you enjoy rendering your service to others? Do you constantly place the needs
of others before your own? If you do, then Northern Caribbean University's (NCU) Rotaract
Club is waiting for you.
generally considered an altruistic activity.
It serves to promote good or to improve the human quality of life. It is also considered as serving the society through one's own interest, personal
skills or learning, which in return produces a feeling of self-worth and respect. Volunteerism is also famous for skill development and learning how to
socialize while having fun. It is also an avenue through which the volunteer may make contacts, and possibly discover an opportunity for employment.
Indeed, volunteerism has many benefits. it also takes many forms and maybe performed by anyone with some set of skills and or knowledge. Many
volunteers are specifically trained in the areas that they work, such as medicine, education, or rescue operation. Volunteerism benefits both the society and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust,
solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating
opportunities for participation.
Some members of the NCU Rotaract Club pose with the club flag
Northern Caribbean University Rotaract Club was chartered in 1999. It is
a part of District 7020 and is the oldest institution based Rotaract Club in
Jamaica and the District. "Rotaract" stands for "Rotary in
Action", although the name
originally came from a combination of "Rotary" and
"Interact" (International + Action), the high school level programme
created by Rotary International in 1962.
activities take place at the club level. Rotaract club meetings are held every
other week, and they feature speakers, special outings, social activities,
discussions or visits to other clubs. The members of the club get together on
designated days for service project work, social events, or
professional/leadership development workshops.
purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women 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
eligible for membership, prospective members must be 18–30 years of age, show
that they are committed to Rotaract, and show that they are of good standing in
the community. After being approved by the club, prospective members are
'inducted' to become members, also known as 'Rotaractors'. Clubs generally
charge a small annual membership fee to cover administrative costs.
member of the Rotaractors’ club, individuals are given the opportunity to: work
together with Interact clubs
or mentor Interactors, participate in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, become Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars or Group Exchange team members and seek membership
in their local Rotary club after their Rotaract membership ends.
information on becoming a member of Rotaract, please contact us via our
website http://www.ncu.edu.jm/clubs/rotaract or visit