The Rotaract Club of Saipan held its first meeting last week with newly elected officers and members of the club, with the discussion focused on possible projects, including seeking new members.
“[The] ideas we shared include fundraisers, career development programs, island enhancement projects, connecting to the global community, and fellowship opportunities,” said Rotaract Club president Keoni Hosono. “Our members will be planning out each of our projects. We are currently opening up our membership to give the community the opportunity to connect with us and learn about what we are doing and why we do what we do.”
One must be 18-30 years old to be a Rotaract member. The local Rotaract Club is essentially the youth arm of the Rotary Club of Saipan. Its varied units are Club Service, International Service, Professional Development, and Finance.
The club is also looking at ways to enhance the community and the environment. “We will have a more concrete plan as we continue to meet and iron out details. As of right now, we will continue to volunteer at community functions as well as help beautify our islands.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotaract Club has adopted hybrid platforms for meetings and discussions. “This also makes it easy for anyone to join us. Also our club has always [adhered to] safety measures every time,” Hosono added. (Chevy Alipio)