Interact Club becomes official at Lawrence Jones Middle School
The Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati visited the campus of Lawrence Jones Middle School on Tuesday to officially welcome the Interact Club into the fold. Just after lunch, President Wayne Sutton, President Nominee Jess Schieberl, and New Generations Director Michelle Martin met with the 12 girls that make up the schools Interact Club to present them with their official charter plaque, t-shirts, and membership cards.
Interact is the Rotary’s service club for ages 12 to 18. Each group is self-governing and self-supporting, but must be sponsored by an individual Rotary club that then provides support and guidance. Along with the charter, the Rotarians on hand spoke to the Interact club members about what being in the Rotary Club means to them.
Jess Schieberl shared her feelings on the helpfulness of the group and how there is a lot of support within the club for any Rotarian, even those in other clubs. “We are like a family. You can call upon your fellow Rotarian for anything you need,” she said.
“You will get out of this a lot more than you put in,” Sutton told the group after he discussed one of his favorite experiences so far, help with the toy drive during Christmas. “It’s really about learning to give.”
The Interact Club at LJMS is already on their way to helping. They will host a bake sale on Saturday, March 23 at Oliver’s in Cotati. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the money raised going towards the Ending Polio Now campaign.
The LJMS Interact Club is the third within the city sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati, joining clubs at Rancho Cotate High School and Technology High School. Michelle Martin and Peggy Wyman are the advisors for the LJMS club.