Posted 11 months ago
By John Axtell
A local chapter of Rotaract, a service organization sponsored by Rotary International, is in the process of becoming recognized by the Chadron State College Campus Activities Board as an official CSC club. Rotaract has more than 9,500 clubs and 219,00 members 18-to-30 years old in 167 countries around the world.
The club already has officers and a Facebook page, but is holding an informational meeting to acquaint other students with Rotaract and to discuss possible service projects is being held Thursday night at 6:00 in the CSC Student Center.
Sophomore Abby Lane of Cheyenne is the driving force behind creating the local club, saying she came to appreciated Rotary International and its work after spending a year abroad as exchange student in one of its programs after graduating from Cheyenne Central High School at age 16.
A psychology major and club president, Lane says a Rotaract…short for Rotary In Action…Club at CSC could do a lot for the community through service projects while its members would get opportunities for professional development through that work and interaction with Rotary International members.
Lane says the Chadron Rotary Club and its president, Brenda Morford, have been very supportive…with four of Rotary members who work at the college volunteering to serve as the club sponsors: Terri Haynes, Michelle Rickenbach, Karen Pope, and Connie Rasmussen.
The other Chadron State Rotaract officers are vice president Mikayla Gallagher, secretary Alex Clear, secretary, and treasurer Annie Johnson.