World Rotaract Week

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Every year, Rotaractors, Interactors, and Rotarians around the world celebrate World Rotaract Week during the week of 13 March to commemorate the founding of the first Rotaract club in 1968.

World Rotaract Week is a time for celebrating the success and importance of the Rotaract program. This event is also an excellent opportunity to inform members of your community about the amazing work that Rotaract clubs do, and give them an opportunity to get involved.

Rotaract clubs and their sponsor Rotary clubs have the freedom to explore a variety of methods of participating in World Rotaract Week. Rotaractors can decide the best way for their club to celebrate the Rotaract program – completing one, two or an entire week’s worth of activities.

Suggestions for these activities include:

  • Conduct a joint project with a Rotary club.
  • Plan a literacy day to be held annually
  • Invite Rotaractors to Rotary club meetings and vice versa.
  • Give a presentation about Rotaract to a Rotary club that does not sponsor a Rotaract club.
  • Publicize Rotaract in local media.
  • Conduct a fundraiser for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge.
  • Encourage cross-promotion between Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange, RYLA, and other community youth organizations.
  • Partner with international Rotaract clubs.
  • Establish mentoring programs between Rotaractors and Interactors, as well as, with Rotarians.
  • Introduce potential members to Rotaract by inviting them to a meeting or a project.

After your Rotaract club has completed its World Rotaract Week commemorative events, send a write up of your accomplishments to your sponsoring Rotary club or district Rotaract chair so that other clubs can learn from your events and your Rotaract club will be presented with a certificate of recognition.