District 7080 ROTARACT District 7080 WHAT Is Rotaract? District 7080 Sponsored by a Rotary Club 18 – 30 Years Community or University / College based “Partners in Service” District 7080 MOST Significant and fastest Growing Program Started in 1960 - 1968 7000+ Clubs and Growing 163+ Countries Worldwide Phenomenon District 7080 What Does A Rotaract Club Do? Professional Development Leadership Development Service Projects District 7080 Why Start Future Parents Professionals Business Leaders ROTARIANS District 7080 BENEFITS Assist with Rotary Projects Youthful enthusiasm and ideas Help sustain Rotary Clubs Networking with young professionals Source of potential Ambassadorial Scholars, GSE Good to support Rotary Initiatives Assist with Interact District 7080 Rotaract District Formed in August 2010 Committee is 11 Rotaractors from various clubs Resource centre for Rotaractors and Rotarians Provides support for current clubs Development of new clubs Improves communication between clubs www.rotaract7080.com District 7080 CURRENTLY COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY • Mississauga •Brampton •Waterloo • Guelph • UTM District 7080 CHALLENGES School Based: Study Commitments Summer Breaks/Co-Op Terms Turnover 2-4 years Motivating members to leadership positions District 7080 CHALLENGES Community Based: Seeking out youth in community to start club Developing career is number one priority Finding appropriate meeting location Motivating members to leadership positions District 7080 Mississauga Rotaract Community Based Chartered: 2001 Members: 50 Projects: Fundraised $3000+ and supplies for Pakistan flood victims, Mississauga Lobsterfest, Bake sales and Halloween parties for Polio Plus, Rotary Ribfest, Fellowship club socials, Speed Dating fundraiser District 7080 Mississauga Rotaract District 7080 Waterloo Rotaract Community Based Chartered: 2003 Members: 15 Projects – Past: Purple Pinky Project, Coffee House, FIFA World Cup showing, KW Oktoberfest Projects – Upcoming: Therapeutic Riding Open House, Charity Brewery Tour, Event at Seniors Centre District 7080 Waterloo Rotaract District 7080 Brampton Rotaract Community Based Chartered: 2010 Members: 10 Projects: Jazz at the Glen, Skydiving fundraiser, Gala for Haiti flood victims, volunteering at several community events, Professional Development speakers and workshops District 7080 Brampton Rotaract District 7080 Guelph Rotaract University Based Chartered: 2008 Members: 15 Projects: bake sale for Free the Children, Pinkies for Polio, Photo Scavenger Hunt, Paper Bead Works jewelry made by women in refugee camps in Uganda, Project Serve, Trick or Eat, volunteering at PlaySense District 7080 Guelph Rotaract District 7080 UTM Rotaract University Based Chartered: 2007 Members: 150 Projects: Polio awareness, clothing drives for Haiti, food drives, Rotary Ribfest, City of Mississauga Festival of Lights, annual career panel featuring fellow Mississauga Rotaractor professionals in various fields District 7080 UTM Rotaract District 7080 Steps to Starting a Club: Form Rotaract Advisor TEAM! Find multiple Rotarian advisors Advisor does not to RUN or DIRECT club Mentor & Motivate Find a way – Resource Integrate into Rotary Club - Board meetings, Events etc Committee Heads can mentor Rotaract Committees and Exec Keep in line with RI goals and objectives District 7080 Steps to Starting a Club: Build a Charting Rotaract Executive Team Required positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer Immediate online presence through website and social networking and email Advertise everywhere Hold information session for potential members District 7080 ROTARACTORS Building ROTARACT District 7080 Budget ? • Banner $300.00 • Pins $ 100.00 • Incidentals $ 200.00 • Operating budget $500.00 • Re-evaluate Club budgets • This is a ROTARY objective District 7080 Budget ? RETHINK ! Support Rotary Initiatives First!