Suratsawadee Viriyakul installed as president of the Interact Club of Banglamung School

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Youths with a heart for charity helped the Banglamung Interact Club celebrate its 23rd anniversary and install the new president for 2015-16.

Taking the helm for the 2015-2016 year, President Suratsawadee Viriyakul delivered the Aug. 29 opening speech said, “We’ve already started planning this year, mostly by continuing what we started last year. We do need to research what the community requires in the Pattaya and Banglamung area and see if people need such things as repairing schools or playground equipment.”

The Interact Club of Banglamung School was founded in 1992 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pattaya which provides support and guidance. The aim is for Interact clubs to learn to be self-governing and self-supporting.

DG Vivat Pipatchaisiri installs Suratsawadee Viriyakul as president of the Interact Club of Banglamung School for 2015-16DG Vivat Pipatchaisiri installs Suratsawadee Viriyakul as president of the Interact Club of Banglamung School for 2015-16

Open to students in grades 7-12, the Interact Club operates similar to the Rotary Club, aiming to benefit society through service and charity efforts. The program gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.

The installation ceremonies were presided over by District 3340 Rotary International Governor Vivat Pipatchaisiri together with his wife Sujittra. Also in attendance were PDG Premprecha Dibbayawan, considered to be the founding father of the Interact Club, PDG Pratheep Malhotra, DGE Onanong Sripornmanut and AG Vuttikorn Kamolchote along supported by Rotarians and guests from many clubs in the area.

President Suratsawadee Viriyakul delivers her opening speech at the anniversary party.

Members of the Banglamung Interact Club recently celebrated the club’s installation night.