BROOMALL–The Broomall Rotary Club's April 10th meeting featured the Marple Newtown High School Interact Club (the club is sponsored by the Broomall Rotary). Interact stands for International Action. Interact is a service and social club for young people, from ages 14-18, sponsored by local Rotary Clubs.
MNHS Interact Club helps with various local festivals including the July 4th Parade, the Firecracker 5K, the Junior Olympics, as well as working as elves for Pictures With Santa. The club helps sell daffodils to benefit the American Cancer Society, wraps presents donated by local companies at the Media Women’s Resource Center, and on and on, and on.
This year, Jim Kenny, chairman of the local Interact Committee, presented an award to Mollie Fahnestock in recognition of her tireless efforts on behalf of the young people in the community, especially as it relates to Interact.
Fahnestock has been a teacher at MNHS for 17 years. For 16 years, she has been the Interact volunteer teacher, overseeing 35-100 students each year in the various service projects.
Student Interact member, Stefanos Papadopoulos, also spoke about his recent experience at a RYLA event. RYLA, which stands for Rotary Youth Leader Awards, is the rotary's leadership training program for young people emphasizing leadership, citizenship, and personal growth. At the event, Stefanos spent time learning leadership skills, visioning, and experiencing the free enterprise system.
For more information on Interact, visit www.rotary7450.org and click on Interact on the left side of the page under New Generations.