IDEAS2010 is a unique project initiated by the Rotaract Club of the University of Moratuwa that intends to promote problem solving culture among the undergraduates of UoM and the Rotaract community. The project seeks engineering and non engineering problems of small, medium and large companies and connects them with the undergraduates & the Rotaractors.
Next Step is a career guidance workshop conducted by the RC of UoP in collaboration with Rotary Club of Kandy. The main intention is to develop the etiquettes and professional skills of the undergraduates to groom them to be a better personality.
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Introduction to Rotaract
Rotaract• What is Rotaract ?• How did it originate ?• What are the Goals of Rotaract ?• What does Rotaractors do ?• Why does Rotaract dominate over other similar movements ?• What do YOU get ?
What is Rotaract ?• The Definition : Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.
What is Rotaract ?• Rotaract clubs are a part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world through a framework of friendship and service.• It starts at the community level but knows no limits in it’s outreach.
The Origin• Rotaract started in 1968, though it had a history of un-official existence since 1960s.• Rotary clubs started to sponsor University youth groups as community service projects in 1960s.• Rotaract, was declared as an official program of Rotary in 1968, through a framework of friendship and service.
The Origin• With the Blessings of RI President Luther H. Hodges, Rotaract clubs were initiated.• The first Rotaract Club was Rotaract Club of North Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; chartered on the 13th of March 1968.
The Origin• The Rotaract Movement has a dynamic history and a fast growth with 8232 clubs in 170 countries with 189,336 Rotaractors.• It is reckoned as one of the fastest growing movements having a rate of 2.24%.
The Origin• The origin of the Rotaract in Sri Lanka starts with the Rotaract Club of Colombo which was inaugurated in 1969.• As of 2010 July, there are 43 Rotaract Clubs in Sri Lanka with a membership base of 1400+ covering all over the country.
The Goals• To develop professional and leadership skills.
The Goals• To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems, and opportunities in the community and worldwide.
The Goals• To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill toward all people.
What Does Rotaractors DO ? • Rotaract clubs organize a variety of projects and activities, depending primarily on the interests of the club members. • The basis of all projects would be the four main avenues of service.
Community Service• ‘Service Above Self’ is Rotary’s foremost guiding principle.• Having the intention of serving the community within their reach, these projects often address today’s most critical issues, such as violence, drug abuse, AIDS, hunger, the environment, and illiteracy.
Community Service• Handz; by Rotaract Club of University of Moratuwa.• It aims to harvest the knowledge and skills within us and serve people inimitably for future developments.
Professional Development • The aim of this avenue is to expand the members’ understanding of the work environment and business opportunities within their community.
Professional Development • Professional and vocational forums • Business technology updates • Management and marketing seminars • Conferences on business and professional Ethics • Presentations on finance and credit options for business start-up
Professional Development • IDEAS2010 can be introduced as a platform where the undergraduates meet the industry, with an attempt to promote practical engineering among the students.
Rotaract: The Dominance • Rotaract concentrates on ‘Service Through Fellowship’ • That concept itself makes the movement to dominate over other such service organizations.
Rotaract: The Dominance • It is one of the largest movements in the world, spreading it’s arms in 170+ countries and a variety of membership bases.
What Do YOU Get ?• What you get out of Rotaract is proportional to what you put in!• It depends on what you want from Rotaract.• If you are prepared to accept some responsibility you can reap a lot of satisfaction!