A total of 14 Benjamin Logan High School students were inducted into Interact membership Tuesday.
District 6670 Assistant Governor of Rotary, Mark Mabelitni, spoke at the induction and stressed the community service aspect of Interact, which has some 338,000 members around the world. Assistant District Governor of Rotary, Terri Schneider, a member of the sponsoring Bellefontaine Rotary Club, presented them certificates. Stacy Walterbusch is the BLHS Interact adviser.
With, “Service Before Self” being the motto declared by Mr. Mabelitni, Interact does a wide variety of volunteer projects ranging from projects within their own school to projects around Logan County.
“We want to make a difference and a positive change in order to make a positive difference,” said Darrian Bricker, president of the BLHS chapter.
Bellefontaine Rotary Club strongly encourages Interact chapters at Ben Logan, Riverside and Bellefontaine high schools to work together while serving the community. Rotary also helps promote fundraisers that the students are currently working on and help their dreams to become a reality.
Interact’s latest goal is to raise $1,000 to purchase a ShelterBox, which will then be shipped to someone in need whether it be in the United States or internationally. Each Interact Club at Ben Logan, Bellefontaine and Riverside will be raising $335 to contribute to the ShelterBox. The ShelterBox includes a water purifier, a stove, a set of pots and pans, blankets, a tool kit and an activity packet for children.
In order to help Interact reach their goal, a fundraiser at the local Bob Evans Restaurant continues through Friday. When presented with a flyer at the checkout, 15 percent of a price of a customer’s meal will be donated to the BLHS Interact Club.