PRESS RELEASE: The Rotaract Club of Roseau chattered by the Rotary Club of Dominica celebrated its 24 years of existence in Dominica on September 16th 2009. 24 years of Service above self, providing priceless community service to many needy communities around the island. Now we are joining thousands of clubs around the world in celebrating World Rotaract day.
As we commemorate World Rotaract Day, on Saturday March 13th, the club will participate in radio programs on both Kairi FM and DBS to create awareness as to what Rotaract is all about and a donation of a 6 burner cooker to the Operation Youth Quake will be made. At operation Youth Quake, they provide temporary residence for Kids in crisis situations.
As Rotaractors, we believe in the old cliché that the children are our future. These kids will be tomorrow’s leaders. It is our duty to play our part in steering them in the right direction, hence the reason behind this noteworthy donation.
Rotaract stands for Rotary and Action, and Rotaract is a Rotary sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30 providing community service to those who need it the most in our society. The first Rotaract club was born on March 13th 1968 in Charlotte Town, North Carolina.
Embracing its motto ‘Fellowship through Service’ Rotaract continues to serve our communities through various activities, many of which the club have become well know for, such as the annual carnival princess show, our regular street feeding program, Christmas party for unfortunate children, donations to needy families, the annual Haliborange Rotaract Spelling Bee, painting of pillars of characters among other projects.
In keeping with Rotary’s theme, ‘the future of Rotary is in your hands’ we have adapted the theme ‘the future of Rotaract is in your Hands’. Our hands. The future of Dominica is in the hands of the young people and we should seek to build the country by doing something positive in our communities. Community service is not just about the hard work, it’s about making a difference by contributing something of value to you – skills, time, and advice. It’s about helping without expecting something in return, motivating others to make a difference in their community.
The celebration of World Rotaract Week began with a church service at the St. Johns Anglican Church in Portsmouth, where the club donated a food hamper to a needy family.
On Thursday night the club hosted a Guest Night with the purpose of increasing the club’s membership while getting more young people involved in community service and teaching young people more about Rotaract. Rotaract is also about professional development. Therefore, as part of the exercise the Dominica Fire & Ambulance Services did session on fire safety with the club. The Rotaract club of Roseau also chose this momentous milestone to induct a new member.
To develop professional and leadership skills.
To emphasize respect for the rights of others based on recognition of the worth of each individual.
To recognize, the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve.
To recognize, practice and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities.
To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs of, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide.
To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill to all people.
The Club has over the years continued to fulfill its objectives of serving the community as a result of the commitment and hard work of its members, generosity of corporate sponsors, and the support of the wider community.
The Rotaract Club of Roseau would like to remind young people that they are the future of Dominica and should seek to build the country by doing something positive in their communities. We dare you, the youth, to take the steps to fulfill the urge or sense of obligation to stand for something bigger than yourself. The future of Dominica is in our hands. Let’s make a difference today.
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