Hearty welcome to Rotaract News Message from the RI Director

Dear Friends,

It is a great joy and privilege to bring out a quarterly digital Rotaract News edition as we usher in a new year.  Rotaractors are true “partners in service” and key members of the Rotary family, who work hand in hand with Rotarians. This Rotaract News is a feather in the cap of Rotary News family as it will be an effective communication tool for Rotaractors to strengthen the Rotaract movement in our zones.

Rotaract News will pave way for better understanding between Rotary and Rotaract by creating healthy  interaction. Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth programme in 1968 at Charlotte North Rotary Club in North Carolina, United States, and has grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organisation of over 10,800 clubs spread around the world with 248,400 members as on Dec 6, 2017. It is a service, leadership, professional and community-based organisation for young men and women between the
ages 18–30.

It is high time Rotarians support Rotaract clubs through active participation at Rotaract meetings and events, providing guidance, support and advice, even while helping to provide continuity in the Rotaract leadership. In the next few years, Rotaract will be an active breeding and training ground for the next generation of Rotarians. The motto of Rotaract is Self-development — Fellowship through service. I am sure more Rotaractors will join Rotary and strengthen Rotary’s hands in reaching out to the community.

All young adults, who are becoming business leaders or professionals, are encouraged to get involved in Rotaract and later join Rotary. If more young adults are Rotaractors, the world will be a better place to enjoy peace and happiness.

Wishing the new born Rotaract News great success in the coming  years. Wishing you all a happy and purposeful new year 2018.

C Basker
Director, Rotary International

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