Posted by Pete Leenhouts on Sep 06, 2019
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 12-18. Our Club sponsors the Chimacum High School (CHS) Interact Club. Interact enables CHS Interact Club members to engage in service projects, develop leadership skills, and connect with people at school, in our local communities and around the world. 

The Interact Committee is chaired by T.J. Plastow. Committee members include Pete Hubbard, Tim Jablonski, Diane Johnson, Dani Turissini, Tamara Meredith and Terry Umbreit. 

 

The Committee provides guidance and oversight to the Chimacum High School (CHS) Interact Club, which is an independent entity composed of CHS students.  

 

The Interact Committee works with the CHS Interact Club throughout the school year on a variety of projects. Rotarians are most often involved in supporting the Santa Booth at the Craft Fair early in December (Vince Verneuil, Tim Jablonski and Pete Leenhouts have played Santa for us - and we’re always looking for others!) which raises money for CHS Interact Club-supported efforts to end polio, support the Heifer Project and provide computers for rural schools in Thailand, while the car wash, in April, raises money for the Interact Club to donate a Shelterbox annually. The full list of Interact service activities and other information appear in this page on our website. 

 

CHS Interact students are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, which take place March 12-15, 2020  at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. The cost of attendance is paid for by our Club. 

 

The CHS Interact Club earned the Rotary International Interact Citation for Rotary Year 2018-2019, and will strive to achieve the Citation for this Rotary Year as well. The RY 19-20 Interact Citation recognizes Interact clubs that support Rotary International strategic priorities to support and strengthen Interact clubs, focus and increase their humanitarian service, and enhance their public image and awareness.  

 

CHS Interact students often join us for lunch at our Thursday meetings, and report on their activities to the Club on a regular basis. Please continue to make them welcome! 

 

For more about the Interact Committee, or to volunteer, talk to any member of the Interact Committee. 

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