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Rotaract Club Charlotte @ Pfeiffer University

Rotaract is an international program for young men and women ages 18 to 30 who believe they can make a difference. The club provides an opportunity for young adults to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

There are 172,300 members of some 7,500 Rotaract clubs in 151 countries. Rotaract clubs conduct meetings, usually once a month, which feature speakers, special outings, social activities, or discussions. Rotarators use their weekends for service projects, social events, and workshops.

The Rotaract Club Charlotte at Pfeiffer University has about 15 members. Their service projects include: Rotaractors work hard, but they also believe in having a good time. They hold barbecues, car rallies and cultural events.

  • "Habitat for Humanity" (helping to build houses for underprivileged families)
  • "Shoebox Packing" (support the collection of Christmas gifts for third-world countries)
  • "Golden Glove Boxing Tournament" (sale of drinks and snacks)
  • "International Soccer Tournament" (sale of drinks and snacks)
  • "Johnston YMCA Fall Festival" (babysitting and sale of drinks and snacks)
  • "Bell Ringing" (Salvation Army engages in the tradition of "staffing the kettles" to promote the plight of the needy in Mecklenburg County and raises money)

Rotaractors work hard, but they also believe in having a good time. They hold barbecues, car rallies and cultural events. The members visited the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Academy gives the members of the club each year the opportunity to get an insight look in the work of police officers.

INFO: "Rotaract" stands for "Rotary in Action"!