Rotary’s Constitutional Documents

The Rotary International constitutional documents provide club and districts the foundation for RI’s policies and procedures.

  • Constitution of Rotary International (PDF) (Word)
  • Bylaws of Rotary International (PDF) (Word)
  • Standard Rotary Club Constitution (PDF) (Word)

All clubs admitted to Rotary membership must adopt this constitution.

  • Recommended Rotary Club Bylaws (PDF) (Word)

Clubs can tailor these bylaws, as long as their changes align with Rotary’s constitutional documents and the Rotary Code of Policies.


The 2016 Council on Legislation introduced many changes to the governing documents that will help clubs with their Attraction and Engagement activities.  Please review this document for a list of key highlights.