Posted by Susan Fisher on Dec 20, 2017
The Mount Allison Rotaract and Sackville Rotary Club’s have joined forces in support of many local causes this past fall. One of their many collaborations supported the Tantramar Family Resource Centre (TFRC) in their annual winter coat drive. Coats were collected on campus and presented to the representatives from TFRC who were thrilled with the response from the Mount Allison community. Rotaract students also just completed a fundraiser during Moonlight Madness to raise funds for Autumn House. Additionally, Mount Allison students contributed over 100 volunteer hours to one-time events and weekly programs in the Sackville community. In collaboration with the Sackville Rotary Club, Rotaract was also able to donate $900 to local organizations making a difference in the greater community.
Rotary is a world wide organization which values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Rotaract is the youth club open to all ages between 17 and 30. This community focused student group will continue their collaboration with the Sackville Rotary club this winter through initiatives including the breakfast program at Marshview Middle School, Dorchester School homework program, Family Literacy Day, Chili sales at the Sackville Winter Carnival  and other community events. Additionally, the group will be welcoming other groups from across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for a Maritime Rotaract Forum in January 2018.
Both groups strive to serve the community by volunteering their time and fundraising efforts, while collaborating with one another to strengthen the relationship between Mount Allison students and Sackville residents.
      Rotaract Students are shown delivering coats to Tantramar Family Resource Center's Executive Director Tracey  Rose.
      Rotaract students are shown presenting a cheque to Heather Patterson, representing Autumn House.