Big West Rotaract Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides leadership training and education to students & young professionals in the Western Region of North America.
Since 2010, Rotaract clubs & districts from across Western North America have collaborated through projects and conferences. In 2015, leaders from these districts came together to form Big West Rotaract as a registered Multi District Information Organization (MDIO) of Rotary International. In 2019, Big West Rotaract Foundation was incorporated in the state of California and was recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Rotaract, an official program of Rotary International, brings together young leaders ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Local Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club(s), and may join Rotary after their Rotaract membership ends. Interested in joining Rotaract but need to find a club near you? Please contact us and we will help you find one!
VIRTUAL INSTITUTE 2020
On July 13th – 19th, 2020, Big West Rotaract will be hosting a virtual training event for Rotaract leaders to learn about leadership, conflict resolution, event planning, sales, marketing, delegation, recruitment, retention, and much more!
Known as the Big West Rotaract Institute, the BWR Institute has received praise from leaders of all levels. While the curriculum is intensive and packs over two decades of Rotaract leadership knowledge into less than 3 days of training, the BWR Institute also serves as an unique opportunity for Rotaract leaders on the Western Region of North America to meet one another in-person.
The networking and fellowship that comes with attending a BWR Institute is within itself priceless and often a game changer for many of our leaders.
Big West Rotaract Conference is an annual conference by Rotaractors for Rotaractors, organized by Big West Rotaract MDIO. Rotaractors from all across the Western Region of North America, as well as Rotaract and Rotarian guests from around the world, come together for fellowship and to learn through leadership workshops and inspirational sessions.
We offer various workshops led by experienced Rotaractors, Rotarians, and professionals in the community.
The location of the conference varies every year to highlight areas and clubs within the Big West Rotaract territory. The 2020 Big West Rotaract Conference will be held in Berkeley, California, USA.
CONFERENCE 2020 BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
Our organization is a collective of amazing clubs and people striving to make the world a better place.
“If we train our youth properly, we need not have any fear as to the future of the world.”
RI President 1949 - 50, Percy Hodgson