Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.
As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 8,400 clubs in about 170 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.
How does it work?
All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.
What are some other opportunities available to Rotaractors?
Rotaractors may also
- Work together with Interact clubs or mentor Interactors
- Participate in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
- Become Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars or Group Study Exchange team members
- Seek membership in their local Rotary club after their Rotaract membership ends.
See more ideas for staying connected to Rotary in Rotarians and alumni.
Rotaractors are encouraged to keep their club’s contact information current.
How can I learn more?
For more information about Rotaract in your area, contact your local Rotary club, or e-mail District Rotaract Coordinator, Deanna Jesse.
Download the Rotaract Handbook (PDF) and the Rotaract Promotional Card (PDF).
Read more about Rotaract events.
Rotaract twin clubs
Thinking about starting an international service project or a friendship with another Rotaract club? Rotaractors around the world have a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures and foster goodwill through the global family of Rotaract. This partnership can involve establishing a pen-pal or e-mail relationship, arranging visits from Rotaractors, exchanging project ideas, and undertaking small international or community service projects.
Rotaract clubs considering such a venture can choose a partner that shares similar interests, challenges, or language abilities, or one that’s located in an area of geographical interest. They can use the resources available through the Worldwide Rotaract Directory, their sponsor Rotary club, and their district Rotaract chair or representative. The possibilities for friendship are endless.