Thanksgiving 2020

November 26, 2020

Greetings, Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Hero!

I hope that you are spending this Thanksgiving with the people you love and the people who love you.

Please know that one of the things I am most grateful for this Thanksgiving is for you and the other kind, compassionate, caring members of the Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club.

I am so thankful that you are an unselfish human being with service in your heart! I appreciate you so much!

Enjoy your special day of gratitude.


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Should you trust your first impression?

November 20, 2020

Greetings, Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Heroes!

Maybe we should think a little about first impressions:

You can’t help it; sometimes, you just get a bad feeling about someone that’s hard to shake. So, what’s happening in your brain when you make that critical (and often lasting) first judgment? Peter Mende-Siedlecki shares the social psychology of first impressions — and why they may indicate that, deep down, people are basically good.

So, about those first impressions: Have you ever had to “update” your first impression of someone? Let’s discuss this at

Thank you,

Golden Harvest Food Bank Emergency November 2020

Dear Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Heroes,

We just received an email from the Golden Harvest Food Bank. I have copied it below. If you can help, you should probably contact Ms. Maylay directly.

Thank you,


AIKEN VOLUNTEER NEED: FRIDAY 11/201AM Ann Malay <>Thu 11/19/2020 2:01 PM

Hi Aiken Friends and Community Partners!

Golden Harvest Food Bank has a very last minute volunteer need on Friday 11/20 at our Aiken warehouse. Due to inventory levels, space available for this inventory and delivery requirements these boxes need to be packed asap on Friday 11/20.
Please feel free to forward this message and thank you in advance for your help!

Volunteer Project: Packing and preparing food boxes for seniors
6 volunteers needed on Friday 11/20 for each three-hour shift
Shift #1: 9:00am-12:00pm
Shift #2: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Program Mission:
Golden Harvest Food Bank provides at-risk seniors living on a fixed income with a free 18-20 pound box of groceries each month.
These senior food boxes are carefully prepared and packaged with the help of volunteers only at our Aiken warehouse.

Location: GHFB Aiken warehouse
Address: 81 Capital Drive in Aiken, This is located near the intersection of East Pine Log and Banks Mill Road
Volunteer Supervisors: Grace Renken and Ed Chavis

Volunteer Requirements:
Volunteers should be at least 13 years old, comfortable standing for 3 hours, using box cutters, tape guns and comfortable lifting 10 pounds repeatedly.
Volunteers are required to wear a face mask during their entire shift and sign the attached waiver upon arrival.
Please dress in comfortable, casual clothes that can get dirty/sweaty and comfortable shoes for standing.
CLOSED TOED shoes are required for safety when working in the warehouse. No sandals or flip flops please. 

Copy/Paste this link into your web browser to see photos/videos of volunteers packing food boxes:

YouTube Video GHFB Feeding Seniors:

VOLUNTEER SCHEDULINGDue to this last minute need, volunteers can email directly to sign up for this project with the subject line “Aiken volunteer for Friday 11/20.”

Registered GHFB volunteers can self-schedule online by logging in here:

New volunteers (groups and individuals) can register for access to our volunteer calendar here:

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