Nevada City Rotary was proud to present the new Interact Club at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL) with their Club Charter and 18 individual Member certificates. Cathy, Carolyn, Tom Ryan, Dennis, Walt and Robin participated in an all school assembly on Friday, November 17. Rotarians and Faculty Advisor Byron Bird shared with the school who Rotary — and more specifically the SAEL Interact Club — is.
Byron is Science Teacher at SAEL and an Interact alum.

A former Interactor himself, Byron contacted Tom Ryan to report that the students have held several organizing meetings and are preparing to apply for their new Interact Club charter through Rotary International.  The organizing students aren't waiting for an official charter to launch service projects.  On Saturday September 17, Tom and Cathy joined the Interact students and Byron at a work project packing food boxes for Interfaith Ministries.
At our September board meeting, our Club Board approved a motion for Nevada City Rotary to sponsor the Sierra Academy Interact Club.  Watch this space as updates unfold!


What is Interact?

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Through Interact Clubs, students take action, build international understanding, and make new friends around the world.
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.
Learn more at Rotary Interact Clubs