This is our Pacific Canada flavored Rotaract Roundtrip! Led by District 5040 with collaborators 5020 (Vancouver Island), we Invited 6 International Rotaractors to join us in 10 days of cultural exchange activities, international goodwill, humanitarian volunteering, and fellowship. Trip participants included: Amiel Santos from the Dominican Republic, Julia from Denmark, Ratu from Fiji, Christian from Germany, Maria from Sweden, and Lauren from South Africa.
On November 19th, we held a successful Rotaract District 5040 Training Day at the Burnaby Neighborhood House. 40 Rotaractors and Rotarians gathered for a day of learning, sharing, and fun! Our day included inspiring speeches from District Rotaract Chair (DRC) Joan Posivy and DG Don Evans; a team-building challenge making stools out of only newspaper and masking tape; an “Ask a Rotarian” panel; breakout sessions on projects, membership, marketing & PR, and club positions; and also a presentation on all the opportunities available to our Rotaractors via Rotaract and Rotary!
The evening of December 3rd our District’s Rotaractors had a blast chasing each other around North America’s largest laser tag arena at Planet Lazer in New Westminster. Our social Co-Chairs Bobby and Thomas took top spots in the first and second games respectively. It is no wonder they picked tag laser tag for our Fall social! Following laser tag we headed over to Brown’s Socialhouse for a nice dinner and stimulating conversation.
The Professional Development Conference will be held in collaboration with District 5050 Rotaractors in early 2018. Stay tuned for updates!
The aim of the one day conference is to help Rotaracts develop professionally, personally and in their ability to run a strong Rotaract club! Past presentations have been on project management, public speaking, risk management, conflict resolution, and project planning.
In early 2018, clubs in our district will come together for fellowship and fun on the ice rink at the Richmond Oval. Exact date TBD.
50 years is a long time and deserves celebration! We are planning an event where all our district’s clubs will come together to showcase all that we have accomplished and all our future projects. Event and registration details will be posted in January.
In Spring 2018, our Rotaractors and local Rotarians will come together to complete a shoreline cleanup on the North Shore of Vancouver, combining both service and fellowship.
The Rotaract District will be hosting a dinner to install all of the District’s clubs, executives for the 2018/19 year as well as our new DRR and District Committee! The installation dinner will be towards the end of April or early May.
While the Rotary District 5040 Conference is not planned by the Rotaract District, it is an important conference for Rotarians and Rotaractors from throughout the district to come together in fellowship, to recognize the projects of the last year, and to plan new projects going forward.
This year’s conference will take place in Squamish from May 31 to June 3, 2018. For registration information, visit District Conference website.
In June, we will join together to celebrate the end of the Rotaract year and all that has been accomplished during the year. Event details to be posted in the Spring.