|Date/Time:||December 5, 2017 5:00pm–6:00pm|
Rotaract Lecture Series
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 236 / Leah Grebner email@example.com
Service Above Self
“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.
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.
- 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.