Rotaract Club of Ernakulam (RCE)


The Rotaract Club of Ernakulam was inaugurated on 2nd October 1996.The leadership role of Charter President was assumed by Rtr Ziby Cherry Philips. The Charter or the Rotaract Certificate of Organization was received on December 23, 1996 duly signed by President of the Rotary International, Rtn. Luiz Vicente.

The Rotary Club of Ernakulam sponsors the Club.


The RCE is a community-based club. Aptech students constitute the majority. The regular meetings are scheduled for Saturday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.


During the past Rotaract year the club members have taken part in various joint projects with the parent Rotary club, namely, pulse polio immunization project and Rotary village corps.


Club service projects include "Accumulator", an incentive lottery game for members to increase attendance in meetings. A news bulletin named ROTOGEN is also on the anvil.


The safety day "Bulls eye" project was a Community service project carried out for the general public.


The golden Jubilee year of Indian Independence witnessed a number of projects under various avenues of service. The major ones were ROTO GRIND, 'A BOOK FOR A BETTER WORLD' & CAREER COUNSELING.


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Introduction to Rotaract

Goals of Rotaract

Rotaract Prayer

Rotaract Oath

Effective committee meetings

Sample Agenda (protocol)

Popular Rotaract Fundraisers




Postal Address: Rtr Ziby Cherry Philips, Charter President, Rotaract Club of Ernakulam

31/29 H, Panchavady, Vytilla P.O., Cochin 682 019, Kerala, India

Tel: 91-0484-305051 (residence)



Oh God! Our Almighty father and ruler of the universe,

We thank thee for the inspiration you have given us

for the Rotaract Movement based upon service to

Mankind. We humbly beg you to continue thy grace

to enable us to do our service to ourselves and

to our neighbors and to the honor and glory

of thy holy name.




 I do solemnly swear, that I will sincerely execute, the office of _________________ of the Rotaract Club Of Ernakulam and shall do my best to keep up, the decorum, of our Rotaract Movement, by upholding the constitution and statement of policy of our organization.


 I do solemnly promise that I will sincerely serve as a member of this Rotaract Club Of Ernakulam and shall at all times uphold the ideals and principalís of this organization.





 Rotary International started a movement for teenage youth between the ages of 14 and 18 in 1962. This movement was known as interact (International Action). Those who had passed the age limit for this movement felt the loss of opportunities provided by it.

 Rotaract was founded in 1968 by Rotary International to fill the gap created by the loss.

 Today there are more than 5,527 Rotary sponsored Rotaract clubs in 117 countries around the world, with approximately 127, 121 members. Clubs are either community based or as an extra-curricular activity on campus of colleges (educational institutions).

 The beginning and growth:

 The first Rotaract club in the world was chartered on 13th March 1968 in North Charlotte, North Carolina, USA under presidentship of William Baumgardner.

 In India, the first Rotaract club was chartered on 2nd April 1968. This was Rotaract Club of Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, under presidentship of Vasant Roy. Four other clubs were chartered in the same year -

 Tanjore - May 16 Patna May 20

 Bijnor - June 3 Ambarnath - August 6



1. OPENING (anthem, pledge, or local custom)

(5 minutes)

2. PRESIDENTíS COMMENTS: - (5 minutes)

Introductions (guests and Rotarians)

Presentation of new members

Reminders, announcements


3. BUSINESS - 20 minutes

Secretaryís Report

Treasurerís report

Committee Reports, if necessary

Old and new business

  1. PROGRAM - (15 minutes)

Program chairmanís introduction

Speaker, film etc.




The Goals of Rotaract

  1. To develop professional and leadership skills
  2. To emphasize respect for the rights of others, based on recognition of the worth of each individual;
  3. To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve;
  4. To recognize, practice, and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities;
  5. To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and world wide;
  6. To provide opportunities for personal and group activities and to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill toward all people.


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Remember, any fundraiser undertaken by a Rotaract club must clearly specify how funds will be used.


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