Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women aged between 18 and 30. Rotaract clubs are usually community-based or university-based and are sponsored by a local Rotary Club, making them true "partners in service" and key members of the Rotary family. Through the Rotaract programs, young adults not only augment their knowledge and skills, but they also address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service. All Rotaract efforts begin at the local grassroots level. Rotaract clubs have access to all of the resources of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs in some 155 countries, Rotaract has become a world-wide phenomenon.
The Rotaract Club of Loyola is a college based club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Madras and belongs to the R.I.Dist. 3230. It was started on 12th June 1984. It is now stepping into its 26th year of existence. The Motto of the club is "Acta Non Verba " which translates to "Deeds, not Words"
According to Rotary by-laws, the club has 4 different avenues of service. They are:
Club Service: This avenue deals with various projects conducted for the green Rotaractors. Fellowships, Meetings and Get-togethers come under this avenue. Some of the Projects done in this avenue are - Project OTH, Shoot 'Em Up, etc.
Director - Club Service - Mohd. Karan Ubaidi
Professional Service: This Avenue comprises of projects that help the Rotaractors to improve themselves. Seminars, Industrial Visits and Orientation Programmes conducted for the benefit of the green Rotaractors come under this avenue. Projects like Meliora are Professional Service Projects.
Director - Professional Service - Kannan Jayaraaman
Associate Director - Professional Service - Mohd. Hisham
Community Service: An avenue that is entirely devoted towards helping the underprivileged live their lives in a better way, this is what people connect Rotaract with in general. Almost 70 % of our projects are Community Service Projects only.
Director - Community Service - Gaurav Gupta
Associate Director - Community Service - Chetan Chhabriya
International Service: An avenue that aims at networking on a global level, International Service is all about meeting Rotaractors from various other clubs in different Districts and spending time with them, sharing ideas. It creates a whole lot of love and understanding between people.
Director - International Service - Sachin.V.
Public Relations Officers: The role of the Public Relations Officers is to keep the Green Rotaractors informed and abreast of the upcoming projects at the Rotaract Club. They will be sending SMSs to all the Green Rotaractors informing them personally about each and every project.
Public Relations Officer : Mervyn Rozario .A.
Public Relations Officer : Prasad .D.
Editorial Department : The Editorial Dept. is bequeathed with the work of publishing "The Legatus", which is the official mouthpiece of the Rotaract Club of Loyola College.
Editor - In - Chief : Deepak Balamurali
Associate Editor : Mohd. Karan Ubaidi
Our Lord in heaven, as we stand before you today,
We thank you for our lives, and for these graces we pray:
Strength to carry Humanity, Determination to behold our Goals,
Willingness to serve others, Bravery to be Bold.
Love to be compassionate and treat all men the same,
Courage to win our battles and stay true to our club's name.
May your graces come upon us, your children as we are:
To anoint us with your virtues and fill us with your power;
So we in honest sincerity might do as we are told
For the glory of our mission so its benefactions can be manifold
The Rotaract Club of Loyola College is the proud owner of many awards and recognitions in its illustrious history so far.
It is one of the Oldest Clubs at Loyola College , having celebrated its Silver Jubilee Year during 2009-2010. It is one of the very few Rotaract Clubs to have as many as 15 Ongoing Projects, Including the critically acclaimed Nature's Crusaders project at Vandalur Zoo (15th year and still going strong)
Winner of the "Most Supportive Club" Award for the past 6 years.
We also got International Recognition for being the LARGEST Rotaract Club in the World with 2424 Rotaractors ( 2007 - 2008 )
We've also been a vital cog in all the projects carried out by our parent club, The Rotary Club of Madras.
The Club won 7 Awards at the District Rotaract Council Awards Ceremony.
The awards include :
- Most Supportive Club
- Star of Rotaract - Rtr. Praveen T.V.
- Star of Rotaract - Rtr. Britto Manohar
- Star of Rotaract - Rtr. Prabhoo. N. M
- Best Club Service Project - OTH and Shoot Em Up
- Best Professional Service Project - Meliora '10
- Best Ongoing Project - Nature's Crusaders ( Vandalur Zoo)
With an enrolment fee of Rs.120 towards the Rotaract Club of Loyola College at the club office, get yourself registered as a Rotaractor for the Rotary year 2010 - 2011 and join us in making this World a better place for you, me and the entire human race.
For registrations and details, contact Rotaract Club office situated in the Utilitarian Block, Loyola College Campus.