Interact Club members interested in leadership course

CLUB: Teacher Tara Baron, left, and Rotarian Roger Crouch, right, chatted with Interact Club members Amber Wasley, Jordon Beveridge, Muadz Ilcham and Max Bonilla.
CLUB: Teacher Tara Baron, left, and Rotarian Roger Crouch, right, chatted with Interact Club members Amber Wasley, Jordon Beveridge, Muadz Ilcham and Max Bonilla.

Members of the Mid North's only Interact Club are considering whether to join a three-day leadership course run by Rotary.

The Interactors, who are based at John Pirie Secondary School, heard from Rotarians Roger Crouch and Greg Mayfield at the campus on Friday.

Mr Crouch outlined the RYPEN - Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment - course to be conducted at Nunyara at Belair next month.

It provides people aged 14 to 17 years with an opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills.

The weekend-long program will see members engage with like-minded people while having fun and learning skills in areas such as problem-solving and public speaking.

On top of learning these skills, the course allows participants to put their new knowledge to practical use through debate and physical activity.

Mr Crouch commended the course to the meeting of Interactors and several said they were considering taking up the challenge.

The cost of the course will be covered by the Rotary Club of Port Pirie as part of its investment in the youth of tomorrow.

Teacher Tara Baron and the students will be guests at a Rotary club meeting soon.

Ms Baron said students as young as Year 8 age were welcome to join the Interact Club.

The clubs organise at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding.

The movement brings together people aged from 12 to 18 years to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of "service above self". 

As the promotional material says: "Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun."

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