Thursday, February 1st, the Emmaus Rotary Club and the Interact Club at Emmaus High School held a joint meeting.
After a dinner of pizza and opening ceremonies, President Burt Duran introduced the Interact Club faculty advisor who brought up the Interact club president who spoke briefly about several service projects the 100 member club has undertaken this school year. She noted that playing bingo with Senior residents at Mosser is a favorite activity. Jason Bowen, last year's first place winner of the 4 Way Test speech contest, encouraged others to join him in the competition this year. 
President Burt Duran invited graduating seniors who have been active in the Interact Club for 2 years or more to apply for Emmaus Rotary Club scholarships. Forms will be available from Interact advisors and the guidance office the week of February 26th. Completed applications are due back by March 28th at 2:30 p.m.  In addition to Interact club membership, applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate a passion for community service.
       From Rotary's Timeline: 1962 - the first Rotary Interact Club was formed in Melbourne, Florida, USA
He also encouraged rising seniors, the current club juniors, to consider attending Camp Neidig this June. Emmaus Club member Gary Rohrbach will attend a future Interact meeting to give details about this four day weekend, leadership development camp. 
Burt then introduced Tony Moyer who is our club liaision to the Interact Club to present the evening's activity....painting little libraries which will be placed at each of East Penn School District's 7 elementary schools. Interact students raised $500 toward the purchase of the prefab, unfinished little libraries.  The total cost for seven boxes was $1,827 with a 10% discount. Emmaus Rotary paid the balance due.
The little libraries were painted Rotary "blue" and will feature logos from both Interact and Rotary. Children and families will be able to take a book home and/or leave a book for others. Look for them this Spring.