When Big Media Aren’t the Biggest

On the way home from the 2011 Australian Rotaract Conference, I got thinking about the week ahead. I hadn’t quite realised just how busy it was shaping up to be.

Amongst rehearsals for Grease, work and uni work, I have a lot of stuff to do for Rotaract:

  • Tonight (Monday), our club is hosting the District Governor;
  • Tomorrow (Tuesday), I will be having lunch with the DG, three other Rotary Club Presidents and the local Assistant DG;
  • Wednesday I will be presenting to the Rotary Club of Berrima District at their lunch time meeting and attending the Rotary Club of Moss Vale for their dinner time meeting;
  • Thursday I will be on the gates at Bowral’s Tulip Time festival.
This is my mid session from uni, so I had to ask myself just what I was doing by filling it up with all these other things. That lead to the question of just what does Rotaract mean for me? It was a question posed by the Chair of Rotaract Australia at the conference.
For me, Rotaract is about the chance to give back to my community, to meet new friends, have new experiences, gain skills and have a stack of fun. It can definitely be hard work, but members are free to commit as much or as little time as they like. The upside of it is that the more you put in, the more value you get from being part of it.