The Batesville Rotary Club is proud to sponsor an Interact Club at Batesville Middle School.
Interact News Flash: May, 2013 … Batesville High School has approved the establishment of a new Interact Club for students age 14-18. We expect that planning over the summer will result in the starting of this new Interact Club (a “sister” club to our active BMS Interact Club) in the Fall of 2013. Check back for developments!
About the Batesville Middle School Interact Club
The Interact Club of Batesville Middle School is open to students in the 7th and 8th grades. Mrs. Shelly Prickel and Mrs. Sarah Heppner serve as the club’s Faculty Advisers. The club will decide on at least two service projects: one to serve the school and/or local community; and one that promotes international understanding.
Mrs. Prickel has received membership applications from eleven 7th grade students and seventeen 8th grade students. Their first meeting was held on October 12, 2011.
The club’s charter officers have been elected, including three Board Directors who chair the following committees: Service, Fund-Raising, and Public Relations.
Completed and planned projects include:
- A trash clean-up day to celebrate World Interact Week
- Participation in the 2011 Batesville Holiday Parade
- Singing Christmas carols for the residents at the Chateau of Batesville
- Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army with Batesville Rotarians at Batesville Kroger
- Providing refreshments following the RAA’s Classical Guitar Ensemble concert at BMS, January, 2012
- Participation in the 2012 Earth Day / Arbor Day Celebration with the Batesville Rotary Club
- Participation in the 2013 Arbor Day Event where the City of Batesville attained Tree City USA status
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.
Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of
- Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
- Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
- Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
- Advancing international understanding and goodwill
As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary New Generations service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.