Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rotaract?
Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers students and young professionals to create positive change in their local communities and around the world. Rotaract provides unique opportunities that assist its members in becoming the business and professional leaders of tomorrow.
Sponsored by Rotary International, Rotaract Clubs across Australia are part of a worldwide organisation of 210,000 individuals in 9,100 clubs covering 170 countries.
Rotaract Clubs are more than just community service groups. Each club is part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. This effort starts at the community level, but it knows no limits in its outreach.
With more than 70 clubs spread across the country, Rotaractors in Australia excel in fundraising, social and professional development efforts. Consider becoming a Rotaractor to reap the benefits of connecting to one of the largest young leader networks in the world!
Rotaract is about HELP LEARN ENJOY. We help those in need, learn through professional development opportunities, and enjoy social activities.
OK, those are the facts, but what are you about?
Rotaract has six goals:
Develop professional and leadership skills
Emphasise respect for the rights of others, based on recognition of the worth of each individual
Recognise the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve
Recognise, practice and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities
Develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide
Provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill to all people
Who can join Rotaract?
Any one aged 18-30 who would like to be involved in the community and meet new people.
Why would I join Rotaract?
Rotaract connects you to a network of business, professional, and community leaders to facilitate the development of your personal and professional skills. Clubs seek industry experts to share stories and guidance, invite motivational speakers to meetings, and regularly engage in workshops and training on personal growth areas including leadership and communication.
I know an interesting person or charity, can I get them along to a meeting to be a guest speaker?
Sure! We love to hear from a variety of people and would love to support our members interests.
When do you meet?
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, at the General Havelock Hotel, on Hutt St, Adelaide (except public holidays and over the Christmas/New Year break). Check our events on our Facebook page to see what we have planned for our upcoming meetings or send us an email. We look forward to welcoming you!
How do I become a member?
It’s easy! We wouldn’t want you to sign up to anything before trying it out first, so come along to a meeting or two and see what you think. If you’d like to join, one of our members will invite you to fill in a membership form.
Membership is $40 for your first year which covers your t-shirt cost and name badge. Each year thereafter is just $30. With membership, you’ll have exclusive access to member prices on a range of events and professional development activities.
Will I have to attend all meetings/events?
Definitely not! We understand that you have an actual life and will not be able to attend all events. However, we do expect a level of commitment from our members, remember; you get out what you put in!
Is Rotary/Rotaract a religious organisation?
No, some clubs might incorporate some practices such as grace before a meal, but we do not. Although our members are very diverse and we try to to embrace all others’ spiritual and religious views in support of one another.