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The Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland Conference 2017 is delighted to announce that Rotary and Rotaract members in full-time education are now eligible for free places at the event.


Louise Smith, Conference Manager at RIBI announced:

“Any Rotarian or Rotaractor in full-time education can register free of charge for the whole weekend of the RIBI Conference or the RGBI conference.”

In 2017, Rotaract in Great Britain & Ireland (RGBI) will be holding their Annual Conference adjacent to the Rotary Conference and will be held within the Manchester Central Complex on Saturday 8th April 2017.

For all other Rotaractors, it costs just £20 to attend the one-day Rotaract conference on the Saturday. The full conference has been discounted to £40 for the whole weekend for those wish to attend.


For more details about the conference, visit our event page.

Or click here to REGISTER NOW.

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By Fernanda Luz Moraes, President of the Rotaract Club of Cachoeirinha, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

When I began participating in Rotaract in 2012, I viewed it as a way to spend my weekends doing something good in my community. But then I realized it is so much more than that.

I have met many other members of Rotaract who have a hard time explaining the passion that comes over them for doing volunteer work. The best way I can put it is this: We think globally, then act locally.

I want to change the world, and in order to make it happen, I know I need to develop my leadership skills and abilities. I need to connect to people from all over, from every culture and many different occupations, to gain new ideas and fresh perspectives. I also need to act in a way that inspires leadership in others. We take action and encourage other people to act to make things happen.

I have been cultivating love, enthusiasm, and happiness most of my life. Why shouldn’t I make these things part of my Rotaract experience as well? We have a lot of work to do and many people to develop. We also have much we can learn from them and alongside them.

To me, those are the three secrets of Rotaract: love, enthusiasm, and happiness. Love, because love guides the world. Enthusiasm, because enthusiasm transforms problems into solutions and positive attitudes into tangible results. Happiness, because happiness blinds us to sadness and discouragement, and motivates us to keep making the world better.

Over the years, I have learned that Rotaract embodies all of these things. This is the way we can change our lives and change the world.

Find out how you can participate in Rotaract and discover ways your Rotary club can support this program for emerging leaders

1st Posted by Rotary Voices on December 31, 2015

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RotaractGBI Team Blog post by Renate Schiefler


Your role in RotaractGBI: Treasurer

How long have you been a member of Rotaract? 5 years

Which club(s) have you been/ are you a member of? Rotaract Club of Perth, Western Australia, currently part of Rotaract Club of Westminster,  I was also a Honourable Member of the Medway Rotaract Clubs when it was running.

Which 5 words would you use to describe Rotaract? International, Community, Experiences, Open, and Peace

My time in Rotaract so far…

I have been part of Rotaract since 2010. I was the Treasurer in Rotaract Club of Perth. In the Rotaract Club of Westminster I have been involved in charity and social events. I co-ordinated a charity project where I organised a group of Rotaractors to visit a Residential Home. I hope to continue this next year. I hope to do more for the club as we both grow together.

You can contact Renate here 

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RotaractGBI Team Blog post by Chike Eduputa


Your role in RotaractGBI: Country Representative for European Rotaract Information Centre (E.R.I.C)

How long have you been a member of Rotaract? 3 years

Which club(s) have you been/ are you a member of? Rotaract Club of Westminster

Which 5 words would you use to describe Rotaract? Friendships, Service, Networking, Global, Fun

My time in Rotaract so far…

Full of excitement with the knowledge that there is more to come. I have met and built true friendships for life both in my club and across the world who continue to inspire me with the desire to serve. I am a proud ambassador for Rotaract and having lived through the potential it can become from my experience in other countries, I am excited to be a catalyst to ignite the fire in Great Britain and Ireland.

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RotaractGBI Team Blog post by Tom Silverson.


Your role in RotaractGBI: Marketing & Communication Officer

How long have you been a member of Rotaract? 5  years

Which club(s) have you been/ are you a member of? INSIGHT, The Rotaract Club of Littlehampton

Which 5 words would you use to describe Rotaract? Opportunities, Development, Networking, International & Community

My time in Rotaract so far…

I started my journey in Rotary/Rotaract in 2009 when I took part in the District 1250 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards where I gained valuable skills and developed my understanding about Rotary and Rotaract and the opportunities it offered.

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  Don’t you just love the blond hair!

My journey continued in 2010 where I was a founder member of INSIGHT, The Rotaract Club of Littlehampton. In 2012/13, I became Club President.

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In 2014/15 I took on the role of District Rotaract Representative in 1250, sitting on the Membership Services District Committee and talking at club meetings and events. When 1250 became 1145 I returned to the role of DRR and this year, I have my own committee which will help Rotary Clubs sponsor new Rotaract Clubs with our help. I am the Chairman of the Rotaract District Committee, leading a team of 3, I aim to drive change by developing and implementing new processes and structures for the organisation. I liaise between the Rotaract clubs, Rotaract on a national level and Rotary International, I also help to create more Rotaract Clubs within the District & promote Rotaract to Rotary Clubs and the public. I recently spoke about developing Rotaract at the Rotary 1145 Conference with our Chair, Lou Moss. We took this photo:


In August, I became the Marketing & Communications Officer for Rotaract in Great Britain & Ireland. I am looking forward to the rest of the year, not only re-branding RotaractGBI with the new logo and creating new Marketing materials but engaging clubs with RotaractGBI again, by ensuring Rotaract in Great Britain & Ireland are always communicating with it’s members. Furthermore I will be working on RotaractGBI’s online presence (Facebook, Website, Twitter etc…) & contacting the media about RotaractGBI projects and events.

Check out my new Facebook page, all about sharing the good news of Rotaract here.

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