Today’s Rotaractor in the spotlight is Natasha…
My name is Natasha and I’ll been involved in Rotaract for 7 years. I first got into Rotaract in my second year at university when I was looking for work experience in Marketing as that was the profession I wanted to go into after I finished my degree. I found out through my university’s volunteering department that the local Rotaract club was looking for a Marketing Officer so I did a bit of research on Rotaract. I was really inspired by the work that the organisation does. I went to meet the President and Vice President of the club and they offered me the position. Then, I met the other club members who were such a lovely bunch of people. I was part of the club for two years, and I enjoyed my time there so much that I decided to join the Rotaract club in my hometown after I graduated.
I have enjoyed doing a lot of things throughout my time with Rotaract. Just a few of my favourite moments include doing the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award), volunteering at the World Pooh Sticks Championships, and taking part in fun runs like Run or Dye and Color Obstacle Rush.
I think other people should join Rotaract because it is an organisation that truly makes a difference. It can help young people to enhance knowledge and skills that they will use in their personal and professional development. You can also help make a difference to your local community by organising various exciting fundraising events.
If I could describe Rotaract in three words, they would be: Friendship, community, inspirational.
Outside of Rotaract, I work as a Marketing Executive for a company who supply laboratory equipment to the medical and clinical sector. I also enjoy photography (nature and travel photography in particular), going to the theatre (I am a big fan of musicals) and genealogy.