What is Rotaract?
Rotaract, short for “Rotary in Action,” was created by Rotary International in 1968 and runs under Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”. Rotaract brings together adults ages 18 to 32 to take action in their communities, develop leadership and professional skills and have fun. There are 9522 Rotaract clubs around the world in 177 countries with 291,006 members (Rotaractors). In Germany, there are more than 170 Rotaract Clubs and more than 3100 members. These Rotaract clubs emphasize the importance of individual responsibility as the basis of personal success and community involvement. Rotaract clubs hold formal meetings, usually every two weeks, which feature speakers, special outings, social activities, discussions or visits to other clubs. Club members get together on designated days for service project work, social events, or professional/leadership development workshops.
Goals of Rotaract
- To develop professional and leadership skills.
- To emphasize respect for the rights of others, based on recognition of the worth of each individual.
- To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve
- To recognize, practice, and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities
- To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems, and opportunities in the community and worldwide
- To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill toward all people
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