- I would like to congratulate today’s 281 e-clubs on demonstrating to the Rotary world that adaptability and flexibility to new forms of communication, fellowship, and service does work, siger Rotary Internationals generalsekretær.
 
Fra: General Secretary [mailto:General.Secretary@rotary.org]
Sendt: 13. maj 2016 19:21
Emne: E-clubs and Rotary clubs
 
2016 COL (Council on Legislation, Rotarys lovgivende forsamling, red.) delegates overwhelmingly voted to eliminate limitations on how Rotary clubs conduct their meetings.  Any Rotary club may meet in person, on-line, use both formats at the same time, or switch between on-line and in-person meetings. 
 
E-club members have continuously and effectively provided outstanding Rotary service to their local and global communities while also giving their members excellent fellowship opportunities since the pilot began in 2004. I would like to congratulate today’s 281 e-clubs on demonstrating to the Rotary world that adaptability and flexibility to new forms of communication, fellowship, and service does work.
 
While references to e-clubs have been removed from Rotary’s Bylaws and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution, e-clubs may continue to name and brand themselves as e-clubs to emphasize that they meet exclusively or primarily on-line.
 
E-clubs report that their greatest strengths are flexibility of time and mobility, diversity and internationality of membership, quality of meetings, ability to attract members who cannot make a traditional in-person meeting, friendship and fellowship, and their service projects.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
John Hewko
General Secretary