Rotaract

RotaractAbout Rotaract

Rotary in Action. Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for men and women between the ages of 18-30. Rotaract can be either university- or community-based and is sponsored by local Rotary Clubs. Rotaractors are key members to the Rotary family and are true partners in service. There are more than 8,400 clubs in about 170 countries and geographical areas, thus being Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs.

All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service. 

Rotaract in Rotary District 7950

There are a number of clubs that are active in our District.  Please come back soon for links to these Rotaract Clubs and their activities!

Active Clubs:

  • Cape Cod Community College
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • University of Rhode Island

Clubs in Process of Forming:

  • Bryant University
  • Brown University
  • Curry College

Rotaract Membership Benefits: 

Rotaract members are committed to the same philosophy as Rotarians are through our motto ‘Service Above Self.’  It is through this commitment and in putting those words into action hat our Rotaractors gain vital developmental experience in a number of areas that include:

Community Service Opportunities:
Each Rotaract Club is expected to complete at least two major community service projects annually.

  • Service project to benefit community
  • Service project to promote international understanding

Professional Development:
Expand members’ understanding of the work environment and business opportunities within their community through activities such as:

  • Special professional and vocational forums
  • Business-related technology updates
  • Management and marketing seminars
  • Presentations on finance and credit options for start-ups
  • Business and professional ethics workshops
  • Design and execution of community service projects

Leadership Development:
Provide members with the skills to make them effective leaders through activities that:

  • Improve public speaking skills
  • Expand networking and communication skills in professional settings
  • Teach techniques for marketing Rotaract to potential members
  • Build consensus among members
  • Help with delegating project responsibilities and ensure follow-up
  • Identify channels for project publicity and promotion
  • Identify and develop financial resources for strengthening club development
  • Assess project success

Rotaract Partnerships:
Rotaract provides opportunities for its members and can develop into a life-long endeavor.

  • Work together with Interact clubs or mentor Interactors
  • Participate in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
  • Partnerships with other Service Organizations in the community
  • Become Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars or Group Study Exchange team members
  • Seek membership in their local Rotary club after the Rotaract membership end.  

We are here to assist you if you are interested in starting a Rotaract Club in your community.  You can reach the District Youth Program Council at youth7950@gmail.com  and our Rotaract Chair,  Nancy Vanasse at rotaract7950@gmail.com or 774.451.1894 (mobile).