Rotaract to ‘attack’ community needs of less fortunate

The Sam Houston State chapter of Rotaract is scheduled to hold its annual Bearkat Attack on Saturday, April 7.The goal of Bearkat Attack a program that has been around for seven years, is to join campus organizations and community members together to help those that are less fortunate and in need.This year we plan to build three wheelchair ramps, painting, cleaning, yard work and other light house repairs, Tiffany Frey, Rotaract president, said.To raise money for Bearkat Attack, Rotaract is asking local businesses for donations. Rotaract will hold a garage sale on March 31 from 7 a.m.-noon at 196 Broadmoor in Elkins Lake to raise more funds for Bearkat Attack.Anyone wanting to volunteer for Bearkat Attack is asked to meet at Westhill Mall on April 7.Sign in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and groups are to be sent to their representative sites at around 8:15 a.m. Lunch will be served and door prize will be awarded.Although it is not necessary to sign up in advance to volunteer, it would help Rotaract to know how many people plan to volunteer to make preparations for door prizes and lunch.Rotaract, whose motto is Service Above Self, was established on SHSUs campus in 1993 as a service organization.Rotaract has 15 active student members, although everyone is encouraged to participate and volunteer.We provide leadership skills through community service projects, Frey said. Its a chance for students to give back to the community by helping others in need of assistance.Rotaract meets each Monday at 6:30 p.m. in LDB 418. For more information on Bearkat Attack or Rotaract call Frey at 295-3418 or email at

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