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Rotary Club of Palm Springs Meeting of May 17, 2017
The meeting this week was run completely by the Interact Club from Palm Springs High School, leading to a fun and fast moving meeting.
Interact President Emerson Noble kicked off the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Visiting guests this week included Marjorie Aikens, Sam Hostrop (master chess player),  and Karl Kruger.

The Interact Club presented checks in support of Well in the Desert and Shelter From the Storm. Our Club Foundation donated $100 to the Interact Club for its support in the 2017 Tour de PS booth.

Members of Interact shared some of their favorite things about Rotary and being involved with the Interact Club. These heartfelt sentiments included:

  • Working side by side with our Rotary Club on service projects.
  • The fact that they can continue on with Rotary throughout their lives after leaving the high school Interact club and that it offers a means of helping people around the world.
  • The experience of making "some pretty awesome new friends" through Interact rather than just making new acquaintances.
  • The opportunity to go out into the community and help others.
  • The feeling that everyone was willing to pull together and shared a common goal of helping others.
  • The feeling of family that Interact offered versus just being a member of a club.
  • The opportunity to share through community service.
  • The most exuberant expression was the exclamation by one young lady who proclaimed "I absolutely love Rotary!" She then went on to explain that while high school clubs help to fill a resume for college and beyond, Rotary offered a deeper experience and opportunity to help. She concluded by stating that the 4-way test is something that resonates and will stick with the Interact club members for life.
  • Interact Club president Emerson concluded the comments with his own observations. After being in the club for four years, he appreciated the opportunity to strengthen the club and leave a legacy.



Even with the meeting lead by the Interact Club, the inevitable fining could not be escaped with members Jamey, Judy, Kathy, Johnny, Linda, Milt, David, Bob B., Ryan, and Bob E. contributing to the good of the order. Collections for the day were handed over to the Interact Club for their good works.


The contagious enthusiasm of the Interactors triggered contributions from Linda, Judy, Margie, Johnny, Bob B., and David.


Dick Hostrop took home the weekly cash pot but fell short of the grand prize.


See you on Wednesday when we will hear from this year's RYLA participants.


Today‚Äôs Editor:  Jim Dunn

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