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Rotaract presentation district 6440 2011 conference

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Learn about the growing Rotaract movement in Rotary District 6440.

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Rotaract presentation district 6440 2011 conference

  1. 1. Rotaract<br />“Planning in Our Future”<br />Renee Bruning, Rotaract Advisor, District 6440<br />Emily Chow & Lauren Coffaro, Co-Presidents, Rotaract Club of NU<br />
  2. 2. About Rotaract<br /><ul><li>Derived from the combination of Rotary and Interact</li></ul>Interact (International Action) was created in 1962<br /><ul><li>Stands for “Rotary in Action”
  3. 3. Formed in 1968
  4. 4. Ages 18-30
  5. 5. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club.
  6. 6. 8,400 Rotary-supported Rotaract Clubs</li></ul>195,000 members<br />170 countries<br /><ul><li>District 6440</li></ul>7 Clubs (3 chartered/4 in the process)<br />
  7. 7. Purpose of Rotaract<br />The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women, ages 18-30, to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.<br />
  8. 8. Opportunities Available to Rotaract<br /><ul><li>Work together with Interact clubs or mentor Interactors
  9. 9. Participate in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  10. 10. Become Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars or Group Study Exchange team members
  11. 11. Seek membership in their local Rotary club after their Rotaract membership ends</li></li></ul><li>Rotaract Activities<br />Rotaract clubs organize a variety of projects and activities <br />Three types of activities:<br />professional development, <br />leadership development, <br />and service project development. <br />At the international level, Rotaractors have the opportunity to attend an annual forum held prior to the Rotary International Convention. <br />Event offers Rotaractors from all over the world the chance to meet, discuss issues of mutual interest, and develop bonds of international understanding and goodwill. <br />When young adults join Rotaract, they join a community which extends across the world, bringing friendship and hope to the lives of people around them. <br />
  12. 12. How to Form A Rotaract<br />Start with the local Rotary Club and discuss the idea with the club president<br />Recruit the Rotaract board members<br />Complete the Charter Application<br />http://www.rotary.org/RIdocuments/en_pdf/672en.pdf<br />President<br />Vice President<br />Treasurer<br />Secretary<br />Director (2)<br /><ul><li>It’s recommended to have 15 members to charter, but that is not a requirement.</li></ul>Mentor the members and incorporate them into Rotary activities<br />
  13. 13. Rotaract Club of NU<br /><ul><li>Chartered on 2004
  14. 14. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse
  15. 15. Type of Rotaract: University Based</li></ul>Co-President – Zheng Wang<br />Co-President – Ginger Lee<br />
  16. 16. CLUB HIGHLIGHTS<br /><ul><li>International Service Trips</li></ul>Belize, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru<br /><ul><li>Intra-National Service Trips</li></ul>University of Michigan, Michigan State University<br /><ul><li>Kindness Connections
  17. 17. Rebuilding Together
  18. 18. Campus Kitchens
  19. 19. Inspiration Café
  20. 20. Foster Reading Center</li></li></ul><li>Thank You<br />For more information or to contact us:<br />Renee Bruning<br />bruningr@comcast.net<br />http://groups.northwestern.edu/rotaract/ or find us on Facebook and Twitter (@NURotaract)<br />

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