By Barbara Rafter, Rotary Club of Brimbank Central
The Interact Club of St Albans Secondary College held their first Presidential Change Over function in September 2017. At this lunchtime function, Jane Watters, Rotary District 9800 Metropolitan Interact Representative presented Interact Charter President Tony Micallef with a 2016/17 District 9800 Citation.
Of the 12 Victorian District 9800 Interact Clubs – St Albans Secondary College was one of four to be successful and receive their certificates.
At the same time that I had submitted an application to District 9800, on behalf of the Interact Club, I also submitted an on-line submission to Rotary International, which closed August 2017. Late in September, I emailed to check the status of my application. I received a reply to say that my application was successful and indeed the Interact Club of St Albans Secondary College had achieved another Presidential Citation – this time signed by John Germ, President of Rotary International.
There are 501,170 Interactors in 21,790 Interact Clubs in 498 districts in 161 countries worldwide. Rotary International informed me that about 525 Interact Clubs had successful 2016/17 Presidential Citation applications. I also received email confirmation from Rotary International – that the Interact Club of St Albans Secondary College was the only Australian Club to achieve a 2016/17 Rotary International Presidential Citation signed by John Germ, RI President.
Congratulations to the Interact Club of St Albans Secondary College for achieving a 2016/17 District 9800 Citation and a 2016/17 Presidential Citation signed by John Germ, President of Rotary International, for helping Rotary make a difference in the lives of people all over the world.
The 2016/17 Rotary International Presidential Citation was presented to the Charter President, Interact Club of St Albans Secondary College, by Rotary Club of Brimbank Central President John Youings, on November 1st, at a Community Leadership Recognition Awards Night which acknowledged students from the 4 local schools that have worked on projects in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central.