Principles of Rotary
The 'Principles of Rotary' used by RCSCF in determining the acceptability of charities and good causes are based on Article 13: Community, National & International Affairs from the Standard RIBI Club Constitution (July 2013) as set out below:
Section 1 - Proper Subjects
The merits of any public question involving the general welfare of the community, the nation and the world are of concern to the members of this club and shall be proper subjects of fair and informed study and discussion at a club meeting for the enlightenment of its members in forming their individual opinions. However, this club shall not express an opinion on any pending controversial public measure.
Section 2 - No Endorsements
This club shall not endorse or recommend any candidate for public office and shall not discuss at any club meeting the merits or demerits of any such candidate.
Section 3 - Non-Political
- Resolutions & Opinions - This club shall neither adopt nor circulate resolutions or opinions and shall not take action dealing with world affairs or international policies of a political nature.
- Appeals - This club shall not direct appeals to clubs, peoples or governments or circulate letters, speeches or proposed plans for the solution of specific international problems of a political nature.