Marston Hillier joined the Interact Club in 2010 and was President in 2012 – 2013 and again in 2013 – 2014. He presided over the Club’s 5th Charter Anniversary in March 2014 and was present for the Club’s 10th Anniversary in 2019. In 2014, Marston went to study medicine at Imperial College, London. This summer, 2020, he qualified as a doctor after six years’ study and is currently working at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester. He has kept close ties with the Interact Club of Cowes and still shows a keen interest in the work of Interact and indeed the Rotary Club.
8 local schools battled it out in a Dragons Den-style event just before the coronavirus crisis took hold, vying for additional investment as part of the Young Enterprise programme on the Isle of Wight. The cash investment was kindly provided by The Rotary Club of Cowes and Island Business Network. The Dragons panel was made up of well-known local business people and led by Jamie Busby from Hose Rhodes Dickson.
The Interact Club, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Cowes, held a bag pack at ASDA in Newport on Saturday 7th September. The public were very generous and the Interactors collected a total of £164.00, which they have rounded up to £200.00. This will be presented to President Jordan’s nominated local Charity, ‘Women on Wight‘ later this week. The Interactors would like to thank Clare, Community Champion at ASDA and all the staff, for their very warm welcome and the public, who were so generous with their donations.
The Interact Club, in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Cowes, Blue Watch of the IW Fire and Rescue Service and Layla’s Trust, held a very successful Car Wash in Newport on Saturday 20th July. £350.00 was raised, which was rounded up to £400.00. Both the Firefighters’ Charity and Layla’s Trust received £200.00. Interact Club President, Nico Ostler handed over cheques to both Charities. Blue Watch Leader, Firefighter Andy Hookey and Sarah Leahy from Layla’s Trust received the cheques. The Interactors would like to thank all members of the public, who were extremely generous in their donations.
We have supported this club for the last two years, they are a very proactive group of young people supported by their parents. In spite of the lack of an ice rink on the Island they have achieved national and European success. Their achievements have now been recognised locally when they were awarded the prize for outstanding commitment by the I.W. Sports Foundation. A cheque for £500 was presented to Nichola Roe on their behalf By Cowes Rotary on 7th March
On behalf of Island Rotary clubs Cowes Rotary hosted the Island Youth Speaks on 10 February 2016. Winners go forward to the District Competition in Southampton. This year four schools entered twelve teams of excellent speakers.