Ariel Chaffin | University Relations |25 January 2013
The McKay Foyer overflowed with students, professors, faculty, and Rotarians including Chet Dal Santo, district governor of the Rotary Club 5000, and Susan Case, Rotary Club of Honolulu President, as the BYU–Hawaii Rotaract Club held its first official meeting.
Rotary was founded in 1905 to connect professionals, soon the purpose expanded to serving the local community and is now on the global level. Today there are more than 1.2 million members striving for the elimination of polio, and promoting peace worldwide.
A handful of students have supported the Honolulu Chapter for more than a year, attending club meetings and participating in their service projects. Aaron Ng’ambi, president of the new BYU–Hawaii Rotaract Chapter, and his presidency have established a chapter on campus so that more students can be involved with the vision of Rotary.