2014 Interact Update to the Club
The Fernandina Beach Rotary Club recently welcomed Fernandina Beach High School Interact Club President Katy Lawson, Treasurer Cheyenne Roth and Secretary Tessa Pirkola, shown with Club President Shannon Brown, who shared an update on their club’s activities this year. The 40-plus Interact Club members learn the importance of leadership, service and fellowship through numerous local and international projects, Lawson said. This past year, club members worked with Keep Nassau Beautiful and the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club on trash pickup around the high school and on the Amelia Island Parkway. Roth said Interact members were up before dawn putting out the boots of fallen soldiers for the Boots on the Ground Traveling Memorial. International projects the club supported included the International Children’s Hospital in Russia and Project Christmas Child in Africa. Interact also undertook several fundraising events – selling Krispy Kreme donuts and manning the concession booth at the Harlem Ambassadors game – to pay for the 14th Annual Kid’s Fun Day, a carnival in Central Park for more than 200 children. At the close of their presentation, Lawson, Roth and Pircola presented the Fernandina Beach Rotary Club with a $227 check – money raised through the sale of candy – for Rotary International’s End Polio Now program.