2016-2017 Officers:

President -Alex Ritchie:   I've been involved with Rotaract for three years now and it has completely changed my life. I started off as the founder and first president of the Rotaract club at John Tyler. I then transferred into the Biomedical Engineering program at VCU. I am currently president of our VCU Rotaract Club. Additionally, I have the honor of serving as our district Rotaract representative for 7600. I'm also public image chair and the young pro-fessionals coordinator for our district. I took the plunge and officially became a Rotarian as of July 1st, 2016 when the council on legislation decided Rotaractors could also become members of Rotary. It's been an incredible journey so far and I can't wait to see what's ahead.  

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Vice-President -Mariah Cottongim:  I am a student at Virginia Commonwealth University studying Applied Mathematics with plans to become a professional Actuary.  Currently, I am Vice President for the VCU Rotaract Club and served as President last year.  Additionally, I hold a part time position at a local nonprofit in the Richmond area and I enjoy weightlifting and sewing in my spare time.  

Treasurer -Jenna Davilla:  I am a junior at VCU with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Mathematics. I have been involved in Rotary since my membership with Interact Club back in 2011, and I currently serve as Treasurer of Rotaract Club at VCU (my first year in an officer position). I always had a passion of helping those in need, and I hope to connect with communities across the world through my service with Rotary as well as enhance in my personal growth.  





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.

Meeting Minutes 3/13

Nursing Home Craft  *change of date*

April 1st from    2-3:30pm

  • come in and do some crafts  

  • direct interaction with patients

  • carpool as group

Autism Society: Downtown RIchmond YMCA

March 25th   10am-noon

  • Waiver needed, please print out and sign the waiver that will be later sent out to those on the list.

  • Take the campus connector down West Franklin St eventually ending up to E. Franklin St. OR we can meet up at the compass and take a walk down the road.

Belle Isle Cleanup:

April 8th       10am-noon

  • The bus is not going to take you straight to belle isle, take the campus connector to the corner of Second Street and Main Street.

  • whoever finds the best items gets a prize!

Rotary/Rotaract District Award Ceremony: Maymont

April 16th 12-2pm

  • Fun event where you get to meet rotarians all over VA.

  • There will be food!

  • Car ride will be given by Dr. Little

Mentorship with high school students: rising seniors

  • meet up with them this spring

  • talk to them about the college application process

  • tour around VCU

Social Activity:

April 15th @ Chilli’s (School of Business) contact Jenna for more information

Positions are open for Vice President for the next school year!

April 24th

  • Please come in with a speech if you’re  interested in becoming officer next school year

Comfort Cases Donation

  • come up with a list of stuff you want to bring in later the semester

    • Can be anything! Eg. books, clothes, toiletries

  • items will be ship outside of VA

Next Meeting: 3/27 @ 6pm

*Two speakers from Rotary Club of Richmond will be joining us.  Alex Van Nuys, Design consultant Lane Homes and Josh Green, Director Downtown YMCA to speak about their club’s Earlyact program with Linwood Holton Elementary School in Richmond.