Rotary Committee Professional Service


What is Rotary Committee?

The Rotary Committee serves to connect Cal Rotaract with Rotary International and promote professional development amongst its members. Through our Rotary Mixers, Ignitus (a Ted-Talk inspired event) as well as our Mentorship Program, we hope to inspire members to continue service at the professional level. This semester, we hope that Rotary committee continues to promote professionalism through our Rotary/Rotaracter speaker series, opportunities to attend actual Rotary Club meetings and our mini professional workshops.

What happens at committee meetings?

Rotary Committee is set up in a way in which everyone gets an opportunity to get to know their fellow members and to step up as a leader. Although there will be whole committee activities, the majority of members will be separated into subcommittees in order to plan events more in depth. For example, this semester, subcommittees will be in charge of finding speakers for Ignitus, organizing marketing and food, organizing the mentorship program and ensuring the full completion and success of Ignitus! As a whole, Rotary Committee will be taking part in service events, Rotarian-inspired sessions, and socials!

Our agenda for each meeting will typically include a segment known as Rotary in the News, in which we will see what our parent organization is participating in, activities in order to get to know your fellow committee members, brainstorming sessions to see what we want next (example: a resume workshop from a Rotarian), listening to a guest Rotarian or fellow Rotaracter speak about their service passions, and then finally splitting into our subcommittees to get some important work done.

Why should I join your committee?

Come to our committee to plan large scale events and to hone your marketing, organizing, and leadership skills! Our priority is teaching our members how to combine professionalism and service to go past the spectrum of just college. Through liaising with Rotary International, our committee is able to have an exclusive look at the application of service in the workplace as well as the opportunity to learn from Rotarians. In addition, Rotary Committee members have priority for the mentorship program and are able to come together with Rotarians to exemplify the slogan “Service Above Self.” If you like learning new things, being professional, social, and giving to the community, Rotary Committee is the one for you!

Learn about our semester project: Ignitus

Bimonthly Meetings: Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Dwinelle, starting Wednesday 2/1

Questions or comments? Contact Kylee Mebust and Vani Topkar at

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