At the Fall Leadership Conference on October 17th, 2010, Interact District 5170 revealed the International Fundraising Project and Monetary Goal for the 2010-2011 School Year. Harbor Rotarian Jim Carriere was present on behalf of ShelterBox.
Never, ever underestimate the power of young adults. Jim Carriere and local SRT Keith Henderson of Santa Cruz were asked to speak at the District 5170 Interact Conference. Part of the day was unveiling their 2010-2011 International Project which was a closely guarded secret until immediately after lunch.
To frame this properly, prior to Keith and Jim Carriere speaking, the kids showed the linked video that they produced themselves. It was totally dark, and this was projected up on the wall with the sound rocking. There were 1,600 kids in that gym, and when ShelterBox was announced and the sheet was pulled off the box we had placed in the middle of the floor, the place absolutely erupted. It was far and away the most powerful moment Jim Carriere has felt during his very active Rotary career, and to think that the whole thing was orchestrated by a bunch of 17 and 18 years old kids.
View the powerful video here. Receive more information about Shelter box on their website