Upcoming Interact Event:
Gardening with the District Governors at Hermann Park on April 29th
Join us on Saturday, April 29th for our Interact "Gardening with the District Governors" at Hermann Park by the Houston Zoo.
Upcoming Interact Event:
Interact President-Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S.) - May 13th
RSVP: Attendees must register by Friday, May 5th
On November 5, 2016, Interactors around the world celebrated the 54th Anniversary of Interact.
As of January 2016, there are 483,230 Interactors in 21,010 Interact Clubs in 143 countries!
2016-2017 Interact Presidents that DIDN'T attend President-Elect Training Seminar in May 2016, please CLICK HERE for the PETS Handbook.
Tommie Buscemi (Rotarian) - (281) 359-7193 - Email: Tommie5890@suddenlink.net
Charlie Buscemi (Rotarian) - (713) 598-7129 - Email: email@example.com
Frank Parrilla (Rotarian) - (832) 396-2416 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bianca Tan, District 5890 2016-2017 Interact District Governor
Michael Jin, District 5890 2016-2017 Interact Lieutenant Governor
Laura Johansson, District 5890 2016-2017 Interact District Secretary
How do Interactors contact their sponsoring Rotary club's 2016-2017 president?:
Please CLICK HERE to visit their Rotary club's website.
Senior Interactors Graduating in May 2017...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 www.rotary.org
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 www.rotary.org, 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
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 19,180 clubs in 143 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon, and over 441,278 young people 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.
- Polio: Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to end polio, along with the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Peace and conflict resolution: The Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who are catalysts for peace and conflict resolution locally and globally. Rotary Peace Fellows receive a master’s degree or complete a certificate program at one of our partner universities:
- Water and sanitation: Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International Development work together to support water and sanitation projects through the RI/USAID International H2O Collaboration.
Working with Rotary International's Partners:
Rotary’s relationship with the following partners opens the door for Rotarians to work with them directly:
- Dollywood Foundation's Imagination Library for literacy
- Global FoodBanking Network for hunger
- International Reading Association for literacy. Find out more about starting a literacy project in our Literacy Project Guide.
- Peace Corps for promoting peace
- ShelterBox for disaster relief
- YSA (Youth Service America) for youth involvement
Rotary International's Strategic Partners:
- Aga Khan University supports health educators training and nursing scholarships
- Mercy Ships supports vocational training and medical service
- UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education supports water and sanitation scholarships
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:
- African Union
- Council of Europe
- Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
- Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
- Economic Commission for Africa
- Economic Commission for Europe
- Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- International Fund for Agricultural Development
- Organisation interational de la Francophonie
- Organization of American States
- United Nations Environmental Programme
- United Nations Headquarters
- United Nations Office at Geneva
- United Nations Office at Vienna
- World Bank
- World Food Programme