District 5890 Rotaract Chair:

Ed Pettitt

District 5890 Rotaract Representative: 

Evangelina Cantu

District 5890 Rotaract Committee Members:

 

Rotarians Rotaractors
Estelle Hebron-Jones Gaby Cardona
Ricardo Espinosa Alyssa Heider
Nicole Wycislo Pedro Hernandez
Christina A. Mirabal Jamey Norred

Click here for our latest District 5890 Rotaract Newsletter


HOW TO UPDATE ROTARACT CLUB INFORMATION ON WWW.ROTARY.ORG

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL ROTARACTORS

We need you to "Stand Up & Be Counted!"  The ONLY way ROTARY INTERNATIONAL headquarters in Evanston, IL will know that you are a Rotaractor is if YOU create a "My Rotary" account: 

Rotarians Serving as Rotaract Club Advisors:  CLICK HERE for the link to submit your name as the Advisor of your Rotaract Club(s)

Rotaractors:  CLICK HERE for instructions to create a "My Rotary" account.

Rotarian/Rotaractor Instructions:  CLICK HERE for "How To Update Rotaract Club Information" at www.Rotary.org

 

ROTARIANS SERVING AS ROTARY ADVISERS

CLICK HERE to electronically submit your "Contact Information" to Rotary International.  Also, ask your Rotaract club president to create a "My Rotary" account at www.Rotary.org.  Have them notify you when they've created their account, and then you will need to login to your personal "My Rotary" account and designate them as the Rotaract president.  Once you do that, then the Rotaract president can add their members to their Rotaract club.  Click here for instructions.

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What is Rotaract?

Rotaractors worldwide were asked to select three words that best describe Rotaract, and here's their answers:  Humanity.  Community.  Leadership.  Compassion.  Community Development.  Friendship.  Service.  Fun.

If you are interested in helping the community, we create local projects and help with other non-governmental organizations. If you are interested in making new friends, our friendly members hold social events. If you are interested in professional development, we offer networking opportunities where we meet Rotarians that serve as our mentors, plus we attend conferences and international conventions. If you are interested in opportunities to travel abroad, our international projects will take you all over the world to volunteer with other similar-minded Rotaractors from the world-wide Rotaract network. Rotaract will provide you with the chance to change the world!

Rotaract clubs are part of a global network of the largest service organization in the world, Rotary International. Our service efforts start at the community level but knows no limits in its outreach. Rotaractors have access to the many resources of Rotary International (RI) and The Rotary Foundation.  The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women (ages 18-30*) to enhance the skills that will assist in personal development, to address the needs of their local  communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through international service.

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What Are The Goals of Rotaract?

Rotaract has the following goals:

·       To develop professional and leadership skills, plus networking

·       To provide opportunities for personal and group activities
·       Serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill toward all
        people

·       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

Rotaract by the Numbers

·       Number of Rotaract Clubs in our District 5890 (Houston, TX area): 7

·       Number of Rotaract Clubs in the World: 10,904

·       Countries/Geographic Areas with Rotaract Presence: 

·       Estimated Rotaract Membership:  250,792

How does Rotaract fit into the Rotary family?

Rotary International is a worldwide service organization for leading business and professional men and women with more than 1.2 million members in over 35,247 Rotary clubs. Each Rotaract club is sponsored by a local Rotary club. This sponsorship is a result of Rotary’s belief that young people, or New Generations, should take an active interest in community life and have the opportunity for professional development. 

Rotaract clubs are either community based, university based, or a hybrid between community and university based clubs. Each club is sponsored by a local Rotary club which makes Rotaractors true "Partners in Service" and key members of the Family of Rotary.   Rotaractors organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun.   Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently.  Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends. 

How does it work?

Rotaract activities take place at the club level, and THEY select which projects THEY want to do. Rotaract clubs hold formal meetings every two weeks, which feature speakers, fun, 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.

*Explanation of Rotaract Age Limit:
The
Rotary Code of Policies - Article 41.040, Item #8 reads:  "An individual's Rotaract membership will end upon reaching 31 years of age.

Click here to visit our Rotaract District 5890 Facebook page.

HOW DO YOU JOIN A ROTARACT CLUB?  Below is a list of the Rotaract clubs here in the greater Houston area: 

1.  Rotaract e-Club of Greater Houston Area
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RotaracteClubGHA/
President: Luis Tamayo


2.  Rotaract Club of Houston Innovation Corridor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rotaractinnovation/
President: Mary Claire Neal

3.  Rotaract Club of Lee College
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lee-College-RotaractService-Learning-Club/120343434737714?ref=br_tf
President: Jorge Rubio

4.  Rotaract Club of El Campo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RotaractEC/
President: Savannah Stockton

5.  Rotaract Club of The University Area, Houston
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/269680186810542/
President: Vanessa Martinez
 

6.  Rotaract Club of University of Houston
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/rotaractuh5890/
President: Pedro Hernandez
 
7.  Rotaract Club of West Houston/Katy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/West.Houston.Katy.Rotaract/
President: Gaby Cardona

8.  Rotaract Club of Seabrook
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Seabrook-Rotaract-360509321534886/
President: Jamey Norred


Click here to learn more about chartering a new Rotaract club in Rotary District 5890.

Click here to find Rotaract clubs in Texas.