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HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Early in the spring of 1983, Lorin Ginther of the Puyallup Rotary Club was tasked with the job of forming a new Rotary Club in the rapidly-growing South Hill area. Lorin, along with Art Gjerstad, Paul Hackett, and Bob Dalton, began holding meetings at the Squire East restaurant on Thursdays at noon. Puyallup Rotarians Ralph Bastian and Dennis Harwood transferred their memberships from downtown Puyallup to the new South Hill Club and became the first active Rotarians in the new group.
Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people ages 14-18. The Emerald Ridge High School Interact Club is sponsored jointly by the South Hill Rotary Club and the Puyallup Rotary Club, which provide support and guidance, but Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting.