IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL 2016-2017 Rotaract Club Presidents:
We need you to "Stand Up & Be Counted!" The ONLY way ROTARY INTERNATIONAL headquarters in Evanston, IL will know who you are is if YOU update your Rotaract club's contact information....and to do that, we need YOUR help with the following:
Step 1: CLICK HERE to electronically submit your "Rotaract Club Contact Information" to Rotary International headquarters. Once that is done, you're ready for Step 2!
Step 2: ALL Rotaract presidents need to start their own "My Rotary" account at www.rotary.org. CLICK HERE for how-to info to get started! (FYI, it might take 24-hours before your account officially becomes active.)
Step 3: Now that your personal "My Rotary"Account is officially active, as the Rotaract President you'll need to enter the names of ALL your members so they can start their own "My Rotary" Account. FYI...to avoid having your Rotaract club's charter terminated, you are required to submit this by September 30th AND March 30th. CLICK HERE for instructions. Once you've entered each member's info, send them the link in Step 2 above.
Step 4: Want to connect to Rotaract clubs around the world? The only way to access this info is to have a "My Rotary" account. Once you've done that, CLICK HERE for instructions about accessing the WORLDWIDE ROTARACT DIRECTORY!
Step 5: Our Rotary District 5890 leadership CANNOT access the contact details of your Rotaract members at www.rotary.org, so we need your help to update our Rotaract District 5890 Contact List. Please send an email to Jenna Buscemi at firstname.lastname@example.org and include each member's name, email address, cell number, and indicate what office they hold or if they are a member.
ROTARIANS SERVING AS ROTARY ADVISERS
CLICK HERE to electronically submit your "Contact Information" to Rotary International. Without informing Rotary International that you an Adviser, you won't have access to your Rotaract club's information!
Rotary Code of Policies requires that Rotary districts provide training for Rotaract officers and members
Rotary District Governor Eric Liu, Rotaract District Governor Jenna Buscemi, and Rotaract D5890 Committee Co-Chairs Frank Parrilla and Lindsey Kroll are requesting ALL District Rotaractor officers, and Rotarians serving as Advisers to their Rotaract club, attend the following event on Saturday, October 22nd. If they are unable to attend, there must be at least one representative there!
Want to add a Rotaract Twibbon to your Facebook photo? CLICK HERE
District 5890 Rotaract Representative (District Governor):
Jenna Buscemi, email@example.com
District 5890 Rotaract Committee Co-Chairs:
Frank Parrilla (Rotarian) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Kroll (Rotarian) Email: email@example.com
Click here to learn more about chartering a new Rotaract club in Rotary District 5890.
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(Above video was produced by the Rotaract Sfax Métropole District 9010 in Tunisia)
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
· To recognize, practice, and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and
· 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): 8
· Number of Rotaract Clubs in the World: 9,394*
· Countries/Geographic Areas with Rotaract Presence: 120*
· Estimated Rotaract Membership: 216,062*
* Data from March 2016
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 41.020 item 15 reads:
"On 30 June of the Rotaract year in which a member becomes 30 years old, his or her Rotaract membership will end."
(The "Rotaract year" starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th).
1. Your 30th birthday was between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 - your Rotaract membership ends on June 30, 2016.
2. Your 30th birthday is between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, then your Rotaract membership ends on June 30, 2017.
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. Galleria Area Rotaract Club (Community Based located in the Galleria Area)
2016-2017 Rotaract President: Heidi C. Zhang, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Galleria River Oaks (Click for their Facebook page, Click for their club website)
Rotary Adviser: Viktor Kopic, Email: email@example.com
2. Houston Rotaract Club (Community/University Based)
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Houston (Click here for their Facebook page. Click here for their club website)
3. Lee College Rotaract Club, Baytown (College Based)
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Gregory Lattier Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the: Rotary Club of Baytown (Click here for their Facebook page. Click here for their club website)
Rotary Adviser: Tom Kelchner, Email: email@example.com
4. River Oaks Rotaract Club (Community Based in the River Oaks area near University of St. Thomas)
2016-2017 Rotaract President: Eva Cantu - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by: the Rotary Club of Galleria River Oaks (Click for their Facebook page, Click for their club website.)
Rotary Adviser: Jack Hardin, Email: email@example.com
5. San Jacinto College - North Campus Rotaract Club (College Based)
Sponsored by the: Rotary Club of North Shore (Click here for their Facebook page. Click here for the club website)
6. University Area - NEW Rotaract Club as of October 2016 (Community Based)
Rotaract President: Jennifer Krieger, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the: Rotary Club of University Area Houston (Click here for their Facebook page. Click here for their website.)
Rotary Advisers: Hank Emery, Email: email@example.com
Art Bautista, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Ridley, Email: email@example.com
7. University of Houston Rotaract Club (University Based)
President: Luis Cervantes, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the: Rotary Club of Memorial-Spring Branch (Click here for their Facebook page. Click here for their website.)
Rotary Advisers: Carrie Standlee, Email: Cmstandlee@gmail.com
Chase Hooks, Email: email@example.com
8. West Houston/Katy Rotaract Club (Community Based)
President: Abe Franco, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the: Rotary Club of Katy (Click here for their Facebook page. Click here for their website.)
Rotary Adviser: Brendan Scott, Email: Brendan.Scott@edwardjones.com
Click here to learn more about our Rotaract Professional Development and Mentorship.