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The Rotaract Program,. ● What is the Rotaract program? ● How does a Rotary Club benefit from sponsoring a Rotaract Club? ● What are a Rotary Club's obligations.

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1 The Rotaract Program,

2 ● What is the Rotaract program? ● How does a Rotary Club benefit from sponsoring a Rotaract Club? ● What are a Rotary Club's obligations to a Rotaract Club? ● Tips for successfully building up a Rotaract Club ● Pitfalls to avoid ● Rotaractors making a difference

3 What is Rotaract? The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service. Source: Standard Rotaract Club Constitution Article 2

4 What is Rotaract? The 5 goals of Rotaract: ● To develop professional and leadership skills ● To emphasize respect for the rights of others, and to promote ethical standards and the dignity of all useful occupations ● To provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of the community and our world

5 What is Rotaract? The 5 goals of Rotaract: ● To provide opportunities for working in cooperation with sponsoring Rotary Clubs ● To motivate young people for eventual membership in Rotary Source: Standard Rotaract Club Constitution Article 2

6 Benefits of Rotaract ● Mentor dynamic young men and women  help shape the community's future  next generation of Rotarians ● Valuable partners-in-service  new ideas & alternate viewpoints  more help for your projects  access to younger networks

7 Benefits of Rotaract “Rotaractors are the enthusiasts who dare to try and explore. Rotarians are the practitioners of Rotary philosophy. By working together, they inspire each other and their horizons are broadened.” Florence Hui Rotary Club of Macau District 3450, Macau Former Rotaractor who joined Rotary in July 2005

8 Obligations to Rotaract ● Training  Incoming Rotaract Club officers must be provided with training by the district  Multidistrict training for DRREs ● Funding  chartering a club  club & district officer training  Rotaractors should fund everything else

9 Obligations to Rotaract ● Meetings The sponsoring club is encouraged to:  send a Rotarian to a Rotaract meeting once a month  invite Rotaractors on at least a quarterly basis to their meetings and events

10 Pitfalls to Avoid Relationship damagers: ● Treating Rotaractors as children ● Instructing / taking over rather than advising ● Expecting help / support from Rotaractors but not giving any in return

11 Pitfalls to Avoid “A comment we often hear from Rotarians is, 'We tried Rotaract and it failed. All the members coupled up and left or got other jobs and left at once.' It is the role of a responsible sponsoring Rotary club to help Rotaractors to constantly recruit new members. Without constant and consistent strong Rotary support, the Rotaract club will not survive for long.” Source: RGBI Rotaract FAQ for Rotarians

12 Rotaract in Action Sustainable Recycling Program Rotaract Club of Northern Caribbean University Promoting Recycling of Plastics Engaging community on and off campus Partnering with national agencies Promote the Rotaract Program

13 Rotaract in Action Park Clean Up Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands/ Rotary Central Promoting Environmental Awareness Addressing the needs of the community Partnering with sponsoring Rotary Club

14 Rotaract in Action ANNUAL INTER HOME SPELLING BEE COMPETITION Rotaract Club of Kingston Jamaica Fulfils Rotary Mandate of Promoting Literacy Excites children about learning and literacy 8 th Annual Staging of event (2010) Over 100 participants from children's homes and places of safety Corporate Jamaica funding partners

15 Rotaract in Action “Shaken Not Stirred” Rotaract Club of East Nassau/ Rotary Club of East Nassau Joint Fundraising Event Fully Coordinated effort of Rotaractors and Rotarians Over US$ 50,000 raised!!!! for Rotaract and Rotary projects

16 USEFUL RESOURCES ● ● ● The Rotaract Handbook

17 THANK YOU


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