What is Rotaract?

Rotaract is a global movement of young leaders who help solve some of the world’s pressing challenges. Rotaract clubs are groups of people ages 18-30 who can be found world-wide. They interact with community leaders to develop their leadership skills and have fun through positive service.

Each Rotaract club makes the independent decision on how their club will be run, from managing funds to the projects they take on. Rotaract clubs are sponsored by Rotary clubs which offer guidance and support as partners.

As a Rotaractor you can get involved by being a part of:

  • World Rotaract Week
  • Rotaract district and multi-district events
  • The Rotaract Pre-convention Meeting
  • The Interota conference
  • Rotary Day at the United Nations
  • Global Youth Service Day

Our Club – The Rotaract Club of Ottawa

The Rotaract Club of Ottawa was formally chartered and recognized by Rotary International on March 27, 2002. We currently have 25 active members and are always recruiting!

We meet every Sunday evening from 6-7:00pm at the Jack Purcell Community Centre located on 320 Jack Purcell Ln, Ottawa. Join us to meet new people while learning ways to develop your skills. Feel free to join us every other week after our meeting for a fun social night at Sir John A’s pub located at 284 Elgin St, Ottawa.

We look forward to seeing you!

Guiding Principals – The Four Way Test

The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?