“ROTARACT” stands for “Rotary in Action“.
Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan is a youth wing of the prestigious Rotary International. It comes under the district 3080. RCCH has Rotary Himalayan Ranges as its parent Rotary. The members of the club come from colleges in and around the city.The club enables the “Rotaractors” to advance goodwill and peace through the improvement of health and support of education. The Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan provides service and administrative responsibilities.
Rotary International (also known as the Rotary Club) is an international service club whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
The sole aim of Rotary has always been the betterment of the society by instilling the idea of “Fellowship Through Service” to the common masses. To achieve this aim, Rotary thought of tapping the energy of youth and as a result Rotaract Clubs came into existence in 1968.
Rotaract is an international Organization for young men and women between the age group of 18-30 who believe they can make a difference. Rotaract Club provides an opportunity to young adults to enhance their knowledge and develop skills that will assist them in their personal development. Today there are over 7000 Rotary sponsored Rotaract clubs with more than 200,000 members in some 161 countries around the world. It is one of the largest global networks of youth.
Fellowship Through Service
- To develop professional and leadership skills among the ignited youths.
- To emphasise respect for the rights of others based on recognition of the worth of each individual.
- To recognise the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve.
- To recognise and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and responsibilities.
- To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in community and worldwide.
- To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill to all people.
- To promote peace and maintain harmony in the society.
WHAT WE DO?
We organise events. That’s it. Simple, isn’t it ? But the way of organising and administration is what makes Rotaract exciting. The projects that we organise are categorised into four avenues :
Club Services : If it’s fun you desire, then Club Services would be your cuppa tea, since this is where the club members let their hair down and goes all out to enjoy themselves. Life is tough and grim and without club services, maintaining sanity is a trifle though. This is rewarding in terms of personal contacts, increased interaction between members of the same club, and between different clubs too. This is as much a part of the Rotaract Club as anything else, since all work and no play makes…. (well… you know that).
Community Services : This is what most people see as the public face of Rotaract. This is quite an important facet of the club but by no measure of anyone’s imagination is this avenue the most dominating of all event avenues. Activities under this head include Vaccinations, Education Drives, Awareness Camps, and Lecture Series.
International Services : This is considered the glam part of Rotaract services, and is too. International exchanges, education crossovers, culture visit exchanges, and other international events (By international, we include all events happening outside Mumbai) comprise this avenue. A great way to visit other cultures, to experience newer sights and sounds, and to enrich your value system.
Professional Services : This avenue is for all those students who are undecided about their careers, and for those career people who need updates / honing of skills to stay competent in their line of business. Lecture Series, Workshops, Career Guidance, Self-Improvement Courses, etc. are some project ideas that are part of this avenue.
The projects or events are planned and organised by a team selected from the Club itself who have the responsibility of the project right from the planning stage till the execution. There are projects organised beyond the Club level meaning – organised by more than one club coming together which are joint projects or district projects. Such projects are a platform to know more people and interact with them.