The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women aged 18-30 to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service. Rotaract clubs are sponsored by Rotary International and part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world—there are 7500 Rotaract Clubs in 156 countries across the globe! 

 

The Rotaract Club of Salt Lake is a service-focused, professional organization for people aged 18-30. We are sponsored by the Salt Lake Rotary Club, who provide us with the resources and support to thrive. We are a great club for people who are interested in having fun, meeting wonderful people, and doing service! Our club holds a meeting the last Sunday of every month at 7pm and throughout the month we organize various service projects, fundraisers, and socials. We also attend leadership and professional development conferences, network with other Rotaractors and Rotarians, and participate in international humanitarian expeditions. 

 

If you are interested in hearing more about our club or joining, please contact our membership chair, Sierra Smith, at sierraasmith95@gmail.com! For other questions or information please contact our president, Natalie Goding, at natalie.goding@gmail.com. You can also find contact information for the rest of the executive board below. We look forward to meeting you! 

 

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This spring we are throwing the first annual K9s and Kilometers 5K at Liberty Park to benefit animal welfare organizations in Salt Lake City! Learn more on our social media, FB: K9s and Kilometers 5K, IG: k9sandkilometers, or click this link to register: www.raceentry.com/races/k9s-and-kilometers/2019/register

 

Executive Officers

President—Natalie Goding, natalie.goding@gmail.com  

President-Elect—Molly Hanrahan, mollyhanrahan17@gmail.com 

Treasurer—Madison Putich, mputich@gmail.com 

Secretary—Chantel Lapins, clapins22@gmail.com 

Membership Chair—Sierra Smith, sierraasmith95@gmail.com 

Public Image Chair—Brittany Whitlam, brittany.whitlam@gmail.com 

 

On January 9th, our Rotaract Club, with team captain Randi Jackson, served our January Meal to the Homeless Teen Center.  We served approximately 60 clients.  We served Pork Loin Roast, Cheesy potatoes (cooked by Randi’s Husband Tom), Vegetables, apple sauce, salad and mixed vegetables.  One of the Rotaractors, Madison Putich, cooked home-made cookies for dessert.  There was plenty of food and several of the kids came back for seconds.  The Rotaractors all enjoyed the volunteer event and some indicated that it was the most enjoyable one they have done so far this year. 
 

 
 
Salt Lake Rotarians Judy Fang, Amelia Larsen,  Karmeen Kulkarni, Kyle Muir, Linda Kruse, Brian Berkelbach, Mark McCashland, and Teri Jensen had a great time serving dinner for the Lied Boys and Girls Club Holiday dinner.  This is our 4th year serving the holiday meal.  Teri's friends Corrine and Tony joined the group.  Mark's wife Trudy came too.  Thanks to Trudy's  culinary skills, we served a fabulous gravy with turkey and mashed potatoes.  Amelia also brought her friend Brandon Mendoza.  When you volunteer for Rotary service projects it is nice to include friends. It gives others the opportunity to serve, and it helps spread the word about the work our club does.
 
This dinner is always chaotic, and it is always fun.  A few of us joined in with the dancing game.  You might know it, when the music stops, FREEZE.  Check out Kyle's dance moves.  He was the last Rotarian standing. The Boys and Girls Club presented a brand new pair of shoes to all of the children.  It was fun to watch the kids receive this special holiday gift.

Amelia, Karmeen, and Kyle presented a check to SL Boys and Girls Club for $1000 on behalf of SL Rotary.   Amelia took a few minutes to tell the Rotary story. The kids know this money goes directly back into their club and they responded with enthusiastic applause.

Remember, SL Rotarians staff the Kids' Café on the third Wednesday of every month.  We like to have three or four volunteers attend each dinner service.  We have open slots for February and March.  Please contact Teri Jensen at tjensen@upbslc.com  if you'd like to sign up.  A few Rotarians have asked about bringing kids to the volunteer events.  This monthly dinner service is kid friendly.
Energetic Rotarians Judy Fang, John Eberhardt, Duane Hill, Bry Davis, Amelia Larsen, Jan Stucki, Bob Huefner, and Teri Jensen had a great time with the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter preschool play group.  This was our first time in the gym - it was definitely a work out.    We wish we could show you pictures of these precious children.  Their hugs and smiles are worth so much.  Keep in mind these children are in the shelter with mothers who have run for their lives to escape domestic violence.    One of our newest Rotarians, Amelia Larson, presented a check for $1000 to the shelter on behalf of Club #24.

 
 
Salt Lake Rotary was inspired by the words of Bishop Oscar A. Solis, Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake, who presented the Thanksgiving message to the Club.  
 

 
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