What is Rotaract?
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 21 to 40. Rotaract clubs are usually community-based or university-based and are sponsored by a local Rotary club making them true “partners in service” and key members of the Rotary family.
Through the Rotaract program, young adults not only augment their knowledge and skills, but they also address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service. All Rotaract efforts begin at the local grassroots level and all Rotaract clubs have access to the many resources of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.
As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 7,500 Rotaract clubs in some 155 countries, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Rotaractors also often spearhead the formation of Interact clubs and participate in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Rotaractors also can go on to become Ambassadorial Scholars or Group Study Exchange team members.
Goals of Rotaract
● Recognize, practice, and promote ethical standards such as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities, while developing professional and leadership skills.
● Learn about the needs and opportunities of local and global communities.
● Serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill.
Members are required to attend at least 60% of the club’s meetings, social , and service activities throughout the club year. Club dues are $325 annually and may require additional fees throughout the membership year for socials and activities. There is also a one-time $25 new member fee to cover new membership.
Club members consist of men and women of good character and leadership potential between the ages of 21 and 40. In order to apply for membership, applicants must be under the age of 35. On June 30 of the Rotaract year in which the member is 40 years old, his/her Rotaract membership will end.