Rotoract stands for 'Rotary
In Action', and that should explain what this club and its members are all about. This younger division of Rotary Club has members in the age group 18 to 30. And the clubs are mostly based in educational institutes. The three most active ones are the Secunderabad, Secunderabad Cantonment and IIMC Rotoract Clubs, out of which the Secunderabad one was the first to be started in Asia.
Their activities fall into four broad categories:
? Social / community service
? Vocational / personal development of members
? Fellowship activities
? Fundraising activities
As social service, they have lent their hand to a motley collection of causes. From the polio immunisation program where they visit houses in slums and ensure vaccination, to adopting schools and providing aid in the form of books and materials, they have their fingers in many pies.
And to ensure the personal development of members, they have speakers coming over for talks on nutrition, career counselling etc. The fellowship activities are what hold Rotaract together: parties, movie outings and picnics. And to support their community service activities, they raise funds through innovative ways such as setting up a games area in a Dandiya night or reselling tickets to the movie Swades
at a higher price in the name of Rotoract.
All in all, they come across as a spry and spirited bunch that never seems to relent in carrying out its good work. It's probably the only difference from Rotary (the sponsor club). A younger heart!