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(L-r) Kemal Atkins, interim vice president of DSU Student Affairs, Debbie Taylor and Fran Johnson, both of the Camden-Wyoming Rotary; and the DSU Rotaract officers: Charles Eke, president, Jamel Smiley, vice president, Terrell Davis, treasurer, and Yeshi Asseged, secretary stand together to display the DSU Rotaract Charter.
 

 

  Rotaract Club Established on Campus


 

A group of DSU students have joined to establish a Rotaract Club of Delaware State University under the sponsorship and guidance of the Camden-Wyoming Rotary Club. 

Representatives of the Camden-Wyoming Rotary presented the DSU Rotaract Club with its inaugural charter at a Feb. 19 ceremony in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center.
 
Rotaract – which stands for Rotary-In-Action – is a program of Rotary International for men and women aged 18-30. Rotaract clubs work under the guidance of their local Rotary Club in sponsoring and seeking to foster leadership, responsible citizenship, high ethical standards, international peace and understanding.
 
The DSU Rotaract Club is led by Charles Eke, president, Jamel Smiley, vice president, Terrell Davis, treasurer, and Yeshi Asseged, secretary. There are currently 15 members, according to Mr. Eke.
 
“We plan to focus on literacy and work to reach out to children,” Mr. Eke said.
 
The group was started under the encouragement of DSU Board of Trustees member Jose Echeverrí and DSU’s Office of Student Affairs.
 
There are more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs in the world, and in some locations Rotaract is growing faster than Rotary, according to Fran Johnson, president of the Camden-Wyoming Rotary.