Thursday, August 23, 2012

Comstock Park Rotary in Motion

One of the goals of the Comstock Park Rotary this year is to sponsor an Interact Club at Kenowa Hills High School. Interact is Rotary for youth ages 14-17. It is a community based program allowing youth to get involved in humanitarian projects.  Interact clubs run programs to benefit their own communities and the international community.  It also gives club members the opportuniy to work together to achieve a common good, while teaching leadership skills.

On Thursday morning, Comstock Park Rotary President Alex Arends, Kenowa Schools Superintendent Jerry Hopkins, and Kenowa High School Principal Katie Pennington met in Coopersville with representatives from the Muskegon Rotary.  The Muskegon Rotary last year sponsored an Interact Club at the Muskegon Career Technical School and the incoming president of that club, high school senior Brandon Johnson,  provided insight on club operations and mechanics.  Muskegon Rotary is in the process of sponsoring a second Interact club at Mona Shores High School.  Shannon Conrad, faculty representative from the school, was also on hand.

Plans to organize a club at Kenowa Hills will begin after the start of the new school year.
The Comstock Park Rotary also conducted its third and final barbeque of the year Thursday under sunny skies.  Proceeds from Thursday's sales will go towards covering the cost of a clean water well that members of the club plan to drill in El Salvador next February.

The Comstock Park Rotary meets every Thursday at 12:10 p.m. in the banquet facilities of the Swan Inn Restaurant, located on the corner of Alpine Ave (M37) and 6 Mile Road N.W.
Sharon Conrad, Mona Shores Schools, John Noling, Rotary Life Leadership Chairman, and David Sipka, Superintendent of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School System, are all Muskegon Rotarians and dedicated to youth leadership

Kenowa Hills Superintendent Jerry Hopkins and High School Principal Katie Pennington with Muskegon Technical School Interact President Brandon Johnson, John Noling, Dave Sipka, and Shannon Conrad

Sandra Gregware and Sharon Steffens smiling it up at the barbeque.
One of Comstock Park Rotary's biggest supporters, WOOD weatherman Bill Steffen (left), with friends.

Don Boerma and Dana Quick

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