Our Club annually sponsors four or five Interactors to attend this leadership training meeting.  This year, all of them were from Prospect High School. Thanks to everyone who contributes to our Art Show so that we have the funding to support these amazing young people.
Following are the comments we have received: 
"Dear Saratoga Rotary,
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for your incredible sponsorship of 5 incredible Interactors to attend Interact District 5170's annual President's Winter Retreat (PWR) this year! Your support has made it possible for us to participate in this enriching and transformative experience. PWR is a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, and your commitment to our community within Prospect Interact has paved the way for young students to benefit from its invaluable insights and networking opportunities. Your generous sponsorship has created a positive ripple effect, impacting not only their lives but also the lives of those they interact with in the future. We hope to carry with us the spirit of gratitude and a commitment to giving back to our community in ways that reflect the generosity we have received from Saratoga Rotary.
In addition, we have collected personal thank-you notes and some pictures from each Interactor who was sponsored by Saratoga Rotary!
  • “PWR was such a fun and great trip that I got to experience. I’m so thankful to have been lucky enough to go. I’ve learned so much through the workshops and am planning on applying the things I learned into my daily routines. I also made so many new friends and memories that I'll never forget. Thank you for all your support in making this possible for us! :)” -Natalie  (Prospect Interact)

  • “Hi! My name is Marsha! I had so much fun at PWR and learned so many social and leadership skills not only to help hone my own home club but also be very helpful in everyday situations! I loved meeting my family and getting to know my cabin mates along with being able to karaoke with my new friends!” -Marsha  (Prospect Interact)

  • “PWR WAS SUPA FUN!!! I had an AMAZING time at PWR and definitely came back with so many new things learned. I met so many great people, and strengthened bonds that no doubt will last me a while, all because of the ability to bond with the people around me in the fun games hosted at PWR. My favorite memory was karaoke, and being there for what felt like hours, dancing and singing till my voice gave out!” -Adrian  (Prospect Interact)

  • “I’m so grateful for my PWR experience for the bonds I formed and the life skills I got exposed to. I truly had such a great time learning while hanging out with these amazing people I got to meet!” -Aliana (Prospect Interact)

  • “PWR has undoubtedly been one of my favorite Interact trips so far, it has helped me gain so many new friends and connections from so many different schools! It has also instilled a profound sense of belonging to the Interact family. PWR gave me the opportunity to grow as an interactor and leader. Over the weekend I learned so many valuable leadership lessons that I found to shape my day to day life.  I am genuinely grateful for my time I had at PWR and I really appreciate all the Rotarians whose efforts made this experience possible.” -Prisha  (Prospect Interact)

  • “Throughout PWR, my favorite moments were probably the tug of war and icebreakers for family bonding, as well as the team building workshop. Both gave me the opportunity to meet and know so many new people while also gaining new perspectives on how Interact works outside of my school and area. It was one of the best weekends of my life and I thank everyone who made it possible so much!” -Chloe (Prospect Interact, although not sponsored by Rotary, was sponsored by Prospect Interact!)

Once again, thank you for your unwavering support and belief in the potential for positive change through Interact. We look forward to sharing the knowledge and experiences gained at the President's Winter Retreat with the rest of our clubs, areas, and district, and we are inspired to pay it forward in the future! 
Yours in Service,

Nadine Ngo

Area 11 Director 2023-24



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