Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Massive Rotaract club inaugurated in Garland

Nearly 700 International Leadership of Texas Garland High School students were part of the inaugural Interact Club on Jan. 22. (Courtesy Image)

International Leadership of Texas Garland High School inaugurated the first Interact Rotaract Club on Jan. 22. This inauguration is believed to be one of the largest Rotaract clubs in the nation, with 745 students joining. Rotaract is the teenage affiliate for Rotary, a service organization dedicated to eradicating polio and providing necessary services around the globe.

International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas) is a charter school district serving more than 19,500 students across 19 campuses in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas. The mission of ILTexas is to prepare students for exceptional leadership roles in the international community, by emphasizing servant leadership, mastering English, Spanish, and Chinese languages. They also focus on strengthening the mind, body, and character of the students.

The requirements for a Rotaract club is sponsorship by a local Rotary club, and completion of two service projects every year (one local, and one global). The club sponsoring our Rotaract club is Richardson East Rotary Club. This club is responsible for the new Interactive Playground that opened at Cottonwood Park in Richardson during 2019.

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