Wilmington Rotary Club Interact Club

Written by Tim Griffiths

interact club logoDating back to when Rotary first started in 1905 with Paul Harris, an attorney in Chicago, who thought that forming meaningful lifelong friendships and giving back to the community should be the pillars of an organization, Rotary has been alive and growing. For the past 112 years, those pillars have stood tall and have expanded into Rotary Serving Humanity around the world.

Wilmington’s club started not long after Rotary’s inception in Chicago. In 1914, a group of Wilmington businessmen set off for New York City as Chamber of Commerce delegates, and seven of those men returned as enthusiastic Rotarians convinced that Wilmington needed a Rotary club of its own. On December 3, 1914, 22 Wilmington businessmen elected George S. Capelle, Jr., and Walter D. Bush, Jr., as temporary president and secretary. Since then, the Wilmington Rotary has been the largest and most active of all the Delaware Rotary clubs.

From the beginning, Rotary International has been committed to helping children in need. In 1960, the organization took on a new approach by tapping into the tremendous potential of young men and women. With the encouragement of Rotary International, Rotary clubs around the world found ways to encourage service among youth. The first Interact club was established in Melbourne, Florida, in 1962, and since then thousands of communities around the world have benefited from the service of Interact clubs.

Wilmington Rotary stepped up to the challenge as well, and in 2001, Wilmington’s first Interact club was established at Howard High School of Technology. Since its start, Howard High Interactors have engaged in many efforts to give back to the Wilmington community. In March 2016, for instance, their Coin Donation drive to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society netted $500, with more than 10 Howard High classrooms participating. A young Delaware man named Colin was the very happy beneficiary of this wonderful event. A month later, Interactors participated in the yearly blood drive, collecting 38 units that reached a total of 114 recipients. Interactors also participated in the NAMI Walk at Glasgow Park in Newark, and in the Save the Children – Teresa Sitoe – Adopt A Child-Mozambique project. They volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, and participated in the Tooth Brush Exchange. This is a very short list of all that Howard High Interactors have accomplished.

The Howard High Interact club is led by Jan Dill and Joey Herman, with Dr. Gwen Sanders as the Rotarian advisor. Accompanying the Howard High Interact club are also the Freire Charter School Interact club, with John Whitcomb as Rotarian advisor; and the Gateway Lab School Interact Club, with Tim Griffiths as Rotarian advisor. Wilmington Rotary continues its work to develop more Interact clubs in area schools to increase the engagement of young men and women in leadership and service opportunities.

By |2018-05-08T09:34:54+00:00May 8th, 2018|Rotary Reflections|

22 Comments

  1. furtdso linopv January 1, 2019 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Thanks for another magnificent article. Where else could anybody get that type of info in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such info.

  2. Brock January 14, 2019 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Hey there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website
    with us so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely loving the
    information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Fantastic blog and amazing style and design.

  3. Clemmie January 14, 2019 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Hello there! This article could not be written any better!
    Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I will send this article to him.

    Fairly certain he’ll have a great read. Many thanks for sharing!

  4. Dieter January 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Heya this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if
    blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills
    so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  5. Kalyan Matka January 15, 2019 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and
    gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She
    put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her
    ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally
    off topic but I had to tell someone!

  6. Leigh January 16, 2019 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Hi there! This post could not be written much better! Looking
    through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this.
    I’ll send this post to him. Fairly certain he’ll have a great read.

    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Theron January 17, 2019 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Excellent blog you have here but I was curious if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics
    talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get
    comments from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.
    Thanks a lot!

  8. Hassie January 17, 2019 at 1:42 am - Reply

    It’s very easy to find out any topic on net as compared to textbooks, as I found this paragraph
    at this web site.

  9. Catalina January 17, 2019 at 1:43 am - Reply

    Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything.
    But think of if you added some great pictures or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with pics and
    clips, this site could certainly be one of the most beneficial in its field.
    Superb blog!

  10. Kermit January 17, 2019 at 1:46 am - Reply

    I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by
    him as no one else know such detailed about my problem.
    You are wonderful! Thanks!

  11. Roxanne January 17, 2019 at 1:50 am - Reply

    I simply could not leave your website before suggesting
    that I extremely loved the usual information an individual provide on your guests?
    Is gonna be again steadily in order to investigate cross-check new posts

  12. Garnet January 17, 2019 at 1:58 am - Reply

    hi!,I like your writing so a lot! proportion we keep in touch more
    approximately your post on AOL? I need an expert in this area to
    resolve my problem. May be that’s you! Looking ahead to peer you.

  13. Teodoro January 17, 2019 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I
    hesitate a lot and don’t seem to get anything done.

  14. Lydia January 17, 2019 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my
    blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very
    good gains. If you know of any please share. Thank you!

  15. Chu January 17, 2019 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about website. Regards

  16. Modesto January 17, 2019 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Hello! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
    My weblog looks weird when viewing from my iphone 4. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might
    be able to fix this problem. If you have any suggestions, please share.
    With thanks!

  17. Renato January 17, 2019 at 2:24 am - Reply

    bookmarked!!, I love your site!

  18. Raymond January 17, 2019 at 2:26 am - Reply

    I have read some good stuff here. Definitely value bookmarking for
    revisiting. I wonder how so much attempt you set to create any such magnificent informative site.

  19. Rosalinda January 17, 2019 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your
    articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything.

    But think about if you added some great graphics or videos to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with images and videos,
    this site could undeniably be one of the greatest in its field.
    Very good blog!

  20. Stella January 17, 2019 at 2:35 am - Reply

    I enjoy reading through an article that will make men and women think.

    Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!

  21. Dick January 17, 2019 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Hi there, I desire to subscribe for this web site to obtain hottest updates,
    therefore where can i do it please help.

  22. Alycia January 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?

    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Many thanks

Leave A Comment

X