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Students and Faculty Begin Rotaract Chapter at Anderson University

The faculty, staff, administration and students of Anderson University are pleased to announce the establishment of the University Chapter of the Rotaract Club. This Rotaract was founded with 19 student members and membership is continuing to grow week-by-week. The first meeting for the Anderson University Rotaract was held on August 26th, 2011 and drew great interest from students in both membership and leadership roles in Rotaract.

The group has already established a list of projects, community service events, and fundraising ideas for the upcoming year. The first project that that the AU Rotaract will take on is an Anderson Area Event with the local Rotary titled Child’s Play. Rotaract members will read children’s books to adults in an effort to raise funds for Children’s Literacy and Books for local youth.

“The AU Rotaract Club is off to a great start! We have had a tremendous outreach from the three local area Rotary Clubs in Anderson,” said Rotaract President and senior accounting student Danielle Atkinson. “I look forward to partnering with these groups to better our community and state.” 

Looking ahead, the officers and advisors of AU Rotaract hope that by joining this newly-formed organization, students will gain teamwork and leadership skills through community service.  

Dr. Danny Parker, Provost of the University and Rotarian himself commented on the newly-formed Rotaract by stating, "Rotary International's motto of ‘Service Above Self’ reflects the irreplaceable value of the commitments of citizens around the globe who regularly go beyond their normal professional occupations and personal obligations to do all they can to improve their communities and the lives of those who live within them. The volunteer spirit of Rotarians sets an admirable standard for community service and for work toward the overall betterment of mankind. Anderson University has a long-standing commitment to our community and to service to its citizens. Our students perform thousands of hours of community service each year, and our institutional values are built upon the foundation of spiritual servant leadership. Institutional support and commitment for a campus Rotaract Club is entirely in keeping with the long-standing tradition of service by the students, faculty and staff of Anderson University. We are deeply proud of our students. We are sincerely delighted to witness their interest and initiative in creation of a campus Rotaract Club. We are and will be supportive of the work of the Anderson University Rotaract Club as it contributes the service of its members to the improvement of our community, and ultimately to the betterment of mankind.”

Questions may be sent to Danielle Atkinson – If you are interested in supporting the AU Rotaract Club, donations may be made to the address below:

Anderson University

Rotaract Club

316 Boulevard #1176

Anderson, SC 29621

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