2018 Interact District Conference - March 24, 2018
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Rotary International's Youth Protection Manual
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District 5890 Group Service Projects Ideas
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On November 5, 2017, Interactors around the world will celebrate the 55th Anniversary of Interact.
As of February 2018, there are 511,796 Interactors in 22,252 Interact Clubs in 149 countries!

2017-2018 Rotary District 5890 Interact Committee Co-Chairs:
Tommie Buscemi - Email:
(281) 359-7193     Cellular: (713) 598-7129
Charlie Buscemi - Email:
(281) 359-7193     Cellular: (713) 598-7129
Frank Parrilla - Email:
(832) 396-2416

(Left to Right:  Brandon Wang, Nicole Wang, and Jenny Dang)
Interact District Governor:
Nicole Wang (Clements High School Interact Club) 
Interact District Lieutenant Governor:
 Jenny Dang (Klein Forest High School Interact Club)
Interact District Secretary:
Brandon Wang (Clements High School Interact Club)

All District 5890 Rotary clubs are required to implement and follow Rotary International's Youth Protection Policy. 

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Our 2018 Interact District Conference is Saturday, March 24th at Sealy High School.  All details and forms are on the left of this page under the heading "2018 Interact District Conference - March 24, 2018"


2017-2018 District 5890 Four-Way Test Essay Contest Scholarship for SENIOR Interactors

Stu Levin, this year's District 5890 Four Way Essay Scholarship Committee Chair, proudly announces the recipients of this year's scholarships:
1st Place:  $3,000 Scholarship - Elizabeth Sargent (Interact Club of Brazoswood High School)
2nd Place:  $2,000 Scholarship - Nicole Wang (Interact Club of Clements High School)
3rd Place:  $1,000 Scholarship - Christopher Hugh Frank (Interact Club of Brazoswood High School)
Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college or trade school for the winners to access.
Special thanks to Stu Levin and his fellow judges for selecting this year's outstanding essays!

Winners of Rotary International's "9th Annual Interact Video Contest" Announced

Interact clubs from 28 different countries submitted a total of 140 videos and they were all so wonderful to watch.  Congratulations to all the Interact clubs that shared ideas and how their Interact club is changing the world.
The Grand Prize winner was the Interact Club of Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School (see video below).
Visit to see the other winning videos so you can get a better idea about Interact clubs around the world.

 Click here for our August 2017 Interact District 5890 Newsletter & Resource Guide

2016-2017 Interact Presidents that DIDN'T attend President-Elect Training Seminar in May 2016, please CLICK HERE for the PETS Handbook.


Rotarian Ron Fitzwater Recipient of the "Interact District 5890 Service Above Self" Award
At the 2017 Interact District Conference at Sealy High School, Rotarian Ron Fitzwater was presented with the "Interact District 5890 Service Above Self" Award, by D5890 Interact Committee Co-Chair, Charlie Buscemi.  Ron has served as the Interact Adviser at the Alvin High School Interact Club for years, plus he has served as the District 5890 Four-Way Test Essay Contest Scholarship Committee Chair and as an Area Membership Chair.  His commitment to serving his community, school, and family is remarkable.
The award was given to Ron with sincere appreciation and great respect for his years of dedication to strengthening the foundations of goodwill, peace, and fellowship through service with Interactors in his community, and beyond.  For years, he has unselfishly given his time, energy, and talent to further the principles and ideals of Rotary, the importance of Rotary's Four-Way Test and Service Above Self in the hearts and minds of our world's future community leaders. 

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How do Interactors contact their sponsoring Rotary club's 2017-2018 president?: 
Please CLICK HERE to visit their Rotary club's website.

Senior Interactors Graduating in May 2018...How do you find a Rotaract club in Texas?
If you are attending a college or university in Texas, please CLICK HERE to find out if they have a Rotaract club for you to join. 
Look at the Alphabetical List for your college's name, and I've added the Facebook page, website, and email address so you can contact them.

How do I find the new Interact logo for t-shirts, etc., and design one for my Interact club?:
Rotary recently changed the logos for all Young Leader's Programs, and all the
new logos incorporate the Rotary International wheel in the design.

The "heritage" logo looked like this...

Below is an example of the new logo that YOUR club can customize at

AND please don't forget to include the name of your sponsoring Rotary club...



Click here to see examples of the new logos...

Click here to watch a "how to" webinar about creating a logo for your club.

To design your club's logo, you'll need to create an account on, so Click Here for PDF instructions.

IMPORTANT:  You do NOT need to order a new club banner or bell since the "heritage" logo is still acceptable.

However, Rotary encourages you to use the new logo when designing your

club t-shirts, and on all press releases, event posters, etc.

Interact officer lapel pins...Most merchandise vendors don't have Interact officer lapel pins with the new logo,

so ordering ones with the "heritage" logo is perfectly fine. 

Russell Hampton Company does have a few items with the new logo, so click here to shop (You can use a credit card to purchase items, or talk to the president of your sponsoring Rotary club to see if they'll order items using their Rotary club's account) 


Watch the following video produced by the Interact Club of Hugh Boyd High School


What IS Interact? They're service clubs, and their members are amazing young leaders!
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young leaders ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting.

Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community.

Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and 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 22,252 clubs in 149 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon, and over 511m795 young leaders are involved in Interact.

The word Interact stands for "INTERnational ACTion," and it truly is an international phenomenon. All over the world, young people are spreading fellowship and international understanding through a wide array of Interact service activities.

What does an Interact club do?  They changes the lives of others! 
The goal of international service through Interact is to encourage and foster the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of youth united in the ideal of service. Interact clubs organize a variety of projects and activities, depending primarily on the interests of the club members. However, within the Interact program, all clubs undertake activities to enhance leadership skills, serve their community, and expand international understanding. Together, these activities ensure a balanced club program and provide important experience and opportunities for the personal development of each Interactor.

All clubs undertake activities to enhance leadership skills, serve their community, and expand international understanding.

Service Above Self is Rotary’s foremost guiding principle. An Interact club’s service projects are designed to improve the quality of life at home and abroad. These projects often address today’s most critical issues, such as violence, drug abuse, AIDS, hunger, the environment, and illiteracy. Each Interact club is required to complete at least two major service projects annually, one to serve the community and another to promote international understanding. Each should involve all or most of the members of the club.

Rotary International's Partners:

Rotary collaborates with international, governmental, and university groups to tackle global humanitarian issues.

Working with Rotary International's Partners:

Rotary’s relationship with the following partners opens the door for Rotarians to work with them directly:

United Nations and Nongovernmental Organizations Partners of Rotary:

Rotary appoints representatives each year to UN bodies and NGOs worldwide. Rotary’s representatives meet regularly with officers and staff from international agencies to:

  • Discuss parallel concerns and potential areas for cooperation
  • Inform organizations about Rotary’s programs
  • Gather information about the developments and programs of other groups

Rotary appoints representatives to:

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