UNF Rotaract once again participated in Relay4Life, where we had at least one member from our team walking around the track at UNF Coxwell Amphitheater for 12 hours!!! This year’s theme was Disney, so of course we had a blast decorating and choosing our theme! For Rotaract, we chose “Tangled” as our Disney movie theme and for our product to sell and raise funds for cancer funding and research, we decided to make some delicious pancakes with chocolate milk. It was an absolute blast and we can’t wait for next year!!
On Wednesday Oct. 29th, we tabled at Market Day’s themed, “Ghastly Gourmets,” to raise money to End Polio! We raised over $100, and at 66 cents per vaccination, we were able to save 173 lives that day! Thank you to all who helped bake the night before and to everyone who came out and tabled. We definitely have some loyal and dedicated members.
The ghastly gourmet menu included caramel apple cupcakes, smore brownies, vanilla cupcakes, brownie batter nilla wafer sandwiches, red velvet cookies and our specialty pumpkin muffins!
Brooke Sion, Community Projects Director, and Tara Lassi, Club Historian and Webmaster, were part of our set-up crew bright and early at 8:30am. Our President Lauren Fowler was also a huge help by bringing all the materials bright and early! A big big thanks to everyone who helped out and made this years fall bake sale such a success!
This year marked the 10th annual Halloween Doors n More, organized by Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. UNF Rotaract had an amazing time volunteering with them for another year. Many of our members were able to dress up as some fun and exciting characters, while others were able to do a lot of other fun stuff such as serving food, leading the characters around the building, or working behind some of the amazing doors shown above.
Left to right: Krystal Martz, Andrew Smith, and Tara Lassi
We had an amazing turnout this year at the 5th Annual North Coast Surfers for Autism Beach Festival! Surfers for Autism is an organization whose mission is to “unlock the the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research, and to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism.” If you would like to know more about SFA and all that they do, click here to visit their official website. Rotaract is proud to have volunteered with them for the 2nd year in a row and we are excited to continue volunteering with them in the future.
UNF Rotaract, along with the UNF Environmental Center and Eco-Adventures, presented students with many opportunities on how to get involved on campus. All three of these clubs are highly active in the Jacksonville community and are working hard to improve on issues such as recycling and land preservation.
Four of our amazing board members at this year’s Don’t Mess the Nest!
(Left to Right: Tara, Silvia, Brooke, and Lauren)
It’s back to school which means it was time for UNF’s annual Week of Welcome Luau! We met a lot of enthusiastic freshman ready to get involved with us and it looks like it’s going to be a great turnout this year!
Our Community Service Projects Director Brooke (left), our Vice President Silvia (middle), and our International Projects Director Kami (right) are ready for tabling at the Student Union.
Brooke wears our Rotaract shirt proudly among the crowd. She certainly stands out!
Kami (left) and Brooke (right) are hard at work getting our table ready for the Luau!
Four of our amazing members (left to right) Caroline Daguinod, Elizabeth Giordano, Lauren Fowler, and Erika Stremming with District Governor Art Macqueen at the 2014 District Conference in Daytona Beach.
Several of our amazing members attended the 2014 Rotary District Conference in Daytona Beach.