For a group of Dothan Campus business students, the Rotary Club is helping them build relationships and gain experience that will help them later in life.
The Rotaract Club, sponsored by the Dothan Tuesday Rotary Club, is participating in various community support projects.
“I believe our club provides invaluable experience to all college students as it prepares each of us to be better leaders in our future endeavors,” said Calley Silcox, the club’s president this year. “During my time of membership in the Troy Dothan Rotaract Club, I have grown as an individual, leader, and community member. I have also made some incredible connections that are irreplaceable.”
Over the past year, Silcox said the club has served meals at Moma Tina’s Mission house, collected donations for the Salvation Army Red Kettle event, cleaned neighborhoods with Love Dothan and packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas child. Upcoming projects include care packages for U.S. troops, eyeglass collection for SightFirst and volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club.
“I have met so many amazing people through this club and have made new friends,” said Kyla Clifton, the club’s vice-president. “It has allowed me to not only help my community but to also learn more about it through our projects.”
Jada Talton joined the club in January and said she has already gained valuable experience.
“An aspect I have particularly enjoyed about Rotaract is the hands-on learning experiences we get through interacting and collaborating with established business professionals,” she said. “I am excited for our future activities and the relationships we will build along the way.”