Category: Members of the Month

Members of the Month

February 2017

Maria Martinez:  2nd year with  16.5 hours of service!

Why did you join Rotaract?

I joined Rotaract because I was affiliated with interact in high school and loved doing community service. I also wanted to join at least one club in Santa Cruz to make more friends.

What was a highlight in Rotaract? Could be a social, service event, or a random moment in meeting!

A highlight in Rotaract was the first service event that I went to in which we helped clean up a beach in Monterrey and in which I met some people that I would be friends with for a long time.

If you could choose a position, what would it be and why?

If I could choose a position, I would be historian because I love to take pictures at events and am very good with social media.

Is there any advice you’d like to pass on to future members?

My advice is to go to as many service and social events, both are a great way to talk to people and are a great way to get away from the stress that can be brought on by academics.

Members of the Month

January 2017

Mia Weitz:  1st year with  20+ hours of service!

Why did you join Rotaract?

I joined Rotaract because I like doing community service and I was in Interact in high school. Also, I'm pretty sure Christiana gave me a cookie back at OPERS Fest so that I would join.

 

What was a highlight in Rotaract? Could be a social, service event, or a random moment in meeting!

A highlight for me in Rotaract was going on the SF trip. It was fun to hang out and get to know the other members while also exploring the city.

If you could choose a position, what would it be and why?

Well since I'm already going to be Secretary for next year, that seems like a good pick. I was drawn to this position because it seems like a good way to get more involved and help out with the club.

Is there any advice you’d like to pass on to future members?

To future members, I'd probably just say that you get out what you put in. Just go to as many events as you can and you'll have fun.

Members of the Month

October 2016

 Denise Long:  2nd year with 8  hours of service!

Why did you join Rotaract?

I joined rotaract because I was in interact and key club in high school and wanted to continue volunteering in college.

What was a highlight in Rotaract? Could be a social, service event, 
or a random moment in meeting!

My favorite rotaract social is probably the camping trip. It was a great bonding experience. I didn't feel very connected to the club as a 1st year but after getting to know other members during the trip I began to look forward to attending more rotaract events.

If you could choose a position, what would it be and why?

If I could choose a position it would be secretary because I enjoyed being key club secretary in high school.

Is there any advice you’d like to pass on to future members?

Don't be afraid to try something new by attending as many service events and socials as you can!

Members of the Month

November 2016

joshFlashback to Fall Quarter! We would like to congratulate members who have reached our expectation and more!

Josh Pe: 4th year with +20 hours of service!

Why did you join Rotaract?

I joined Rotaract because I have a passion for service and, unlike many other community service organizations, everyone was super kind and down to earth.

What was a highlight in Rotaract? Could be a social, service event, 
or a random moment in meeting!

My Rotaract highlight would definitely be when we volunteered in San Jose at FLC. It was cool amy seeing how much energy and spirit all the Interactors had!

If you could choose a position, what would it be and why?

I’d go for president, without a doubt. I feel like I can inspire members to share the same passion for service that I have.

Is there any advice you’d like to pass on to future members?

My advice for future members would be to join now! I regret not joining earlier because I would’ve definitely ran for president if I had another year.

Members of the Month

February 2016

Congratulations to Member of the Month February 2016, Christiana Kardamilas! Christiana is a freshman affiliated with Cowell College, majoring in Neuroscience. She just joined our club January but has already earned 20 service hours, enough to receive a Rotaract pin. She has also attended all of our social events and even applied to be a board member next year. She will be the 2016-2017 Membership Chair. Thank you Christiana for all your enthusiasm and hard work.

Members of the Month

January 2016

Congratulations to Member of the Month January 2016, Marcelo Chan Yu! Marcelo is an international student from Brazil and a member of the Rotaract Club Terra des Aguas. Marcelo is majoring in Electrical Engineering. He has attended many Rotary meetings this quarter, regularly attended rotary meetings, been to several community service events, and is a member of the Fundraising Committee. Thank you Marcelo for being an amazing member, and keep up the good work.

Members of the Month

November 2015

Congratulations to November Member of the Month, Will Knudson! Will is a first year transfer affiliated with Porter College, majoring in Marine Biology. He has attended many Rotary meetings this quarter, and regularly attended general meetings. Thank you Will for being a fantastic member!

Members of the Month

October 2015

Congratulations to October Member of the Month, Courtney Golts! Courtney is a freshmen affiliated with Porter College. She’s been extremely involved and attended many service events. Thank you Courtney for exemplifying Service Above Self!