Rotaract of VCU
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rotaract was organized in 2009 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Richmond. Bi-weekly meetings take place on the VCU campus from August to May. The club has been active in Polio Plus, Byrd Park Cleanup, and Meals on Wheels campaigns in the fall and Project WARM and the Rotary District 7600 RYLA Conference in February. For more information contact Mike Little, Club Adviser Rotary Club of Richmond at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are on Facebook at Rotaract of VCU.
President - Tiffany Phan: I am currently a sophomore majoring in psychology with minors in chemistry and medical humanities on the pre-medicine track. I have been involved in the Rotary family since high school when I was the president of the Interact Club at my school. As soon as I came to VCU and saw Rotaract at the SOVO fair, I knew I wanted to continue to make a difference with a brilliant group of people. This is now my second year in the Rotaract club and I now serve as president. Some things in life that I find very fulfilling is helping others and bringing positive vibes to them. I love that I am able to do both with the other Rotaractors. I can't wait to see how the club grows in the next couple of years!
Vice President - Prutha Patel: I am a freshmen at VCU studying Biochemistry on the Pre-Medicine Track and in the Honors College. I am from a very small town called Front Royal. I was very lucky to have gotten introduced to Interact in 7th grade but did not get too involved until 8th grade when I was honored to be able to go to one of their monthly Luncheons with my advisor. My advisor retired and we got another very dedicated Rotary member as our advisor. I was very involved, got to attend RYLA, and was Vice-President. She then got diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer during my senior year and unfortunately, she passed away. I will never forget all that she did for us and the club. I want to follow her footsteps and never forget the opportunities Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary have given me. When SOVO fair at VCU came around, I was determined to find Rotaract and here I am!
Treasurer - Imraina Alam: Greetings! It is my honor to serve as a treasurer for our VCU Rotaract Club. My Rotaract journey began with Interact Club since it sparked my passion to be a member of this club. The more time I spend with Rotaract, the more I fall in love with community service! I am a biology major on the pre-medicine track, and I enjoy working with Rotaract. This organization helped me interact with various communities, and it increased my passion to work for people. I look forward to collaborating with fellow Rotaractors, and bringing positive changes in people's lives!
Secretary - Hai Duong Tran: I am a Freshman pre-nursing student at VCU. This is my first year as a member of the Rotaract Club of VCU. Back in high school, I was historian of a community service club, the Keydettes. The wonderful experience I gained there has opened my mind as to how important it is to serve others, especially where I can share opportunities with others who want to make their community a better place. I am glad to serve as an officer for the Rotaract Club of VCU, and hope that I can make change for the good of others in the community.
Social Media/Historian Officer - Amer Amr: Though I was born in Las Cruses, New Mexico, I've spent most of my life in Virginia. I grew up in Colonial Heights during elementary and middle school, and am currently living in Chesterfield. My major is electrical engineering, with a minor in computer science, as I have a fascination in robotics and programming. I was interested in being a part of Rotary and Rotaract at VCU for multiple reasons. In high school, I had participated in Key Club and Interact, which introduced me to the effect of volunteering in my youth. Once I entered college, I planned to earn leadership experience and network in my community for the future. My experiences so far at Rotaract have proven my decision to join the club to be meaningful.
Fundraising Chair - Syeda Akther: I am currently a junior at VCU majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Economics on the pre-medicine track. I joined Rotaract during my freshman year when I saw the booth for it at the the SOVO fair, but didn't become super involved until sophomore year. Which has been one of the best decisions I've made. Rotaract has introduced me to so many new opportunities and people and has shown me the true value of service. I'm grateful to be serving as an officer this year and look forward to helping the club grow!