What is Interact?
Launched in 1962, Interact is an international organization of service, part of Rotary International, which fosters leadership and responsible citizenship, and promotes international understanding and peace. The name “Interact” was created by combining the words “international” and “action.”
Sponsored by Rotary Clubs, Interact clubs are for youth ages 12-18, and can be associated with a community or a school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Every Interact club organizes at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding.
While Interact clubs receive guidance from their sponsoring Rotary Clubs, they govern and support themselves.
Today, there are over 14,900 Interact clubs with more than 342,000 members in 145 countries. "Interactors" develop skills in leadership and attain practical experience in conducting service projects, thereby learning the satisfaction that comes from serving others.
One of the best things about Interact is that it connects young leaders with Rotary’s global community, enabling them to build relationships, learn about other cultures, and exchange ideas with peers worldwide.
Benefits of Joining Interact
Joining Interact provides countless advantages! Here are just a few examples:
Gain Valuable Life Skills – Leadership, Self-Development, Time Management, Personal Finances, and more.
Learn the Importance of Community Service
Discover New Cultures and International Understanding
Build Your Network – Make New Friends and Connect With Leaders in Your Community and Around the World
Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise
The Interact Club of Krunch Robotics (a.k.a. “FIRST® Team 79 Krunch”) is proud to be sponsored by the Rotary Club of East Lake Sunrise, comprised of dedicated individuals who get together to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action. They are a diverse group of business professionals and community leaders uniting for the common good to make a difference in the East Lake/Oldsmar area, the Greater Tampa Bay area, and beyond. For more information, visit www.eastlakerotary.org
Rotary International is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers that see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and skills to take action on sustainable projects.
Rotary members believe in a shared responsibility to take action on the world’s most persistent issues. Rotary’s 46,000+ clubs work together to:
Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
Save mothers and children
Grow local economies
Protect the environment
To see the great work Rotarians accomplish on a national and international level, visit the Rotary International website www.rotary.org