What exactly does a Rotaract club do?
Rotaract clubs organize a variety of projects
and activities, depending primarily on the interests of the club members.
There are, however, three types of activities within the Rotaract program
that all clubs undertake in varying degrees: professional development,
leadership development and service projects. Together, these three
areas ensure a balanced club program and provide important experience and
opportunities for the personal development of each Rotaractor.
- Professional Development: Early
career decisions are critical ones. Rotaract helps their members make the
most informed choices through marketing and management seminars;
conferences on business ethics; vocational counseling and career planning
programs; and business technology updates. Business and professional
support from successful Rotarians help make these programs especially
- Leadership Development: Rotaract
builds leaders and leaders build strong clubs with effective programs.
Toward this end Rotaract Clubs organize communication and public speaking
seminars; talks on effective club administration; training programs for
club officers; workshops that explore ways to organize and promote club
projects; informative meetings about Rotary programs and activities.
- Community Service: Rotaract carries
out at least one Community Service project each year in an effort to
improve the lives of the people around them. The possibilities for
worthwhile projects are endless. To name just a few: Volunteer as tutors
in literacy programs; support drug abuse prevention programs; offer job
training to the unemployed; assist at orphanages and day care centers;
arrange outings and other activities for senior citizens; organize
community clean-ups (Adopt a Spot); develop recreation areas and otherwise
work to improve the environment.
- International Service: Because
Rotaractors want to learn more about other cultures and do their part to
promote world peace and understanding, we undertake at least one
International Service project each year. Such activities take many forms:
Raising money for international disaster relief programs; make exchange
visits with Rotaractors in other countries and host similar visits from
other Rotaract Clubs; and volunteer their professional skills in
international development and assistance projects.
- Social Activities: Rotaractors work
hard, but they believe in having a good time. They hold barbecues, car
rallies, camping trips, interclub visits, dances, cultural festivals,
special lectures, sporting events, and more. Sometimes these activities
are designed to raise money for a club service project. Whatever they do,
Rotaractors know how to have fun, make friends, and make the world a
little better in the process.