Oxford Rotaract celebrates World Rotaract Week

On Wednesday 15th March, we celebrated World Rotaract Week at The Brittania pub in Headington where we took part in some great activities.

These activities included creating a banner where we wrote down answers to the following question: “What Does Rotaract Mean to You?”

We encouraged members and new members to write down a reason about why they were a part of Rotaract as well. Some answers included – being involved in the community, meeting new people, raising money for charity and volunteering.

 

One group in serious video planning mode!

We also got into teams and made videos using the subject ‘Celebrating Rotaract’.

Our teams had 20 minutes to plan and film their video representing what they thought was so great about Rotaract, both at club level in Oxford and more generally as an organisation.

You can view our winning entry below:

Our President, Emma Wilberforce, summed up her reason for being in Rotaract, “I love meeting new people and getting involved in our local community. It’s great to see that there are other like-minded people out there! Rotaract is a great thing to be a part of and I would urge anyone between 18 – 30 years old to join their local club.”

Some of our reasons for being a part of Rotaract.

Oxford Rotaract are always looking for new members to join in and our next meeting is Wednesday 29th March, 8pm at The Brittania Inn. You can also view our upcoming events on our Calendar.

Here’s to Rotaract!

What does Rotaract mean to you? A lot of happy people!

Bake Off Night & Packing Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

On Wednesday 2nd November, we gathered unused shoe boxes together and prepared eight gift boxes for an amazing cause, Operation Christmas Child.

packing-shoeboxesWe wrapped up the boxes with some festive wrapping paper and filled them with a wide range of gifts such as toys (e.g. stuffed animals, balls), stationary (e.g. colouring pens, pencils, notebooks), and clothing (e.g. hats, gloves) that were suitable for boys and girls aged between 2 and 14 years old.

shoeboxesNot only that, in celebration of The Great British Bake Off, we brought over loads of cakes to eat as we watched the final on TV and packed the shoe boxes.

 

cakes

And they were delicious!!

 

Color Obstacle Rush

On Saturday 7th May, we took part in a 5k paint dye obstacle course called Color Obstacle Rush at Windsor Racecourse to raise money for our chosen charity this year, Oxfordshire Mind. We had such a great time and our club’s Rotary Liaison Officer, Richie, put together a video of the event.

Hope you enjoy it!

If you would still like to donate, you can do so by following the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runrotaractrun.

Upcoming Event: Color Obstacle Rush

Hello, everyone. On 7th May, some of us will be taking part in a 5k paint dye obstacle course called Color Obstacle Rush to raise money for Oxfordshire Mind. If you would like to donate, you can follow this link to our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/runrotaractrun.