Members of the Woodstock Union High School Interact Club spoke at the Woodstock Rotary Club about their fundraising efforts on Wednesday.
The Interact Club has approximately 25 members, with four officers and a Board of Directors. Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which connects to international understanding and goodwill. As such, the WUHS Interact Club is slated to send some of its members to Nicaragua in April 2014. A few service projects that have already been completed this year include donating and distributing turkeys to needy families last November, helping out at the Haunted House at the Homestead Senior Center in October, putting on a clothing drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy, sending baseball bats and balls to children in Nicaragua, and selling Christmas trees.
Today, WUHS students thanked the Rotary for its support and informed its members of Interact’s progress so far this year. Current President Olivia Clement and next year’s Secretary Kia Amirkiaee gave a summary of service and non-service activities so far this year. Some non-service functions — to accumulate funds for Interact’s own treasury — have included pumpkin sales, a school coin drive, restaurant raffle, and a projected end-of-the-year concert on the Green.
WUHS Interact Club members meet twice a month, with the Board meeting at separate sessions for the same amount of times. Members are nominated in the spring by WUHS-MS teachers (high school and eighth grade teachers only) and the Board then selects four girls and four boys from each class (9-12) to participate.
From left are Olivia Clement, Kia Amirkiaee and Katherine Tucker. (Phil Camp Photo)