Event Calendar

Rotaract Meeting

Summary

Date/Time: November 7, 2017 5:00pm–6:00pm
Location: 120
Category: Events

Rotaract Meeting

Service Above Self
 
Rotaract Advisor:  Nick Fowler, Business Faculty
Rotary Liason:  Leah Grebner, Ph.D., Director of Health Information Management
Meetings: Tuesday meetings in Room 120  from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (1st Tuesday of each month unless otherwise posted)
National Service Project:  TBA
Local Service Project:  TBA
 
Central Illinois Rotaract – Midstate College
Room 234 / Nick Fowler njfowler@midstate.edu
Room 236 / Leah Grebner lgrebner@midstate.edu
 
Rotary History
“Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.” —Paul P. Harris
Our 1.2 million-member organization start­ed with the vision of one man—Paul P. Har­ris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on February 23, 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the of­fices of each member.
 
Our Ongoing Commitment
Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Ro­tary:
We’re truly international. Only 16 years af­ter being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.
 
We persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Ro­tary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.
 
Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three coun­tries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.
 
Rotaract
Do you want to be part of a global commu­nity of young adults taking action for posi­tive change? Are you looking for the chance to share your ideas and look at the world’s challenges in a new way? Join a Rotaract club and find all this and more, including:
  • Hands-on service projects
  • Fun networking and social activities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • An international network of young leaders
 
What is Rotaract?
Rotaract is a club for adults that meets once a month to exchange ideas, plan activities and projects, and socialize. While Rotary clubs serve as sponsors, Rotaract clubs de­cide how to organize and run their club and what projects and activities to carry out.
 
Goals
  • To develop professional and leadership skills
  • To emphasize respect for the rights of others, based on recognition of the worth of each individual
  • To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve
  • To recognize, practice, and promote ethical standards as leadership quali­ties and vocational responsibilities
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems, and opportuni­ties in the community and worldwide
  • To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the com­munity and promote international un­derstanding and goodwill toward all people.