Rotary Hosts Pizza And Peace Event At LAHS

Rotarian Bob Macek delivers the first round of pizzas for the Rotary Club’s Pizza and Peace initiative at LAHS. Photo by Linda Hull

During the Rotary Club’s recent Pizza and Peace activity at LAHS, Rotarian Alison Pannell, center right, speaks with a student interested in joining Interact, Rotary International’s high school service organization. Pannell is the local club’s Peace Committee chair and organized this back-to-school event. Photo by Linda Hull

Margo Batha, left, LAHS sponsor for Interact, and Tacarra Lake, education programs coordinator for the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, enjoy getting acquainted during Rotary’s recent Pizza and Peace event at LAHS. Batha will host Interact meetings in her classroom during lunch periods the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Rotarian Keith Lewis will be the Interact chairperson with assistance from Rotarian Rob Metcalf, the Club’s Youth coordinator and Rotarian Alison Pannell. Photo by Linda Hull


To kick off the new school year and recruit members for Interact, Rotary International’s high school service organization, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently sponsored a Pizza and Peace event at Los Alamos High School (LAHS) during lunch.

The school district’s food service prepared 30 pizzas for the activity, and local Rotarians and the Club’s Distinguished Students of Service told students about Interact and the individual service projects they have proposed.

As youth service organizations, Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self, Rotary’s motto. Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. 

For more information about LAHS Interact, please contact Alison Pannell at 505.570.0629.