Interact clubs, sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, are youth clubs for 12-18 year olds. Every year, Interactors complete at least two projects in their communities, one of which is overseas, helping them build friendships and a better understanding with young people in other countries.
The Rotary Club of Belfast was delighted to have supported its first Interact Club which had its inaugural meeting on Tuesday 18 June 2018 at Youth Action offices. In attendance were President Rosemary, PE Mark Davidson, PP Alan Rundle and Interactors Sarah Hand, Matthew Black and Martyna Eron.
The enthusiastic members were very supportive of Club events helping particularly with Charity collections .
They also ran a highly successful event - a Car Wash held Saturday 17 November 2018 outside the Lisburn Road Fire Station. Helped by the Fire Station crew - who also even collected from passing traffic on the road! - just under £3000 was raised which was split between the Interact Club and the Fireman's charities (just under £1,500 each). More here...
Sadly however not being based in a single school it proved difficult to recruit new members and thereby sustain the Club. At the meeting 02 September, before leaving Belfast to study medicine in Edinburgh, Interact Club President Sarah thanked the Club for all her fantastic Rotary experiences especially as a 2018 TABU participant and Belfast Club Interact President 2018/19.
We wish her and all the Club Interactors well in their studies and future career.
The Club is delighted however that one of the Interact Club members, Theo Burton, has been involved in the setting up of a new Rotaract Club. More here...