I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a great 2019! 2020 is going to be very exciting year for Interact District 5495. RYLA Pinerock will be on MLK weekend and I want to thank everyone who sponsored an Interact student. I was lucky enough to go last year and the experience was amazing. 
                  This will also be the first year for Junior High RYLA. This is an exciting new experience for our young Interactors where they can learn about leadership and the power of the Rotary. As always, these projects need to be funded, so if you or your Rotary club is interested, email me or Art Harrington. This summer, we will be doing our Crutches 4 Africa trip and our NEW Crutches 4 Mexico Trip. Application deadlines closed on December 15th, so now the second step of the selection process begins! 
                  Our goal is to raise 35,000 dollars for these trips to help with the shipping of the containers and other costs. We are also still collecting mobility devices and broken wheelchair parts, if you have any, please drop them off at your local Interact club! If you have a question, feel free to contact me at any time. I hope you have a great New Year!