On Saturday, August 18, the Rotary Club of Doral held a recruiting event for the Interact Club of Ronald Reagan High School in Doral during the school’s back to school barbecue party.
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 14-18. The program gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends. The Interact Club also serves as a way for students to receive community service hours.
With the help of Rotary Club of Doral members, over 50 students applied to be members of the Ronald Reagan High School’s Interact Club. Students and members from Miami Senior High School’s Interact Club were also present at the recruiting event to help out at the sign up table. A special thank you goes out to Miami Senior High School’s students: Michael Aguiar, Estrella Quiroz, Cynthia Ibarra, Israel Gonzalez and their sponsor and teacher of Miami Senior High, Mr. Emerson Perez.
Rotary Club of Doral members presented at the event were Vicente Carrion, president of the Rotary Club of Doral 2012- 2013; Nelsy Suarez, new membership chair; Raimundo Molina, District 6990 assistant governor; Felipe E. Madrigal, founder of the Rotary Club of Doral and past president; Freddy Reyes, Rotary Club of Doral immediate past president; and Rotarians Bettina Rodriguez, Bibiana Salmon and Robert VanName. Unable to attend due to travel conflicts were Interact event coordinators Gerardo Reyes, new generations chair and head of the Kid’s Can recycling project, as well as Rotary Club of Doral’s newest Rotarian Dominique Barba. Barba’s son, Stephan Barba, a student at Ronald Reagan High, volunteered at the event and was the first student to sign up to become a member of the Interact Club.
This year’s Rotary Club of Doral service projects include: Kids Can Recycling Project, Art Fest @ Doral, Thanks- giving Meals Project, Toys for Christmas, Rotary Club of Doral Golf Tournament, Relay for Life Rotary Club Team and Adopt a Road Cleaning Project; as well as working with international projects in conjunction with other Rotary clubs. The Rotary Club of Doral meets every Friday at noon for lunch at the Doral Park Country Club, 5001 NW 104 Ave., Doral. Guests are welcomed.