Who We Are
Rotaract is an international program for young people for ages 18-30 who want to make a difference. It was founded in 1968 by Rotary International. Rotaract Clubs enable their members to grow personally and professionally, address community needs and promote international understanding through friendship and service.
Today, there are more than 7,300 Rotary club-sponsored Rotaract clubs with some 170,000 members in over 150 countries.
At Salem, we interact with the Winston-Salem Rotary Club through networking opportunities, such as lunch meetings and service projects. We hold meetings every two weeks, which feature speakers, discussions and visits to other clubs. In the past, we hosted important guest speakers, such as Salem College President Dr. Susan Pauly and James Morgan, CEO and President of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Rotaractors also get together for service projects, social activities and leadership workshops.
Rotaract does a world of good. Clubs carry out at least one community service project and one international service project each year. The Salem Rotaract Club has:
-Visited the Oaks Nursing Home to sing Christmas carols
-Volunteered with the Forsyth County Humane Society
-Served lunch for the homeless at the Samaritan Ministries Soup Kitchen
-Made Valentine's Day treat bags for the children at the Forsyth County Children's Home
-Raised awareness of women's risk for heart disease by painting red dresses on the windows of participating local businesses
Rotaract builds leaders, and leaders build strong clubs with effective programs. As a club, we've organized:
-Communication and public speaking seminars
-Training programs for club officers
-Workshops on business ethics
-Vocational and career planning and counseling
-Business technology updates
Where- Babcock Lounge at 9:00 p.m.
What- Our meetings include guest speakers, discussions and visits to other clubs
Upcoming Events-The Dominican Republic International Service Trip 2012: From March 17-23, a team of 12 students will work in the Dominican Republic with Mission Emmanuel, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of the Dominican people by providing health care, education and better living conditions. Our group will work directly with Mission Emmanuel’s Physical Therapy Center by building a handicap-accessible playground for children suffering from physical disabilities and developmental issues. This playground will impact more than 600 children in Santo Domingo.
Executive Board 2011-2012
President: Barbara Sostaita
Vice-President: Katherine Hall
Secretary: Meredith Barnes
Treasurer: Sonya Hurtado
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