News | 2015 Interact Charter Dinner
Over 80 Rotarians, Interactors and friends were joined by Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Derek Eastman, for a splendid evening at the Central Milton Keynes Holiday Inn on 10th February to present an Interact Club Charter to the newly established Milton Keynes Academy Interact Club.
The sixteen Interactors were joined by District Governor Jenny Muir, District Youth Service Chair Iola Samuels, The Principal and the Chair of Governors of Milton Keynes Academy, members of the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes, Presidents and representatives of other local Rotary Clubs and lots of members of the Interactors' families for a first class dinner.
After dinner Club President Chris Dancaster read a message from RIBI Vice-President Elect Eve Conway who had regrettably had to drop out at the last minute as she was indisposed. She promised to visit Milton Keynes later in the year. On behalf of Eve it was then Chris's pleasant task to present the Charter to Interact Club Vice-President Ashley Morgan. Chris then called on District Governor Jenny Muir to invest Interact Club President Laila Fletcher with her badge of office and to welcome the Interactors in to the Family of Rotary.
Each Interactor was then presented with their Interact certificate and personally congratulated by the Rotary Club President, the Mayor, the District Governor and the District Youth Service Chair.
The evening finished with a short video produced by the Interactors setting out what they have already achieved and finally showing off their Interact hoodies with their club badge on the front.
The Interact Club has been set up and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes. During the evening Rotarian Jill Moss was thanked several times for being the driving force, though she is the first to admit it was a team effort. The club is based at Milton Keynes Academy and has enjoyed massive support from the school staff and governors. Before Christmas the Interactors filled 79 Rotary shoeboxes involving children throughout the academy and these were delivered to needy families in Eastern Europe in time for Christmas. They will shortly be helping with the Milton Keynes Rotary Swimathon.