Does perfect attendance mean never missing a meeting? It can, but doesn’t have to.  “Attendance” can be achieved by many means beyond presence at our noon Tuesday gatherings.

     According to our club’s constitution and bylaws, attendance might also mean attending a satellite club’s meeting, engaging in flag duties and other club service projects, and even other events and activities. Outside the regular meeting, these are considered “makeups” but count toward attendance because such activities are so important to our club’s service.

     The rules: So-called makeups of missed meetings can be made within 14 days before or after the missed meeting.

     What counts: Attending a meeting of another club, a Rotaract or Interact club, Rotary Community Corps or Rotary Fellowship all count toward makeups. Also counting are attendance at a convention of Rotary International, a council on legislation, international assembly, Rotary institutes, a Rotary multizone conference, a meeting of a committee of Rotary International, a district conference, a district training assembly, any district meeting held by direction of the board of directors of Rotary International, any district committee meeting held by direction of the district governor, or a regularly announced intercity meeting of Rotary clubs.

     Service projects, committee work: Beyond meetings, attendance and participation in a club service project, club-sponsored community event or meeting authorized by the board, a board meeting, or a meeting of a service committee to which the member is assigned all count for makeups. Finally, you may participate in an e-meeting through a club website.

     More info: Visit to read the constitution and bylaws.