Rotaract 101….Meet Rc Solyana And Rc Atrons

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Monday. Well you know what means. It’s another day at Addis Insight where we’re trying to give you something worth a read to last the week ahead. So far we have come to learn about seven of the Rotaract clubs tirelessly serving humanity in need. Each having their own drives and expeditions to complete.

You might not have come to a point where you just take the first jump to join the clubs but acknowledging them by itself is one step onward from where you are now. For in recognizing comes the longing to play a part. And that comes in time. If you have been reading the profiles from our previous posts then you might as well see that it’s not only about giving away. In fact it’s a win-win. While holding hands to protect those around, to shield and take others in that circle, you also get a family for a lifetime, not to understate the term friendship that is. So following that, we will introduce you to other clubs you might be interested to one day hold hands with. This week’s profile will be on Rotaract Club of Solyana and Rotaract club of Atrons.

 

Rotaract Club of Solyana

 

1.Club Name, Year of Establishment and Founding Members?

Rotaract Club of Solyana

Founded on October 2007

  1. Inspiration behind forming the club, and the name of your club?

The name Solyana means “helper, servant” in Ge’ez. The club was formed to help mitigate the problems in the community as well as help its members become better citizens.

  1. Challenges you faced when forming the club?

The law of non-governmental organizations in Ethiopia is very rigid and it has made it difficult to legally register the club.

  1. Your club Slogan?

‘In friends we trust’

  1. What Rotaract Means specifically to your club?

Rotaract is a family. A family that works together, loves to spend time together, helps each other in times of need wherever in the world they maybe. A family that strives to bring a positive impact on the community.

  1. How do you recruit members? Number of members now and then?

We recruit members through their family and friends who are members of the club. We also recruit from universities through public relation projects. We now have 18 official members.

  1. Some of the projects you have worked on?

     Which project do you say was a success?

    What project are you currently working on?

Visit to Ahope orphanage, Holiday hospital visit, ‘Astemru’ school material donation, Awareness raising git Parkinson’s disease etc

– Visit to Ahope, Holiday Hospital visit and Astemru have been some of our successful projects

– Picture painting at Ra’ey Orphanage to brighten the lives of the children

  1. Awards Received?

Most improved club of the year

Best international relations  

  1. What do you prioritize?

Due to the belief that better Rotaractors can extend better help to the community we give priority to the personal and professional development of our members. 

  1. What is your club’s signature event?

Outdoor movie night, visit to Ahope, Holiday hospital visit and New-year Bash

  1. Professional Development programs you hosted?

We bring in various professionals on different fields to learn from their life experience. We have had joint meetings where we bring in high profiled guest speakers and share in their life experience.

  1. Long term goals for the club?

To work on a sustainable project that will have such an impact that it will be elements for years to come 

 

  1. Anything you would like to add

Join Rotaract, you will find family, friends, love, business and internal satisfaction. You will see what it means to be alive.

 

 

Rotaract Club Of Atrons

  1. Club Name, Year of Establishment and Founding Members?

Club name – Rotaract club of Atrons

Year of establishment – 2008 GC

Founding members – around 10 members

  1. Inspiration behind forming the club, and the name of your club?

Atrons means lectern, A vessel for knowledge,

Named because it aimed to strengthen society through mainly education based projects.

  1. Challenges you faced when forming the club?

The biggest challenge was to find committed volunteers that can sustain the projects aimed and the values set by the club. But now thanks to those amazing friends then we are celebrating our 10th year anniversary in the coming year.

  1. Club slogan?

It’s awesome to volunteer 

  1. What Rotaract Means specifically to your club?

A family, a place where you can be a better you.

  1. How do you recruit members? Number of members now and then?

Members are invited by existing members and then inducted after they are involved in 4 consecutive meetings and one project. It’s open to anyone who is willing to serve above self.

  1. Some of the projects you have worked on?

Which project do you say was a success?

What project are you currently working on?

Cloth donation to elders at Eneredada aregawian merja

Medical campaign: medical screening program on children at Meseret humanitarian organisation in addition to donation of hygienic material and health education.

Sanitary pad donation to adolescent girls with reproductive health education

Till now, medical campaign was a great success.

We’re currently working on sanitary pad donation.

  1. Awards Received?

Certificate of appreciation given both from Meseret humanitarian organisation and Eneredada aregawian merja mahiber

  1. What do you prioritize?

Keeping the club members as enthusiastic as their first meeting would be a priority for anything to be done as we get our projects and sponsors via our active volunteers. This include having a fellowship, joining other club activities anything to keep the team’s spirit up.

  1. What is your clubs signature event?

Our signature project is our medical campaign.

  1. Professional Development programs you hosted?

 Professional development programs: guest speakers from different professions plus leadership trainings.

  1. Long term goals for the club?

Long term goal is to sustain the existing projects of the club expanding its coverage along the way.

Hoping you find your ways into joining the circle, Enjoy your week, Lend A Hand!