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

Sep
19
Wed
12:00 pm Weekly Rotary Meeting at Prince ... @ Prince Waikiki Hotel
Weekly Rotary Meeting at Prince ... @ Prince Waikiki Hotel
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Weekly Rotary Meeting at Prince Waikiki Hotel-Susan Szabo-Introvert on a Mission @ Prince Waikiki Hotel | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Susan is an introvert. In her journey towards success, she has discovered how to use her strengths and gifts to serve others. Her “Introvert on a Mission” presentation is about two things she has become[...]
Sep
26
Wed
12:00 pm Weekly Rotary Meeting-DG Win Sch... @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor
Weekly Rotary Meeting-DG Win Sch... @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Weekly Rotary Meeting-DG Win Schoneman-Be the inspiration @ Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach-3rd Floor | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
I am truly honored and blessed to be Hawaii’s 2018-2019 Rotary District Governor. It is a place or position that I never imagined I would be five years ago. My Rotary experiences in Romania and[...]
Oct
27
Sat
5:30 pm 13th Annual Waikiki Internationa... @ 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach - Grand Ballroom
13th Annual Waikiki Internationa... @ 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach - Grand Ballroom
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
13th Annual Waikiki International Food Fest @ 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach - Grand Ballroom | Honolulu | Hawaii | United States
Sumptuous All-You-Can-Eat International Buffet No-Host Bar Live Music & Dancing Silent & Live Auction Please make checks payable to: Rotary Club of Waikiki and mail to PO Box 8622, Honolulu HI 96830