Student Rotary group far outpaces auction fundraising goal

BW Rotaract raised $2,100 at this year’s silent auction and dinner, with the proceeds going to the non-profit organization, Save The Children. Daniel Treichel, junior political science major and vice president of BW Rotaract, says the group more than doubled its $1000 goal for the event.
Treichel said the silent auction “has been a staple of the Baldwin Wallace Rotaract club for many years.”
Last year the group “required a bit of rebuilding” and was “the first year in a while that we successfully put on the event raising about $800 to go towards the hurricane relief fund in Puerto Rico,” said Treichel.
Throughout the year, Rotaract has had other fundraisers and service events like the Safe Trick-or-Treat and a Valentine’s Day Crush can sale. However, according to Trichel, the silent auction and dinner stands out. Treichel said that the group’s organization and planning led to the success of this year’s silent auction and dinner.
“Blake Lewis did a phenomenal job in being our International Service Chair and organizing this event,” said Treichel. “It helped that we had a performance by BW SOL and the presentation of the baskets. People were very impressed by the variety and the professionalism that the exec board and general members put forth to make this event such a success.”
BW Rotaract is a part of the larger service organization, Rotaract International. The organization follows the tenet “Service above Self.”
“Rotaract is about putting your individual needs to the side and realizing what amazing things can be accomplished when you come together as a collective group,” said Treichel. “Rotaract aims to make differences in the lives of everyone they come across. It’s such a positive club and environment.”