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Andrew Maddox - Rotary Club of Rockport
|Welcome To District 7930's Marvelous Interact History!
Interactors are like Rotarians, consisting of young men and women volunteers of high school age who work hard to help others in their communities. We are very fortunate in 7930 to have a growing number of these s sponsored by the various Rotary s from Boston, Massachusetts to Salem, New Hampshire!
Through their service activities, Interactors 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
The first Interact was initiated in 1962 by the Rotary of Melbourne, Florida. Two months later, the first Interact outside the United States was established in Tanjore, India. Today there are more than 6,650 Interact s in some 103 countries and geographical areas, making Interact a truly worldwide phenomenon.
Our annual Rotary District Interact Assembly is held every spring and is a great success!!
The program included stimulating workshops, panel discussions and the opportunity to mix, mingle, network and make new friends.
Pictured is an Interact District Assembly hosted by the Wilmington High School Interact - can you find yourself in this snapshot?
Interact Update Form District Interact Chair Andrew Maddox would like to remind sitting Interact Presidents and their Advisors that every Interact must submit the "Interact Incoming Officer Data Form" to Rotary International on an annual basis. And, now, there is a faster, easier way to submit this information. Effective immediately Interact s can update their data through the RI Website at:
Click Here: Interact Update Site on the Rotary International Website (please be patient!)
Of course, those without Internet access may still submit the Interact Incoming Officer Data Form (after downloading it from the RI website) by mail, fax, or e-mail. In either case, data must be submitted to RI no later than 30 June.
INTERACT CORRESPONDENCE EXCHANGE LIST
District 7930 Interact s interested in exchanging ideas with Interactors in other parts of the world are invited to add your Interact to the Correspondence Exchange List. Whether you want to plan a joint project or just become pen pals, the Correspondence Exchange List is an excellent resource for advancing international understanding and goodwill. And since one of the four standing committees to be appointed by the Interact President is the "International Understanding Committee", the Exchange List is an excellent resource for advancing international understanding and goodwill. Only s that have given RI permission to print their contact information are included in the list. s may authorize RI to include your 's name and contact details in the 2007-08 list when updating your Officer Data Form…which is due to RI by the end of June of each year. Also, s can ask to be included on the list or request a copy of this year's list by emailing email@example.com
District 7930 Interact Clubs include:
- St. John's Prep
(Jointly Sponsored by Beverly & Danvers Rotary)
- East Boston
- Hamilton / Wenham
- Lawrence Regional Tech
- North Andover
- North Reading
- Salem NH / Methuen
Meets at the Presentation of Mary School in Methuen
INTERACT PROJECT Visiting students from California are shown walking
on their home state on the giant map as viewed by the camera of Rotarian
Frank Firicano who climbed high on the roof to take this map photo!
The Interact students at the Gr. Lawrence Technical School
once again developed
a service project to enhance
their school property and community. Under the tutelage of
teacher Bill Tarboxand Rotarian Ron Hill, students
and Rotarians painted a large-scale map, 30x50’ of the U.S., to the
left side of the school, near the swimming pool entrance.
Participating students included Dariana Perez, Stephen Espaillat , Billy Meyers,
Michelle Powell, John Provencal and Juan Santiago. Rotarians who also helped
at various times during the 3-day project were: J.B. Doherty, Alan Shafer,
David Nobil, Tony Lopez, Peter Lafond, Mark McCrill, Tim Hatch, Ken Hannan,
Tom Kelley and David Dreyfus.
(L-R) Bill Tarbox, Ron Hill, Dariana Perez, John Provencal, Billy Meyers and Dave Nobil
Shown above are Danvers High Interact President Lisa Howelpowel,
VP Kelli Coombs,former District Interact Advisor Kevin McKelvey,
Treasurer Tori Comeau,Secretary Kate Johnson
and Advisor, Danvers Rotarian Alan Shactman.
The Danvers Rotary Interact sold bottles of water for their Honduras Water Project
funding and they raised over $1,000 for Toys for Tots by getting a teacher to dye his hair!
Through the Christian Children's Fund they have adopted a child to support that was
born on August 5, 2003.
The group designed Interact Shirts to be sold to other High School Students, and
compiled a CD of local Teen Bands to sell. They are planning their next fundraising
raffle calendar and are committed to help the Fire Department clean their trucks.
