EarlyAct, Interact AND Rotaract Begin Conversations Internationally
Carol Marcotte, a University of New England Rotaract Club Co-Advisor initiated an international writing project with three student clubs. Carol reached out to Tom Burnett, Advisor, of Player Development - Early Act Club in St. Marteen/Caribbean to ask if the Club would be interested in partnering in a writing project. The same invitation was presented to Stephanie Mousatous, Advisor for the Old Orchard Beach High School (OOBHS) Interact Club. The University of New England (UNE) Club President, Emily Birdsall, was invited too. The EarlyAct Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Marteen Middle Isle. The OOBHS Interact Club is sponsored by Saco Bay Rotary Club. UNE Rotaract is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Biddeford Saco and Saco Bay.  Carol is President Elect for Rotary Club of Saco Bay Sunset.
During the last few months students from all three clubs have been corresponding together. The EarlyAct Club members started the process. The contents of their letter writing was about themselves and their interests. They discussed their train project. Next the UNE Rotaract Club wrote back to the EarlyAct members. The UNE Rotaract response brought a huge delight to the Caribbean members. OOBHS Interact obtained letters from the EarlyAct Club and have responded.  The process of writing continues as OOBHS Interact have become pals with the UNE Rotaract Club and they will be writing letters back soon. The writing project is ongoing, and all members are hoping to reconnect in the fall and come up with a mini service project.