WHO ARE WE?
Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.
Rotaract is an international program for young adults who want to make a difference. We welcome all individuals who are interested in contributing to their community. Rotaract was founded in 1968 by Rotary International, an association of clubs consisting of service-minded business and professional leaders.
Today, there are more than 7,300 Rotary club-sponsored Rotaract dubs with some 170,000 members known as “Rotaractors” in over 150 countries, either community or university based. Rotaract clubs enable Rotaractors to grow personally and professionally, address community needs, and promote international understanding through friendship and service.
Rotaract clubs hold meetings, usually every week, which feature speakers, discussions, and visits to other clubs. Rotaractors also get together for service projects, social activities, and leadership workshops. Beyond the club level, Rotaractors can take advantage of district conferences (which are awesome and educational!), projects, and training seminars and plus, you get to be friends with great people!
Joining Rotaract is definitely a catch!
2019 - 2020 Officer Team
Hometown- San Rafael, CA
Rotaract creates a unique, welcoming community at UW for me. Rotaract is a great place to give back to the community through a variety of ways while being surrounded by people with the same goals as me. It is also a great way to meet people from all different backgrounds and cultures and expand my leadership skills.
I joined Rotaract for the opportunity to volunteer and get involved in my community. I was in Interact in high school and loved the environment that it fostered. I hope that I can create that same welcoming environment at the UW!
PR and Membership
Hometown- Gig Harbor, WA
I have been volunteering through Rotary programs for as long as I can remember by attending service events with my father and later by being in Interact. I decided to stay involved by joining Rotaract because I believe it really is a club where individuals can make a difference.
Volunteer Services Chair
Hometown- Kingston, WA
This is my third year as a member of the Rotaract. I first became involved in Rotary through my high school's interact club. I love being a part of UW Rotaract because it's a fun way to volunteer on a variety of projects, from ecological restoration to food preparation for local food banks.
Hometown- Neenah, WI
I love being part of the Rotaract because of the non- profit organizations we work with as well as the community it has helped me build. I am considering a career in the non- profit sector and through Rotaract I have connected to multiple local and international non-profit organizations that make huge differences in the communities. Rotaract also aided my transition into UW. It helped make a larger campus seem smaller and encouraged me to build many long- lasting frienships. .
Hometown- San Francisco, CA
Being a part of a world-wide community that values empathy and service has greatly impacted my career aspirations. Rotaract connects people. It evokes joy and a sense of purpose. And I'm confident that the core values of Rotaract will stay with me for life
Aditya Parvate Patil
Rotary develops character and brings out the best of the human spirit. It teaches people ethics, humanity, cultural awareness, people skills and the desire and ability to serve. Rotary creates a more positive environment for promoting world understanding and peace.