Conflict within a Rotary Club or between a Rotary Club, its members, other Rotary Clubs, the District or Rotary International can be costly in terms of members lost, money misplaced or projects not done. In the world of Rotary conflicts can be far more costly than most people understand. With that in mind, these conflicts do not lend themselves to litigation or legal action. Most are dealt with by withdrawal from the conflict.
Mediation is an informal, voluntary process in which an impartial person, trained in facilitation and negotiation techniques, helps the parties reach a mutually acceptable resolution. What distinguishes mediation from other forms of dispute resolution, principally, arbitration and litigation, is that the mediator does not impose a solution but rather works with the parties to create their own solution.