UPDATE: West Seattle Rotary's 'Club Interact' will get youth involved in service
Meeting changed to November 5
UPDATE Oct. 29
Due to travel conflicts the meeting for the West Seattle Rotary Club "Interact" for youth has been rescheduled for Nov.5 with the location still to be announced.
Original Post Oct. 14
The West Seattle Rotary Club is has formed a new youth oriented club called "Interact club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school.
In a press release the organization detailed the idea behind the club and announced the first meeting.
Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.
Through their service activities, Interactors learn the importance of
· Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
· Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
· Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
· Advancing international understanding and goodwill
Interact has a membership of over 250,000 youth in more than 11,000 clubs worldwide. It’s one of Rotary’s fastest growing programs.
Interact clubs are self-governing and self- supporting and can be either school or community based. We, with West Seattle Rotary’s support, will be a community based club.
Interact’s name is a combination of the words international and action. With clubs in over 120 countries and geographical areas, Interact is truly an international phenomenon.
Parents and students, please come to our information night:
Date: October 29th, 2014, Tuesday
Location: Southwest Youth and Family Services Center
4555 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
For more information please contact:
Youth Services Committee Chair
West Seattle Rotary Club