What is Rotaract?
Rotaract is an international program of Rotary International for young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 who want to make a difference. It is a nonpartisan, secular organization of which there are currently over 160,000 members worldwide, in over 7,000 clubs spread out in 151 countries.
The Rotaract Club at Norwich University is overseen and sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement and serves in partnership with the Northfield, Vermont Rotary Club in Rotary District 7850. Our club conducts meetings every other week, and uses occasional week nights and weekends for service projects, social events, and workshops. Club members explore and pursue professional certifications and leadership development opportunities, lead some of the University’s most popular service events, and encourages fellowship by organizing fun outings throughout Central Vermont!
The Rotarian's Four-Way Test:
All Rotaract members are part of the Rotary International family and aspire to recognize, practice, and promote ethical standards around leadership and vocational responsibilities while following the Rotarian’s four-way test of the things they think, say, and do.
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendship?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Rotary's Fiv e Avenues of Service:
- Community Service – assisting local nonprofits and residents in need.
- International Service – assisting international partners, like our NU Rotaract project in Tanzania.
- Vocational Service – developing professional skillsets to compliment academic pursuits.
- Club service – developing strong fellowship amongst the club membership. Youth service – helping younger generations of volunteers develop their leadership skills.