Interact club empowers others with their stories


Last weekend, the Golden Interact Club took part in a Rotary training conference in Spokane, Washington.

Nine members of the club facilitated a panel discussion on what Interact means to youth and shared stories of their many community projects.

“It was amazing to see so many people empowered by our stories,” Interact vice-president Madeline Archibald said.

Andres Kiehnle, a Rocky Mountain international student in Golden this year, said that he learned about Interact and Rotary on an international scale and plans to bring some of the tools he learned back to his home town in Mexico.

To prepare for the event, club members have been attending Toastmaster sessions and practicing on a regular basis. The group was well-received and has had several requests to present to other communities nearby including Canmore and places further away as the Tri-Cities area in Washington.

“The sessions definitely opened our minds to what it takes to be an inspiring club,” Archibald said. “With the information we learned I think we will be able to build our club’s success in not only Golden but also to help other Clubs across the District.”

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