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FCHS Interact Club
President:  Xavier Williams
Vice President:  Diamond Walton
Treasurer:  Joseph Lennon

Faculty Advisor:  Mrs. Paula Resnak
Meets in Room 2109 at 3:25 pm
Meeting Dates this Semester:  December 13



WHS Interact Club

President:  Nathifa Parker
Vice President: Farhin Lilywala
Secretary: Kyli Reid
Treasurer: Olivia Nguyen
Historian: Ivy Hong

Faculty Advisor:  Ms. Courtney Fetters
Meets in Room 1012 at 3:20 pm

Meeting Dates this Semester:  December 13

 


Fifty years of Interact

Interact clubs around the world are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program.

 

Interact clubs celebrate the program’s golden anniversary


 
 

Left: The Rotary Club of Melbourne, Florida, sponsored the first Interact Club, chartered at Melbourne High School, in 1962. Rotarians and Interactors (center) pose for a picture. Right: A re-creation of the photo with current Interactors and members of the sponsoring Rotary club.

Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Melbourne.

The very first Interact club, formed at Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Florida, USA, is joining Interact clubs and their sponsors around the globe in celebrating the program’s 50th anniversary during World Interact Week, 5-11 November.

The Melbourne club received its charter in November 1962, under the guidance and sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Florida, USA. In celebration of the golden anniversary, charter members of the club joined current Interactors and Rotarians from District 6930 for a night of reflection and fellowship.

“What makes Rotary great is what makes Interact great,” says Michael Welch, president of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, who helped plan the anniversary event. “For a person -- especially a young person, an Interactor -- to appreciate the concept of Service Above Self, and then put it to work on their own time, it’s a special experience that can change a lot of lives.”

As part of the celebration, Melbourne Interactors gave a presentation on the history of Interact. District Governor-nominee Juan Ortega explained how his experiences with Interact in Colombia led him to join Rotary.

The present-day Interactors and their sponsors also re-created an iconic photo of their club that appeared in The Rotarian in 1962.