RYLA is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically three to ten days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics. Petersen and Gribi were sponsored by the Garberville Rotary Club.
Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. The South Fork High School Interact Club is off to a good start this year with 17 members.
Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves. South Fork’s club is currently working on their projects for the year.
If you are a student who wants to become more involved in community service contact Petersen or Gribi for more information or talk to the South Fork’s student advisor for the club Aletta Sauer.
REDWOOD TIMES PHOTO BY SUSAN GARDNER
Garberville Rotary Club president Brian Harper, left, with South Fork High School students Kathy Petersen and River Gribi who were presented with a book to be donated to the Garberville Library in their names. Also shown are Rotary Club members Susie Mattila and Don Orazem, who is also the Interact liaison for South Fork.