Pictured above (L-R): Aidan Luchs, Camille Luchs and Darby Wells.
Service above Self is the motto of Rotary International, a network of business leaders and professionals who serve their local and global communities. Our Academy is privileged to be supportively connected with the Rotary Club of Ashmore.
Current and past Presidents of the QAHS Interact Club were invited to a Rotary Club meeting recently to share the service work and accomplishments of Interact. Club President Darby Wells was warmly received with her presentation and was presented with badges for the Interact Club Executive by Club President Norman Coventry. This meeting was also dedicated to recognition of the Rotary All Rounder Awardees with joint recipients Camille Luchs and Aidan Luchs presented with their monetary prize.
Mrs Vanessa Rebgetz
On Saturday 2 November, a group of QAHS members of the Interact club attended the pilot Rotaract Conference. This conference took place at Marymount College and involved student Interact representatives from across the Rotary District 9640, including students from Stanthorpe and Miami. The day focused on leadership, involving a key note presentation from Belinda Yorsten and a number of leadership and team building exercises.
The day was a great experience where we learnt all about different ways in which we can help our community or the world. As well as being able to network and form relationships with rotary members, rotaract members, and students from other schools.
The overall highlight of the day was participating in an act of donations in kindness. This involved making up stationery boxes, to be sent to children in East Timor to provide them with resources and help them learn. This allowed us to engage with issues of global significance and provide us with insight as to the global problems that are occurring in the world.
Overall, this was an amazing experience and introduced all interact members that attended, to a more open-minded approach on Interact, and a larger vision of the multitude of options in the world to both better ourselves and make an impact upon the world we live in.
Darby Wells, Jessica Ventrillon, Mina Storey and Matilda Shirley
Year 11 students and Interact Club members