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District Assembly 2010 - Interact Presentation


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  • 1. District Assembly 8th May 2010 Interact Rotary District 1010
  • 2. What is Interact?
    • Interact is Rotary for 12 – 18 years olds
    • Interact Clubs are school-based or community-based
    • Clubs are sponsored by a Rotary Club and are self-governing
    • Members undertake two projects per year, one local and one international
  • 3. Interact in Rotary International
    • 10,700 Clubs in over 100 countries with over 200,000 young people involved
    • An opportunity for young people to contribute to our goals of service, international understanding and fellowship
    • “ Serious fun”
  • 4. Why Interact?
    • New Generations: 5 th Avenue of Service
    • Part of Rotary's core mission to enhance life opportunities for young people
    • Helps develop the Rotarians of the future
    • Opportunities for Rotarians to give active enjoyable service
    • Brings Rotary closer to communities
  • 5. Opportunities for young people
    • To demonstrate citizenship – and to make a difference
    • To gain leadership, project management and teamwork skills
    • To learn vocational skills
    • …… all of which help them to progress to a job or further/higher education
    • To learn more about the world
    • To make new friends and have fun
  • 6. 2009-10: Success!!!
    • 9 new Interact clubs formed!
    • 14 active Interact Clubs in District 1010
    • Lots of fantastic local and international service projects
    • Scope for a district Interact Rally in 2010
  • 7. How to set up an Interact Club
    • Identify a small group of Rotarians as a support group
    • Secure interest from a school
    • Present to target audience of pupils
    • Form interest group of pupils
    • Oversee election of officers
    • Support Club to get started with projects
    • Complete paperwork
    • Hold inaugural ceremony
  • 8. Keeping your Interact Club going
    • Publicise success
    • Encourage involvement of younger members
    • Hold AGM and elect officers before end of school year
    • Request opportunity to present at assemblies before end of school year
    • … .. If all else fails start again in new school year
  • 9.
    • Janet Lowe
    • District Interact Officer
    • [email_address]