There are 93 Interact members on Abaco split between two high schools. Interact Club, a youth branch of Rotary Club, is geared towards community service. Every new school year the members must be repined as new members replace those who graduate. On September 24 and 26 the two clubs were visited by Rotarians to oversee the pinning ceremony.
The Forest Heights Interact Club has sixty four members. It is the larger of the two clubs on Abaco. The pinning ceremony occurred on September 26 and was overseen by members from the Abaco rotary Club.
The Forest Heights Interact Club has seven officers for this academic year who were recognized. They are President Rebecca Strachan, President-elect Kai Survance, Vice-President Miranda Albury, Secretary Amanda McIntosh, Treasurer Allie Bethel, Sgt-at-arms G. Colby Cross and Sgt-at-arms Matthew Sawyer.
The Forest Heights Faculty Advisor to the Club is Alana Carroll.
St. Francis pinned its club of twenty nine members on September 24. The St. Francis Interact Club has the honour of Service Club of the Year in The Bahamas as well as Club of the Year runner up. The club elected four officers: President Jake Consulta, Vice-President Abidemi Simon, Secretary Antonia Nottage and Treasurer Charese Kemp.
The St. Francis Faculty Advisor to the Club is Mr. Bongon.
Both clubs look forward to another successful year. With the push to create a Rotaract Club, traditionally the bridge between high school aged members and full Rotarians, the possibility for the young members to continue community service and fellowship within the frame of Rotary International will exist even after they graduate.
The next project on deck for the Interact Clubs is a joint effort with the Rotary Club of Abaco to finish repairs and painting of Owanta’s Pond.