As a service club, Rotaract’s primary goal is to serve those in need. Rotaract supports youth in our area by volunteering and raising funds for our charity of choice, Great Circle. One of the primary reasons Great Circle is Rotaract’s signature charity is that it provides a unique opportunity for interaction between the kids and club members. Some of the club's annual highlights include hosting a Halloween party and end of year bash for the kids to enjoy. In addition to the events previously mentioned, Rotaract and Great Circle provide monthly opportunities for members to make a difference utilizing service events that include open gyms, game nights, crafting, holiday decorating, mini golf outings, and so much more. Other opportunities for members to get involved include fundraising for Great Circle throughout the year, whether through special events or at monthly meetings.
Double Dare & Rock’n Ribs
Double Dare and Rock’n Ribs are Rotaract’s two largest annual events. Double Dare is uniquely 'ours' and we are proud to say that each year we have raised record-breaking amounts for the kids at Great Circle. In 2019, we changed our Double Dare venue to the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in order to accomodate the popular demand. We would love for you to join us as a sponsor or team!
The annual Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival is hosted by all five Rotary Clubs of Springfield and the Rotaract Club of Springfield. Rotaract members volunteer for the fundraiser and participate by cooking and serving their own food and beverages from the club's tent. Our club has helped Rock’n Ribs reach the $1 million mark in funds donated to nearly ten local children’s charities. In 2014 Rotaract won it's first-ever award, "Best Booth" with Sunrise Rotary for our "redneck Christmas" theme and in 2019 our club was honored to participate in the 20th annual Rock'n Ribs event.
Social & Athletics
The social committee coordinates a variety of events throughout the year so members can get to know one another and develop long-lasting personal relationships. Functions include happy hours, an annual March Madness party, attending local sporting events, breakfast socials and more.
The athletic committee focuses on the spirit of teamwork and the opportunity to participate in an activity that promotes the health and well-being of our members. Events include a basketball tournament in conjunction with the other Rotary clubs in our area and the formation of teams for sports like volleyball. Members often join local Rotarians for golf outings in the spring and summer as well.