SERVICE ABOVE SELF
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 are sponsored by a local Rotary Club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary. Rotaract clubs are part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. Rotaractors and Rotaract Clubs can be found worldwide.
Our local club was chartered on December 5th 1986 and is a part of a wider group of Rotaract Clubs known as District 7030. Our District includes Clubs from St. Kitts, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. We get an opportunity to fellowship and network with the Clubs and Rotaractors in our district each year at District Conference.
Our club borne as a project of the Rotary Club of Antigua was originally founded by Rotarians, Patrick “Paddy” Benjamin and the late Anthony Michael. Greg Walter was our Charter President and Keva Margetson our Vice President.
Rotaract emphasizes four avenues of service, these are: Community, International, Professional and Club Service. Rotaract clubs organize a variety of projects and activities focused on our avenues of service and the types of projects may change each year.
Our meetings are held at the Rotary House (opposite the Sagicor Building on the Factory Road) every first, second and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.
“Rotaract is a gift, a privilege, an opportunity to serve and become a better person.”
10 Reasons for joining Rotaract.
If you want...
1. Great way to meet new people
2. Chance to visit and learn about foreign countries
3. Exciting ways to serve your community
4. Opportunities to meet the people of Rotary International
5. Dynamic addition to your résumé
6. Friendship and service
7. Leadership skills looked for by employers
8. To promote peace
9. Scholarship connections
10. To be a part of a world-wide phenomenon
We look forward to having you join us at one of our meetings to find out how you can make a difference!