For Rotaract, life begins at 40
Rotaractors from Chicago, USA, and Panama teamed up to provide the village of Baja Bonito a 3,000-gallon water tank. Photo courtesy of the Rotaract Club of Panama.
It was 40 years ago this month that the first Rotaract club was chartered. During World Rotaract Week, 10-16 March, Rotaractors and their Rotarian sponsors can conduct joint activities and be recognized by RI President Wilf Wilkinson.
Need inspiration? Here are a few recent projects carried out by Rotaractors around the world:
The Rotaract Club of Berkeley, California, USA, hosts an annual “bone marrow-thon” registration for potential bone marrow donors, in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Berkeley. Every year, hundreds of UC-Berkeley students register by providing a cheek swab.
Rotaractors in Alexandria, Egypt, started the Beautiful Minds project to provide income-generating materials to 28 underprivileged families with mentally challenged children. They’re also working to raise awareness of mental disabilities in the community.
The Rotaract Club of Chicago partnered with the Rotaract Club of Panama to provide the village of Bajo Bonito with a 3,000-gallon water tank and service connections to village households. The Chicago Rotaractors traveled to Panama to work with local Rotaractors on the project.
For the last three years, Rotaractors at the University of New South Wales, Australia, have traveled to different locales in Asia and the Pacific to build Habitat for Humanity homes.