** This story is taken from the Eleutheran: http://www.eleutheranews.com

Newly Chartered members of the CEHS Interact Club with District Superintendent for Education, Helen Simmons-Johnson (front left), Rotary Club of Eleuthera President, Jacqueline Gibson (front center), and Assistant District Governor, Stanford Charlton (front right).

The Rotary Club of Eleuthera celebrated with two of its youngest clubs on the island on Thursday, March 21, 2013, as they received their official certificates of Charter directly from Assistant District Governor (ADG) Mr. Stanford Charlton – who made a special trip to Eleuthera to share in these auspicious events.

At 2:30pm, a group of 20 students from the Deep Creek Middle School, now the island’s first EarlyAct Club, received their official charter and club pins.  Club advisor and school Principal, Joanna Paul was lauded for her efforts with her enthusiastic group of youngsters.

Later on Thursday evening the Rotary Club of Eleuthera, hosted the Interact Club - based at the Central Eleuthera High School – to a dinner function in celebration of receiving their official certificate of Charter and pins as well.  The Interact Club, which began with high school student President, Kenique Pinder in 2010, has grown since then, and presently boasts a membership of 46 students led by current President, Tiara Bethel.

According to Bethel, her club has been quite active during the past year, with a number of fundraisers, as well as projects, with the latest being the painting/striping of the main parking lot at the Central Eleuthera High School on March 9th.

Jacqueline Gibson, President of the Rotary Club of Eleuthera highlighted that her club has been busy in March, welcoming new and transferred members, working with Rotaract, Interact and Earlyact clubs, as well as spending time with their adopted School for Exceptional learners, where they’ve now established a story reading time, lunch sponsorships and fresh air yoga classes.

District Superintendent Helen Simmons-Johnson congratulates the newly chartered members of the CEHS Interact Club.