MMA RECEIVES THE ROTARY CITATION WITH GOLD DISTINCTION
MMA’s Rotary Interact Club received the 2019-2020 Rotary Citation with gold distinction which recognizes their support of the strategic priorities of Rotary International and conducting a well-balanced program of service and education throughout the year.
The MMA Interact Club participated in nine service projects, the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) leadership program, the Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest, the Harlingen Save A Life program, and the Mayor’s State of the City Address.
The club’s service projects included providing an Honor Guard at the Down By The Border Annual Prom for Downs Syndrome people event, helped the Make A Wish organization with Send Offs and Returns at the airport, held two Texas Adopt a Highway Trash Pick-ups, participated in two City of Harlingen Health Department Mosquito Abatement Projects at housing authority facilities, and assisted First United Methodist Church, on two afternoons, setting up their Annual Pumpkin Patch. The club normally participates in many more community service projects but unfortunately, COVID-19 concerns curtailed their activities.
The club holds weekly lunch meetings on Tuesdays, often with guest presenters, like Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell and Assistant Chief of Police, Miryam Anderson, each of our over 30 members was able to attend at least one Friday Rotary Club meeting at the Harlingen Public Library during the academic year to see how our sponsoring club operates.