Our guest speaker this past week was Harish Jaisankar, the 2021-22 Co-President of the Churchill HS Interact Club.
Harish spoke of his journey of “service above self” that began as a 9-year-old when he and his younger sister, after a trip to his parent’s native country of India came upon a school for deaf children. Noticing the many items the clinic lacked, Harish and his sister organized a bottle drive for the clinic that netted a $700 donation. The then 10 year old Harish, and his 7 year old sister returned to India and viewed the improvements that their donation provided, and they were both hooked on helping others in need. A few of the other projects Harish was involved with include helping raise $5,000 for funding
protective equipment for St. Mary’s hospital during the Covid crisis. The interact club, through their work on the recent “Touch a Truck” event raised $5,000 to purchase Rotary sponsored Shelter Boxes that provide shelter for those throughout the world who suffer from natural disaster home displacement. Harish will begin his college career at the University of Michigan where, he informed us, he has already joined the Rotaract club. He is a living, breathing, epitome of all that is good in Rotary.