Rotary acronyms

Being a Rotarian means being inundated with TLAs, FLAs* and other unfamiliar terms. Here's a handy reference.
The more common terms used by our club are listed in bold.

* TLA: Three-letter acronym; FLA: four-letter acronym.

AG

Assistant Governor

AIDAB

Australian International Development Assistance Bureau

ARH

Australian Rotary Health

AVAC

Australian Vocational Advisory Committee

CAP

Community Assistance Program (TRF)

CIS

Russia’s Forgotten Children

CLP

Club Leadership Plan (of Rotary International)

COL

Council on Legislation

DCBO

District Club Bulletin Officer

DDF

District Designated Fund (TRF)

DEREY

Duplicate Every Rotarian Every Year

DG

District Governor

DGE

District Governor Elect

DGGR

District Governor’s Group Representative

DGN

District Governor Nominee

DGSR

District Governor’s Special Seminar Representative

DIK

Donations in Kind

DLP

District Leadership Plan

DR

District Resolutions

DRR

District Rotaract Representative

DSG

District Simplified Grant (TRF)

FAIM

Fourth Avenue (of service) In Motion (now RAWCS)

GSE

Group Study Exchange (TRF)

IFCR

International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians

IFFR

International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians

IFGR

International Fellowship of Golfing Rotarians

IFYR

International Fellowship of Yachting Rotarians

IMPACT

Previously known as 28 Clubs, these clubs provide an International opportunity for continuity of social contact and service work to persons beyond Rotaract age

IPAC

International Projects Advisory Committee

IPDG

Immediate Past District Governor

MGM

Member Get Member

MOP

Manual of Procedure

MSE

Matched Student Exchange

MUNA

Model United Nations Assembly

NESS

National Engineering Summer School

NSSS

National Science Summer School

NYSF

National Youth Science Forum

NZCAP

New Zealand Corporate Alliance Program

OD

Official Directory

PACE

Pacific-Australia Cultural Exchange

PAG

Past Assistant Governor

PDG

Past District Governor

PE

President Elect

PEAK

President Elect Action Kit

PEPS

President Elect Planning Seminar (pre PETS)

PETS

President Elect Training

PHF

Paul Harris Fellow

PHF+

Paul Harris Fellow Multiple Recognition

PHSM

Paul Harris Sustaining Member

PolioPlus

Program of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to immunize the children of the world against poliomyelitis; plus whooping cough, red measles, diphtheria, tetanus and tuberculosis.

POOTYA

Police Officer of the Year Award

PP

Past President

PPE

Preserve Planet Earth

PR

Public Relations

PRIME

Program of Rotary Music Exchange

PRIP

Past Rotary International President

PROBUS

(Retired) Professional and Business (Club)

PYHO

Paint Your Heart Out

RAM

Rotary Against Malaria

RAOAF

Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund

RAWCS

Rotary Australia World Community Service

RBL

Rotary Basic Library

RC

Rotary Club of *

RCC

Rotary Community Corps (formerly Rotary Village Corps)

RDU

Rotary Down Under

RFE

Rotary Friendship Exchange

RI

Rotary International

RIBI

Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland

RI-SPPO

Rotary International‚ South Pacific and Philippines Office

RITS

Rotary International Travel Service

RNZWCS

Rotary NZ World Community Service

ROAR

Rotary Organisation of Amateur Radio

ROMAC

Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

ROTEX

Organisation of ex-Rotary Exchange Students

ROVE

Rotary Overseas Vocational Exchange

Rtn

Rotarian

RV

Rotary Volunteer

RVC

Rotary Village Corps (now Rotary Community Corps)

RVIA

Rotary Volunteers in Action

RYDA

Rotary Youth Driver Awareness

RYE

Rotary Youth Exchange (formerly Youth Exchange Program)

RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

RYPEN

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

RYSAP

Rotary Youth Self Achievement Program

SWSL

Save Water Save Lives

3H

Health, Hunger and Humanity

TR

The Rotarian

TRF

The Rotary Foundation

VCG

Voluntary Corps Group

WCS

World Community Service

YAYA

Youth and Young Adults

YIR

Yours In Rotary

The Regions of Rotary International

ANZO

Australia, New Zealand and other places not included in any other region

ASIA

Asia

CEEMA

Continental European, Eastern Mediterranean and African zone

GBI

Great Britain and Ireland

SACAMA

South America (except Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana), Central America, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking island nations of the Caribbean (except Puerto Rico)

USCB

United States of America, Canada, Bermuda and Puerto Rico