Interact at Hibriten High School
Our Rotary Club sponsors an Interact service club at Hibriten High School. The name Interact is derived from the combination of the words “international” and “action.” There are over 11,000 Interact clubs worldwide focused on helping youth learn the value of service to their community and beyond. The club is self-governing with student members elected as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. A member of the school faculty serves as the Interact club advisor. Our Rotary club maintains a standing sub-committee to help facilitate student participation in Rotary service projects and activities. There are about thirty students actively involved in our Hibriten High School Interact club.
Each school year Interact Clubs must engage their club members in at least two service projects. Our students always do more. Additionally, students are encouraged to involve themselves in local community charitable and public service activities. Over the course of the school year, student club members are invited to attend Rotary meetings to enrich their understanding of what it means to be part of Rotary International.
Typical service projects during the school year include staffing aid stations for the annual Lenoir Rotary Cycle to Service bicycle race (the major source of funding for sustaining Lenoir Rotary Club operations), support for the annual Polio Plus campaign aimed at eradicating polio worldwide, Project Clean Sweep to restore the Lake Rhodhiss public boat launch area to its pristine beauty at the end of the boating season, and the Lenoir Rotary Club Annual Children’s Christmas Party that helps to assure all the youngsters in our community enjoy the blessings of the season.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY COMMITTEE: Pete Kidder, Chair
Members: Pete Kidder, Lee Chase, Jackie Heim, Kelly Smith, Cindy Day, Tim Scobie, Debbie Eller, Lee Pennell, Keith Orrell, Scott Hildebran, Steve Strange
This Committee will plan a Club sponsored Christmas Party for disadvantaged children. Approximately 96 children and employees from the Caldwell County Schools will be provided lunch, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and gifts from Santa at a meeting in December.