Adding to the broad offering of clubs and activities on campus, the Rotaract club is off to a great beginning at Belmont Abbey. The Rotaract is a service club for young people ages 18 to 30 who are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges while developing leadership skills and making friends from around the world. Each Rotarct chapter decides how to organize and run their own clubs, manage their funds, and plan and carry out activities and service projects that are important to their communities. Rotary clubs that sponsor Rotaract clubs offer guidance and support and work with Rotaractors as partners in service.

The Belmont Abbey College Rotaract Club is being co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gastonia and the Belmont Rotary Club. These two clubs will provide service opportunities and mentoring to these students who are committed to developing both community and international service projects, along with developing their skills as young professionals.

At the first meeting of the Belmont Abbey chapter 25 students registered to become charter members.

Pictured are Laurel Morris, Debbie Windley , and President Cheryl Rhoades of the Rotary Club of Gastonia, Landon, President Landon Isaacs of Belmont  Abbey Rotaract, President Allison Cottingham and Brad Frazier of the Belmont Rotary Club, and Mark Skillestad of the Rotary Club of Gastonia.