Rotary offers many ways for young people to get involved in their local community as well as supporting international projects.  One way is by sponsoring and mentoring service clubs specifically designed for young people of all ages !  There are three different levels of service club -
 
  • Earlyact - school based club for children between 5 and 13 years of age
  • Interact - school based club for children between 12 and 18 years of age
  • Rotaract - community based club for young adults aged between 18 and 30 years of age
 
Read below for more information on these clubs, including those that Rotary Hope Island supports, and details of how to register your interest in starting a new club.
 
Active Sponsored Clubs
 
Interact
 
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.  Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.  Interact Clubs allow members to connect with leaders in their community and around the world to -
 
  • Take action to make a difference in your school and community
  • Discover new cultures and promote international understanding
  • Become a leader in your school and community
  • Have fun and make new friends from around the world
Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.  They can celebrate the global impact of Interact by getting involved in -
 
  • World Interact Week
  • Interact Video Awards
  • Rotary Youth Day at the United Nations
  • Global Youth Service Day
You can find out more about Interact on our District Website or at the Rotary International Website and if you are interested in starting an Interact Club at your local school, please feel free to contact our Youth Services Director.
 
Sponsored Interact Club - Coomera Anglican College
 
 
Our club has sponsored an Interact Club at Coomera Anglican College since August 2014.  They have already done some wonderful work in their community including a winter clothing drive for the homeless and raising thousands of dollars to help with the eradication of polio worldwide through a successful 'paint a pinky day'.  They have also raised significant funds for disaster relief in Nepal and helped at community events.
 
Opportunities For New Clubs
 
EarlyAct
 
EarlyAct is a school based service club for students from ages 5 to 13. It is sponsored by a local Rotary Club in the area in which the school is located.  The mission and operation of EarlyAct are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary and provide the foundation and natural succession into Interact.

EarlyAct provides young students the opportunity for gaining an increased awareness and knowledge of their community and the world.  At a young age, all students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful.  Their minds are open to recognize the dignity and worth of each individual which builds respect for others.

EarlyAct also engages students in character-building activities and prepares them for leadership roles to identify and carry out projects which benefit their school, local and global communities.
 
You can find out more about EarlyAct on our District Website and if you are interested in starting an EarlyAct Club in a local school, please feel free to contact our Youth Services Director.
 
Rotaract
 
Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.  In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities like ours.
 
Rotaract Clubs decide how to organize and run their club, manage their own funds, and plan and carry out activities and service projects aligned with causes that are important to your community. Rotary club sponsors offer guidance and support and work with your club as partners in service.
 
They celebrate the global impact of Rotaract by getting involved in -
 
  • World Rotaract Week
  • Rotaract district and multidistrict events
  • The Rotaract Preconvention Meeting
  • The Interota conference
  • Rotary Day at the United Nations
  • Global Youth Service Day
You can find out more about Rotaract on our District Website or at the Rotary International Website and if you are interested in being part of a new Rotaract Club in our local community, please feel free to contact our Youth Services Director.