BY KATHY KANE
Rotaract clubs are part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. They are a non-religious, non-political and non-profit organization which are involved in community and international service and they are paired with a local Rotary Club. The clubs are open to young people between the ages of 18 and 30 years old.
The Trenton Community Rotaract club was recently inducted by Rotary District 6400 Governor Sue Goldsen and Trenton Rotary Club President Laurie Dixon. Sixteen members have signed up so far.
The first fundraiser for the group will be a golf outing this summer. They hope to raise funds to provide a Downriver area scholarship and mentoring program for high school and junior high students with their new initiatives. Some other fundraising and meet up events will include a euchre contest, providing services to Meals on Wheels and professional networking meetings. They are hopeful others will join the group and share in the fun.
The new board that was inducted includes President Jacob Kiernoski, who works in the insurance industry; Vice President Robert Fisher, a program engineer; Secretary Kalie Meyers; and Treasurer Elizabeth Gray, a cosmetologist. Other members include police and fire professionals, pre-law students and people in auto industry careers.
“I am pumped to lead this new club and to be able to give back and network with other young professionals.” Kiernoski said. “I also like the fact that we all are automatically members of the Trenton Club, too, so we are excited to help make a difference in our community.”
For more information join the Facebook group, Trenton Rotaract or call Kiernoski at (734) 486-0859.