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Rotary aids students
The Richmond Rotary Club donated $3,000 to help New Haven High School students attend a conference of the
Business Professionals of America in Grand Rapids. BPA is a career technical student organization that prepares
students for careers in business management, office administration, information technology and related fields.
Seventeen of the club's 68 members qualified to compete in events like interview skills, entrepreneurship and
medical office procedures.
"These students truly work hard and are very thankful for the
donation," teacher advisor Lisa Bartlett, the BPA & Rotary Interact
Advisor, said. "With today's economy, the students were
struggling and worried as to how this trip could be paid for. It is
because of generous members of the Richmond Rotary Club that
our Business Professionals of America State Conference Trip was
Today’s young people will become tomorrow’s parents,
professionals, and business and community leaders. With the
help of programs like Interact, they can gain the tools and skills
necessary for developing into responsible, productive members of
society. Now is the time to focus on the future by challenging new
generations to test their talents, to develop new skills, and to
confront some of the issues they’ll face in their lifetimes. The
Interact program can instill life skills that members can share with others for generations to come.
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by
individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.
Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the
student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community.
Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international
understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and
overseas clubs and learn the importance of:
• Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
• Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
• Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
• Advancing international understanding and goodwill
As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in
109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young
people are involved in Interact.
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
President - David Beaver
VP - Holly Herman
Sec - Lauren Thomas
Treasurer - John Ales
New Haven Business Teacher
Work-Based Learning Coordinator
School Store Advisor
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57700 Gratiot Ave.
PO Box 482000
New Haven, MI 48048
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