By Casey Jones, Programs and Communications Specialist, Rotary International
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while engaging in service across their communities. This World Interact Week, Rotary celebrates a legacy of 60 years of Interactors changing the world by demonstrating Service Above Self.
Want to join in the celebration? Below are four ways you can participate in this historic event:
Join the party on social media
Register for the Facebook World Interact Week event to follow all event information, including first access to the announcement of the Interact 60th Anniversary campaign and opportunities for alumni engagement. Attend a Facebook LIVE chat hosted by the Interact Advisory Council on 2 November 2022 at 8:00 am Chicago Time and use #WorldInteractWeek and #Interact60 to share your own celebrations!
Participate in the 2022 Interact Awards
Encourage your sponsored Interact club to show how it champions diversity, equity, and inclusion across its service projects, club, and community by participating in the 2022 Interact Awards. Nominate your Interact club by 1 December 2022 for an opportunity to be named “Best Video,” “Best Photo,” or “Best Essay” and receive funds to support your club’s next project. Learn more at http://on.rotary.org/2022INTERACTAWARDS
Make progress toward the Rotary Citation
World Interact Week is a great time to work with your sponsored club to complete a Certificate of Recognition to highlight the positive impact of your Interact club’s service projects. Remember, social media promotion of a World Interact Week activity by your Interact club is an optional goal towards achieving the Rotary Citation for Interact Clubs. Use this worksheet to track your progress throughout the year.
Start a new Interact club
Lifelong connections to Rotary often begin with Interact. Invest in developing young leaders by sponsoring an Interact club. Find out how fulfilling youth service can be when you invite young people to Interact!
And now, an invitation from our Rotary International President Jennifer Jones to join the Interact celebration!