Posted by Jodi Erickson on Mar 19, 2019
In honor of World Rotaract Week, Lisa Chesko, President of Twin Cities Rotaract, will present on her Club's mission, service projects and membership.
Twin Cities Rotaract is a young professional organization focused on helping 18-35 year olds connect with their community and the Rotary world, develop into principled leaders, and participate in impactful service projects. Their club holds meetings twice per month in the evening, and monthly service projects with different organizations throughout the community, as well as choosing an annual partnering non-profit to fundraise for. Currently, their partnering non-profit is the American Refugee Committee, and they are striving to help implement a second Rotaract club in one of the refugee settlements in Uganda.
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lisa Chesko gained her first exposure to Rotary when her older brother went on Youth Exchange to Russia in 2003. Inspired by his decision, Lisa went to Turkey as a Youth Exchange Student herself in 2007-2008. Following high school, she attended the University of Pittsburgh for Global Management and Supply Chain graduating in 2013. Upon graduation, Lisa began work for 3M in a rotational program which took her to Alabama, Iowa, Belgium, and finally Minnesota. Currently, Lisa works at 3M in the Display Material Systems Division as a Supply Network Planner for the Privacy Solutions Business, and is President of the Twin Cities Rotaract Club.