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Organization structure

The Rotary Clubs are the basis of the organization. Each club is an independent public organization, according to the current legislation of the country of location that operates in accordance with the Statute and Bylaws of the Club. Rotary International (RI) – international Association of Rotary Clubs. The club called Rotary Club should be registered in RI and get a Charter.

The headquarters of Rotary International is located in Evanston (USA). Coordinating the work of the Clubs in the individual regions is performed by seven regional offices. Regional office RI that serves the Clubs of Europe, Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean is in Zurich (Switzerland).

Associations of Rotary Clubs on a territorial basis are called Districts. In turn, the consolidation of Districts forms the Zones. Today 537 Rotary Districts combined into 34 zones.

Leadership RI is administered by the Board of Directors, where each Director is elected from the pairs of Zones for a period of two years. The Rotary International President heads the Board of Directors.

 

All Rotary leaders are elected for one year, from the level of the Club's President to the President of Rotary International. Rotary year begins July 1st and ends June 30th of the following year. Traditionally, the RI President determines the slogan and theme of the year.

 

 


 

Ian Riseley

Ian H.S. Riseley

President 2017-18

Rotary Club of Sandringham

Victoria, Australia

Ian H.S. Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations. His firm specializes in income tax and management advice for individuals and small businesses. He has a master’s degree in taxation law and graduate diplomas in accounting and income tax.

Riseley has been a member of the boards of both a private and a public school, a member of the Community Advisory Group for the City of Sandringham, and involved in Sea Scouts and sporting groups, as well as honorary auditor or adviser for a number of charitable organizations.

Riseley’s honors include the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in recognition of his work in East Timor, the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian community, the Distinguished Service Award and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.

A Rotarian since 1978, Riseley has served as treasurer, director, Foundation trustee, and member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees.

He and his wife, Juliet, a past district governor, are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation. They live on seven hectares at Moorooduc, where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living. They have two children and four grandchildren.

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    koma 03  For me, Rotary is a willingness to give themselves, their time, effort, and money to serve the people, for the sake of hope in the eyes of the victims, the smile of a sick child, improvement the lives of people around you. This, together with Rotary international fellowship, allows you to do the impossible and fills your life with special meaning.  koma 07

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    koma 03  Rotary - community with great positive motivation і  and mission of doing good - everyday!!! koma 07

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    koma 03  When joining Rotary, you think it will be the social component of your life, besides family, work, hobbies, etc. But over time you begin realize that Rotary is a way of life in which all your life choices are made according to the Four Way Test. Four simple questions...but how they change your life!  koma 07

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    koma 03  The mission of life embodied in actions – that's what Rotary movement means for me. Fellowship at the level of the intellect and the soul. Common living space of people united by the same Spirit! Creativity, embodied in the men’s work !  koma 07

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