Robert Greenstreet, Ed.D.
An international program for college age men and women who believe they can make a difference.
The ECU Rotaract Club is jointly sponsored by the Ada Rotary Club and the Ada Sunrise Rotary Club.
Both clubs are part of Rotary District 5770.
What is Rotaract?
ROTARACT is an international program for college age men and women who believe they can make a difference. Local clubs follow the International organization but are free to design their own programs to fit the needs and interests of the students in the club.
ROTARACT clubs provide an opportunity for young adults to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
ROTARACT was founded in 1968 by Rotary International, a worldwide association of service minded business and professional leaders. Today there are over 6,000 Rotary sponsored clubs with more than 130,000 members in some 120 countries around the world. Clubs are either community based or university-based.
The ECU ROTARACT club was chartered in the spring of 1998 and held its first meetings on campus during April 1998. The ECU ROTARACT club participates in all university activities.
Above all other principles, "Service Above Self" is the credo that guides Rotary. A ROTARACT club's service projects are designed to improve the quality of life at home and abroad. These projects often address today's most critical issues such as violence, drug abuse, AIDS, hunger, the environment and illiteracy. Each ROTARACT club is required to complete at least two major service projects annually.
Community Service: ROTARACT clubs carry out at least one Communication Service project each year in an effort to improve the lives of the people around them. The possibilities for worthwhile projects are endless. Rotaractors not only have great ideas about how to help people in need, but together have the power to make these ideas work. Many ROTARACT service projects focus on current issues of importance to young adults everywhere.
Leadership Development: ROTARACT builds leaders, and leaders build strong clubs with effective programs. Toward this end, clubs ROTARACT organize communication and public speaking seminars, talks on effective club administration, training programs for club officers, workshops that explore ways to organize and promote club projects, and informative meetings about Rotary programs and activities.
International Service: Because Rotaractors want to learn more about other cultures and do their part to promote international good will and understanding, they undertake at least one International Service project each year.