Rotaract, originally known as Rotary International Youth Club, is a partner of Rotary around the world. Rotaract focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Clubs around the world also take part in international service projects, in a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. It now stands for “Rotary in Action”.
It is a service, leadership, professional and community service organization for young men and women between the ages 18–30. As Rotaract, we have sponsorship from a Rotary Club. This allows us to have events such as fundraisers, relays, etc. with the purpose of helping in our own communities.
The first Rotaract Club was founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and it has spread ever since to over 290.000 members in almost 10.000 clubs.