Rotaract Club to Launch in Haliburton County

HALIBURTON, ONTARIO; January 16, 2020 – The Rotary Club of Haliburton and the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce are partnering to bring a Rotaract Club to Haliburton County.  The two organizations have been in discussions for several months in an effort to transition the Chamber’s popular Young Professionals Network (YPN) to a Rotaract Club. The organizations believe introducing the Rotaract infrastructure to the YPN would create many benefits for its existing members, specifically an enhanced service component and international opportunities through Rotaract’s network of over 20,000 clubs in 159 countries.

Chamber President Andrea Strano feels, “The opportunities for the members of the YPN will be greatly enhanced under the Rotaract umbrella. The original concept of starting a YPN was to allow for networking and professional development opportunities for young professionals in our community and the international scope of Rotaract furthers that objective exponentially.”

Haliburton Rotary President, Brian Nash commented that “We look forward to working with the Rotaract club to provide mentorship and assistance to its members in reaching their goals whether that be locally or globally. The opportunities available to members of Rotaract Clubs are many and we are anxious to introduce those opportunities in our community.”

Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities like yours.

Anyone interested in learning more about Haliburton’s new Rotaract Club is invited to a free information night on Wednesday February 19th at 7:00pm at the Haliburton Campus of Fleming College, 297 College Dr.


If you would like more information about Rotaract, please call Ted Brandon at 705-457-7923 or email

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