Date of Event: 10 June 2013
Content Submitted By: Ed Sweeney
Event Brief Description: Introduction of Rotaract to Interact Club
Relevance of Event: This is the last opportunity to inform Interactors that they can continue their community service when they graduate through University/College based or Community based Rotaract clubs.
What Happened at the Event: The graduating students from the club took away Rotaract information sheets with contact information of Oakville Rotaract club members.  These members will provide lists of Rotaract clubs based on the where the Interactors will be studying or residing.
Date of Next Event: Presentations on Rotaract to take place during “What is Rotary” early on in school year followed by final presentation on Rotaract in last month of school year.
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Interact is a service club for young people ages 12 to 18. The Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but the group is self-governing and self-supporting.  RCOW supports Iroquois Ridge High School.

Interact club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. With Iroquois Ridge it is both genders and open from grade nine to grade 12.

Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. The projects our club is working on includes fundraising, this is a spaghetti dinner planned for April to support ShelterBox Canada.  They are also involved with Books with no Bounds and are interactive with a local public school helping out where they are needed.

Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships both local and overseas. They learn the importance of:

  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
  • Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill

As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.