If you become a member of Rotary, you become a member of a specific club such as Rotary Club of Melbourne South. The Rotary Club of Melbourne South is part of Rotary International.
Rotary Club of Melbourne South contains its own officers and like all other clubs enjoys considerable autonomy within the framework of Rotary’s constitution and bylaws.
Rotary Club of Melbourne South is a member of District 9800. There are 532 RI (Rotary International) Districts worldwide, each led by a District Governor.
The RI Board contains 19 Directors, which includes the RI president and president-elect. The RI Board meets quarterly to establish policies. The RI President is usually responsible for developing a theme and emphasis for the year ahead.
Rotary International Headquarters is in Evanston, Illinois, USA. There are seven international offices in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea and Switzerland. In addition to this there is an office of RI located England to service the clubs and districts in Great Britain and Ireland, The Secretariat’s chief operating officer is the RI general secretary, who heads a 650-member staff working to serve Rotarians worldwide.