ECU Rotaract Club

Thanks to all the contributors... 
 
In regards to the “Costumes for a Cure” event held on October 30th and 31st, those of us in ECU Rotaract Club would like to thank all of the ECU students, faculty and staff for your support during this event! In promoting this project, Rotaract members dressed up in crazy Halloween costumes and hiked around campus to collect donations for PolioPlus, a Rotary International project aimed at eradicating polio worldwide.
 
In these two days alone, $813 was raised: $545 on the first day and $268 on the second!
 
Not only was the “Costumes for a Cure” fundraiser a huge success, but so was the support in creating and selling posters featuring ECU’s faculty members displaying the now famous “this close” pose. “End Polio Now” t-shirts were also sold. While we are still waiting for the final amount that we have raised for PolioPlus (minus our expenses), it is estimated that over $1000 was raised in October alone due to these various fundraisers and donations.
 
We would just like to say thank you again for the kindness and generosity shown by the ECU faculty, staff, and students. Without your support, these incredible results would not have been possible. 
 
Because it only takes a little over one dollar to provide polio vaccinations to two children, we are now closer to a polio-free world. The Rotaract Club members all thank you for giving the world hope through these positive changes.
 
Linzi Thompson
ECU Rotaract Club
Vice-President

 


What is Rotaract?

Rotaract is an international program for college age men and women who want to make a lasting difference in the world. Rotaract, a Rotary-sponsored program, was formed in 1968 and there are now over 9500 clubs around the world with more than two hundred thousand members. Local Rotaract clubs follow the international organization, but are free to design their own programs to fit the needs and interests of the students in the club.


Rotaract clubs provide an opportunity for young adults to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development to address the physical needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people world-wide through a framework of friendship and service. It fosters leadership and responsible citizenship, encourages high ethical standards in business, and promotes international understanding and peace.


Above all other principles, "Service Above Self' is the creed that guides Rotary. Rotaract Clubs develop projects to address critical issues such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. Each year our Rotaract Club completes at least two major local and international service projects. The ECU Rotaract Club assists and is sponsored by Ada's two Rotary Clubs, Ada Sunrise Rotary and Ada Rotary.

 

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