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The official Rotary Interact Handbook
Rotary Interact Handbook (click to download)
Topics explained in detail include:
Starting an Internet Club
Operating Your Interact Club
How Rotary Supports Interact
Rotary Resources for Interactors
Documents, Forms, and Guidelines
Forms and Resources
All forms and resources can be found in the Rotary Interact Handbook. For your convenience we provide the following quick links:
Interact Club Certification Form (must submit to Rotary International via fax 847-328-8554 or mail: Rotary International Data Services, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201-3698)
Incoming Interact Officer Data Form (must submit to Rotary International via fax 847-328-8554 or mail: Rotary International Data Services, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201-3698)
Interact Project Data Form (must submit to Rotary International via fax 847-866-6116 or mail: Rotary International, Youth Programs Section, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201-3698)
Share Your Work
Please share your projects on social media and with local and national online and offline newspapers and blogs. The only limit to sharing and raising awareness about Interact, Service Above Self and all the good you’re doing is your imagination!
Submit photos, videos and project information to Rotary International via firstname.lastname@example.org
[high-resolution digital images and include: date picture or video was taken; photographer’s name, address, phone number and club; names of people in photograph; description of the event or activity; written permission for Rotary International to use the photo or video in all publications and websites]
Submit photos, videos and project information to our Rotary District 5320 so we can share with other Interact and Rotary Clubs. Our District Governor may also share your efforts in the monthly District newsletter and when presenting throughout the District.
Also please share all of your activities and events, including photographs and videos (including links) with your sponsoring Rotary Club and also your school.
Share what you’re doing, your needs and upcoming events here at this site. This way other clubs can learn from what you’re doing and also help when they can!
Start your own Interact Club website and social media platforms. Set these up so you can pass these along each year to new club members.
Other Resources and Information
Starting a new Interact club or interested in improving or building an existing club? Click here for proven steps, outlines and “how to” videos.
Get on the Rotary International “Young Leaders in Action Newsletter” (also feel free to subscribe to other newsletters of interest).
Optional- Subscribe to the monthly “The Rotarian” magazine ($12/year). Call 847-866-3174
Rotary Calendar (General)
[Note our specific Rotary District 5320 Interact events can be found by clicking here]
July The Rotary year begins on July 1st.
August (Membership and Extension Month)- Develop a membership strategy for the year.
September (New Generations Month)- Celebrate Rotary’s commitment to youth by performing a joint project with your sponsor Rotary club.
October (Vocational Service Month)- Invite members of your sponsoring Rotary club to speak with Interactors about their professions or to discuss ethics in the workplace.
November (Rotary Foundation Month)- Support polio eradication efforts by organizing a service project or awareness campaign. This is also “World Interact Week” celebrated during the week of November 5. Plan a special project with your sponsor Rotary Club. You may want to include activities listed on the World Interact Week recognition form at Rotary.org. Interact clubs that complete the activities and submit the form will receive special recognition from Rotary International.
December (Family Monty)- Involve your siblings, parents and other family members in a service project.
January (Rotary Awareness Month)- Publicize successful service projects and promote upcoming activities in your community.
February (World Understanding Month)- Reach across borders and cultures to organize a project that promotes peace and understanding. Celebrate Rotary’s anniversary on February 23 which is designated as World Understanding and Peace Day.
March (Literacy Month)- Organize a book drive or another activity that promotes literacy or addresses education issues in your community or abroad.
April (Magazine Month)- Check out Rotary’s online publication “Interactive” at Rotary.org/interactive
May (No Rotary designation)- Plan an end of year event for your club. Invite teachers, family members and members of your sponsoring Rotary Club. Present awards, show a video or anything else that highlights your Interact year!
June (Rotary Fellowships Month)- Attend the Rotary International Convention (yes, Interactors are welcome and please note the convention is sometimes held in May). The Rotary year ends on June 30.