District 7080
ROTARACT
District 7080
WHAT
Is
Rotaract?
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Sponsored by a Rotary Club
18 – 30 Years
Community or University / College based
“Partners in Service”
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MOST
Significant and fastest Growing
Program
Started in 1960 - 1968
7000+ Clubs and Growing
163+ Countries
Worldwide Phenomenon
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What Does A
Rotaract Club Do?
 Professional Development
 Leadership Development
 Service Projects
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Why Start
Future
Parents
Professionals
Business Leaders
ROTARIANS
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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
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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
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CURRENTLY
COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY
• Mississauga
•Brampton
•Waterloo
• Guelph
• UTM
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CHALLENGES
School Based:
 Study Commitments
 Summer Breaks/Co-Op Terms
 Turnover 2-4 years
 Motivating members to leadership positions
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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
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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
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Mississauga Rotaract
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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
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Waterloo Rotaract
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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
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Brampton Rotaract
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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
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Guelph Rotaract
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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
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UTM Rotaract
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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
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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
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ROTARACTORS
Building
ROTARACT
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Budget ?
• Banner $300.00
• Pins $ 100.00
• Incidentals $ 200.00
• Operating budget $500.00
• Re-evaluate Club budgets
• This is a ROTARY objective
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Budget ?
RETHINK !
Support Rotary Initiatives First!
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