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Challenges and Opportunities forSuccessful Transitions
Rotaract:Interact:RYLA:Youth Exchange:215,924338,83625,0008,500In any given year, over 500,000participants in four program...
Challenges
2011-12RotaractSurveyOverall challenges• Cost/value• Perceptions and awareness• Closed Rotary club experiences• Missing Ro...
Cost
Perceptions and awareness•Rotaractors may not know muchabout Rotary•Rotaractors may not know aboutclubs other than their s...
Perceptions and awareness•Rotaractors may view RotaryCommunity Corps as a moreattractive way to continue theirservice•Rota...
Lack of welcoming clubs
Rotary-Rotaract Connections• Lack of social connections andfamiliarity• Lack of service connectionsthrough joint projects•...
No easy on ramp into Rotary• Rotaractors may not be ready to join Rotary at30• Lack of engagement between Rotaract andRota...
Questions?
Here are some insights from the2011-12 district Rotaract survey...
Compared to five years ago, does yourdistrict have more Rotaract clubs?
How many Rotaract clubs are activeworldwide?
In most districts, fewer than 25% of clubssponsor Rotaract clubs.
Does your district maintain a database ofcurrent or former Rotaractors?NoNoYesYes
Does your district have a Rotaract alumniassociation or group?YesNo
How do you involve former Rotaractors incurrent district activities?
Opportunities and solutions
From cost to value…
Find the right “way in”
Create stepping stones
Address perception gaps
Strengthen Rotary-Rotaractconnections
Questions?
From Rotaract to Rotary
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From Rotaract to Rotary

  1. 1. Challenges and Opportunities forSuccessful Transitions
  2. 2. Rotaract:Interact:RYLA:Youth Exchange:215,924338,83625,0008,500In any given year, over 500,000participants in four programs…(numbers are approximate)
  3. 3. Challenges
  4. 4. 2011-12RotaractSurveyOverall challenges• Cost/value• Perceptions and awareness• Closed Rotary club experiences• Missing Rotary-Rotaractconnections• No easy “on ramp” to Rotary forthose between 30-40
  5. 5. Cost
  6. 6. Perceptions and awareness•Rotaractors may not know muchabout Rotary•Rotaractors may not know aboutclubs other than their sponsor•Rotaractors do not understand howto join Rotary clubs
  7. 7. Perceptions and awareness•Rotaractors may view RotaryCommunity Corps as a moreattractive way to continue theirservice•Rotaractors’ experiences with theirown sponsor Rotary club maydiscourage them from joining Rotary
  8. 8. Lack of welcoming clubs
  9. 9. Rotary-Rotaract Connections• Lack of social connections andfamiliarity• Lack of service connectionsthrough joint projects• Lack of professional connectionsthrough mentorship and advising
  10. 10. No easy on ramp into Rotary• Rotaractors may not be ready to join Rotary at30• Lack of engagement between Rotaract andRotary for those who are not yetqualified, interested, or ready for Rotary clubmembership• Absence of community-based Rotaract clubs insome regions to develop Rotaractors afteruniversity studies
  11. 11. Questions?
  12. 12. Here are some insights from the2011-12 district Rotaract survey...
  13. 13. Compared to five years ago, does yourdistrict have more Rotaract clubs?
  14. 14. How many Rotaract clubs are activeworldwide?
  15. 15. In most districts, fewer than 25% of clubssponsor Rotaract clubs.
  16. 16. Does your district maintain a database ofcurrent or former Rotaractors?NoNoYesYes
  17. 17. Does your district have a Rotaract alumniassociation or group?YesNo
  18. 18. How do you involve former Rotaractors incurrent district activities?
  19. 19. Opportunities and solutions
  20. 20. From cost to value…
  21. 21. Find the right “way in”
  22. 22. Create stepping stones
  23. 23. Address perception gaps
  24. 24. Strengthen Rotary-Rotaractconnections
  25. 25. Questions?

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