WHAT IS ROTARACT?
Rotaract Clubs are clubs sponsored by Rotary Clubs that are made up of college students and young professionals under the age of 30 for the purpose of humanitarian service, networking, building goodwill and promoting peace around the world. Rotaract on the international scale includes more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs in some 155 countries! The Rotaract Club at UW Bothell was founded in 2014 and has since participated in Rotary First Harvest, Operation Warm Coats, and other events with their sponsoring club, Woodinville Rotary.
Rotary International is a service organization comprised of business professionals who have come together with the common goals of conducting humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards, and helping to build goodwill and peace in the world. Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary International has grown to become the largest service organization in the world with over 1.2 million members in over 200 countries.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
ROTARY CLUB OF WOODINVILLE
The Rotary Club of Woodinville started in 1987 and currently has over 50 members. As part of District 5030, Woodinville Rotary is part of a group of 56 Rotary clubs covering central Puget Sound from Edmonds on the north to Auburn in the south. Woodinville Rotary has completed many service projects benefitting the area such as Operation Warm Coats for needy children, Josh the Otter and the Water Safety Education project, and the Northshore Scholarship Foundation. In 2014, Woodinville Rotary decided it was time to expand their family and helped start and sponsor the Rotaract Club at UW Bothell.