Our last meeting was led by the members of Grosse Pointe High School Interact Club.  Interact clubs bring together young people to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service above Self. This year’s Interact officers are President Elliott Gunnell, Vice-President Enya Nguyen, Secretary Lloyd Dennis, and Treasurer Wyatt Dennis.  Its goal was to impact common humanity and have fun doing it. (Pictured are Kevin Cox Faculty adviser, Laine Johnson, Elliott Gunnell, Enya Nguyen and Gary Niehaus.)
In addition to running the meeting they gave a presentation on this years goals and achievements.  The Club had a two prong approach to the year.  (1) Create a positive club environment by having an active and engaged community with icebreakers and activities.  (2) Have tangible service projects with easy, local, and convenient opportunities and then conduct post project debriefings to gauge the impact of each one.
An area that the Club was looking to improve on was its communication to members and to the South population at large.  It did this by creating a website, www.gpsinteract.org, increasing its Instagram and Facebook presence to bring the students’ parents into the mix, using Google Forms to make it easier to sign up online, and using a mobile App to text reminders to its members.
This past year’s volunteer activities included: GP Rotary Run, Lunches of Love, Kids against Hunger, SOC fall raking, Moross Greenway clean-up, Forgotten Harvest, and a book drive that collected 1,000 books for a Harper Woods Elementary School.
Enya’s goals as next year’s President is to maintain steady numbers at the weekly meetings, reach out to all students at South through social media, and to offer more in-school and out-of-school opportunities to its members. 
George McMullen finished with a summary of Interact in general and thanked Kevin Cox for all of his hard work as he is completing his 11th year as the Club’s advisor.  He then noted how involved both Elliott and Enya are and wished Elliott luck as he plans on graduating in December and then attending college in Sweden.