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 8,400 clubs in about 170 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.
How does it work?
All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.
About The Rotaract Club of Washington D.C.
Our Rotaract Club of Washington DC. was founded in October 1998. Our club is a part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. Our effort starts at the community level but knows no limits in its outreach. Rotaractors have access to the many resources of Rotary International (RI) and The Rotary Foundation. Rotary International provides the administrative support that helps our Rotaract club thrive, and we’re also sponsored by The Rotary Club of Washington DC.
Our young professional members include teachers, researchers, analysts, software developers, and students from around the world living in Washington, DC Area. In past years Senegal, India, Austria, and Russia were among the countries represented by club members.
Our club projects and activities take place at varying times during the month--please check out our calendar here! All of our events are free unless otherwise noted and many of them are open to non-members unless noted. To become an official member of our club you must attend 1 of each of the following- a Rotaract club meeting, volunteer project, and social event as well as pay dues of $50 a year.
About our Sponsor
We benefit from the mentorship and sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC. If you are over 30 years old and would like to become involved in the Rotary global community, --check here our parent club’s website for more information on how to join!