Constitution of the Environment Fellowship of Rotarians
Statement of purpose of the fellowship
Just like Rotary Founder Paul Harris stressed, "Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life's pathway, spreads good cheer, and is worth high price", the Environment Fellowship of Rotarians is a group of Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians, and Rotaractors who wish to preserve planet earth and unite to:
- share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities related to their environmental interests,
- further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession,
- make new friends around the world,
- explore new opportunities for service, and
- have fun enhancing their experience in Rotary.
In true Rotarian fellowship, they are regularly united through the best which modern communication technology and the internet offer. They meet on the internet, by e-mail, and very often face to face in person, locally, regionally, as well as every year at our Rotary International Conferences and Conventions.
Yes, the EFR members are always ready to contribute their knowledge and expertise, and support Rotary projects locally, regionally or globally.
The Environment Fellowship of Rotarians does thus:
- offer opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside of one's own club, district and country,
- serve as a strong incentive for attracting new members to Rotary and for retaining existing members, and
- contributes a lot to the advancement of world understanding and peace in the best-possible environment.
The Environment Fellowship of Rotarians is dedicated to preserving our planet earth as an opportunity for true rotarian fellowship. It is not an agency of, nor controlled by Rotary International, as it does operate independently from it, while acting in harmony with its policy.
Rotarians, their spouses, and Rotaractors can be members of this Rotary Fellowship.
The Board does consist of the President and at least 2 Continental Chairs who are also responsible for this Fellowship's membership communications and development in their area and languages.
It so oversees its global activity, appoints the Webmaster, and facilitates communications with members as well as potential members.
The President communicates regularly with Rotary International, and must be an active Rotarian.
President and the Board members are chosen for a renewable 2-year term.
This Rotary Fellowship has never had any dues, and, as long as possible, the EFR will have no dues.
If dues will become necessary, it will be the Board in agreement with the past presidents who will decide on this matter and do so in consultation with the membership.
It is published every year before the end of September.
Amending the Constitution
Every member can propose changes. The Board will consider them and would submit them to the membership for consideration.
Validity of text/interpretation
In case of doubt, it is the English language text that prevails.