About 40 Interactors from around the District enjoyed the Nov. 5 Interact Conference at Global Impact Academy in Fairburn. With Amy Head as the featured speaker, the students learned transformative leadership skills through the “Be the Bean” program. C.J. Stewart (President of Atlanta West End Rotary) organized the eight discussion groups facilitated by Rose Caplan, Veronica Crenshaw, Francis Ellison-Dansby, Marilyn Jackson, Jemillatu Lewally, Carl Patten, Karen Patten, and Jermale Ransby. Becky Nelson (Roswell Rotary) and Regan Pierce (Roswell High School Interact Advisor) shared best practices for leading Interact Clubs with Interact Advisors and Rotarians.
During lunch, Scott Doll (Alpharetta Rotary) assembled a trade show for Interactors to talk about service projects with representatives from Be THE Voice, End Human Trafficking, RYLA, Rotary Youth Exchange and Youth and Peace in Action.
As part of this day of service, Assistant Governor Ceasar Gaiters and John Thrasher (President Newnan Rotary) organized two service projects. Interact Clubs around the District collected school supplies for Newnan High School and 2704 pairs of socks for the homeless. South Dekalb Past President, Al Lockhard, presented the Decatur Interact Club a $100 gift card for collecting the most socks!
Thank you to Emmett McCord and Jassmine Sarratt (Atlanta West End Rotary) and Amy Benton and Mandy Timmons (Peachtree City Rotary) for organizing registration and Jacklyn Donovan (Moultrie Rotary) for creating the Certificates! A special thanks to District Governor George Granade for promoting Interact in District 6900!