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Inauguration of Aloha Interact Club

Inauguration of Aloha Interact Club

Aloha Interact Club was inaugurated in September 2014 at a grand ceremony,
attended by: 
RCMG President Labeed Hamid, the District Governor Antonio Navarro and his wife Maria Teresa; Graciela Waen, Past District Governor; Cristobal Garre, Assistant to Governor; Nina Jarlov- Benahavis.
Labeed thanked District Governor Antonio Navarro for making a long trip from Murcia in order to officiate at the Inauguration and so showing the importance of this special event. 
The Aloha Interact Members attending the Inauguration were then introduced:

Camilla Gentil (President)
Anna Liisa Jalakas (Vice President)
Maxine Evers (Secretary)
Micky Geutjes (Treasurer)
Candela de Fortuny (Member)
And Guest/Faculty Advisor: Ms. Sanders.

The District Governor  gave a short speech welcoming the new Club and explaining the importance of the role of Interact Clubs as the first stage in attracting student Members to become involved in Rotary and its ideals. Interact Clubs, he stated, are essential in helping to build the future strength of Rotary; they help develop an understanding of the Rotary spirit amongst students.

Labeed went on to say that Interact was one of Rotary’s fastest growing programmes; part of a network of Clubs with a membership of 250,000 young people participating in more than 11,000 Clubs in 120 countries.  He explained that every Interact Club was expected to carry out two service projects per year; one that helps the school or the local community and one that promotes international understanding; such projects, big or small, will have a lasting impact on society worldwide. Interact, he concluded, is truly an international phenomenon.