Today's Blog post is brought to you by our newst member Heather! Heather hails all the way from Canada and has joined us whilst she's living and working in Tassie.
Why Join Rotaract?
If you’ve stumbled upon this page, chances are you’re considering joining the Rotaract Club of Tamar Valley. We’d love to have you, but if you still need a bit of convincing, here are a few reasons to join Rotaract:
-Give back to the community. Rotaract, like Rotary, has a duel focus on international and community service projects and joining the club is a great way to make a positive impact on your local community as well as communities around the world.
-It’s social. I’ve been a member of four Rotaract clubs and have always found it to be a great way to meet friends upon moving to a new city or onto a new stage in life. If you like to volunteer and be engaged in your community, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people!
-Professional development. In addition to community and international service, Rotaract has a professional development component. We frequently invite guest speakers to our meetings to talk about their careers and sometimes take tours of local workplaces.
-It’s international. When you join Rotaract, you’re not just joining a local volunteer group, but an international community. There are 8703 Rotaract clubs in 171 countries around the world (data from 2010-11 Fourth Quarter Report). In addition to international service projects, Rotaracters have the opportunity to attend international conferences or take part in trips organized by other Rotaract districts around the world.
-It looks great on a resume. Rotaract is affiliated with Rotary – one of the world’s top service clubs – and having it on your resume sets you apart. With 1.2 million Rotarians around the world, chances are that person interviewing you is one of them. Employers know that Rotaracters are hardworking individuals with a passion for service and those are exactly the sort of people they want to hire.
-It’s fun! Not only do we have a great time volunteering, but we also organize monthly socials such as laser tag or mini golf.
If this sounds like the sort of thing you think you’d be interested in or if you’d like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The club is always looking for new members and we would love to hear from you!