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

RI Convention Honolulu 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul
17
Wed
12:00 pm Weekly Rotary Meeting-Langley Uk... @ Prince Waikiki-100 Sails Restaurant, Naio Room, 3rd floor
Weekly Rotary Meeting-Langley Uk... @ Prince Waikiki-100 Sails Restaurant, Naio Room, 3rd floor
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Langley Ukulele Group The Langley Ukulele Ensemble is a ukulele ensemble from Langley, British Columbia in Canada. The ensemble is internationally renowned and considered to be one of the top ukulele performing ensembles in the world.[...]
Jul
24
Wed
12:00 pm Weekly Rotary Meeting-Rich Zeigl... @ Prince Waikiki-100 Sails Restaurant, Naio Room, 3rd floor
Weekly Rotary Meeting-Rich Zeigl... @ Prince Waikiki-100 Sails Restaurant, Naio Room, 3rd floor
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Weekly Rotary Meeting-Rich Zeigler-The Rotary Foundation @ Prince Waikiki-100 Sails Restaurant, Naio Room, 3rd floor
Richard Zegar (Rich)moved to Honolulu with his wife of 51years,  Lee, in 1992, after a 23 year 10 month 4 day career in the U.S. Marine Corps retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. They lived in[...]
Jul
31
Wed
12:00 pm Weekly Rotary Meeting-Ferry Zand... @ Prince Waikiki-100 Sails Restaurant, Naio Room, 3rd floor
Weekly Rotary Meeting-Ferry Zand... @ Prince Waikiki-100 Sails Restaurant, Naio Room, 3rd floor
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Weekly Rotary Meeting-Ferry Zandvliet- His motivational story @ Prince Waikiki-100 Sails Restaurant, Naio Room, 3rd floor
My name is Ferry Zandvliet from The Netherlands. In 2015 I survived a terrorist attack in Paris. I was inside the Batalcan theatre where during a rock concert 89 people were killed and over 300[...]