Members from Rotaract Clubs throughout Hong Kong met the president of Rotary International to share their experiences of serving the community. Rotary International President James Lacy said local youths were helping fulfil his dream of helping the needy. 'Many young adults will have the chance to make time and effort to help someone who needs it through the Rotaract Clubs.' He said US$25,000 (about HK$194,000) would be granted to local Rotaractors to run their projects. The clubs work with Rotary International, which helps them with sponsorship. They emphasise the importance of individual responsibility as the basis of personal success and community involvement. The board of Rotary International created Rotaract in 1968 to promote responsible citizenship and leadership potential in young men and women aged between 18 and 30, with the motto 'Fellowship Through Service'. In order to boost relations among people in different countries, Rotary International also grants scholarships to enable students to enjoy one-year study in another country. 'Our main aim is to build up the ability of the scholars to get along with other people and appreciate other cultures,' Mr Lacy said. This year, seven Hong Kong students were awarded scholarships. To help children in China, Rotary International is seeking permission to establish a mainland office.