Around two years ago, I made one of the best decisions of my life; I applied to be an AZ Ambassador to Kenya with the
Crutches 4 Africa Project. I was able to experience a two-and-a-half-week journey that truly changed my life and the people’s lives around me. I was able to see the impact that Rotary and Interact has on the world. This year, Interact 5495, is proud to announce that we have a new opportunity; this year, applicants can apply for either Kenya or Mexico. Applications are due December 15th! If you know of a good candidate, please direct them to our website! As always, these trips do need funds and devices, so if you are interested in donating, please talk to your local Interact club or send me an email!
We are also rapidly moving forward on launching our district’s first-ever JR Ryla at Camp Wamatochick in Prescott on June 17-20, 2020. We are asking Rotary Clubs and Rotary Club Foundations to consider making one-time Founder Donations to help underwrite the cost of this badly-needed program. Those clubs and individuals making Founder Donations of $2,500 or more will have their names inscribed on a permanent Founders Plaque that will be displayed at the camp. This camp will truly impact the 17 Jr. High Clubs in our District to truly to see the power of Interact and how much you can have fun with it too! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or Art Harrington!
The time is perfect for a Can Food Drive! Normally, food stock is low after Thanksgiving, so it is a great time to host a Food Drive! My club, Mohave Interact, goes around with door hangers that ask for non-perishable items and then return in two days to collect! With food drives, you can see the power of a community!  
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wishing you a very happy holiday season!