The Boothbay Region Interact Club
Interact is Rotary International's service organization for young people aged 14 - 18. The Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club sponsors an Interact club at Boothbay Region High School. These young people raise money through fundraisers, and then give the money to service projects of their choice. In this manner, they:
- Develop leadership skills and personal integrity
- Demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others
- Learn the value of individual responsibility and hard work
- Advance international understanding and goodwill
We're mighty proud of our young people, who meet Wednesday afternoons under the leadership of club liaison Adam Maguire. In 2009-10 they raised money to support the local home heating oil fund, and they also organized a trip to Boston to help out in a food kitchen. Then came the earthquake in Haiti, and they turned all their creativity to trying to raise money. They built upon the success of last year's family fun winter carnival, "Winteract," and have sponsored a car wash and spaghetti supper and faculty-student basketball game and much more, and raised over $3000 for Haiti.