By Abby Gibbs
Lead by Oana WIllimon and Ginger Ernst the Interact Club for Mauldin High School has 40 current members who have worked closely with The Mauldin Rotary Club since September of 2010. The interaction term is important for the name of the High School clubs for the specific purpose of mentoring and “interaction” by local Rotary Clubs with the Students to foster a mindset of the Rotary purpose in finding ways we can work together to “serve”.
This is the reason for all the projects where volunteering, helping and serving are involved. It focuses from youth through the generations of Rotary world-wide on encouraging kindness not only at Christmas when these clubs will be meeting together and serving. But, throughout the year in every aspect of involvement!
Current projects for 2017 include volunteering at the Mauldin Cultural Center for the Lion King Production and Christmas Festival, collecting children’s books for “Helping Young Readers in Haiti”, Hope Relay, Mauldin Miracle League, sending Christmas cards to those who serve in the military, collecting Angel Tree gifts and more.
This year alone the Interact Club for Mauildin High School has completed volunteer work for the Mauldin Rotary Golf Tournament, worked a school beautification effort, volunteered at Mauldins Annual BBQ Cook-Off, cleaned up after football games for Palmetto Pride, placed posters for the “Let There Be Mom” event, collected towels for the Humane Society and continued volunteer work with the Mauldin Cultural Center.