Posted by Doug Fleming on May 29, 2019
The May 27th Rotary meeting was an evening meeting held at Medicine Hat High School with the MHHS Interact Club.  25 Rotarians; 7 Spouses/Partners; 8 Interact Students and 6 guests were in attendance. The Interact students ran the meeting with some help from President Chris and Sergeant-at-Arms Adolf.
The meeting was opened by Interact Co-Presidents Azin and Michael. Following the singing of O'Canada lead by vocalist Miranda and Noah on piano, a lovely supper was served by the cafeteria staff.  Following supper, Presidents Azin and Michael then explained the proceeding for the evening.  They highlighted the silent auction items and reminded those present to buy raffle tickets for the 10 table succulent plant centre pieces which were made and donated by President Azin's mother.
Azim and Sergeant at Arms Adolf then went around putting the touch on all Rotarians in attendance. The proceeds when to the Interact Club's hospital project so no one objected too much to being fined.
Interact members Azin, Iqmat and Micheal then presented a Power Point overview of the Hat High Interact Club. The Club has 18 active members and have been raising funds through bake sales and various other activities. They then presented an impressive list of the Club's projects and activities.
  • Renovating a room in the Pediatric Ward at the hospital (Main project for the past 2 years.)
  • Helping our Club serve Hot Meals at the Salvation Army.
  • Purple Pinkies for Polio.
  • Bake Sales.
  • Canada Day PopCorn Concession.
Two members of the Interact Club attended RYLA as participants while one went as a Junior Leader. Two Club members also went to Ottawa for the Adventures in Citizenship program. 
The Interact Club received funds from the Community Foundation's 'Youth in Philanthropy', to donate to organizations of their choice. They decided to donate funds to Saamis Immigration ($1500) and The  Medicine Hat Health Foundation ($1500).  Cheques were then presented to representative from these organizations.
Following the cheque presentations, the Interactors showed a short video on their Pediatric room project and the formal part of the meeting came to a conclusion as the winners of the silent auction were announce. Members in attendance then had an opportunity to mix and mingle with these active and enthusiastic Interactor before heading home.
During the evening, a number of comments were made to the effect that these Interactors are the future of Rotary and judging from the actions of these students, the future looks bright.