CCC Rotaract Club

RotaractRotaryRotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.

As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.

All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.

Rotaractors may also

  • Assist in organizing Interact clubs or mentor Interactors
  • Participate in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
  • Seek membership in their local Rotary club

The Vineland Rotary Club sponsors the Cumberland County College Rotaract Club. The club meets every Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm in the Academic Building Room A11 at the college. For more information contact Melanie Druziako, Rotary Club Adviser at madruziako@gmail.com or the Vineland Rotary Club at info@vinelandrotary.com

Rotaract_0002CCC Rotaract History:
Vineland Rotary club announced the “birth” of the Cumberland County College Rotaract club, and the installation of its new officers in 2008. This wonderful event took place at the Cumberland County College George P. Luciano center.

The event was the culmination of over 8 months of vigorous efforts led by the Vineland Rotary club’s then-president Betsy Frank and Melanie Druziako, who was Vineland Rotary club’s liaison to Retract club at the time.

Dave Schad of Vineland Rotary club led the attendees at the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four Way Test. Victoria Druziako of Vineland High School Interact club and Julia Frank of Tricounty Community Interact sang the National Anthem.

Carl Kirstein of the Vineland Rotary Club led the invocation. After Dinner, Ralph Owen, then-Rotary District Governor of District 7640, and member of Washington Rotary Club spoke to the group.

That was followed by Presentation of Members by Melanie Druziako, and signing of the new Cumberland County College Rotaract Club charter led by Nancy Gulick of the Camden Rotary Club, and the Rotaract District Director.

Ralph Owen and Nancy Gulick presided over the installation of officers, followed by kind remarks from Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe, the Cumberland County College Rotaract Advisor, and the acting Cumberland County College President at the time.

Jared Talarico, president of the new Cumberland County College Rotaract Club spoke to the group, and was followed by presentation of gifts to the CCC Rotaract Club by Betsy Frank. Gifts included a new CCC Rotaract Club banner and gavel.

The late Ted Lane, was was Vineland Rotary Club’s President-elect made closing remarks.