- To develop professional and leadership skills.
- To emphasize respect for the rights of others, based on the recognition of the worth of each individual;
- To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations and opportunities to serve;
- To recognize, practice and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities;
- To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide;
- To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill toward all people
Rotaract clubs organize a variety of projects and activities, depending primarily on the interests of the club members. However, within the Rotaract program, all clubs undertake four types of activities in varying degrees: professional and leadership development, Community service projects, International service and Club service projects. Together, these four areas ensure a balanced club program and provide important experience and opportunities for the personal development of each Rotaractor.
As the club leader, the president helps members develop as leaders and works to ensure that the club’s professional and leadership development activities and community and international service projects are successfully promoted and completed.
● Identifies member’s skills and interests and puts them to work in club projects.
● Maintains club operations, delegating responsibilities and establishing meeting schedules.
● Develops a plan for the year as early as possible.
● Presides over all meetings of the club and its board of directors (following parliamentary proceduremay help to keep discussion relevant)
● Appoints all standing and special committees, with board approval, and follows up on committee progress with the help of the vice president.
The president should maintain regular communication with:
● Sponsoring Rotary club, through joint activities and meetings.
● District Rotaract representative through club participation in district activities and meetings
● Rotary International through participation in the Rotaract Pre-convention Meeting and annual reporting to help facilitate communication, the above groups should also receive the club’s bulletin or newsletter featuring the outstanding Rotaract club projects or activities.
The club vice president can serve more effectively by understanding the year’s goals, projects, and activities, and being well versed in community and Rotary resources. To that end, it is important that the club president and vice president work together as a team. This can be particularly helpful for clubs that choose to have the incoming president serve as vice president before taking office.
The vice president presides at all meetings when the president is absent and serves on the board of directors and as an ex-officio member of all committees. The vice president also acts as the “Officer at large,” responsible for all assignments that are designated by the president. A well-organized and responsible vice president is often the key to a successful Rotaract year. The vice president can reduce the administrative load, allowing time for the president to develop new and exciting club projects and activities.
The Rotaract club secretary has many responsibilities that require a person who is detail oriented and organized. Because the secretary promotes the club through correspondence to the Rotary club sponsor(s), outside agencies, prospective members, Rotary International, and other Rotaract clubs, this individual must have good communication skills. The secretary handles the club’s communication with the public, maintains all club records, and takes the minutes for all board and club meetings. Once club members reach the Rotaract age limit of 30, the secretary sends the Notice of Rotaract Alumnus (Potential Rotarian) to the secretary of the sponsoring Rotary club.
As the collector and distributor of club funds, the treasurer is responsible for the club’s solvency and financial stability. In preparing for this assignment, the treasurer should meet with the previous treasurer and consult the sponsoring Rotary club treasurer and a certified accountant.
● Arrive at the meeting place before hand from schedule time.
● Taking the Attendance for meetings and keeping a track of these records.
● Ensure that head table is ready – Banners, charter, gong, gavel, podium, and microphone are all in place.
● Be sure that members are wearing their club pins / badges.
● Ensure that there is a “host” who will escort the speaker to head table and that someone at head table is there to look after him/her.
● Ensure that the meeting starts on time and is according to the agenda.
● Ensure that the decorum of the meeting is maintained i.e. the members pay attention to the speaker.
● Making sure, that are seated promptly and without confusion.
Rotaract Club Directors:
Club Directors are vital in effectively carrying out the activities of the Rotaract club. The club president appoints five standing committees, with the approval of the board of directors, as prescribed by the Standard Rotaract Club Constitution: Club service, Community service, International service & Professional development, Additional committees is appointed as needed.
They should meet at least once a month to discuss plans and activities and share them with the president. All activities and expenses are subject to board approval.
- Take action locally and internationally to create sustainable change.
- Expand your professional network and exchange ideas with proven leaders.
- Develop your professional skills through leadership training.
- Save money on travel, hotels, and supplies with Rotary’s member benefits program, Rotary Global Rewards.
- Have fun and make new friends from around the world.
- Connect with the global community of Rotaract at the annual Rotary International Convention and Rotaract Preconvention.