Interact club launches in Matamata
In the same year that Rotary Matamata celebrates 70 years of service, a new Rotary-sponsored club has been chartered in Matamata.
On August 27, Matamata College Interact, led by co-presidents Year 12 students Brooke Dunbar and Patrick Roskam, held a celebration to launch Matamata College Interact.
Over 60 people attended the event that featured Caitlin Papunui-McLellan, New Zealand’s youth speech maker at the 2015 Anzac Day ceremony at Gallipoli.
Having the young speech maker at the group launch was a highlight for Dunbar, who was intrigued by Papunui-McLellan’s journey to Gallipoli.
‘‘We were very grateful, and honoured, to have Caitlin, a bright and extremely motivated young woman, speak at our function about opportunity, chance, choice and change.’’
Interact (International Action) is a service club for young people aged 12 to 18 years that provides young people the opportunity to organise and participate in fun and meaningful service projects both internationally and in their own communities.