Reflecting on the past, planning for the future
APRIL 24, 2021 | 12:00 P.M. ET
Once a year, representatives from each member district gather to reflect on what we have accomplished so far, plan for the future, and elect our leadership for the year ahead. A mix of organizational stewardship and celebration, it is the most consequential Rotaract Canada meeting of the year. The decisions we make today will lead us into tomorrow.
Whether it's an evolution in policy or an evolution in leadership it is critical that we do so with as much information as possible. The Rotaract Canada Secretariat strongly recommends reviewing the above guides before proposing a bylaw change or nominating a Rotaractor to the Executive Office.
The Annual General Meeting will be conducted in English and due to limited resources, simultaneous interpretation into French or ASL will not be available. Every effort will be made to provide documentation in both official languages.
Why our bylaws matter
Rotaract Canada's bylaws are an agreed-upon set of standards for all within the organization to hold themselves accountable to. They ensure that the actions taken by Rotaract Canada align with the values of our stakeholders, as well as with Canadian law. Due to their duty of governing both the MDIO and the corporation as one, they are more comprehensive than many other's you'll find in the MDIO community, but they make us stronger as a result.
Districts providing input on our bylaws is critical for ensuring that we as an organization stay aligned with the values of our members, as well as current with Rotary International policy, vision, and strategic plan.
Determining our leadership
Perhaps the most important task undertaken by the member districts at the Annual General Meeting is the election of their leaders for the coming Rotary year. The passion and expertise of those elected will influence the impact of the organization for months or years to come. Rotaract Canada is in its infancy, and like any infant, it requires tireless attention. But the work of leading it can be incredibly rewarding, too, providing a trial-by-fire professional development experience.
Nominations open on March 6 at 12:01 a.m. ET and run through March 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Those interested in running are advised to consult the Executive Election Guide, as well as the Rotaract Canada Constitution and Rotaract Canada Bylaws.
Nominees will be posted here as they are submitted, in accordance with the Executive Election Guide.