• 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 ?
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The Origin
• Rotaract started in 1968, though it
had a history of un-official existence
• 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.
5. The Origin
• With the Blessings of RI President
Luther H. Hodges, Rotaract clubs
• The first Rotaract Club was Rotaract
Club of North Charlotte, North
Carolina, USA; chartered on the 13th
of March 1968.
7. The Origin
• The Rotaract Movement has a
dynamic history and a fast growth
with 8232 clubs in 170 countries with
• It is reckoned as one of the fastest
growing movements having a rate of
8. The Origin
• The origin of the Rotaract in Sri Lanka
starts with the Rotaract Club of
Colombo which was inaugurated in
• As of 2010 July, there are 43 Rotaract
Clubs in Sri Lanka with a membership
base of 1400+ covering all over the
15. The Goals
• To develop knowledge and
understanding of the
needs, problems, and opportunities
in the community and worldwide.
16. The Goals
• To provide opportunities for personal
and group activities to serve the
community and promote
international understanding and
goodwill toward all people.
17. What Does Rotaractors DO ?
• Rotaract clubs organize a variety of
projects and activities, depending
primarily on the interests of the club
• The basis of all projects would be the
four main avenues of service.
18. 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.
19. Community Service
• Handz; by Rotaract Club of University
• It aims to harvest the knowledge and
skills within us and serve people
inimitably for future developments.
27. Professional Development
• The aim of this avenue is to expand
the members’ understanding of the
work environment and business
opportunities within their
28. Professional Development
• Professional and vocational forums
• Business technology updates
• Management and marketing
• Conferences on business and
• Presentations on finance and credit
options for business start-up
29. Professional Development
• IDEAS2010 can be introduced as a
platform where the undergraduates
meet the industry, with an attempt to
promote practical engineering among
55. Rotaract: The Dominance
• Rotaract concentrates on ‘Service
• That concept itself makes the
movement to dominate over other
such service organizations.
56. Rotaract: The Dominance
• It is one of the largest movements in
the world, spreading it’s arms in 170+
countries and a variety of
57. What Do YOU Get ?
• What you get out of Rotaract is
proportional to what you put in!
• It depends on what you want from
• If you are prepared to accept some
responsibility you can reap a lot of
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.