appeal to this club is taken and
no arbitration is requested.
Section 8 — Resignation. The resignation of any member from this club shall be in writing,
addressed to the president or secretary. The resignation shall be accepted by the board if the
member has no indebtedness to this club.
Section 9 — Forfeiture of Property Interest. Any person whose club membership has been
terminated in any manner shall forfeit all interest in any funds or other property belonging to this
club if, under local laws, the member may have acquired any right to them upon joining the club.
Section 10 — Temporary Suspension. Notwithstanding any provision of this constitution, if in
the opinion of the board
(a) credible accusations have been made that a member has refused or neglected to comply with
this constitution, or has been guilty of conduct unbecoming a member or prejudicial to the
interests of the club; and
(b) those accusations, if proved, constitute good cause for terminating the membership
of the member; and
(c) it is desirable that no action should be taken in respect of the membership of the member
pending the outcome of a matter or an event that the board considers should properly occur before
such action is taken by the board; and
(d) that in the best interests of the club and without any vote being taken as to his or her
membership, the member’s membership should be temporarily suspended and the member should
be excluded from attendance at meetings and other activities of this club and from any office or
position the member holds within the club. For the purposes of this clause, the member shall be
excused from fulfilling attendance responsibilities; the board may, by a vote of not less than twothirds
of the board, temporarily suspend the member as aforesaid for such period and on such
further conditions as the board determines, albeit for a period no longer than is reasonably
necessary in all the circumstances.
 
Article 13 Community, National, and International Affairs
 
Section 1 — Proper Subjects. The merits of any public question involving the general
welfare of the community, the nation, and the world are of concern to the members of this club
and shall be proper subjects of fair and informed study and discussion at a club meeting for the
enlightenment of its members in forming their individual opinions. However, this club shall not
express an opinion on any pending controversial public measure.
Section 2 — No Endorsements. This club shall not endorse or recommend any candidate for
public office and shall not discuss at any club meeting the merits or demerits of any such
candidate. Political candidates will not be a guest speaker at a club meeting during the calendar
year of their potential election. However, publically elected officials, regardless of their political
party affiliation, may be periodically invited to provide an update to the club on the state of his or
her borough, county or district.
Section 3 — Non-Political.
(a) Resolutions and Opinions. This club shall neither adopt nor circulate resolutions or opinions,
and shall not take action dealing with world affairs or international policies of a political nature.
(b) Appeals. This club shall not direct appeals to clubs, peoples, or governments, or circulate
letters, speeches, or proposed plans for the solution of specific international problems of a political
nature.
Section 4 — Recognizing Rotary’s Beginning. The week of the anniversary of Rotary’s
founding (23 February) shall be known as World Understanding and Peace Week. During this
week, this club will celebrate Rotary service, reflect upon past achievements, and focus on
programs of peace, understanding, and goodwill in the community and throughout the world.
 
Article 14 Rotary Magazines
 
Section 1 — Mandatory Subscription. Unless, in accordance with the by-laws of RI, this club is
excused by the board of directors of RI from complying with the provisions of this article, each
member shall, for the duration of membership, subscribe to the official magazine or to the
magazine approved and prescribed for this club by the board of directors of RI. Two Rotarians
residing at the same address have the option to subscribe jointly to the official magazine. The
subscription shall be paid in six month periods for the duration of membership in this club and to
the end of any six month period during which membership may terminate.
Section 2 — Subscription Collection. The subscription shall be collected by this club from each
member semiannually in advance and remitted to the Secretariat of RI or to the office of such
regional publications as may be determined by the board of directors of RI.
 
Article 15 Acceptance of Object and Compliance with Constitution and By-laws
 
By payment of dues, a member accepts the principles of Rotary as expressed in its object and
submits to and agrees to comply with and be bound by the constitution and by-laws of this club,
and on these conditions alone is entitled to the privileges of this club. Each member shall be
subject to the terms of the constitution and by-laws regardless of whether such member has
received copies of them.
 
Article 16 Arbitration and Mediation
 
Section 1 — Disputes. Should any dispute, other than as to a decision of the board, arise between
any current or former member(s) and this club, any club officer or the board, on any account
whatsoever which cannot be settled under the procedure already provided for such purpose, the
dispute shall, upon a request to the secretary by any of the disputants, either be resolved by
mediation or settled by arbitration.
Section 2 — Date for Mediation or Arbitration. In the event of mediation or arbitration, the
board shall set a date for the mediation or arbitration, in consultation with disputants, to be held
within 21 days after receipt of the request for mediation or arbitration.
Section 3 — Mediation. The procedure for such mediation shall be that recognized by an
appropriate authority with national or state jurisdiction or be that recommended by a competent
professional body whose recognized expertise covers alternative dispute resolution or be that
recommended by way of documented guidelines determined by the board of RI or the trustees of
The Rotary Foundation. Only a member of a Rotary club may be appointed as mediator(s). The
club may request the district governor or the governor’s representative to appoint a mediator who
is a member of a Rotary club and who has appropriate mediation skills and experience.
(a) Mediation Outcomes. The outcomes or decisions agreed between the parties as a result of
mediation shall be recorded and copies held by each party, the mediator(s)and one copy given to
the board and to be held by the secretary. A summary statement of outcomes acceptable to the
parties involved shall be prepared for the information of the club. Either party, through the
president or secretary, may call for further mediation if either party has retracted significantly from
the mediated position.
(b) Unsuccessful Mediation. If mediation is requested but is unsuccessful, any disputant may
request arbitration as provided in section 1 of this article.
Section 4 — Arbitration. In the event of a request for arbitration, each party shall appoint an
arbitrator and the arbitrators shall appoint an umpire. Only a member of a Rotary club may be
appointed as umpire or as arbitrator.
Section 5 — Decision of Arbitrators or Umpire. If arbitration is requested, the decision reached
by the arbitrators or, if they disagree, by the umpire shall be final and binding on all parties and
shall not be subject to appeal.
 
Article 17 By-laws

This club shall adopt by-laws consistent with the constitution and by-laws of RI, with the rules of
procedure for an administrative territorial unit where established by RI, and with this constitution,
embodying additional provisions for the government of this club. Such by-laws may be amended
from time to time as therein provided.
 
Article 18 Interpretation

Throughout this constitution, the terminology "mail," "mailing," and "ballot-by-mail" will include
utilization of electronic mail (e-mail) and internet technology to reduce costs and increase
responsiveness.
 
Article 19 Amendments
 
Section 1 — Manner of Amending. Except as provided in section 2 of this article, this
constitution may be amended only by the council on legislation in the same manner as is
established in the by-laws of RI for the amendment of its by-laws.
Section 2 — Amending Article 2 and Article 3. Article 2 (Name) and Article 3 (Locality of the
Club) of the constitution shall be amended at any regular meeting of this club, a quorum being
present, by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of all voting members present and
voting, provided that notice of such proposed amendment shall have been mailed to each member
and to the governor at least ten days before such meeting, and provided further, that such
amendment shall be submitted to the board of directors of RI for its approval and shall become
effective only when so approved. The governor may offer an opinion to the board of directors of
RI regarding the proposed amendment.
This Constitution has been formally adopted by the Board of Directors on 10 April 2014.
These by-laws were formally accepted by the membership of the Rotary Club of Carlisle on 11
January 2018.