FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Rotary Club of Fort St. John inducted 24 leadership students from Ma Murray into its EarlyAct club.
EarlyAct is for elementary students, and its mission and operation are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary. The club’s purpose is to build friendships among members while giving students opportunities to help out in the community.
Rotary says EarlyAct is new to the club, and there are only a couple in the world.
“These students are pioneering the future of EarlyAct, and we are proud of their generosity to the community and the world with their desire to help others,” said Rotary in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
The newly inducted students organized and delivered 44 Christmas gift bags to seniors at Heritage Manor 2, Abbeyfield House, and Peace Villa. The gift bags were stuffed with many different items, including chocolates, coffee, plants, puzzles, slippers, dish towels, and ornaments.
The students are also in the middle of a food drive challenge with Charlie Lake Elementary and have collected 15 shopping carts of food so far.
“As these students grow, there will always be a Rotary club for them to join. In junior high and high school, there is Interact; and as they become young adults and attend university, there is Rotoract. Once they’ve established their careers, there is Rotary,” said Rotary in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
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