Rotaract is the version of Rotary set up for 18-30 year old students and young professionals.
With their hectic life style – and some Rotarians can still recall theirs! – there is always a chance that their paperwork and their archives go missing. District Governor Helen took full advantage when it emerged that the Rotaract Club of Hampstead, Hendon and Golders Green (HHGG) could no longer find its Charter Document.
A replacement was procured and presented to the District Rotaract Representative Carla Sateriale at a recent committee meeting. The presentation came as a surprise to Carla, and the document will be displayed with pride at all the Rotaract Club’s Meetings.
The Rotaract Clubs in London joined with Clubs from Kent, from Germany and Italy for their second Annual Conference at Kings College London on 14 May 2016.
The event was opened by District Governor Nominee Mike Hodge (above), as our Governor and Governor Elect were tied up with duties at RIBI, and the programme got under way. With talks on Leadership, Community Action, Public Speaking, Food Cycle – the answer to food waste, there was a full day for the members. In the afternoon, we had a talk on personal motivation from the World Record Holder for running a Marathon with 100lb backpack! Add to that, specific training for the Club Officers, and it was going to be a full day.
Not daunted, the Rotaractors found time to embark on a Service Project in the Strand, in Central London, with groups having a Super-Rotaractor wearing a specially designed cape undertaking random #Rotaractsofkindness.
Finally, we had awards, and the Rotarian of the Year Award was won by Assistant Governor Chris Wyatt, who had worked so hard on the formation of the Rotaract Club of Wandsworth.
In all a most enjoyable day was had by all, and we are looking forward to next year’s conference!
The Rotaract Clubs in London got together and made a video for their party to support Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign on Rotary’s Birthday. Credit goes to the brains behind the video – Alexandru Calcan, the composer (and performer) of the song – Michael Bianco, and all the London Rotaractors who took part. Well done Rotaract!! Click here or on the snapshot below to watch the video.
Rotanet is an event where Rotaractors, young Rotarians and their friends get to meet up. It’s a fun event where you can learn more about Rotary and Rotaract, share your ideas and experiences or simply have a drink with some brilliant local people.
Who can attend?
Anyone! This event is not just aimed at Rotaractors and Rotarians – it’s for ANYONE in the local area. If you want to learn more about Rotaract and Rotary and what it can do for you, come and meet members in an informal and relaxed setting.
This event is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Monday 19th August at 6pm.
The event will take place in a pub close to Tower Hill in Central London. The exact venue will be communicated about one week before the event. Guests will be responsible for buying their own drinks and nibbles.
Rotary is an organisation of business and professional persons of all ages united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to help build goodwill and piece in the world.
Rotaract is an opportunity to be part of a fun, dynamic and unique International organisation for people aged 18-30, offering a wide range of activities that will enable you to try something new, whilst having a great time and meeting others. Rotaract offers a wide choice of social activities, actively supports your local community, raises money for charity and gives you the opportunity to develop your personal skills and gain new life experiences in the UK and abroad.
Rotary and Rotaract are non-political and non-religious
What can you expect?
Networking opportunities – Rotanet is an informal networking event, which will give you the opportunity to meet and chat
Find out concrete ways in which you can help your local community