EarlyAct Committee

 Nancy Ostrowski, Youth Services Director

EaryAct is a school-wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13.  It is sponsored by a local Rotary Club. The mission and operation are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary and provide the foundation and natural succession into Interact, Rotary's high school service club.

The mission of EarlyAct is to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through the active participation of its student members. With committed citizenship and effective leadership, they will improve the quality of life of their school, their local and the global communities. EarlyAct teaches caring, respect, empathy, responsibility, tolerance, citizenship, compassion, friendship and leadership.

The program was established in 1997 at the Morgan Elementary School in Mercer County by the Robbinsville Hamilton Rotary Club. There are now EarlyAct Clubs located all around the world. The Robbinsville Hamilton club members have promoted the spread of EarlyAct by giving presentations at various Rotary International Conferences for a number of years.

Here is a list of current EarlyAct Clubs in our District.


Youth Service Clubs for Children 5 to 12 Years of Age

Host Rotary Club 

 Earlyact Club(s)



Orange Avenue School

Hillside Avenue School


Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy



Kuser School

 Lalor School

Alexander School


Plainfield-North Plainfield

Stony Brook School



Pond Road Middle School

Sharon Elementary School

Meriam Morris School

Wilson Elementary School

Reynolds Middle School

Klockner School

Morgan School

Yardville Heights School


McKinley School

Jefferson School

Committee members are available to assist District clubs with establishing EarlyAct clubs in your service areas.

Contact Youth Services Chair Nancy Ostrowski for more information.

Download an EarlyAct Manual here.

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CLUB ACTIVITY OF THE MONTH - The Hillsborough Club once again sponsored an Operation Shoebox Christmas Holiday packing event. Hundreds of volunteers turned out to assist in packing 1500 boxes for our military deployed overseas. Another wonderful service project by Rotarians!! Read about it in Club News on the TEAM Rotary web page.


Help is still needed to replenish stocks of ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits, depleted by the onslaught of hurricanes this season!

Send donation checks to District 7510 ShelterBox Chairman Len Nemeroff, 9 Deacon Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08619.

ShelterBox USA is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. See our ShelterBox webpage for details about their deployment.