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aussie 08-04-2003 08:06 PM

Rotaract Club Of Port Moresby
Rotaract Club of Port Moresby is the latest Rotaract Club formed in PNG, after Rotaract Club of Huon Gulf in Lae. Currently there of two existing Rotaract Clubs in PNG, one being Port Moresby and the other Huon Gulf who are unfortunately inactive at this stage due to shortage of active members.

Rotaract Club of Port Moresby was an initiative of the President of the Rotary Club of Port Moresby, President Paul Constable, which came about the successful “Rotary Youth Leadership Award” program in 2000 and 2001.

Bringing the Port Moresby based participants together in July, brought about the formation of the Rotary Club of Port Moresby, thus holding their first official meeting on the 24th of July 2001, with the announcement of Wesley Supro as 1st President, John Benjamin as Vice President, David Munaga as Treasurer, Patricia Popei as Secretary and Maui Alaluku as Membership/Publicity officer.

Other members of the board announced were: Saima Sapias as Professional Development Committee Director, Barbie Bokuik as Community Service Committee Director and Denzil Agi as Club Service Director.

One other important position in the club that is not directly linked to the board is the Sergeant of Arms held by Theresa Vahau. The Rotary Club of Port Moresby officially chartered the club on Tuesday the 26th of February 2002.

Rotaract Club of Port Moresby has 16-charted members. There are a total of 23 members in the club, 13 yet to be formally inducted to receive badges to signify that they are official registered members to the club.

This will take place during the changeover ceremony at the end of June. The changeover ceremony is an official farewell to the current board members and welcoming the newly elect board members for the new Rotaract year.

In the club there are various committees formed. Initially there should be 4, however with the Rotaract Club of Port Moresby just new, there are only 3. The committees activated are ‘Club Service,’ ‘Community Service’ and ‘Professional Development’.

The other committee yet to be activated is International Service’. Every member is a member of one of the three active committees where the structure of the committees must be even in numbers.

Only members of the club and Rotarians can bring in guests and people interested in joining the club. Once the new interest has proven that he/she can be committed to the club and partake in most of club activities and meetings, then he/she will be eligible to become a financially registered member of the club and will look forward to be formally inducted.

Every new interest must attend 3 consecutive meetings after being brought in as a guest to qualify. New interests that have friends interested are most welcome to ask the Rotaractor that brought them in to have them introduced. The more the merrier.

At end of every Rotaract year, members must re-register and pay their dues for the New Year. Dues meaning club fees.

Rotaract Club of Port Moresby’s club motto is “DOMINATE THE BEST OF ALL OPPORTUNITIES TO DARE FUTURE CHALLENGES”. The meaning behind it is to ‘Take full control and grasp at every opportunity to achieve a mission, thus paving the way for others to follow. At the same time preparing oneself to challenge what the future holds’.

Yours In Rotaract Service.

Executive Committee.
Rotaract Club of Port Moresby 2001/2002.

aussie 08-04-2003 08:08 PM


Rotaract is a worldwide organization of young men and women ages 10 to 35 who believe they can make a difference. A Rotaract Club is more than just a community service club. It is part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. This effort starts at the community level, but it knows no limits in its outreach.

Through community and international service projects, Rotaractors help improve the lives of the people around them. In so doing they develop skills of management and organization. They also learn teamwork, and establish a network of peers and friends.

Although each Rotaract Club has a sponsoring Rotary Club, the Rotaract members are responsible for organizing themselves and developing their own projects and activities.

One of the most exciting aspects of Rotaract is the opportunity to meet new friends and acquaintances in your own locality, across the state and even worldwide. No matter what type of activity Rotaract members involve themselves in, whether it be working together or a purely social event, we can always manage to make it enjoyable.

*Rotaractors cease to be active members on the 30th June of the Rotaract year in which they turn 30 years old. However With the Rotaract Club of Port Moresby an age extension has been permitted to 35 years, as the club has just started with members who are well in their 20’s.


Rotaract was founded in 1968 by Rotary International, a worldwide association of service-minded business and professional leaders. Today there are more than 5800 Rotary-sponsored Rotaract clubs in some 120 countries around the world, with over 150 000 members.

The first Rotaract club was chartered on March 14th, 1968, as “The Rotaract Club of University of Charlotte North Carolina” (USA), which began with 16 male members. Before long, clubs were being established in other countries and only three months later – on June 14th, 1968 – the first charter granted in Australia was presented to “The Rotaract Club of Brisbane West”. This is now the longest continuously operating club in the world.

Rotaract Districts are organized along the same lines as the Rotary International District. RI has laid down a Standard Rotaract Club Constitution, Standard Rotaract Club By-laws and Rotaract Statement of Policy to ensure that Rotaract Clubs and Districts have clear and consistent guidelines to operate by. These lay the foundation of the relationship between Rotary and Rotaract, and cannot be changed except by approval of the Rotary International Board of Directors. These documents are explained in more detail in the official Rotaract Handbook. Once becoming a member you will have the privilege to read a copy of the handbook, which are in the possession of the Directors of the Club.

District 9600 is made up of 12 clubs, 11 active, and 1 currently non functional: the Rotaract Clubs of Aspley, Brendale, Brisbane City, and Brisbane West. Cooroy, Gympie-Cooloola, Nundah, Redcliffe Peninsula, Samford Valley and Stafford. There is also the Rotaract Club of Huon Gulf in Papua New Guinea who are currently inactive, and Rotaract Club of Port Moresby who will entire their 2nd year in July 1st 2002. There are approximately 100 men and women spread across the 10 Queensland Clubs.

Any group who intends to make a worthwhile contribution or achievement must begin with an idea or goal to aim for.

The purpose of a Rotaract Club is to provide young men and women with an opportunity to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.


1. To develop Professional and Leadership skills.

2. To emphasize respect for the rights of others, based on the recognition of the worth of each individual.

3. To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve.

4. To recognize, practice and promote ethical standards as qualities and vocational responsibilities.

5. To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide.

6. To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill.

These goals can be used as a checklist for the individual and also for the Club, to make an outgoing evaluation about how effective Rotaract is in achieving its aims.

After you have been in the Club for a few months, or even after twelve months (or more), ask again – have we achieved these aims?

aussie 08-04-2003 08:13 PM

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Date: SATURDAY 26th April, 2003

Starting Time: 6.00pm for 6:30pm

Venue: Taro & Kari Restaurant

Admission: K30.00 per head (including dinner – prepaid)

Teams should be made up of six participants

Go along and Enjoy the Fundraising Evening for the Rotaract Club……………….


NB: For more information contact Yawetau Salem on

Telephone : +675 322 0742


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