Everyone thinks of Rotary as being a club for older women and men who do barbecues and want to do some good in the community and around the world.
That is partly true - we certainly want to leave the world and our community better than we found them - it's only old because when people join they don't want to leave!
But for many reasons younger folk don't join clubs of any kind as much as they used to.
That doesn't mean that they don't have the same community service ideals as those already in a service or sporting clubs, but maybe not the time or resources.
Rotaract is a part of the international Rotary movement for members between the ages of 18 and 30.
Its ideals and activities are pretty much the same - service above self.
The Rotaract Club of Southern Highlands was re-established last Tuesday when new President William Koek accepted the new charter from RC Bowral-Mittagong President Robert de Jongh.
District Governor Peter Ford, Rotaract representative Caleb Lees and Christine Sands of Bowral High School, who coordinates the school Interact Club, were on hand for the celebration.
If you are in that young adult age range and looking for an opportunity to have fun helping others and making your community a better place - while enjoying the company of a committed group of service minded friends - find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to welcome you into the worldwide family of Rotary.