New opportunities for Rotaract clubs will help them to more effectively engage their members and serve their communities. Beginning in July, Rotaract clubs that have participated in Rotary Foundation grant projects can apply for global grants to support projects in their own communities and beyond. Rotary districts that apply for district grants can also include Rotaract club activities in their spending plans.
In addition, Rotaract clubs can now:
- Report to Rotary International their current and incoming secretaries, treasurers, and chairs of their Foundation, (in addition to club presidents), membership, public image, and service committees. Reporting these appointments helps clubs distribute responsibilities and ensures that they receive the latest news and resources. Club presidents can log in to My Rotary and go to the Club Administration section to update member data.
- Nominate Rotaractors for Rotary service awards including the Service Above Self Award, the Avenues of Service Award, and The Rotary Foundation District Service Award, Citation for Meritorious Service, and Distinguished Service Award. Maria Valentina Martinez Belo and Ignacio Gonzalez Mendez are the first Rotaractors to receive the Service Above Self Award. They are among 133 recipients who will be honored at the Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, USA.
- Use Rotary’s online membership leads system to track Rotaract candidates who complete the Join form on Rotary.org. Prospective Rotaract members are referred to a district based on their preferred club location, and district officers or Rotaract club officers can add additional candidates directly to their leads list on My Rotary. Contact Membership Development for more information.
Rotary is also developing a process for collecting Rotaract club dues and is working to enhance the Rotaract experience on My Rotary and to include Rotaractors in more Rotary events, including regional training events.