NIC Student Matt Ehrler is excited to be launching the Comox Valley chapter of Rotaract this fall.

Rotaract is a Rotary program connecting young adults to a global network that consists of over 184,000
members in 8,000 clubs worldwide. It is a great opportunity for NIC students and members of the
community to develop leadership skills, participate in community service and make new friends.

Ehler has agreed to serve as Comox Valley Rotaract Club president, leading the club along with executive members Faith Buckley, Jomarie Jubas, Maddie Naswell and William Roelants. Ehler was previously involved in the Victoria Rotaract Club and is excited to bring it to the Comox Valley.

The Comox Valley Rotaract Club will meet weekly throughout the year to plan fundraising events, community service and fun social activities such as a variety night, a murder mystery party and a board game night. The Comox Valley Rotaract is sponsored by the four Comox Valley Rotary clubs: The Rotary Club of Comox; Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise; Courtenay Rotary Club; and Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial. These clubs will provide support and guidance to Rotaract members through social networking events and involvement in local service projects.

NIC Humanities and Social Sciences Chair Alix Carrel will mentor and advise the Rotaract group. She has been a French and Spanish language instructor at NIC for the last 23 years and is involved in many community and international projects through the Comox Rotary Club and Rotary International. Carrel is looking forward to helping Rotaract members forge community connections and support multi-disciplinary learning.

(NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE)