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WKU Rotaract Club chartered

The Bowling Green Noon and AM Rotary Clubs helped charter WKU’s new Rotaract Club at a ceremony Wednesday (April 22) at the Bowling Green Country Club.

“With the support of Bowling Green’s Rotary Clubs, WKU’s students are motivated to do great things in our community,” said Rotaract President Rachelle Phillips, a WKU graduate student in Communication.

The Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club that is community or university based and available for young men and women ages 18 to 30. This club has become one of the fastest growing worldwide service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs in 163 countries and geographical areas.

“Getting WKU students involved with the efforts of Rotaract is helping build leaders for our future,” Phillips said.

The Rotaract Club is committed to serving the community and providing professional leadership skills and qualities. Organizational goals include developing knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide; providing opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community; and promoting international understanding and goodwill toward all people.

“Students can benefit educationally and professionally by being involved in Rotaract,” Phillips said. “We are very excited about WKU’s Rotaract charter; they are a very impressive group.”

The WKU Rotaract Club has already initiated its first community project. The club will be collecting new shoes that will be sent to Africa in the next few weeks. Through this project, the community can help make a difference and help out people in third-world countries.

For information about WKU’s Rotaract Club, contact Col. John Baker at 270-745-5149 or at john.baker1@wku.edu. Click here if you would like to become a member of Rotary or need further information.

Contact: Cheryl Kirby-Stokes at (270) 782-0653 or cheryl.kirby-stokes@wku.edu.

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