Feb 05, 2014 02:17AM
● By Style
Photography by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Christy Barros grew up in Merced County, surrounded by a close network of more than 200 relatives and friends of relatives.
As a child, it was normal for her to help out wherever she could—whether it meant assisting an elderly family friend cook or doing yard work. When she moved to Rocklin eight years ago, she immediately sought to recreate that sense of community. She got involved in the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce, and shortly thereafter was introduced to Rotary. “I went to a few meetings, and I found my passion,” Barros explains. “We got to directly help the community—the schools, the surrounding areas, and even overseas. It was pretty amazing.”
Barros is the current president of the Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin, and she is proud of her role in raising funds to keep important scholarships and other community support programs running—despite tough economic times. She also loves being able to make a difference in the lives of individuals, especially kids. Every year, she attends RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), a weeklong summer program that encourages youth leadership. Although she’s also a busy CFO and mother of two young boys, she doesn’t regret for a second the time commitment of Rotary. “You can get the feeling of doing something really meaningful,” Barros shares. “I live for that.”
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