Thursday, 25 June 2015


Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all people  regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 clubs and over  1.2 million members worldwide.

Rotaract is a club that works under Rotary.
"Rotaract" stands for "Rotary in Action". The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women 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.
To be eligible for membership, prospective members must be 18–30 years of age, show that they are committed  to Rotaract, and show that they are of good standing in the community. After being approved by the club,  prospective members are 'inducted' to become members, also known as 'Rotaractors'. Clubs generally charge a small annual membership fee to cover costs.

Rotary provides money, rotaract provides service. And together we work for the community and for our own development. Rotaract works in 4 avenues :- 

1)Community service
2)International service
3)Professional development
4)Club service and Peer service

The first is easy to understand. We have different projects to help people who belongs to an underprivileged section
of the society. This would include projects like teaching the poor ones, computer centres, blood banks and many other different
interesting projects. We're always open to ideas from our members.

The second not many clubs do, its basically collaborating with clubs outside India. We have our best members serving
as representatives to go to a different country for a very subsidized cost or even free to represent our club to that
country and make an influence there. We would be doing projects under this banner. We have got a good team who had past experiences
in this field. If you're interested to visit another country at a cost that looks like you're visiting some place in India
Rotaract is the right place for you.

The third is for development of members. Like say workshops for women regarding self defence or personality development
classes for the members or debate sessions etc. You have to always make yourselves better and this is one of the best place to
do that.

The 4th is basically things to help the club, like fund raising and all.
The main aim of RC is not to just help people. It's to give you an exposure to various things like management and doing work on your own.
This section will include parties, club events, award distributions, Pujo celebrations, Awards for Pujo etc
You don't HAVE to attend all projects but I would advise you attend a few, trust me they are good fun

And each club has a board, which consist of directors for different avenues, a treasurer, a secretary and joint secretary, a president
and of course a vice president.
So these guys make up the board and their tenure is for a year.

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