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District Assembly 2010 - Interact Presentation

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District Assembly 2010 - Interact Presentation

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