Rotarians serve our community and our world through our various vocations. We volunteer in schools the help form Rotary clubs in schools, these are known as Interact at the High School Level, and Rotaract at the College level. Our Interact club is at Estero High School and our Rotaract club is at Florida Gulf Coast University. Both of these clubs are very healthy, dynamic and civic minded groups of young people that learn our 4 Way Test and take action to help improve the lives of people.
Interact is our local high school club that we sponsor at Estero High School. Fellow Rotarian Dr. Steve McIntosh was the founder and visionary behind establishing the Interact Club at EHS. Through Steve’s many years of commitment to developing and growing the club, it is now the largest student club on campus.
Interact is involved in many different community service projects. In years past, the Interact members have participated in helping our club sell Christmas trees and are involved in our Rotary Run. The Interact club also individually participates in it’s own community service outreach projects, such as supporting the Ronald McDonald House, the Special Olympics, Race for the Cure, Taste of Estero and participate in reading to younger students in local elementary schools.
Our club’s sponsorship of Interact at Estero High School furthers supports the New Generations Avenue of Service. These bright young people are exposed to Rotary, already know the 4 Way Test, and are likely to get involved with Rotaract when in college, and ultimately become an active member of Rotary when graduating.
Our club has sponsored the FGCU Rotaract club which is growing and becoming one of the leading service clubs on Campus. Under the leadership of our Chairman, Tom Burgess, our club remains committed to sponsoring the Rotaract club in all of it’s campus and community wide service projects. The members of the Rotaract club are also committed to involvement in our club and our activities. It is a true win win relationship. Our club has also initiated a mentoring program for the FGCU students who are interested in learning more about our club members vocations.
Rotaract Resource Center
Some of our club members have offered to volunteer to help students achieve their goals, learn more about their respective areas of interest, and become more prepared to enter the workforce.
It is our hope that through frequent but casual and comfortable communications, meetings, and get togethers, together we will build lasting relationships that will mutually benefit not only the students seeking to learn and grow, but also our club members who can have a wonderful opportunity to serve and help a younger person grow and learn more about our various areas of interest and vocations.
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