The GCU Rotaract club just had their final elections, meeting, and ice cream social on this past Wednesday night, and it was wonderful!
As far as service projects go, our club has partaken in many projects these past four months! 
The first service project we took part in was in mid-December in which we packed food at a food shelter with various Rotarians around the valley! It was such a fun first project!
The next project we took part in was on-campus where we packaged notes and granola bars to distribute to the homeless population in Phoenix. 
In January, our club teamed up with the Abounding Service organization!! This project involved volunteers coming in and helping immigrants learn English! The volunteer works with the student by either helping them fill out worksheets or by guiding them in their Rosetta Stone program! This was an exciting and eye-opening project. :) 
The next project we worked at was in February, in which we packed food at St. Mary's foodbank! It was such a blessing to work with so many volunteers at this event to help alleviate the hunger problem in Phoenix! 
In March, our club had our first fundraiser --- The Purple Pinkie Project! This project raised money to help Rotary's initiative to end Polio! We had a table in which we encouraged people to dye their pinkie purple for $1 to support the eradication of polio. Although our club didn't raise much money, it was a fun experience and we can't wait to do it again next year with new ideas to implement into the project! 
Finally, our last project was at the beginning of April! For 5 hours, our club volunteered at the Rugged Maniac Mud Run! Our job was to help competitors over certain obstacles to finish strong! Although we were sunburned, dehydrated, and tired, we had the opportunity to run the mud run for free! Of course, being the college kids we are, we decided to run the race! We got SO muddy! I hurt my back, cut up my hands, and tripped a couple times. But overall, this final project of the year was one that we won't ever forget!
I am also excited to announce the new GCU Rotaract officer board for the upcoming 2018 - 2019 school year:
President: Isabelle Clausen - Major in Finance and Economics
Vice President: Natalie Lunsford - Major in Communications 
Secretary: Luke Schilperoort - Major in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Med
Treasurer: Taylor Anzalone - Major in Nursing
Thank you and your club for all your support and encouragement these past few months! I can't wait to work with you all for many more years to come. 
God bless and Lopes Up!
Isabelle Clausen, President