Livonia AM Rotary Club members paid a visit to the Interact Club at Churchill High School last week. We began the meeting in our regular fashion with the Pledge of Alliance. Club President Tammy Bonifield asked the Interactors to sign up for our food packing at Forgotten Harvest on March 25. She went on to tell us all many facts about Rotary:
There are 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide.
99% of Polio eradicated worldwide.
Rotary clubs provide local as well as international impacts in their communities.
Interact and Rotary clubs inspire our future generations of service volunteers.
(Authors note—at this point, we were 15 minutes into the meeting. I looked around the room and of the 18 Interact students present, I did not see one on an electronic device, miracles do happen).
Next, we heard from Churchill HS principal Kristen Quesada (who I originally mistook for a student). She spoke of her leadership style, focusing on truly listening to students. She told us her main focus is on what is best for her students.
Next, we heard from Interact club President Ivanna Ibrigido Torres. (note after another quick scan of the Interactors with ten minutes to go until the conclusion of the meeting, still, no Interactors using mobile devices). Ivanna talked about their interact clubs’ weekly meetings and how they use GroupMe to communicate the agenda. She spoke of the many club and charitable events they support over the year.
It was a refreshing meeting to see young people engaged and embracing the Rotary 4-Way-Test.