The Marianas High School Interact Club shared with the Rotary Club of Saipan yesterday some of the projects it plans for its second year of existence.
MHS Interact Club secretary Magdiel Corpuz, who served as one of the guest speakers in Rotary Club’s weekly meeting at the Hyatt Regency Saipan, said one of the projects they’re looking at is a cleanup of tourist sites like the Forbidden Island.
However, Corpuz appealed to Rotary Club members to help their fledgling organization’s fund drives.
“As the Halloween trick-or-treating is just around the corner, we are planning to use $50 to purchase ice keki and bake fried Oreos. The club would sell these items during lunchtime at reasonable prices. The proceeds will go to funding our future projects such as the Forbidden Island re-cultivating event and many others.”
Corpuz said the club is also looking at taking part in student cultural exchanges, visits to the Aging Center, as well as participating in the Rotary Club’s Trunk or Treat and being visible when Rotary Club district governor, Isako Funaki, visits Saipan next month.
The 17-year-old MHS senior said these activities might just be what the doctor ordered for club members, adding that its members would happily exchange their iPads, iPods, and game consuls on weekends for an opportunity to contribute to a worthwhile cause.
Corpuz also thanked the local Rotary Club for continuing to support the school club.
“I want to personally thank your investment and goodwill in starting an organization that involves the youth, who may be seeds of today but will be trees in the future. You have given us—the curious, artistic, and compassionate students of MHS like myself—a platform to meet good people like business tycoons, philanthropists, and inspired advocates who are willing to embrace the idea of humanitarianism and service to the community.”
He also cited Rotary Club International founder Paul Harris’ famous words: ‘“Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.’ We in the MHS Rotary Interactive Club have the power to believe that many others will join us in this mission in giving back to our islands,” he said.