McMinnville’s Breakfast Rotary Club offered a financial helping hand to Warren County High School’s Interact Club with a presentation of $1,000.
“Fall brings a new school year and new goals for Warren County High School’s Interact department,” said Breakfast Rotary president Leann Cordell. “This club is very active both at home and abroad.”
Interact’s local projects include the Books from Birth program that offers free books to children up to age 5, Share A Christmas Dinner that offers approximately 650 dinners each year to local residents, Shoebox Ministry that sends shoeboxes to needy children around the world, and Campus Cleanups such as the annual cleanup day in downtown McMinnville.
Also, Interact Club members participate in non-local projects that benefit people in need around the world. In Uganda, on the other side of the globe, a pig farm was built using fundraising efforts by local Interact clubs. The pig farm will help improve that community’s food supply.
With the calendar year coming to an end, Interact’s 2013 convention is fast approaching. The Breakfast Rotary Club’s donation will go to help pay expense the students incur in planning activities, attending conferences, and continuing their volunteer efforts.
Cordell says each award earned by the club during convention is a positive reflection on the community. She added Interact activities help build strong character for club members.
“Our area is well represented each year competing with clubs across the district winning many awards and scholarships,” she said. “These young adults take home many life lessons from their Interact experiences. Be sure and encourage our youth in their efforts to make our world a better place.”
To find out more about Interact, contact WCHS at 668-5858.