This week we were very proud to launch our Interact Rotary Club at free@last. This is a youth version of the long established Rotary Club, an international organisation that aims to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. over many years, Erdington Rotary Club have graciously supported free@last and they have now sponsored the establishment and continued development of our Interact Club.
We currently have 6 young people, aged 13 to 15, who meet bi-weekly, to discuss how they are going to raise money, and then who they are going to give it to! As an organisation, we are hugely proud that our young people are passionate about financially supporting other young people, adults and animals in need and they are looking forward to being able to give small grants away, particularly to other youth clubs in Birmingham.
The young people are enjoying the roles they have been elected to fulfill, and to learn the necessary skills to perform to the highest of their abilities. they are ably assisted by the lovely Pam Collins, who has volunteer to be the link person between the Erdington Club and our Interact Club, being present at both sets of meetings.
At the Launch event, Rotary’s District Governor, Bala Jaspal and Erdington’s President, Ann Wassall, presented our members with their pin badges and medals – President – Charisma, VP – Decrae, Secretary – Chantelle, Treasurer – Alex, Members – Mya & Ethan. These are very exciting times, which we are all looking forward to seeing where our Interact’s take us.
if you want more information about supporting or joining our Interact group, please speak to John Street, Pam Collins or any of our Interact members.