Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.
As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Club Name: Rotaract of Jefferson City
President Name: Bradley Scott Shimmen
Meeting Dates: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m., 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Meeting Locations: varies
Website Address: www.facebook.com/JCMORotaract
Club Name: Springfield Rotaract
President Name: Jessica Harmison
Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
Meeting Times: 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: 425 Downtown (425 W. Walnut), Springfield, MO
Website Address: www.springfieldrotaract.org
Sponsor: Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast
Club Name: Rotaract Club of Columbia
President Name: Joshua Beck
Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
Meeting Times: 5:30 p.m.
Meeting Locations: Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 300 South Providence Columbia, MO
Website Address: www.rotaractofcolumbia.org
Sponsor: The Rotary Club of Columbia
Club Name: College of the Ozarks Rotaract Club
Club President: Laura E. Berthold
Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Meeting Times: 5:15 p.m.
Meeting Locations: Ozark Room, College Center, College of the Ozarks
Sponsor Rotary Club: Branson Daybreakers Rotary Club
Club Name: University of Central Missouri Rotaract Club
Club President: Katie Kim
Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
Meeting Times: 12:00 p.m.
Meeting Locations: Martin building-Room 117, University of Central Missouri
Sponsor: Rotary Club of Warrensburg
Club Name: William Woods University Rotaract Club
Club President: Ida Jacaway
Meeting Dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
Meeting Times: 12:15 p.m.
Meeting Locations: Burton Building on William Woods Campus Room 102 or 109
Sponsor: Rotary Club of Fulton
Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their club, manage their own funds, and plan and carry out activities and service projects aligned with causes that are important to your community. Rotary club sponsors offer guidance and support and work with your club as partners in service.
Celebrate the global impact of Rotaract by getting involved in:
- World Rotaract Week
- Rotaract district and multidistrict events
- The Rotaract Preconvention Meeting
- The Interota conference
- Rotary Day at the United Nations
- Global Youth Service Day
Learn more about these events and how to get involved in the Rotaract Handbook.
How do I join?
Check with your university or contact a local Rotary club to find out if there’s a Rotaract club in your area. Contact the Rotaract club to find out how you can join its next meeting, service project, or social event.
Can I start a Rotaract club?
Yes. If your university or community doesn’t already have a Rotaract club, you can start one. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- A sponsor Rotary club to provide support and partnership
- A faculty or sponsor club adviser to guide and mentor you
- People ages 18-30 from your school or community who are interested in joining the club
- Leaders to organize your club, find other members, and plan successful projects
Everything you need to organize, certify, and manage your club is in the Rotaract Handbook.
Can my Rotary club sponsor a Rotaract club?
Help young adults in your community develop leadership skills, build lasting friendships, and create positive change through Rotaract. Not only will Rotaract make a difference in their lives, it will also energize and inspire your Rotary club and connect you with enthusiastic and capable partners in service.
What are the benefits?
Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:
- Take action locally and internationally to create sustainable change
- Expand your professional network and exchange ideas with proven leaders
- Develop your professional skills through leadership training
- Save money on travel, hotels, and supplies with Rotary’s member benefits program, Rotary Global Rewards
- Have fun and make new friends from around the world
- Connect with the global community of Rotaract at the annual Rotary International Convention and Rotaract Preconvention
Connect with a Rotaract club in another country by developing a twin club relationship. Not only will it expand your knowledge of another country and its cultures, you’ll also increase your club’s global impact. Find potential twin club candidates by referring to the Worldwide Rotaract Directory, available to Rotaract club presidents and district leaders through the Rotaract Workgroup. Clubs interested in a twin club relationship are marked with a letter P.
Rotarian Action Groups
Connect with Rotaract and Rotary members and their families who are experts in a particular field by joining a Rotarian Action Group. Group members share their expertise by collaborating with clubs and districts on service projects.
Share your hobby or vocation with fellow club members, their spouses, and Rotary members. Some Rotary Fellowships are purely social, and others use their common interests and skills to carry out service projects.
Your district offers a variety of ways to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your area. You can also contact Rotaract clubs outside your district using the Worldwide Rotaract Directory. Your club or district Rotaract leaders can access the directory through the Rotaract Workgroup.
District Rotaract representatives
District Rotaract representatives are Rotaract members who have been elected by clubs in their district to help promote and share information about Rotaract with their members. District governors may appoint a Rotary member to serve as a district Rotaract chair. Together, the district Rotaract representative and chair serve as co-chairs for the district Rotaract committee, which comprises Rotaract and Rotary members. Email Rotary staff for information about your district Rotaract chair or representative.
Multidistrict information organizations
Rotaract multidistrict information organizations help connect Rotaract clubs across several Rotary districts. Working within a country or region, these organizations bring members together to exchange ideas, share information, and meet other young leaders.
Rotaract clubs worldwide are using their energy, experience, and education to address issues that are important to them.