Rotaract and Rotary
Rotary International is a worldwide service organization for leading business and professional men and women with 29,000 Rotary clubs and over 1.2 million members. Rotaract is the youth wing of Rotary, limited to students below 30 years of age. Each Rotaract club is sponsored by its parent Rotary club. This sponsorship is a result of Rotary’s concern that young people, or “New Generations,” should take an active interest in community life and have the opportunity for professional development. Rotaract provides a vehicle through which New Generations can find that involvement.
Visit Rotary for more information on the various programs and activities of this biggest social service organisation in the world.
You can contact the organisation at:
Rotary International, One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, 60201 USA
(Source: Rotaract Handbook)
Role of Rotary International
As the apex body, RI administers all the Clubs across the world including Rotary, Rotaract, Interact, Kinderact and Innerwheel. It also sets out goals and broad areas of service for the year and plans out activities towards the same.
RI has been the single most effective voluntary organisation across the world with millions of members affiliated to it. RI guides the clubs from time to time and even funds the initiatives of the various clubs.