Posted by Bob Wicks on Aug 02, 2021
Led by President Clint Dalton, the Ipswich-Rowley Rotary Club celebrated the incoming and outgoing Presidents of the Rotary sponsored Ipswich High School Interact Club during its July 14 meeting at Appleton Farms.  Incoming President Claire O’Flynn was inducted by President Dalton, assisted by club Interact Chair Keith Harris.  
Outgoing President Audrey Berger was honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding leadership during the pandemic year.  This recognition was presented by President Dalton and club Vice President – Rotary Foundation Dr. Doug Shealy.  In addition to being the Interact President, Audrey was the class Salutatorian, an honor given to the second highest ranking senior who opens the graduation ceremony on behalf of the students.  
Despite the exceptional challenges of Covid restrictions, the 2020-21 Interact club persevered in its mission of ‘service above self’ to the Ipswich community.  They completed several projects during the year, including a very successful clothing drive to assist the homeless, a community service fair, an oral history project with the Ipswich Council on Aging, and a reimagined and socially distanced ‘Jingle Bell Walk’ to welcome Santa to town in December.
Every Rotarian and all Ipswich residents can be very proud of the continuing contributions by these dedicated young leaders toward making lives a bit better in our community and beyond.