The following order of protocol shall be used to introduce, present and seat all current, past, and future officers of RI and its Foundation, committee members, and their spouses at all RI meetings, functions, and receiving lines, and in all RI publications:

President (or President's representative)
Other Directors
Past Presidents (in order of seniority)
Trustee Chairman
Trustee Chairman-elect
Trustee Vice-Chairman
Other Trustees
President, Immediate Past President, Vice-President,
Honorary Treasurer of
General Secretary
Past Directors (in order of seniority)
Past Trustees (in order of seniority)
Past General Secretaries (in order of seniority)
District Governors
RI and TRF Committees, Task Forces, Advisors,
Representatives, Training
Leaders and
Resource Groups (including RRIMCs and RRFCs)
Past Governors (in order of seniority)
Incoming Trustees

At Rotary functions, officers should be addressed according to protocol only once. The current order of protocol places current officers and committee members above past and incoming positions. The Rotarians' current position shall take precedence over past positions; past positions shall take precedence over future positions; individuals holding more than one position shall be ranked by the highest office; accompanying spouses have the same rank.

The governor shall plan, promote, and preside at all official district meetings except as otherwise expressly provided.

After the required order of protocol above, the following order of protocol is recommended and should be modified to fit local customs and practice:

Regional and zone-level committees members
Assistant governors
District secretary/treasurer
District committee members
Club presidents
Club presidents-elect
Club vice-president
Club secretary
Club treasurer
Club sergeant-at-arms
Other club board members
Club committee chairs
Past assistant governors
TRF alumni
Rotarian's families

At district meetings, Rotarians visiting from a foreign country may be placed before local Rotarians of the same rank, as a courtesy toward guests.

High-ranking non-Rotarians may be given precedence in ranking according to local custom.

Clubs and districts are encouraged to advise guests if protocol places Rotarians before non-Rotarians.