February Membership Social Recap


A huge shoutout to everyone who attended our first Membership Social of 2020 on Wednesday night! We had a blast meeting so many young professionals in our area and are excited to see where this year takes us.

A special thank you to The Commons for hosting us.

Stay tuned for our next Membership Social in March!

February Membership Social Recap 2020-02-28 08:00:00Z 0

Why Join Rotaract?

Are you someone looking to make a positive impact on the community?  Do you see yourself as someone with unrealized potential?  Are you looking for an opportunity to prove you have the ability to achieve greatness?  Chico Rotaract is your vehicle to make good things happen.
We're the progressive satellite club of Chico Rotary.  Yes, we uphold the Rotarian values of "Service Above Self" - but we do it our way, with our rules, under our management, with our budget.  We respect the past, honor our leaders, but act towards our vision for the future and all we can accomplish.
In Chico Rotaract, you have an active role in our club's success.  It's your hands-on opportunity to make a difference and prove your capabilities.
Why Join Rotaract? 2019-05-21 06:00:00Z 0

Chico Rotaract Announces New Club Format

Chico Rotaract changed its format from an university-based club to a community-based club.  This change opens up membership to young professionals from 21-34 years of age, providing another avenue to grow while networking and helping their community.
"We see it as an opportunity for young professionals to sharpen their management skills while having a positive impact on their community," said Gabe Eggen, Rotaract President.  "It's an opportunity to meet and form relationships with the 200 community leaders in the Chico Rotary Club. It's a direct path to becoming a Rotarian."
Chico Rotaract is a service organization and satellite club of Chico Rotary, but functions independently with its own management, bylaws, and budget.  Members of Rotaract take an active role in its management, setting its course, and realizing its vision.
Chico Rotaract is currently accepting applications for the upcoming year.  Click here to apply.
Chico Rotaract Announces New Club Format 2019-05-14 06:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0