Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dream Big!

That was the advice offered to members of the Kenowa Hills Interact Club by keynote speaker Doug Mealey at Tuesday night Charter Night Banquet held at Kenowa Hills Junior High and sponsored by the Comstock Park Rotary.
The club not only received its charter, but was also presented with a Citation from International Rotary President Ron Burton for the projects they have been involved in over the past year.
According to Laura Fair, biology teacher and Interact Coordinator, the club has been in operation since 2011, known as TOG (The Opportunity Group).  In 2012 they began affiliation with Rotary and it's high school affiliate know as Interact.  The club has not only completed many  local projects but has participated in International Projects as well, some of its members actually helping to install water filters in Central America.  Club membership now ranks over 70 students.
A big thanks to both Superintendent Jerry Hopkins, and Laura Fair for the enthusiasm, passion and willingness to allow Kenowa Hills students to make difference in this world. 
Also recognized were last year's Interact President Yesenia Lopez and Vice President Chris Castro, both graduated and unavailable.

Laura Fair with Rotary Governor Jim White and Rotary District Interact Coordinator Doug Mealey

Nobody dared slice into this beautiful cake

Recently wed Ben and Melody Butters, with cake slicing experience finally did the honors

Rotary District Governor White presenting the Charter to Laura Fair and Interact Vice President Naomi Cuenca Tornes ,
District Governor White presenting a flag with this year's Rotary theme (Engage Rotary - Change Lives)  to Secretary Jerick Medina Torres and vice president Naomi Cuenca Tornes

Guest Speaker Doug Mealey was sought out by club members looking for advice.  Doug was an Interact club coordinator for over 20 years in New Hampshire. Here he is with Interact Secretary Jerick Medina Torrres.

A very happy vice president Naomi Cuenca Tornes
Some of the Interact and Rotary members in attendance

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