Rotaract Clubs of Georgetown to celebrate World Rotaract Day

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Members of the Rotaract Clubs of Georgetown Central, Georgetown, and the University of Guyana attend a service at the St. Andrew's Kirk.
Members of the Rotaract Clubs of Georgetown Central, Georgetown, and the University of Guyana attend a service at the St. Andrew’s Kirk.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Rotaract Clubs of Georgetown Central and Georgetown will join Rotaract clubs worldwide in observing World Rotaract Day, on Thursday, March 13.

The day celebrates the chartering of the first Rotaract Club in North Carolina in 1968 and is the basis of World Rotaract Week, which sees clubs around the world executing various projects to observe the beginning of Rotaract.

The Rotaract Clubs of Georgetown Central and Georgetown have planned a range of activities to mark this special week in the Rotaract calendar. The two clubs started the week of activities by attending, with their sister club ‘the Rotaract Club of the University of Guyana,’ a church service at St. Andrew’s Kirk, which was followed by a brunch and an afternoon cricket match in the National Park. Together, the clubs will also be attending media appearances on radio and television.

Apart from these joint projects each club also has several activities that will be executed throughout the week.

On March 13 the club will be hosting a display at the National Library from 15:00 to 17:00 hours. This activity is an education session, which will highlight the work of the club.

It also serves as a club service membership recruitment initiative to encourage interested persons to join the club. Additionally, at 19:00 hours the club will be executing a community service project in the form of a food distribution to the homeless in the Bourda market area. The club will be supported by their sponsoring club, the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central in this initiative.

On Friday, March 14 the club will be having a club service/international fellowship activity in the form of a movie night, which will seek to highlight the culture of another country in the Rotaract District 7030. On March 16th the club will be having its final activity, a walk-a-ton in the National Park. This is an annual fundraising activity for the club’s disaster relief efforts.

This fundraiser commenced after the disaster in Montserrat in 1998 and is held in honour of a past Rotaractor who died of cancer.

Rotaract is designed to foster leadership, responsible citizenship, high ethical standards in business, and ultimately a better lifestyle for young adults. Clubs fulfill this mandate via projects, which fall under the umbrella of the five (5) committees of all clubs – community service, professional development, international service, club service, and finance.

Guyana currently has five (5) Rotaract clubs – the Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central, the Rotaract Club of Georgetown, the Rotaract Club of Linden, the Rotaract Club of New Amsterdam, and the Rotaract Club of Linden. These clubs form part of the Rotaract District 7030, which is comprised of 14 Caribbean countries.

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