You want to meet new people, help organize community service events and learn new things? Then come to Rotaract Club Berlin International! We are a group of students and young professionals ages 18 to 30 that meet once a week to organize community service events, listen to presentations from esteemed members of the community, have fun together and build bridges across cultures and society! Our meetings are held in English, so if you are looking to get plugged into an English-speaking community in Berlin, come check us out!
We meet every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in a mixture of formal and informal meetings. Check out our calendar and our facebook page for information about the topic and location of the meeting.
What is Rotaract (RAC)? Rotaract is an international service and leadership organization. As Rotaracters, we are young members of the Rotary International community. Rotaract stands for “Rotary in Action” and our activities revolve around the Rotaract principles of “Learning, Helping and Celebrating“. There are more than 4,000 members in 200 clubs all over Germany that are working towards the goals of supporting others in friendship, tolerance, and community within an international mindset.
Who are we as RAC Berlin International? We are the newest Rotaract Club in Berlin! Our activities have an international focus and our meetings are held in English. We aim to create an atmosphere where our guests and members can
further their personal development
address the needs of Berlin in a sustainable way
build bridges and promote better relations between all people through a framework of friendship and service
If this sounds like it could be for you, please get in touch with us!
Do you want to join our next meeting or get updates on club activities? Great! Use our contact form. We will send you the details for our next meeting, add you to our mailing list or answer any questions you may have!
After a full week of excitement in Hamburg, the fun continued in our favorite city – Berlin! People from all over the world joined us for three days of sightseeing, partying and friendship during our Post Convention Trip
Bringing back the Späti Tour for a full night of challenges and teambuilding
Exploring Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures)
Seeing some of the sights that can’t be missed while in the Hauptstadt
But staying true to the most German thing of all – one liter beers
Ten of our members were fortunate enough to travel to Hamburg for the Rotary International Convention to meet people from all over the world, hear inspiring talks, participate in engaging workshops and dance the nights away. Congratulations to those who were in the Host Organizing Committee and were able to pull off this great event!
For a second time we made our way up north to Eutin for a weekend of fun and team-building! We braved the cold with the help of music, walks through the woods, and -of course- a couple trips to the sauna.
Sometimes we also have to be productive: we did a few brainstorming workshops about our upcoming projects ranging from Buch to the next steps for Atelier 15 – stay tuned!
#rotalove out on a walk around Eutin
Every good day ends with a home cooked meal before the music gets louder and the dancing begins…
After a lot of hard work and a full team effort, our Atelier 15 Art Auction was a huge success! Under our slogan #bvisible, we raised over 13,000 Euros for the socially integrative organisation Gitschiner 15 through this event, auctioning off the art created in the institution by people in difficult situations such as homelessness, and with our benefit dinner last summer. All proceeds were donated to the institution and the artists. For more pictures, check out out A15 sub-page
Update: We are honored to announce that we won third place for Best Act at the 2019 DeuKo!
This past weekend our Rotaract Club had its first-ever #memberweekend! On Friday evening, we travelled by car to Eutin, next to Hamburg, where we spent the time at a beautiful farmhouse next to the sea. On our way to Eutin, some of us sat together in the car while playing the guitar and sang all the songs that hat to be sung during a car ride from Bohemian Rhapsody to Wonder Wall. From Saturday on, we went swimming on the hot summer days and played beach volleyball afterwards. There was also a beautiful garden at the house where we sat down, enjoyed the sun and had nice talks all day. During lunchtime, we cooked together for the group, had BBQ on Saturday evening and sat around the fire for roasting marshmallows. On our last day, the members discussed next years projects together in order to create further amazing moments and come togethers that will happen in the future. Looking forward to all that is to come!
Day 2 of our Charter Weekend was full of activities! Guests were able to attend four different activities that we had organized for them. In the morning, guests could decide between a bike tour of Berlin or a walking tour of the Spree Park. The groups met up for lunch at the artsy, riverside location called Holzmarkt. In the afternoon, we offered a Knotentanz (Knot dance) class as a fun way to spin up our dance moves for the party in the evening. A large group of guests also enjoyed the vibrant graffiti tour through the hip neighborhoods Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. Last, but most definitely not least, was our long awaited charter party at G15. We started with a champaign reception followed by a delicious barbecue dinner, some speeches, our raffle, tours through the G15 building, and lots of dancing!
Our Charter Weekend has arrived! On Friday, we welcomed guests from all over the world with drinks, music, and smiles at the Monbijou Park in Mitte. Although it started raining, we made the best of it and couldn’t stop laughing while trying to set up a tent to keep us from getting soaked. In the evening we started our “Späti Tour.” In groups, we followed a planned out Route from Späti to Späti, where we got drinks and attempted to succeed at challenges, such a creating a human pyramid. The group at the end, with the most documented challenges, won! But the celebrating didn’t end there. Each group rejoined at a bar at Hackesche Höfe.
Natalia Lombana Diaz from SOS Mediterranee talked to us about her work and the project in a presentation titled “Saving Lives at Sea – the Civic European Organization SOS Mediterranee”.
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