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Havelock High School Interact is a service and social club for young people ages 14-18. Each club is sponsored by a Rotary club, which guides the Interactors in developing local and international service projects. Interact derives its name from the words “international” and “action,” reflecting the nature of an organization that exists in 110 countries and promotes active service at home and abroad. With almost 200,000 members and more than 8,600 clubs worldwide, Interact provides a powerful force of youthful enthusiasm and energetic service.

Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting, offering many opportunities for members to
develop valuable leadership and teamwork skills. Each club carries out local service projects that benefit its community or school, such as fundraisers for a variety of causes, blood drives, benefit concerts, and visits to nursing homes, orphanages, and homeless shelters. Interactors also develop international service projects that expand their understanding of the world and promote goodwill.

In addition to the rewards gained from helping others through service, Interactors have the opportunity to  Begin preparing for their future by speaking at a Rotary club meeting, shadowing a Rotarian to learn more about a specific profession, and attending career fairs sponsored by Rotary clubs  Broaden their horizons by getting to know the variety of people they serve — the elderly, children with disabilities, the homeless, and many others throughout the community  Develop a strong work ethic and sense of individual responsibility by organizing projects to improve the environment, eradicate polio, promote drug awareness, and address other community problems  Learn more about other cultures by communicating and working with Interactors abroad.

Interact is a great way to meet people and make new friends. Interactors organize dances, sporting events, and other activities as a way to raise funds and have fun at the same time. Working together on car washes, food drives, or clean-up campaigns, club members get to know each other better and build many lasting friendships. At Interact conferences for clubs in a specific area, members have a chance to expand their network of Interact friendships and share ideas for projects and other club activities.

Interact also offers a chance to make friends across borders and oceans. Through service projects with Interact clubs in other countries, Interactors learn about different cultures, promote goodwill between nations, and sometimes even travel abroad to work with their international service partners.