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Rotary: An old club gets a fresh start at Granger High School


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ROTARY Club was founded in February 23, 1905, and its motto is “service above self.” Its headquarters are in Evanston, IL. Now a bit of history: this idea started with a man named Paul P. Harris who wanted to form an organization for professionals with diverse backgrounds to come up with ideas to give back to the community as stated on the website.

Lancers can have a similar experience twice a month on Wednesdays from 2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Also, to make things more interesting, there is a speech contest, and the winner gets to take $500 home. The theme is: “How can I make the world a better place?”

This club treats members like family, friends encourage Lancers to keep improving, but mostly give inspiration to keep moving and keep the fire alive. With that said, the club sounds appealing to many Lancers.

“I joined this club because it sounded interesting, and my sister said I can get volunteering opportunities. For now, we haven’t been doing any volunteering, but that’s great because they are planning this whole thing carefully,” Ada Montejo (9) said.

“They also inspire me to better myself. So far I like this club. It’s a good balance of family and work. The president of this club is very friendly and supportive. There are still no goals for me in the club, but later I will have a goal to accomplish,” Montejo said.

The environment created by club members helps everyone get the job done. It’s a good balance between work and family.

It’s also a great way to get in the ha bit of getting things done. It is a great way to meet new people as well. If a fellow Lancer is troubled, stressed, or simply needs some kind of encouragement, the president is there with open arms.

“My perks as president are that I get to meet new people, make new friends, learn new advice, and meet deadlines. I like to take charge and get things done on time. I also like creating a good environment and helping people out. People come to me for advice,” Jelena Dragicevic (10) said.

The only stresses that I have with this is that it’s a new club. I want it to go in the right direction. My goals are to keep this club alive even after I have graduated,” Dragicevic said.

These Lancers get busy and give it 100% so that this club will go on. The help doesn’t only stop there, but it continues to grow. The inspiration also continues to rise. Other members are there as examples to help build confidence and success through the club. With more success comes more time to be added. But for the vice president, the responsibilities can be great.

“For me this is a huge responsibility. I want to set a good example. I help out the president because she has so much more engagement and pressure so she needs help. That is where I come in to help her out,” Katreena Panotes (10) said.

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Rotary: An old club gets a fresh start at Granger High School