"June" 2013 Board Meeting Highlights
The 2012–13 RI Board of Directors held its fourth and final meeting on 17–21 June 2013 in Cascais, Portugal. The Board also held a brief meeting in April just before the Council on Legislation. The 2013–14 RI Board held its first meeting on 28 June 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. At these meetings the Board reviewed reports from 13 committees and recorded 93 decisions.
RI Administration and Finances
The Board welcomed the appointment of Anne L. Matthews as 2013–14 RI vice president, Andy Smallwood as 2013–14 treasurer, and Ann-Britt Åsebol as its executive committee chairman.
On President Burton's recommendation, the Board established the 2013–14 RI committees and approved their terms of reference. The Board agreed that Zones 2, 8, 11, 15, 19, 21A, 24, and 33 shall select committees in 2013–14 to nominate RI directors for election at the 2015 RI convention in São Paulo, Brazil.
The Board confirmed the 2013–14 RI budget with revenues of US$98,797,000, the use of $9,585,000 in general surplus funds, $301,000 in convention reserves, and $108,647,000 in expenses, resulting in an excess of revenues, general surplus funds and convention reserve over expenditures of $36,000. It further approved The Rotary Foundation's 2013–14 budget of $90,513,000 for Foundation programs that are funded with unrestricted Annual Programs Fund contributions.
June 2013 Board Meeting Highlights
The 2012–13 RI Board of Directors held its fourth and final meeting on 17–21 June 2013 in Cascais, Portugal. The Board also held a brief meeting in April just before the Council on Legislation.
Club and District Matters
The Board increased RI extension into China by placing Guangdong Province into District 3450. The Board reorganized clubs in District 2980 (India) into new Districts 2981 and 2982, effective 1 July 2015.
Noting that the 2013 Council did not adopt legislation to allow flexibility in meeting frequency, which effectively ended the Meeting Frequency pilot project, the Board approved the establishment of a transition plan for those clubs in the pilot to return to the standard club model.
RI Administration and Finances
The Board adopted the 2013–14 RI budget, reflecting revenues of US$98,797,000, the use of $9,585,000 in general surplus funds, $301,000 in convention reserves, and $108,647,000 in expenses, resulting in an excess of revenues, general surplus funds, and convention reserve over expenditures of $36,000. As approved by the RI Bylaws and by a three-quarters vote of all directors, the Board also approved an additional $2 million in unallocated general surplus funds for operational and other strategic initiatives in 2013–14.
The Board approved a 2012–13 budget variance of US$3 million for program award expenditures from unrestricted contributions in the Annual Fund (WF) for 2012–13 matching grants, contingent upon approval by the Trustees. The Trustees approved this variance at their June meeting.
The Board designated conveners and meeting places for RI director nominating committees that will meet in September 2013 to select directors-nominee for election at the 2014 RI (Sydney) Convention. Directors will be selected from Zones 4, 6B, 10B, 13, 22, 26, 29, and 30.
RI Programs, Communications, and Meetings
The Board amended New Generations Service Exchange policy by increasing the eligible age of participants from 21 to 30, and by setting the minimum age to the age of majority in the host country, but not younger than 18.
The Board agreed to enter into a service partnership, as a two-year pilot initiative, with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, located in Glendale, Arizona, USA.
The Board recognized the Alzheimer's/Dementia Rotarian Action Group.
Source : Rotary International
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