MPC Interact Club hosts recruitment drive

POSTED: 02/12/13 11:58 AM

St. Maarten – Last Friday the President of the Milton Peters College (MPC) Interact Club, Ger-Dwina Browne, Secretary Rainer Ranis, Treasurer Ikmareka Hunt and Community Director Catherine de Windt organized a recruitment drive at Carl & Sons for its students.

The students who were identified as having leadership potential were invited and provided with a power point presentation in which information was shared of what Interact is all about and the community service, fundraising activities and fellowship that the Milton Peters College Interact Club has been involved in over the past 3 years.

The Interact Club is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages from 12 to 18. Interact Clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary Clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. The MPC, St. Maarten Academy and Learning Unlimited Interact Clubs are sponsored by The Rotary Club, while St. Dominic High School Club is sponsored by Mid Isle Rotary Club. Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community.

Each year, Interact Clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of , leadership skills and personal integrity, being helpful and respectful to others taking on individual responsibility as well as hard work and understanding that all this and goodwill goes beyond the local geographical boarders.

As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact. The recruitment drive resulted in 23 students of the Milton Peters College signing up to be interactors. The official ceremony will be organized shortly. Anyone interested in joining an Interact Club should contact any member of the Rotary family for more information.

 

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