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!
Registration for BWR Virtual Insitute 21 is open! Join us for a leadership series throughout July to learn and connect with the Rotary family.
Known as the Big West Rotaract Institute, our training has received praise from leaders of all levels. The curriculum is intensive and utilizes over two decades of Rotaract leadership knowledge, BWR Institute also serves as a unique opportunity for Rotaract leaders in the Western Region of North America to meet one another.
Our annual conference brings Rotaractors together to share ideas, make connections, and learn from amazing speakers. BWR Conference 2020 was a virtual event in partnership with Rotary Institute Zones 26 and 27.
Conference 2021 updates coming soon. You can expect the opportunity to attend workshops, forums, and social events with Rotaract and Rotary leaders.