(As of Dec 2019)
Interota is a triennial worldwide Rotaract convention organized by Rotaractors and hosted on a rotating basis in different cities. While it is not an official RI convention, Rotary recognizes the value of this event and supports Interota by approving its program content and ensuring that RI leadership is represented at the event. The convention offers workshops, discussions, and interesting speakers as well as cultural activities.
|1||1981||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|4||1990||Gold Coast, Australia|
|5||1993||Sun City, South Africa|
|7||1999||Mexico City, Mexico|
|8||2002||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|10||2008||Seoul, South Korea|
|11||2011||Hurghada & Luxor / Cairo, Egypt|
|12||2014||Montreal & Toronto, Canada|
|14||2020||Hong Kong, China|
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored club for young men and women ages 18-30 that meets twice a month to exchange ideas, plan activities and projects, and socialize. Its membership totals over 291,000 in more than 9,000 clubs worldwide. A Rotaract Club is either community-based or university-based, which is sponsored by a local Rotary Club. Rotary Clubs offer guidance and support, making the Rotaract Clubs true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.
Rotary International District 3450 (Hong Kong / Macao / Mongolia / The People’s Republic of China - Guangdong Province) currently consists of more than 8,600 Rotaractors who aged 18 to 30 and are passionate in community and international service. They serve in more than 75 Rotaract clubs including university-based clubs and community-based clubs.
Fellowship through Service
To serve, To learn, To lead
In an intensely competitive city like Hong Kong, you can find the best of everything. Treat your palate to the most tantilising flavours, from street food to fine dining; experience the most stunning scenery, from vast expanses of greenery to glamourous skylines. It is a city where contrast, variety, trendiness and excitement live side by side.
Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong has been recognized as the World's Best Airport Hotel by Business Traveller UK Magazine. Directly connected to, and only a two-minute walk from the Arrival Hall A of Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport, the Hotel is also in close proximity to the AsiaWorld-Expo convention centre and just 10-minute ride to Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port by public transport. All 1,171 smoke-free guest rooms and suites have contemporary design and comfort is ensured by the double-glazed soundproof windows and comprehensive in-room amenities. Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong also features world-class meeting facilities with 30 function rooms and one of the largest pillar-free grand ballrooms in a hotel equipped with a 9-meter width and 4-meter height HD LED wall and 270-degree 3D Projection Mapping technology.
Service is an essential element of Rotaract and there is no exception for Interota 2020 Hong Kong. As People of Action, participants will get involved in serving the local community in Hong Kong through Peace 2020 Service Marathon, which will last for 2,020 minutes, non-stop as a group. The 2020-minute service marathon symbolizes the year 2020 as well as Rotaractors’ endurance to fulfill our motto "Fellowship through Service".
Local tours of different themes will take place in parallel with Peace 2020 Service Marathon, such that participants will take turns to join the tours and services in groups. There will be three different themes for the local tours: Green Hong Kong, Culture of Hong Kong and Secret of Hong Kong. Participants will travel around Hong Kong and take part in workshops or guided tours according to the chosen theme, in order to explore and experience a distinct side of the city. After the tours, participants would have time to share and exchange their experiences with each other.
To embody worldwide harmony, participants are expected to dress up in traditional costumes of their country or culture for attending Cultural Night, during which dinner will be served. Cultural performance will be the highlight of the night. Participants can form teams to represent their countries or districts on stage by performances. Besides, each performing team can choose an approved local charitable organization in Hong Kong to raise funds for through their performance. Based on the number of votes received from the audience for the performance, a grant will be made as donation to the chosen charity. Cultural Night will not only be a stage for showcasing talents and unique cultures from all around the world, but also a platform for raising awareness and making contributions towards the local community.
Rotaract Carnival is a brand-new concept which is comprised of House of Friendship, Graduation and Countdown. Everyone will enjoy this fruitful and relaxing evening programme after the 2020-minute-long Peace 2020 Service Marathon cum Hong Kong Tour.
House of Friendship is an occasion for Rotaractors from different parts of the world to get to know each other, making new connections and reuniting with old partners. Not only it is an occasion for socializing, it is also a platform for cultural exchange and an opportunity to join leaders, exchange ideas and take action. In addition, Rotaractors will be invited to organize booths to promote their own districts and showcase projects run by their districts, so that participants can be connected with different districts, and thus multi-district or international service projects can be fostered in future.
Apart from House of Friendship, Graduation and Countdown will be another highlight of Rotaract Carnival. 30 June 2020 will be a remarkable date for all participants to celebrate the fruitful year behind them (Rotary Year 2019-2020) and express their blessings to the incoming board members for the year ahead (Rotary Year 2020-2021). Moreover, since the official age for Rotaract membership is from 18 to 30 years old, some of the Rotaractors will be turning 31 years old and graduating from Rotaract in 2020. It will be an occasion to pay tribute to their contributions to Rotaract and to the community in past years, and to pass on their spirit to the new generation.