“Imagine a world that deserves our best, where we get up
each day knowing that we can make a difference."
- Jennifer Jones 2022-2023 Rotary International President
WHO WE ARE
The Rotary Club of Jacksonville-Oceanside recognized the need for a Community Rotaract Club in the Town Center area given the bustling district and hub of young professionals. Oceanside collaborated with former University of North Florida Rotaractors and by May 2018, Town Center Rotaract was established with six founding Board Members.
Our mission is to provide a dynamic and inclusive environment where young professionals can thrive, learn, and excel. We believe in nurturing talent, fostering growth, and empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential. What you put into the community is what you receive. Town Center Rotaract seeks to make an impact into its community and growing its professionals into the leaders of tomorrow.
WHAT IS ROTARACT?
Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth program in 1968 at Charlotte North Rotary Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, and has grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organization of over 9,522 clubs spread around the world and 291,006 members. It is a service, leadership, professional and community service organization young men and women.
Rotaract focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Clubs around the world also take part in international service projects, in a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.
“Rotaract” stands for “Rotary in Action”, although the name originally comes from a combination of “Rotary” and “Interact” (International + Action), the high school level program created by Rotary International in 1962.