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Why I’m so passionate about Rotaract

Twenty-seven-year-old Luc Malherbe may have been a member of the Rotaract Club of Leicester only since November 2014, but the sociology graduate reckons joining is one of the best things he’s done.

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus — whose president Gemma Kiddy played a major part in re-forming Leicester Rotaract — Luc explained that after graduating from the University of Leicester, he wanted to gain a broader circle of friends. He also wanted to develop skills and increase his employability.

Luc Malherbe, Rotarian Jason Chauhan and president Gemma Kiddy focus on the Rotaract In Business campaign

Luc Malherbe, Rotarian Jason Chauhan and president Gemma Kiddy focus on the Rotaract In Business campaign

He Googled social clubs, found Leicestrer Rotaract and has never looked back.With president Ricky Hallam, Luc is working on many plans to increase membership of the Rotaract Club of Leicester.

The club is for people aged 18-30 who want to work with friends for the benefit of others while having fun and developing skills like project management, thereby making themselves more attractive to potential employers.

RIBS - Rotaract In Business

RIBS – Rotaract In Business

Among Luc’s plans is RIBS — Rotaract In Business. Inspired by the Rotary Club of Leicester’s Meet 4 Business — the aim is to get employers of young people to encourage them to join Rotaract.

Another aim of Luc is to issue certificates to encourage committed, active and regular members of Rotaract.

In thanking Luc for sharing his thoughts, Gemma expressed the view that Luc deserved to succeed because he is a model Rotaractor, full of a desire to be fully engaged, committed and passionate. Not only is Luc a model Rotaractor, but in a few years’ time he is likely to be a model Rotarian, too!