What is Rotaract?

​Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract club members manage and fund their clubs independently.  Rotaract clubs are part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. They provide young men and women, with opportunities to help their local and international community while developing leadership skills and career directions

There are three primary activities in which Rotaract clubs participate:

  • Professional development:
    • These projects are intended to help Rotaract members expand their understanding of various careers and business opportunities in their community. This is accomplished through professional and vocational forums, business technology updates, management and marketing seminars, conferences on business and professional ethics, presentations on finance and practical advice on overcoming business, vocational and professional challenges.
  • Leadership development
    • These activities are intended to help Rotaractors become more effective leaders through developing skills in such areas of public speaking, membership recruitment, building consensus among members, delegating responsibilities, promotion and publicity and developing financial resources.
  • Service Projects
    • Rotaractors engage in community and international service projects in an effort to address a variety of community needs including but not limited to hunger, AIDS, illiteracy, violence, drug abuse, and poverty.
  • Fulton Montgomery Community College - Amsterdam Rotary
  • NYCR Danes Rotaract - UAlbany School of Public Health
  • Schenectady Community College - Schenectady/Schenectady East Rotary Clubs
  • SUNY Adirondack - Glens Falls Rotary
  • SUNY Cobleskill - Cobleskill Rotary