Camarillo, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites members of the campus and community to take part in the 2nd Annual CI Rotaract Turkey Trot, a 5K race supporting the Rotaract Club, a nonprofit student organization dedicated to local and international service.  The race starts Sunday, Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. at El Dorado Hall on the CI campus.  Check-in for participants is at 7 a.m.

Registration is $30 for adults, $25 for students and participants under age 18, and includes a post-race breakfast provided by Marie Callendar’s of Camarillo. Visit to register.

As a part of Rotary International, CI’s Rotaract Club is dedicated to serving its community and world under the motto "service above self."  The 15-member student club has taken part in a variety of community service projects, including Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, beach cleanups, the Camarillo Boys & Girls Club Carnival, assisted living flower delivery, supporting a Rwandan orphanage, contributing to Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign, and much more. 

Funds from this year’s race will be used to support these projects as well as professional and leadership development programs, academic scholarships and international service projects for Rotaract members.  As a result of last year’s Turkey Trot 5K, CI Rotaract was able to send three students to a leadership development conference in Washington, D.C.; contribute $500 to Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign; and create and purchase sustainable games for the annual Camarillo Boys & Girls Club Carnival.

CI Rotaract wishes to thank this year’s 5K sponsors, Road ID, the Camarillo Noontime Rotary, and Marie Callendar’s of Camarillo.  For more information, email, or contact CI Rotaract advisor Kaela Casey at 805-437-3330 or  For further details, or to donate, visit

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