Interact Club members of Indian Rocks Christian High School accept a $1,000 sponsor donation from Tom Busboom, president of the Rotary Club of IRB. Missing in this picture is Richard Hayward, faculty adviser.
LARGO - Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach members Tom Busboom, Paul Burns, Bruce Sobut, David Kline and Brigitte Miner attended the Interact Club meeting Sept. 25 at the Indian Rocks Christian School.
During this meeting the Rotary Club members witnessed the electoral vote for the 2012-2013 Interact officers. Richard Hayward, the Interact faculty adviser, had facilitated the meeting. At the end of the meeting the Interact Club members had been presented with a $1,000 sponsorship donation. The donation will be used to initiate new fundraising projects that will provide assistance to the hungry as well as the homeless while enhancing their understanding of international societies and goodwill.
In conjunction to these new philanthropic projects, for the past 12 years the IRCHS Interact Club will be collaborating with the National Honor Society for the Angel Box project. Last year, this project distributed about 120 Angel Boxes to teenagers who were placed in foster care. The Angel Boxes consisted of purchased and collected items such as food, clothing, personal items and gift certificates.
The Interact Club of IRCHS is part of the Rotary International Service Club for young people that range between the ages of 12 to 18. These clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but are self-sustaining and self-supporting. Worldwide there are almost 200,000 young people involved in Interact with about 10,700 clubs in 109 countries.
The Interact clubs each year complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill.
Persons interested in learning more about the Youth Interact Club or the Rotary Club of IRB call 403-4060 or visit www.irbrc.com.