Rotary International Gun Policy Summary
In response to comments from Rotarians, the RI Board of Directors, at their most recent meeting, clarified Rotary International’s policy regarding club and district activities that involve guns and weapons:
  • The policy allows clubs and districts to hold gun raffles and sponsor gun shows, as long as no club or district ever takes ownership of the weapons and all transfers of firearms are conducted by licensed third parties. 
  • The policy does not prohibit sponsorship by companies that manufacture or sell guns. 
The policy also provides guidance on the depiction of weapons with the Rotary Marks. Specifically, the Rotary Marks may not be shown along with images of guns or other weapons. It would not prohibit the incidental appearance of a gun or weapon, for example, in a photo of a police officer being honored at a club function.

Please open the "Excerpt from Rotary's Policy on Club and District Activities Related to Guns and Weappons" from this link: Gun Policy

To ensure clarity and consistency in communications, this information is posted on our website to inform members and clubs in our district of this updated policy.
You can direct any questions or comments on this issue to Rotary International by writing to the director of member support at    

This information provided by:
H. Dean Rohrs
Rotary International Director
19233 69A Avenue, Surrey BC V4N 6K4  Canada
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