ROTARACT

Rotaract is a club for anyone aged between 18 and 30 years of age. Rotaract is a community service, social and self development club. It is apolitical, has no religious connections and is a non-profit organisation. (Money raised is donated to causes of the Club’s choice) Rotaractors meet regularly to plan and participate in social and community service activities.
 
Rotaract Clubs are sponsored by Rotary Clubs but are responsible for developing their own program. Rotaract is a worldwide organisation with interaction between local, national and overseas clubs creating an opportunity for meeting new friends everywhere. Each club belongs to a Rotary District.
 

The Purpose Of Rotaract

Each Rotaract Club is chartered with the aim to develop responsible citizens who will perform to high standards in their working life and their community involvements. Members are prepared to help others in the local and wider community at the same time gaining skills and understanding through their efforts.

Who Can Join

  • You must be between 18 and 30
  • Want to get involved in the community
  • And like to have fun

Rotaract has 6 specific Goals

  1. To develop professional and leadership skills
  2. To emphasise respect for the rights of others based on the recognition of the worth of each individual.
  3. To recognise the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve.
  4. To recognise, practice and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities.
  5. To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide.
  6. to promote opportunities for personal and activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill towards all people.

But most of all we want everyone to have fun!

Rotaract currently has five clubs in this District –
Rotaract Clubs of Perth, Subiaco, Hillarys, Kalamunda & Mt Lawley.  The district committee works with and alongside Rotaract in a mentoring and in a support capacity. We set our objectives at the beginning of each Rotary year.
 
Rotaract was formed in 1968 by Rotary in the USA and has spread worldwide.   As at February 2014 there are 9,173 Rotaract clubs in 171 countries with an 211,000 members. That's one Rotaract for every four Rotary clubs and one Rotaractor for every six Rotarians.
 
Rotaract clubs are usually community 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, Rotaractors expand their knowledge and skills, and address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service. They help improve the lives of the people around them and in so doing they develop leadership and professional skills; and establish a network of friends. Rotaract is friendship in action.
 
District Rotaract Liaison:                                   Peter Durrant (Karrinyup)
District 9455/9465 Rotaract Representative:    Samantha Fewster