What is the Rotaract Club of Chinatown – Manila all about?
Based in Binondo, Manila, the Rotaract Club of Chinatown – Manila (RAC Chinatown-Manila) is a Filipino-Chinese non-profit organization under Rotary International District 3810 that aims to create young professional leaders in order to make a social impact to the entire community. The club is sub-divided into different committees in order to easily and effective coordinate tasks among its members; these committees include Professional Development, Club Service, Community Service, Public Relations, and the International Service committee.
How did the club start?
Chartered in September 15, 2011, the Rotaract Club of Chinatown – Manila was formed by a group of Filipino-Chinese professionals guided by the expertise of its sponsoring club Rotary Club of Chinatown – Manila. With the officers’ combined efforts, the club was able to gather more than 50 members in its first recruitment year. Committed to upholding the Rotary motto “Fellowship Through Service“, and incorporating The 4 Way Test, the club promises to do its best to make a lasting change in the community, and provide an avenue to become good role models.
What makes the club so special?
Aspiring leaders and proactive professional Filipino-Chinese individuals with the passion to serve the community, are the foundation of the Rotaract Club of Chinatown – Manila. These like-minded people shall create the lasting change that the community needs. Through young minds, the club is able to reach out to the youth, and apply its knowledge and skills to become more creative in providing help to those who need it.
Well-versed with the latest technology
With the use of technology, the club was able to immediately branch out its advocacy, and promote it in virally in its website, and in social networking sites. Concerned people, future partners, and aspiring members are able to contact and coordinate with the club easily because of its web visibility. If you have the time, you can visit the Facebook Page.
Mentored and fully supported by the wisdom of the Rotary Club of Chinatown – Manila, the sponsoring club
The Rotary Club of Chinatown – Manila is also able to share its expertise when it comes to planning and funding events that make a social impact. The sponsoring club serves as more than advice-givers, as they serve as the club’s partner in service.
Guided by the prime district in the Philippines, R.I. District 3810
Under the watchful eye of R.I. District 3810, the only prime district in the Philippines, the Rotaract Club of Chinatown – Manila is well-guided with the best practices when it comes to strictly complying with Rotary’s guidelines, and especially the constitutional by-laws. Furthermore, the club is able to reach out to various regions of the Philippines with just a call from the ever supportive R.I. District 3810. In fact, the club owes a lot of its success to R.I. District 3810 for pointing out points for improvement within the club, and for encouraging everyone never to give up. R.I. District 3810 is well recognized for all of its huge accomplishments.
Partnered with the Rotaract Club of De La Salle University – Manila, one of the top universities in the country
October 14, 2011 marked the sisterhood agreement with the Rotaract Club of De La Salle University – Manila. The club was very happy to forge its first partnership with the Rotaract Club of De La Salle University – Manila because several of the club’s members graduated from the same university. DLSU – Manila is one of the top schools in the Philippines, and they are widely known for producing some of the greatest minds, and powerful leaders in the country. The club looks forward to having a very close partnership with the Rotaract Club of De La Salle University – Manila.
Supported by several loyal sponsors
Due to the club’s well-known reputation for creating good relationships, sponsors are always willing to provide a helping hand whenever the Rotaract Club of Chinatown – Manila needs it. Sponsors are always willing to provide promos and special offers that are exclusively available for the club’s members, as well as provide funds during events. A complete list of the club’s current sponsors are listed in the Partners page.
Competent and skillful officers
The Rotaract Club of Chinatown – Manila is backed by its competent, and skillful officers, which came from different walks of life. Fortunately, the club’s officers complement each other’s strengths, which contributed to a very organized recruitment process, well-organized events, and great professionalism in handling partners. Without a doubt, the club is quite gifted with various skills that can greatly help in any event.
How many members does the club have?
The club currently has 50 inducted members; 14 of which are officers. The very first induction was held at the President’s Grand Palace in Binondo Manila, with the club’s signature activity, the Moon Cake Fellowship event. Through the club’s motto “fellowship through service”, club officers are committed in creating regular fellowship meetings to ensure that all the members are able to interact and make friends with each other.
What are the goals of the club?
Since the Rotaract Club of Chinatown – Manila envisions to create young leaders, the club believes that the following goals are needed in order to achieve this vision:
How does the club contribute to society?
Aside from fellowship events, the Rotaract Club of Chinatown – Manila ensures that it is proactive in joining, organizing, and partnering up with various causes. Some notable causes that the club has supported are U! Happy Events, End Polio Now Campaign, and relief goods distribution for typhoon victims. Members actively volunteer in joining these events because it sparks hope in making the community much better. Check the Photos to see how much fun club members have!
In addition to supporting community service events, the club also organizes professional development activities such as workshops, seminars, and etc. This is to enable participants to become aware of developing themselves for the betterment of their future careers. It is the commitment of the club to ensure that all attendees will have a huge pay-off in their lives after each well-organized professional development event. Some of the events that are already being planned are the Job Fair, the Time Management seminar, the Financial Wellness seminar, and many more. Check the Calendar of Activities for more details.