What is Rotaract?
Rotaract is a Rotary club partner for young leaders ages 18-30 that promotes leadership and service. "Rotaract" stands for "Rotary in Action". Rotaract Clubs provide an opportunity for young adults to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
Rotaract clubs hold formal meetings which may feature speakers, special outings, social activities, discussions or visits to other clubs. Club members get together on designated days for service project work, social events, or professional/leadership development workshops.
The Kansas State University Rotaract Club
Several times throughout the semester the club members get together for service projects. Some of our past projects include helping Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Flint Hills Breadbasket, Boys and Girls Club, and Farm Club.
Rotaractors also volunteer time to assist the elderly with yard-work and difficult chores, working with the local food-bank, visit local nursing homes, shovel snow, zoo projects, local community shelter, winter clothes drive for international students, and many more.
The club is always open to new projects in the Manhattan area! If you have a volunteer event or organization that needs some helping hands, contact club Co-Presidents Kelly King or Valeria Rubio.
The Founding of Rotaract
Rotaract was founded in 1968 by Rotary International, a worldwide association of service-minded business and professional leaders. Today there are over 9,539 Rotary-sponsored Rotaract clubs with more than 219,397 members in some 120 countries around the world. Clubs are either community-based or university-based.