Roosevelt Middle School, part of Oklahoma City Public Schools formed the District’s newest Interact Club recently. The Interact club is sponsored by OKC Sunrise Rotary and one of Sunrise’s own members, Felix Linden will be the faculty sponsor.
Marty Postic, PDG and current Interact Chair presented the charter to the school during the Induction Ceremony in late January. “We are excited to have over 100 more students join Interact; and we look forward to working with the Roosevelt school” said Mr. Postic. Other members from OKC Sunrise were in attendance and spent time with the students. Present were Club President, Gareth Williams, President Elect, Margie Bone, John Baker, Jim Browning, Bob Frakes, Felix Linden, and District Governor Elect, Lance Singleton.
Also, on hand were the Co-Presidents of the Classen School of Advanced Studies Interact club. Both Don Nguyen and Chau Phan shared their experience as an Interactor and participation with the OKC Sunrise Rotary on several service projects. Gaining leadership skills and learning from Rotarians has been a very rewarding experience both stated.
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.
Currently, there are 468,556 Interactors in 20,372 clubs throughout 159 countries.