Flinders Rotaract students head north

rotaract1Student members from the newly established Rotaract Flinders University club will be rolling up their sleeves at Edinburgh this weekend to dispatch goods collected for developing countries by Donations In Kind.

The result of an initiative by six southern suburbs Rotary clubs and the Flinders Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (SKTP), the Flinders club was formed in March this year by students with a keen interest in matching their studies with service to the community. The club has 42 inaugural members and is growing.

On April 9 and 10, student Rotaractors will be sorting goods and packing them into shipping containers for delivery to developing countries.

NGO Donations In Kind collects used books and medical equipment, including computers and even hospital beds, which are no longer needed but are in good working order. They are warehoused at Edinburgh until they are sorted and shipped by Rotary.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Flinders students to develop leadership skills, meet new friends and work on initiatives that serve the local and international community, in a safe and supportive environment,” said SKTP’s Manager of Industry Partnerships, Ms Kathryn Anderson.

“The support by local Rotary clubs also provides the students with specialised knowledge and experience in business and community projects.”

Rotaract’s national President, Ms Alana Wilson, said the club focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces.

“Throughout my years of involvement with Rotaract, I have continually seen how this experience shapes the lives of young people”, she added.

Ms Kate Flack, a second year student of business and international studies, is inaugural president of Rotaract Finders University.

“I am really excited about the projects that Rotaract Flinders Uni will develop this year; this weekend is just the start. I encourage students to join”, Ms Flack said.

For more information visit Rotaract at Flinders University on FaceBook to www.facebook.com/rotaractflinders or email Kate Flack rotaractflinders@hotmail.com

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0 thoughts on “Flinders Rotaract students head north

  1. What a wonderful concept this is! Giving young adults the opportunity to show their community spirit and caring for others less fortunate than themselves!

  2. This is a blessing for the the university I am attending to someting like this (Rotaract Flinders University club) Please register me as a member.

    Regards

  3. Hi everyone, it was nice to briefly meet some of you at DIK last weekend. Alan and I are hoping some of you will come to the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program which will be on at Flinders University on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th April. Check out the stopping distances sessions in Carpark 3 and other sessions adjacent to the carpark. More info http://www.ryda.org.au and say hi if you see us Alan and Judy from Rotary Club of Morialta.

  4. Congratualtions on this initiative, Rotaract provides many opportunities for young adults. As a (long) past member of the Rotaract Club of Mitcham I recommend this organisation to those that wish to put something into their community and enjoy the fellowship of others. We had a great deal of fun, I hope that you do too.

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