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● Scholarships ● International Exchange ● Fun ● Presentation by Suzanne Foo Rotaract Club of Aberdeen ● Service ● Leadership ● Networking ●

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1 ● Scholarships ● International Exchange ● Fun ● Presentation by Suzanne Foo Rotaract Club of Aberdeen ● Service ● Leadership ● Networking ●

2 What is a Rotaract Club? A Rotaract club is a Rotary sponsored club for year- olds that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship, encourages high ethical standards in business, and promotes international peace and understanding.

3 Rotary Family Inner Wheel Rotary International Rotary Programs Rotary Community Corps (RCC) InteractRotaract Rotary Friendship Exchange Global Networking Groups Rotary Volunteers Rotary Youth Exchange Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) World Community Service (WCS)

4 How did Rotaract start? The first Rotaract club, the Rotaract club of the University of North Carolina, was founded on 13 March The club was sponsored by the Rotary club of North Charlotte, North Carolina. Today, there are more than 7,300 clubs in over 150 countries worldwide. Rotaract clubs draw members from the community or are organized as an extracurricular activity for college students.

5 What do Rotaract clubs do? Community Service Projects Professional Development Activities Leadership Development Activities

6 Community Service Projects Rotaract clubs participate in community service projects in an effort to improve the lives of the people around them. Often Rotaractors partner with other Rotaract clubs to participate in international service projects. Rotaractors not only have great ideas about how to help people in need, but together they have the power to make these ideas work!

7 Professional Development Rotaract clubs’ professional development activities expand the members’ understanding of the work environment and business opportunities within their community. Sponsoring Rotarians can enhance the activities by providing practical advice on entering the business world and overcoming business, vocational and professional challenges. Examples: Special professional forums business technology updates management and marketing seminars conferences on business and professional ethics

8 Leadership Development A club’s leadership development activities not only aim to make members more effective leaders in their personal lives, but also teach them how to develop and sustain strong clubs with relevant projects. Important Topics: Improving public speaking skills Techniques for marketing the Rotaract program to potential members. Building consensus among members Delegating project responsibilities and ensuring the necessary follow-up Identifying channels for project publicity and promotion Finding financial resources Accessing project success

9 Why join a Rotaract club? With the help of programs like Rotaract, young people can gain the tools necessary to develop into responsible, productive members of society. Increased awareness on Rotary activities and opportunities

10 Rotaract Club of Aberdeen The club started its interest meeting in September 2005 and chartered on 14 th December 2006

11 Rotaract Club of Aberdeen The club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Aberdeen Deeside and Aberdeen St. Machar

12 Rotaract Club of Aberdeen Community Service Projects Fund raising Pub quiz Bake sale Torcher Parade Supporting other Rotary events (e.g. Kids Out, Kids Disco, charity ceilidh)

13 Rotaract Club of Aberdeen Professional Development Activities Talks on career opportunities and industries background

14 Rotaract Club of Aberdeen Leadership Development Activities Talks on Rotary Programs Leadership presentation by CEO of Aberdeen City Council

15 Rotaract Club of Aberdeen Other activities: Supporting other Rotaract Events Club fellowship events

16 Is Rotaract For Me??? Service ● Leadership ● Networking ● Scholarships ● International Exchange ● Fun

17 Is Rotaract For Me??? Do you want to serve your community? Service ● Leadership ● Networking ● Scholarships ● International Exchange ● Fun

18 Is Rotaract For Me??? Polish your leadership skills? Service ● Leadership ● Networking ● Scholarships ● International Exchange ● Fun

19 Is Rotaract For Me??? Advance Professionally? Service ● Leadership ● Networking ● Scholarships ● International Exchange ● Fun

20 Is Rotaract For Me??? Make Friends? Service ● Leadership ● Networking ● Scholarships ● International Exchange ● Fun

21 Is Rotaract For Me??? Develop International Contacts? Service ● Leadership ● Networking ● Scholarships ● International Exchange ● Fun

22 Rotaract Clubs in UK

23 THANK YOU Service ● Leadership ● Networking ● Scholarships ● International Exchange ● Fun For more information, visit:


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