History and Leadership

Our History

The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central was chartered (established) in the Rotary Year 1977/78 by the founding father Rtn. Mike Eldon and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Nairobi, the oldest Rotary club in Eastern and Central Africa, and the 3rd oldest in Africa. The founder and eventual charter members of the club were renowned lawyer and Rotarian Stephen Mwenesi and Kenya’s former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka. To date, the club boasts of over 500 alumni and the current membership stands at 41. The membership of our club comprises graduate students and young professionals drawn from different and diverse cultures and professions. The main objective of the club is leadership and professional development of its members while serving communities, building goodwill, promoting better friendships and international peace and understanding.

Our Mission

To establish, and sustain community service projects as well as cultivate, and enhance the leadership skills of our members.

Our Vision

To remain the leading Rotaract Club in Kenya and beyond; where dynamic members develop professional and leadership skills bringing great benefit to our communities while enjoying fellowship through service.

Leadership Structure

The Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the club. Members of the Board include the president, immediate past president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, all the directors of the four avenues of service (Professional and Leadership Development, Community Service and Club Service) and their assistants, public image director and his/her assistants and advisors to the board (selected by the President).

The president, vice president, secretary and treasurer are elected positions while all the directors are appointed by the President. Both the elected and appointed officials serve for a period of one Rotary year, which starts in July and ends in June.

The president’s primary role is to ensure that the club’s professional and leadership development activities are successful and that its service projects benefit the community. The vice president’s primary role is to support the president. The secretary’s primary responsibility is to help the club function efficiently. The treasurer works with the secretary to maintain accurate financial records. These four elected roles compose the Executive arm of the club.