The Interact Club of Western Loudoun will begin its sixth year of international and community service with the first meeting barbecue on Aug. 27. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion at Franklin Park.
The club is open for students ages 12–18 who are in good standing in their school and willing to attend two meetings and a social gathering each month. The Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Purcellville and is a student run, self-sustaining club.
William Fincher has been elected club president for 2017 with Andrew Kellogg serving as vice president. The 2017 Interact 5K is being scheduled for early November with proceeds to be donated to international and community projects. During the past six years Interact has donated to the construction of a medical clinic in Chantal Haiti and American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The club also participates with Salvation Army Kettle drive, Teens Opposing Poverty, Joy of Sox, United Nations Youth Day, End Polio Now awareness, and Youth Service Day.
The club has earned the Rotary International President’s Citation and Achievement Award.
Regular meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month 7:30–8:30 a.m., starting Sept 6 at Bethany United Methodist church.
To learn more, go to the Interact Club of Western Loudoun Facebook page.