In­ter­act club launches in Mata­mata

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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.

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