Established in 1968, Rotaract is a global network of young people who are changing the world with clubs in over 160 countries worldwide. Rotaract is a structured programme of Rotary International for young professionals and students, aged 18 to 30, who are committed to service and leadership in their communities and abroad.
Rotaract clubs operate much like Rotary clubs. Their members, called Rotaractors, follow the Four Way Test and exemplify Service Above Self. Although Rotaractors are not considered to be junior Rotarians, they are, in fact the Rotarians of the future.
The goals of Rotaract, as set out by Rotary International, are:
Rotaract is for 18 to 30 year olds who are as keen as we are as Rotarians to make a difference. If you were to visit a Rotaract Club you would recognise Rotary in it through its structure (President, Treasurer, Secretary, Committees etc), principles (Service Above Self), projects (both local community based and international) and the fun had by all. You might find that they have a few more activities going on each month than our Rotary Clubs.
Those who have come through Rotaract will tell you it is one of the most amazing experiences you can have – all those skills necessary for careers and life experienced at such a young age whilst learning what it is to make a difference both near and far.
more The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is one of the most successful Rotary programmes run by Rotary clubs around the world.
more On February 23rd the District Team handed over a cheque to support the U15 team to compete in an International SEN tag Rugby tournament in Belfast.
more Two wonderful days superbly organised by Wylde Green. The District Governor presented Jo, the Tesco Community Champion, with a certificate of appreciation for the wonderful support
more Helping youth in our District.
more Creative writing is a talent to be celebrated and to be able to write is a special gift.
more Are you ready to get yourself heard with the RIBI Youth Speaks competition?
more The Young Persons Innovation and Design Competition allows those students creating innovative projects for their GSCE or A levels to compete and win national recognition for their work.
more Young MusicianMusic is an international language and these islands are home to some of the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the world.
more Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland believes it is highly important to encourage and develop creativity in young people, and this includes creativity in the kitchen.
more A programme where individual Rotarians and others provide a short interview experience for young people in schools, typically in Year 10 (4thYear) age 14‐15.
more Interact is a service and social club for young people aged 11 to 19 - based on the model of a Rotary club.
more RotaKids is a great way for youngsters aged between 7 and 12 years old to get together and enjoy working on a fun project.