Savannah, GA (November 16, 2020) – Savannah Country Day School has partnered with
the Rotary Club of Savannah to establish a campus Interact Club for students ages 12-18. Modeled as a
junior Rotary, the Interact Club will focus on service projects within the Savannah community and a
larger, global project each year.
The induction ceremony for the club’s 28 students was held on the school’s campus on Monday,
November 16, 2020. Key speakers included Rotary District Governor Steve Barnes, Rotary of Savannah
president Ted Kleinsner, SCDS Interact Club Co-Chair Mary Holmes Chick and SCDS Service Learning
Coordinator Christine Hefner.
“The Rotary Club of Savannah is very proud to sponsor this new Interact Club at Savannah Country Day
School. As Interactors, these high school students will develop skills in leadership and attain practical
experience in conducting service projects, thereby learning the satisfaction that comes from serving
others and the power of “Service Above Self”. Not only will these charter members gain leadership skills
to make meaningful contributions to our community but they will participate in a global service project
each year. The major goal of Interact is to provide opportunities for young people to create greater
understanding and goodwill with youth throughout the world,”; states Ted Kleisner, president of the
Rotary Club of Savannah.
Charter members (8 th -11 th grade) include:
Officers: President Charlton Strong, Vice President Katherine Ezelle, Treasurer Carmen Mandel and
Secretary Alli Buckler.
Members: Lily Barton, James Rhodes, Jackson Ezelle, Molly Fountain, Carson Gay, Mia Goldberg, Olivia
Hecht, Katie Horne, Sydney Hoye, Peyton Lewis, Anne Mandel, Maria Miller, Ellie Neil, Jake Paderewski,
Anna Pollak, Chatri Rajapaksha, Henley Schivera, Sarah Jane Schulze, Eliza Strong, Eliza Stubbs, Anna
Wylly, Mary Mobley Varnedoe, Greer Hollis, and Jordan Ruben.