Rotaract clubs are part of a global effort of young professionals to bring peace and international understanding to the world through community service and professional involvement. This effort starts at the community level but knows no limits in its outreach.
The objective of Rotaract is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each member's occupation as an opportunity to service society;
- The application of the ideal of service in each member's personal, business and community life;
- The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
What does The Citadel Rotaract Club do?
Our club organizes a variety of projects and activities, depending primarily on the interests of the club members. However, within the Rotaract program, all clubs undertake 3 types of activities in varying degrees: professional development, leadership development & service project.
Club Report: Fall 2012
Charleston Miracle League: The Charleston Miracle League is a baseball league that provides life-changing experiences to adults and children with mental and physical challenges. We served as “Buddies” to the baseball teams. Our goal was to support the players during the baseball game and be each teams' BIGGEST FAN! CML aims to provide life-changing experiences for the players, but it was truly a life-changing event for the Rotaract and Boeing volunteers as well. We had a blast and couldn't have been more honored to participate in such an amazing organization.
Susan G. Komen: Race for the Cure: The Club joined up with Susan G. Komen Lowcountry to assist in the set up for their "19th Annual Race For The Cure". We made pink bows and them tied them along the race route on Daniel Island. The bows help direct the runners and walkers along race route, and create a "PINK" atmosphere.
Care Packages for Sailors: The Club sent over 230 pounds of candy, gum/mints, snacks and magazines to the sailors of USS Klakring. We sent supplies to over 200 sailors, who are on a seven month twilight cruise. The care packages arrived just in for Christmas to provide the sailors with a little bit of holiday spirit while they are away from their families.
Club Report: Spring 2012
Water Missions International: The Club got together for a fun day of hanging out at the WMI headquarters building water purification systems for underprivileged people in developing countries and disaster areas.
Walk For Water: We had a blast helping out with this event and hanging out afterwards! We had some free breakfast and coffee, and then hit the streets in awesome orange vests to help direct traffic for the walkers. This event is sponsored by Water Missions International and is held to raise awareness about the global water crisis. It is a huge and exciting annual event downtown.
Make-A-Wish: The Club helped send a little boy named Jesse to Yellowstone. We raised almost $1,500 for him by selling tickets to a Riverdogs game, where we also held a raffle and had the privilege of spending time with Jesse and his family. The highlight of the game was Jesse throwing the first pitch and striking out the batter!
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Bond Hall #275
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409