Slippery Rock University’s Rotaract Club provides a space for students to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills and have fun through community service. The organization consists of 25 students and has hosted several fundraisers and events.
The Rotaract Club spans across 189 countries with over 1.4 million members. According to the Rotary website, the vision statement states, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.”
“I enjoy how I was able to move states and still be involved in this organization,” Victoria Lewis, secretary of Rotaract Club said.
In the past, the Rotaract Club held a Veteran’s Day Fundraiser, Taking Strides Towards a Healthier Heart, a Movie Night and a Coloring Contest. During the Taking Strides Towards a Healthier Heart event, there were 47 participants, 65 donors and $588 was donated.
The club also held several events in the past few weeks including a bake sale where the organization made $300 and used that money during the SRU in Bloom event. The Rotaract Club also held SRU in Bloom where students made a trip to Walmart to purchase items to create care packages for veterans.
Lewis spoke about why she decided to join Rotaract in college.
“I did Interact which is the high school level of Rotary,” Lewis said. “I did that throughout high school and I just loved being able to volunteer with my friends within the community and give back to the community that gave so much to me.”
Lewis said that she was now able to find herself in the community after moving to Slippery Rock. She loves giving back to the community and volunteering with her friends.
To get connected with the Rotaract Club, follow @sru_rotaract on Instagram, @SruRotaractClub on Facebook or contact with the organization on CORE. Students can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
To learn more about what Rotary does worldwide, click here.