La Porte High School can now boast of having the newest Interact Club in the state of Indiana. Rotary President Mitch Feikes and the La Porte Rotary Club hosted the installation of officers of the Interact Club on Monday, February 9. The student initiated group aspires to live by the same 4-Way Test of the larger supervising organization, Rotary International. The key points of the 4-Way Test are:
1. Is it the Truth?
2. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The newly installed officers of Interact were inspired to seek a faculty advisor to help them create the club after they attended a World Affairs Conference put on by RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). The topic of the conference was “Human Trafficking”, and in addition to the club installation, three of the officers presented a program about what they learned about the subject.
The new Interact Club has 20 members, and the Faculty Advisor is Holly Wireman. La Porte Rotary is very excited to welcome Ms. Wireman as a new Rotarian as well! The purpose of Interact is to develop leadership skills and personal integrity, demonstrate helpfulness and respect for others, understand the value of individual responsibility and hard work, and advance International understanding and good will.
La Porte Rotary is very proud of these young leaders and their advisor, and plans to enjoy a close relationship with the group through shared projects and program exchanges. There are 17,266 Interact Clubs in the world, with 396,908 members (plus 20 new ones from La Porte High School).