Talking Service With The USC Rotaract Club

Last night I was invited to speak to the University of Southern California Rotaract Club about service.  I really enjoyed meeting the students and sharing some stories with them.

IMG_1782 (1)Rotaract is the college equivalent of a Rotary Club.  My Rotary Club (LA5–The Rotary Club of Los Angeles) sponsors the USC Rotaract Club.

The students get an opportunity to join our LA5 luncheons and service projects.  They also hold their own service projects and have regular meetings at the Tutor Center on the USC Campus.

I shared stories about how I first started going to Uganda to work with the Bringing Hope to the Family orphanage.  While I was looking for a long term international service project in my life, I never envisioned that I would be going to Uganda six summers in a row.  I also discussed how I developed my project of building men among the teenage boys at the orphanage.

Jose Vera, the President of LA5 Rotary, forwarded me an email from the Rotaract group this morning which said, “The E-Board and I just wanted to say thank you so much for introducing us to Laine Wagenseller. He was truly an inspiring and relatable speaker. I just received a couple emails from new members reaching out about how much they enjoyed Laine’s talk and how its motivating them to get more involved.”

This inspires me.

Laine Wagenseller is a real estate litigation attorney in Los Angeles.  He is the founder of Wagenseller Law Firm.