Following on from our successful inauguration of the Interact Club at Keysborough it was time for our Interact Leadership Team to participate in the Interact District Assembly Day (IDAD).

Caitlyn Naitoko (President), Jamii Vukovic (Vice-President), Shanii Camilleri (Secretary) and Helen Oeur and Jenny Pham (Treasurers) attended the IDAD day held at Koonung Secondary College on 5 December 2016, along with 50 representatives from 9 other school Interact clubs.

IDAD is a chance for the Interact Club’s leadership team to get together with leadership teams from Interact Clubs in other schools to make connections, get great advice about community projects and general club operation and develop skills such as public speaking. It was an invaluable opportunity for our students who are just starting out on their Interact journey, to hear from students and teachers who had been running clubs and community projects for a number of years.

Our students heard about a range of fantastic local and international projects run by other schools and gained valuable insights into how to run their club. They came away from the day excited and motivated about the possibilities for our club and being involved in projects to benefit the community and, made connections with other clubs they can draw on in the year ahead.

Special thanks go to our Interact Club Leadership team for their commitment and effort on the day, Salwan Shahine from the Doncaster Rotary Club for his support, the students of the 9 Interact Clubs and their supporting Rotary Club members and Koonung Secondary College. Our Interact Club is in good hands.

David Pfeiffer
Community Partnerships Leader