Rotaract clubs provide an opportunity for young adults to enhance their knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal devel
Rotary International, is a worldwide association of service-minded Business and Professional leaders who founded Rotaract in 1968. Our sponsor Rotary Club is the Rotary Club of Karen.
Through our activities and projects we hope to embrace the spirit a Rotaract Family bound by Friendship respect and Dedication in service.
To be a Rotaract Club that is of Social Value to our Community, to be the IDEAL Club for the Youths and through our Service Promote the Spirit of Responsibility and Volunteerism in our Society.
To Live the Rotary-Rotaract Dream and motto of Service beyond Self.
The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:Of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?.
The Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
- FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Avenues of Service
For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity.
- Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
- Vocational Service encourages Rotarians and Rotaractors to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. Observed each October, Vocational Service Month spotlights Club’s projects related to this avenue, offering opportunity for clubs and districts to use their professional skills in service projects.
- Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
- International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. Rotarians and Rotaractors can support International Service by sponsoring a project in another country, seeking international project partners to support projects in their own communities, or by personally volunteering at an international project site.
Rotary is a vast organisation.
This is both a very good thing as it has something to offer everyone, and a problem as a new member can easily feel overwhelmed and think that they will not be able to understand how the club and the larger organisation works.
Within Rotary we tend to use a large number of acronyms. Even the organisation itself is known as RI, for Rotary International. While we are aware of this as a difficulty for new Rotarians and visitors to understand the use of acronyms is so widespread and common that it is unlikely to cease. All we can suggest is to ask each time one is used that you do not understand.
On the Rotary International (RI) website there is a section which suggests some areas that new members may wish to explore to understand more about the organisation. Headed New Members it offers ideas for new members, but even these sections will take some time to understand and explore.
Be patient. Members of long standing are often heard to remark “That is something I had not heard about”. It is likely that no one person fully understands the organisation, so just ask senior members to explain matters you do not know about and realise that Rotary is a power for great good in the world and needs you to become involved to continue the work started in 1905 by Paul Harris and his three friends.
Join us as we make History and bring joy to those in need and as we build a strong happy Family in Rotary.
Why Join The Rotary Family?
In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: The need for friendship and fellowship. It is one (1) of two (2) reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
The second original reason for Rotary’s beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
Assistance when Travelling
Because there are Rotary Clubs everywhere, many a Rotarian in need of a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice, etc., while travelling has found assistance through Rotary.
Citizenship in the Community
Membership in a Rotary Club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary Club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
Citizenship in the World
Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary Club. Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 29,000 Clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community.
Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.
Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color, and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a cross section of the world’s most prominent citizens from every background. Rotarians become aware of their cultures and learn to love and work with people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries in the process.
Every Rotaract Club and District has parties and activities that provide diversion in one’s business life. Rotary holds Conferences, Conventions, Assemblies, and Institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary Information, Education, and Service.
Rotaract is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The Club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The service is fun.
Rotaract is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotaract positions is like college education. Leadership: Learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.
Rotaractors, above all, are nice people – the nicest people on the face of the earth. They are important people who follow the policy of it is nice to be important but it is important to be nice.
Personal Growth and Development
Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.
Rotary members are prominent people: Leaders of business, the professions, art, government, sports, military, religion, and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks include executives, managers, and professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.
Public Speaking Skills
Many individuals who joined Rotaract were afraid to speak in public. Rotaract develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.
The Absence of an “Official Creed”
Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meeting or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.
The Development of Ethics
Rotaractors practice a 4-Way Test that governs one’s ethical standards. Rotaractors are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.
The Development of Social Skills
Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one’s personality, social skills, and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.
The Opportunity to Serve
Rotaract is a Service Club. Its business is mankind. Its product is service. Rotaractors provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotaractor: The chance to do something for somebody else and to sense the self-fulfilment that comes in the process and return of that satisfaction to one’s own life. It is richly rewarding.
Every Rotaractor is expected to take part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation; to serve on Committees and to teach youth about one’s job or vocation. Rotary helps to make one a better doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc.
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