Rotary International District 5040 Inc. is a legal entity with Letters Patent from the Government of Canada.  In 2006 Rotary International allowed districts to incorporate for the first time.  In order for district youth programs to be certified by RI an incorporated entity was required.

District 5040 decided to incorporate the district rather than the Youth Exchange program.  The terms of incorporation of the district were approved by RI and registered with the Government of Canada.

The members of RI District 5040 Inc. are the clubs in District 5040 and not individuals.  The objects of the Corporation are:

1.     To serve the Rotary Clubs of District 5040 by providing leadership and guidance to help the Clubs strengthen the programs of Rotary International within District 5040; 

2.     To foster and promote all Rotary International district-level activities and programs in District 5040;

3.     To foster and promote membership development and club extension within District 5040 

4.     To foster and encourage the development of well-trained leaders within District 5040; 

5.     To foster and promote participation in Rotary Foundation programs in District 5040; 

6.     To organize and manage the business affairs of District 5040;  

7.     To purchase, sell, manage, lease, mortgage, dispose of or otherwise deal with the property of District 5040.   

The Board of Directors of District 5040 shall consist of the following nine directors, all of whom must be members of a Rotary Club from District 5040: 

Officers and Board

1.     The District Governor

2.     The Immediate Past District Governor   

3.     The District Governor Elect  

4.     The District Secretary   

5.     The District Treasurer   

6.     Four Directors at large, elected at the D5040 Inc. Annual General Meeting


The District is not a registered Charity.

Download extract from the Canada Gazette referencing the Incorporation of Rotary International District 5040 Inc.