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District Activities

This webpage details all District-based initiatives by Rotaract 5040. For projects initiated by Rotaract Clubs in the District, please visit their respective website. Links to Rotaract club websites are available on the right navigation sidebar.

Current

2014

District Project

The 2014 District Project is still in the works. Check back here in the fall for more details!

2015/16 Installation Dinner

The Rotaract District will be hosting an installation dinner for all of its club’s executives for the 2015/16 year as well as our new DRR(s)! The installation dinner will be towards the end of April. Please see the page here for more details.

Rotary District 5040 Conference

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. For more information, please see the page here.

Rotaract Professional Development Training

The 2014 Rotaract Professional Development Training will take place sometime between mid-October and mid-November 2014. For details, see page here.

Pacific Canada Experience with Rotaract in 2014

This is our Pacific Canada flavoured Rotaract Roundtrip! Led by District 5040 with collaborators 5020 (Vancouver Island), we invited 5 International Rotaractors to join us in 10 days of cultural exchange activities, international goodwill, humanitarian volunteering and fellowship.

The project ran from August 22 to August 31, 2014

For details, see page here.

Past

2013

Pacific Canada Experience with Rotaract in 2013

This is our Pacific Canada flavoured Rotaract Roundtrip! Led by District 5040 with collaborators 5020 (Vancouver Island), we will be inviting 6 International Rotaractors to join us in 10 days of cultural exchange activities, international goodwill, humanitarian volunteering and fellowship.

Applications open April, 2013

Project runs August 23 to September 1, 2013

For details, see page here.

Other successes from the 2013 year include:

Aug 24-Sept 2: Rotaractors hosted the 2nd annual Pacific Canada Experience (PACE) with Rotaract Roundtrip

Sept. 14-16: 4 Rotaractors from the District attended RYLA North in Prince George and ended up recruiting 2 new members!

Nov. 17: Rotaractors held their first-ever District Rotaract Training Seminar

Nov. 24: 15 Rotaractors volunteered at the District 5040 Rotary Foundation Dinner

Dec. 1: Rotaractors took the lead in organizing the first-ever District-wide Interact Assembly

Feb. 28: 4 of the 6 Rotaract Clubs participated in PolioPlus and donated just over $1,000

2012

Pacific Canada Experience with Rotaract in 2012

This is our Pacific Canada flavoured Rotaract Roundtrip! Led by District 5040 with collaborators 5020 (Vancouver Island) and 5060 (Okanagan Region), we will be inviting 5 International Rotaractors to join us in 10 days of cultural exchange activities, international goodwill, humanitarian volunteering and fellowship.

Applications open April 2, 2012

Project runs August 24 to September 2, 2012

For details, see page here.

2011

Bridging the Gap Mentorship Program

Rotaract District 5040 is thrilled to introduce the Bridging the Gap mentorship program – a new initiative designed to connect motivated youth with university-aged mentors. We recognize the value of supporting students, particularly when the support stems directly from a mentor close in age. Our Rotaract members would be more than happy to share their experiences about the adjustment from high school to university, as well as how they were able to stay involved in their communities.  Also, as indicated by the name of this mentorship program, we would like to bridge the gap between Interact and Rotaract, and facilitate a transition between these two meaningful Rotary-sponsored youth programs.

Mentors and mentees are matched based on a confidential, short quiz on their interests (both academic and otherwise). Mentees are invited to ask any questions to their assigned mentor via email and at any of our mentorship program events. Planned mentorship events for the future include career workshops, professional development conferences, as well as socials for mentors and mentees.

Register here to become a MENTEE.
Register here to become a MENTOR.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erica at etsang@rotaract5040.org.

August-September

West Coast Canada Rotaract Trip (Renamed Pacific Canada Experience with Rotaract in 2012)

For details, see page here.

November 13th, 2010

Burnaby Rotaract and Rotaract District 5040 Present: Strings for Polio

Joining the Rotary Polio Plus program and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Strings for Polio was an evening of masterful music, delicious hor d’oeurves, and wonferful wine to raise funds and to create awareness for the effort to eradicate polio. Together, the two giants of philanthropy will pool $555 million to support immunization in countries still afflicted with the disease.

The concert featured the Stradivari Ensemble of the Vancouver Academy of Music and the award-winning The Final Inch documentary which follows the journey toward polio eradication.

Rotary is at the forefront of the polio eradication team and we are at the final cusp of our goal to free the world from this debilitating disease. Please visit the Rotary website to learn more and donate today!

 

 

 

 

March – April, 2009

Rotaract’s Big Give

The Rotaract’s Big Give was a collaborative competition between 5 Rotaract clubs in District 5040 where each club launched a project targeting children and youth during World Rotaract Week. A presentation, including a video, about each project was given in front of a panel of Rotarian judges and fellow Rotaractors. The projects were judged on quality, impact, video content, and media exposure.

Although the Best Project award was given to the Rotaract Club of Richmond and the People’s Choice Award was given to the Rotaract Club of Vancouver, all the projects were hugely successful and changed many lives. The Best Project award was accompanied by a $500 cash prize, which was donated to a charitable cause of choice.

See all videos from the project HERE!

Rotaract Club of Burnaby: Bag ‘Em Green
  • Distributed 75 eco-bags to elementary students in Burnaby.
  • Held competition for painting eco-bags to raise awareness for environmentalism.
  • Gave presentation about small things students can do at home to positively affect the environment.
Rotaract Club of New Westminster: Rotaractivity Packages
  • Goal: to promote healthy lifestyle.
  • Distributed activity packages including: running shoes, skipping ropes, hacky sacks, coupons and gift certificates for lessons and adventure activities in the Lower Mainland, information about fun and free activities around the Lower Mainland, information about healthy eating.
  • Targeted youth who are a part of the youth programs at the Purpose Society and youth who are using services at the Monarch Place Battered Women’s Shelter.
Rotaract Club of North/West Vancouver: Be the Best you
  • Conducted scavenger hunt with Boys and Girls Club of North Vancouver – this activity encouraged recycling, teamwork, and active lifestyle.
  • Provided pots for children to decorate and “mystery seeds” for children to plant and take care of – this activity encouraged responsibility in taking care of the plants and healthy eating as all seeds will grow into organic vegetables and fruits.
Rotaract Club of Richmond: IMPACT Anti-Poverty Seminar
  • Goal: inspire high school youths step up, develop skills, become more involved in the community, and start making an impact.
  • Speakers from anti-poverty organizations educated students about local and global poverty.
  • Presented students with ideas of what action they can take to help the community with poverty.
  • Took students on community service project for hands-on and immediate experience.
Rotaract Club of Vancouver: Healthy Energy
  • Goal: educate and promote healthy living for 25 underprivileged elementary school students.
  • 3-day event took students swimming, skating, and play soccer with members of the Vancouver Police Department.
  • Promoted healthy eating habits by making pizza and other foods with healthy ingredients on all 3 days.
  • Donated 22 soccer balls to the school.

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