Each year Rotary International sponsors a video competition for Interact Clubs around the world. The goal is to inspire others to take action. For the 9th annual competition, the theme was “People of Action”. This year, entries were submitted by 140 Interact Clubs from 28 countries, including one from Mark R. Isfeld’s Interact Club.
We are excited to announce that Mark R. Isfeld’s Interact Club has won this competition due to their ”creativity, teamwork and dedication to changing the world”. The club will be given a $1000 donation that must be used to support one of their service projects, an award plaque and a letter from the Rotary International President Ian H. S. Riseley from Australia
Isfeld’s Interact Club’s video was produced, filmed and edited entirely by students in the club. This project was spear-headed by Kalyssa Heinrich and Vassily Petrousevitch. To see this video, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz38XGvBvg0&feature=youtu.be
As you will see in this video, our Interact Club members are people of action and have been busy supporting local and international projects. For several years, our major fundraising efforts have been used to help children in Honduras. So far this year, we have participated in WE Day, provided Christmas shoeboxes for local youth at the LINC and, along with the Comox Rotary Club, have raised enough funds to build a dental clinic in a rural Honduran school. In March, we will be hosting our annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction. All funds raised from this event will be donated to the Market Children program in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
The Mark R. Isfeld Interact Club would like to thank the following groups for their support and encouragement: Comox Rotary Club, Highland Interact Club, Vanier Interact Club, and all businesses in the Comox Valley who have generously offered donations to support our various causes.