Rotaract president Abbey Scott has handed the chain of office over to the new president Jennifer Menzies, who took over the club on July 1.
The club is an international organisation for people aged 18-30 with clubs all over the world, who aim to make change through positive action.
Jennifer anticipates taking a more active role in the group: “I am looking forward to the club coming up with new and exciting ideas to take forward into the 2014/15 timetable of events and welcoming new members who I hope will bring a range of diverse and fresh suggestions to the group.”
“We are grateful to Bill Watt, member of The Rotary Club and group sponsor, for his support and guidance over the past two years,” said Jennifer.
Founded in 2012 the club has raised substantial amounts of money for various charities, taken part in community based volunteer work as well as enjoying a good bit of socialising and fun outings.
Rotaract members run the club themselves making all the key planning decisions on projects and activities. Most recently they have climbed five munros in one day to raise over £800 for Guide Dogs for the Blind and Alzheimer’s Scotland.
“Although the climb was very challenging and lasted over 10 hours, the feeling of achievement was immense,” said Jennifer.
In April they held a silent auction and raised £1,500 which was split between the charities Tayside Children with Cancer, Leukaemia (TCCL) and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
As of September 1 the Rotaracts will meet twice a month on every first and third Monday at the Enterprise Centre, Dundee & Angus College at 7.30 p.m. To find out more call 07938799524 or visit their Facebook page ‘Arbroath Rotaract Club’.