The Rotaract Club of San Luis Obispo is a community based service organization for Central Coast young professionals. The club encourages membership from San Luis Obispo and its surrounding communities ranging from Cambria and down to Arroyo Grande. The Rotaract Club of San Luis Obispo is a part of Rotary International and is just one of 9,522 Rotaract clubs in over 177 countries. All of the clubs are started at the local, grassroots level by active young professionals and students in order to better serve their communities. Local Rotary groups sponsor the club and, because of this relationship, Rotaractors become true “partners in service.”
Rotaract SLO Bylaws(under revision)
Our mission is to improve the community and promote better relations globally, of course having fun doing it along side other positive people. We aim to provide an opportunity for young men and women to grow both professionally and personally by enhancing their knowledge and skills.
Rotary’s six community service priorities:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
Board of Directors
The governing body of this club shall be a board of directors composed of the president, immediate past president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and additional directors whose number shall be determined by this club, all to be elected from among the members in good standing. All decisions, policies, and actions of the board and of the club shall be subject to the provisions of this constitution and policy established by Rotary International and its members.
President: As the club leader, the president helps members develop as leaders and works to ensure that the club’s professional and leadership development activities and community and international service projects are successfully promoted and completed.
Vice President: The club vice president can serve more effectively by understanding the year’s goals, projects, and activities, and being well versed in community and Rotary resources. To that end, it is important that the club president and vice president work together as a team. This can be particularly helpful for clubs that choose to have the incoming president serve as vice president before taking office.
Secretary: The Rotaract club secretary has many responsibilities that require a person who is detail oriented and organized. Because the secretary promotes the club through correspondence to the Rotary club sponsor(s), outside agencies, prospective members, Rotary International, and other Rotaract clubs, this individual must have good communication skills.
Treasurer: As the collector and disburser of club funds, the treasurer is responsible for the club’s solvency and financial stability. In preparing for this assignment, the treasurer should meet with the previous treasurer and consult the sponsoring Rotary club treasurer and a certified accountant.
The current committee chairs that we have operating in the club are listed below. Members are encouraged to partner with an existing chair or propose to the board a new chair position that is needed within the club.