ROTARACT

RotaractRotaract (which stands for Rotary in Action) is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they're sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.

History

The History of Rotaract Rotaract was founded forty years ago, with the Rotaract Club of North Charlotte, Carolina being the first club to be chartered - on March 13, 1968. However, as early as 1935, Paul Harris encountered a youth organization based on Rotary principles in Australia. In the 1950's many youth clubs were sponsored by Rotary clubs under various names. These included the “Paul Harris Circles” in Europe and the “Rotors” clubs created in some American Universities. In 1965, these organizations experienced significant growth - in part due to the Interact program created by Rotary International in 1962. Many Interactors, having reached the age limit of that program, were starting new types of clubs called “Senior Interact”.

The new program’s name, Rotaract, was created by Rotary International as a combination of the words “Rotary” and “Action”. The aim of the program was stated to be “to develop leadership and responsible citizenship through service to the community.” Following the founding of the Rotaract Club of North Charlotte, many existing Rotary based youth clubs changed their names to become an official Rotaract club. In the 1990's, Rotaractors combined their organizations on an international level with the creation of Multi-District Organizations in Europe, Australia and South America.

There are over 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas. Internationally, Rotaract is strong in Asia, Africa and South America as well as Europe, where Rotary membership may be exclusive or expensive. What Is Rotaract Rotaract is a Rotary sponsored service club for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 30. Rotaract is a way for young adults, who may not be ready or eligible for Rotary membership, to become involved in the Rotary family and contribute to their communities and world, in keeping with Rotary ideals.

RI CONVENTION | 1-5 JUNE

RI Convention Hamburg 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov
21
Wed
12:15 pm Weekly Rotary Meeting-Jack Suyde... @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor
Weekly Rotary Meeting-Jack Suyde... @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor
Nov 21 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Weekly Rotary Meeting-Jack Suyderhoud,  Economic Forecasts @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Dr. Suyderhoud is Professor Emeritus of Business Economics, Department of Financial Economics and Institutions, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He served as the Associate Dean of the College for the period[...]
Nov
28
Wed
12:15 pm Weekly Rotary Meeting-Mufi Hanne... @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor
Weekly Rotary Meeting-Mufi Hanne... @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor
Nov 28 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Weekly Rotary Meeting-Mufi Hannemann Pres. of Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Assn @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Mufi Hannemann Mufi Hannemann is currently the President & CEO of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association. He served as the 12th mayor of the City & County of Honolulu, the 13th largest municipality in[...]
Dec
1
Sat
8:00 am Work Day at Serenity Gardens @ Serenity Gardens @ Pearl Haven
Work Day at Serenity Gardens @ Serenity Gardens @ Pearl Haven
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Serenity Garden work day December 1, 2018 from 8 AM until 1 PM at Pearl Haven.  Bring your own gloves and favorite hand tools to help out.  POC: Paul  email: pandmj@gmail.com PEARL HAVEN If you are interested in[...]