Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women aged 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they are sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.
As one of Rotary, most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Benefits of Recognition
Benefits of Rotaract
Service defines Rotary’s character and is the basis for its appeal and visibility in the community. Service above Self is the main philosophy that guides Rotary.
Community Service Opportunities
Each Rotaract club is required to complete at least two major service projects annually: one to benefit the community and the other to promote international understanding.
A club’s professional development activities should expand its members understanding of the work environment and business opportunities within their community. They should highlight Rotaractors role in the community’s economic development and illustrate how skills honed through service can help resolve problems in the workplace. Each Rotaract club should provide professional development opportunities through activities such as:
Rotarian sponsors can enhance Rotaractors professional development by providing practical advice on entering the business world and on overcoming vocational challenges. Joint Rotaract-Rotary professional development projects can help Rotaractors get better acquainted with Rotarians.
A club”s leadership development activities aim not only to make members more effective leaders in their personal lives but also to teach them how to develop and sustain strong clubs through projects. Each Rotaract club should provide leadership development opportunities to its members through activities that
Additionally, clubs should consider providing ongoing district-level leadership development opportunities to Rotaractors as they strengthen their understanding of Rotary.
Mrs. P.Kavitha M.Sc. M.Phil., Assistant Professor,
Department of Mathematics