JOIN THE ROTARY CLUB OF KEY LARGO IN CELEBRATING
WORLD INTERACT WEEK
During the week of October 31 - November 6 over 12,300 Interact clubs with almost 400,000 youth sponsored volunteers celebrate INTERNATIONAL ACTION (INTERACT), DREAMS and HOPE.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
WHAT IS INTERACT?
Interact is an international service organization that fosters leadership, responsible citizenship, and promotes international understanding and peace. Interact is a club for youth between the ages of 12-18 who want to be a part of worldwide action organization and make an impact in their communities and schools. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about world themes and issues. The name “Interact” was created by combining the words “international” and “action.” INTERACTORS are the DREAMERS and DOERS for Rotary International.
Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of
- Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
- Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
- Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
- Advancing international understanding and goodwill
Club members also volunteer in Rotary Club projects in addition to committing a considerable number of service hours to non-profit events in the community. These include but are not limited to highway and coastline clean-ups, Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge, The Gigantic Nautical Flea Market, Relay for LIfe and other causes and local events.
The Rotary Club of Key Largo is proud to sponsor the Coral Shores High School and Island Christian School Interact Clubs.
DID YOU KNOW?
The first interact club was founded in our very own FLORIDA at Melbourne High School in 1962. It had 23 members to begin with and was created by Harold T. Thomas.
The faculty sponsor for Coral Shores is Carmen Kelly. Rotary Club of Key Largo sponsors are Cheryl Powers, Laura Lietaert and Cris Beaty.
The faculty sponsor for Island Christian School is Christine Ledwith. Rotary Club of Key Largo sponsor is Isis Wright.