Woy Woy Rotary hosts Rotaract launch
A group of enthusiastic young adults have joined together to re-launch the Rotaract Club Central Coast.
Rotaract is a Rotary International sponsored service club for students and young professionals, aged from 18 to 30 years.
The members celebrated the event at a dinner meeting, hosted by the Rotary Club of Woy Woy, on Tuesday, January 31, at Everglades Country Club.
District Rotaract representative Mr Christopher Lew told guests that, as Rotaractors, the young adults could enjoy a wide range of social and professional activities while helping others by raising funds for causes of their choosing.
As members of a worldwide organisation, they could network with Rotaractors across 170 countries and attend national and international conferences, Mr Lew said.
Representatives from the Rotary Clubs of Umina Beach, Erina, Gosford, Gosford City, Gosford West, Kariong Somersby, Wyong Tuggerah were present to witness the newly-elected Rotaract Club president Ms Alanna Julian and the members receive their badges.
Rotary Youth Exchange students from France, Belgium and Sweden and participants of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award also attended.
Rotary Club of Woy Woy president Mr Vic Deeble said: "It was heartening to see such positive interaction between young and old, those taking their first steps in a service organisation helped along by Rotarians, many of whom have spent a lifetime serving others."
"Regional Youth Support Services have kindly provided their premises in Donnison St, Gosford, to Rotaract as a meeting venue."
Membership of the Rotaract Club Central Coast NSW is open to 18 to 30 year olds.
The club's first meeting will be on Monday, February 13, at 6pm.
Media release, 2 Feb 2017
Joan Redmond, Rotary Club of Woy Woy