The Rotaract Club of Ottawa is a vibrant club in Ottawa for students and young professionals. We are committed to volunteerism, international service, member development, and having a good time! Rotaract is a global service organization for students and young professionals aged 18 to 30. Rotaract has close ties with Rotary International because each Rotaract club is sponsored by a Rotary club. We are fortunate to be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ottawa. Rotary International is guided by the motto “Service Above Self”
Making A Difference
At the Rotaract Club of Ottawa we organize service projects in our community and around the world. For example, we held a silent auction and cocktail party fundraiser for PolioPlus (Rotary’s initiative to eradicate polio) and every year we have Bowl-A-Thon that contributes to the Ottawa Rotary Home. In the past we have raised money for Justice Nos Trilhos, Shelter Box, and Ryan’s Well just to name a few. Our members have volunteered with Saint Joe’s Supper Table, Carleton Trick or Eat, the Ronald McDonald House at CHEO, and Sage Youth. Every year we clean up Hogs Bottom park in Sandy Hill as a way of giving back to the community.
Developing Our Members
The Rotaract Club of Ottawa is committed to making our meetings a valuable experience for all those who attend. We bring in a variety of guest speakers such as MPP Yasir Naqvi; Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson; and former news anchor, Max Keeping. Our club has access to a network of community leaders who are eager to work with and mentor our members because of our affiliation with Rotary. The Rotary Club of Ottawa regularly invites our members to their meetings and events.
Rotaractors usually find that they become really good friends because of the fellowship that happens in our club. A group of people often hangs out after every meeting and fellowship events such as Chilly Chili Sunday help us to get to know each other.
If you are interested in being part of Rotaract check out one of our meetings or events. A list of our upcoming meetings and events can be found on the Rotaract Club of Ottawa Calendar. Our meetings are normally held every other Sunday night at Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W) at 7:00pm. Our meetings usually involve updates about the great things that our club is doing and a guest speaker. So come out to a meeting and see what we are all about!
For more information contact our Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Become part of the Rotaract Club of Ottawa today!