ABOUT US

What is Rotary? 

  • Worldwide organization of business/professional leaders 

  • Provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, helps build goodwill and peace in the world

  • Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians in 34,000 clubs throughout more than 200 countries 

  • Started by Paul Harris a Chicago Lawyer

 

What is Rotaract?

  • International organization of service clubs for those aged 18-30 (students and young professionals)

  • One of  Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs at 220,000 members, with more than 9,539 clubs in about 178 countries 

 

How does Rotaract work?

  • All efforts begin at local level with members addressing communities’ physical/social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service

  • Provide opportunities for networking, community/international service, professional development, and socializing

  • Follow Rotaract by-laws, constitution, and RI objectives 

  • Can host Rotaracters who visit, likewise we can travel and be hosted

 

Benefits of Joining

  • Commit to doing good in your community, region, country, and the world

  • Develop professional and leadership skills

  • Meet other students and young professionals

  • Learn more about the value, power, and leverage of belonging to Rotary

  • Gain experience, build your resume, and build confidence!

  • Travel (GSE/VTT, RYLA, Interota, Intl. Convention)

  • Win scholarships for studying abroad (Ambassadorial Scholarship)

  • Access worldwide network of business/professional leaders and opportunity to work directly with them

  • Develop knowledge/ understanding of needs, problems, opportunities in our community and worldwide

  • Build lasting friendships

 

Rotaract Project Base

Community Service: Volunteer in community (Park Clean-Up, National Service Dogs Canada)

International Service: Service projects helping those in other countries (PolioPlus, Shelterbox, etc.)

Fundraising: Small activities to raise money for various, member-chosen charitable organizations

Professional Development: Projects/events aimed at offering leadership roles, professional guidance, and networking     opportunities to strengthen skills and core values (Professional Development Night, RYLA, Rotary Conferences)

 

What Membership Looks Like

  • Attend meetings

  • Volunteer at events

  • Benefit from Guest Speakers

  • Meet new people and Network

  • Join a committee!

  • Meet 2x a month

  • Help plan events

  • Promote our club and events

  • Gain valuable experience

 

 

Thank you for considering the Hamilton Community Rotaract Club!

 

For more information/questions, visit www.hamiltoncommunityrotaract.com