Rotaract Rotaract is one of Rotary International’s structured programs designed to help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad. fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process. EXIT .

Sponsored by local Rotary clubs. EXIT .What is Rotaract? Rotaract is a service club for young professionals and students ages 18-30. Rotaract clubs provide young people with opportunities to foster leadership and responsible citizenship. and to promote international peace and understanding.

Rotaract Goals Rotaractors can. through their membership • Develop professional and leadership skills • Emphasize respect for the rights of others • Promote ethical standards and the dignity of all useful occupations • Provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of the community and our world • Provide opportunities for working in cooperation with sponsoring Rotary clubs • Motivate young people for eventual membership in Rotary EXIT .

A Part of the Rotary Family Rotaractors and Rotarians are partners in service. Rotarians advise promising students and young professionals. increase support of projects. inspire fresh ideas for service. the members of Rotaract clubs. EXIT . and help develop future Rotarians. Rotaractors bring new energy to a Rotary club.

Rotaract Facts • Rotaract stands for Rotary in action. EXIT .100 clubs in 163 countries and geographic areas with an estimated membership of 163. • Today there are over 7.000 young men and women worldwide. in the USA. • The first club was chartered in 1968 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

These clubs draw members from the community.About Rotaract Although sponsored by Rotary clubs. Sponsoring Rotary clubs can provide guidance to Rotaract clubs. Rotaract clubs are self-governing and self-supporting. and are sometimes organized as an extracurricular activity for university students. EXIT .

Rotaract Guidelines Rotaract clubs are encouraged to • Have a Rotarian adviser and a faculty adviser for university-based clubs • Meet at least twice a month • Require 60% attendance of its members • Raise their own funds to carry out projects and activities EXIT .

EXIT . while expanding international understanding and goodwill.Service Projects Rotaract clubs are required to complete two major service projects annually to improve the quality of life at home and abroad.

Projects and Activities Projects and activities may include: • Blood drives • Benefit concerts • Literacy campaigns • AIDS education • Environmental clean-up efforts • Professional and vocational forums EXIT .

5. 3. Submit list to Rotary International with US $50 charter fee. Hold informational and organizational meetings. Identify the membership base.How to Organize a Club 1. Complete the Rotaract Club Organization List. 4. 2. Form a Rotaract subcommittee. EXIT .

• Establish a recognition program. • Create an annual Rotary-Rotaract service project.Rotary Club Support Successful ways to provide guidance: • Invite Rotaractors to Rotary club meetings. EXIT . • Publicize activities to the community and the Rotary world. • Develop and improve membership recruiting strategies.

Rotaract Club Structure The Rotaract board of directors is the club’s governing body. It consists of the following elected officers: • President • Vice president • Secretary • Treasurer • Any other officers deemed necessary EXIT .

Rotaract Club Committees The Rotaract club president appoints the following four committees to help implement successful activities: • Club Service committee • Community Service committee • International Service committee • Professional development committee EXIT .

Rotaract activities at the district level provide opportunities for • Developing joint projects • Training new club officers • Sharing ideas for strengthening club service • Promoting Rotaract extension into new areas EXIT . publicize and oversee the activities of Rotaract clubs. promote.District Structure District Rotaract chairs are appointed to assist Rotary clubs as they administer.

EXIT .World Rotaract Week Every year. Together they participate in a variety of activities to increase Rotaract awareness in their communities. Rotaractors and Rotarians celebrate the charter of the first Rotaract club during the week of 13 March.

EXIT . Rotaract is one of the most significant and fastest growing programs of Rotary service.Participate Rotaract clubs give young adults the opportunity to serve community needs within an international framework of fun and service.

Resources The following resources are available on the RI Web site ( • Rotary E-Learning Center EXIT .org): • Rotaract pages (includes publications) • Rotaract staff (e-mail to rotaract@rotary.

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