The first year of the Ipswich Interact was a busy one. Interact has been growing strong and their presence at local Rotary events has been great! Interactors assisted Rotarians in various events including serving Ice Cream Sundays at the Annual Seniors lunch at Ipswich Town Hall, as well as working side by side Rotarians and EarlyAct students to clean up Rotary Park and the Ipswich River. (photo above: Interactors [left] with Rotarians, EarlyActors and parents at Rotary Park)
Pictured at the left is the board of directors: L to R: Marc Cotone,director; Jason Yeadon, Treasurer; Katie Sullivan, Vice President; Kevin McKelvey, Rotary Advisor; Kristy Lyons, President; Mallory Vachon,director; Carly Wilson, Secretary & Jay Yeadon director.
Below is a large gathering during a new members' meeting!
WOBURN'S INTERACT CLUB
This photo shows Woburn Rotarian
Robert Salzer (far right) visiting an Interact meeting.
(in photo above) received their
charter during the World Understanding and Peace Dinner at the
Cambridge Marriott from PDG Jon Bursaw. The Interactors then
met with Past President of Rotary International Cliff Dochterman!
Shown with Cliff above are the 's founding officers Francesca Lubbock,
Jake Grader, Lauren O’Leary, Quang Ha, Alex Delaney,
Sarah Davis and Sarah Sliwa.
Swampscott is only one of several started by local Rotarians! Started as TOPS (Teen Outreach Program of Swampscott) an organization at the Swampscott High School that considered teens to be a respectable, concerned, powerful yet under-utilized force in the community, the program expanded into Interact under the guidance of the Swampscott Rotary .
These candids were taken as Interactors assisted Swampscott Rotary serving seniors during their annual charity event at an oceanfront school, Marian Court.
A defining gift: In November 2005, Gloucester's Interact donated 375 dictionaries
to third-graders in the East Gloucester Elementary School!.
WILMINGTON'S ACTIVE INTERACT !
Wilmington's Interact has performed much public service including 10 members collected $300 worth of cans and bottles;
They also collected food items for the Wilmington Commissary. Internationally, the Interactors raised $1,000 at a snowball dance
they ran to help the Venezuelan victims of devastating rains.
Wilmington Rotary doubled the amount and then the Rotary Foundation doubled it again for a total of $4,000!
Their latest project has been helping Winchester Hospital’s “Big Steps For Little People” raising $2,700!
The Wilmington Interact has certainly set an example for others to follow!
More Interact Photos From Our
ON TO BOLIVIA!
Hamilton-Wenham’s Interact raised $400 to reconstruct a cleft-pallet child during our district’s mission to Bolivia in November, 2001.
Representatives of the Hamilton-Wenham Interact from the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School District give Governor Donna-Lee Rubin a $400 check earned from a car wash. Rotary advisors are Bob Blanchard and Marcia Crateau.
Shown are: Brittany Ryan, Catherine Henkels, Laura Blanchard, District Governor Donna-Lee Young Rubin and 2001-2002 District Interact Chair Farris Ajalat
Danvers Interactors from St. John’s Prep assisted parents building a new community playground.
Thanks to Danvers Rotarian Mike Newhall for the photo!
Hamilton-Wenham Interact's Spring Picnic 2000
Helped Clean Up
environmental project !
East Boston Interact
taught youngsters in the grade schools about the handicapped and "how it is OK to be different" using the famous KIDS Puppets!
This educational program has high marks everywhere it is implemented
and East Boston's Interact makes sure youngsters everywhere learn from it.
Chartered May 3, 2002 with 15 members, youngest is 14, oldest is 17.
This is District 7930's first community-based (not school-based) Interact . All students reside in Winchester, but go to different schools - some attend public school in Winchester, others attend private school in other towns.
The Interact serves as their social hub for community and international service and fellowship.
The Interactors meet the first and third Sunday afternoon of every month
Since the Interact is community - based, a Rotarian must be present to join in the fun at all meeting
Celebrating during Winchester Rotary's 75th Anniversary gala on April 28, 2002,L to R: Charter Interact Secretary Justin LaLiberte (Winchester High School),Charter Interact VP Laura Swearingen (Winchester High School),Charter Interact President Alison Seliger (Buckingham, Brown & Nichols School)and Winchester Rotarian Donna D'Agostino with PDG Jonathan Bursaw.
Jon presented Interact pins to the charter officers.
Winchester's 2004 Interact team leaders posed for our camera. The board of theWinchester Community Interact : Front row: Alison Seliger, Laura Swearingen, Linda Doucette, Advisor.
Back row: Jason Burke, Karl Wang, Mike Ou, Fletcher Wortmann, President 2004 - 2005.
The talented artists of the Winchester Community Interactwho painted a scenic mural at the Winchester MBTA Train Station.Enhancing Rotary's public image is an important emphasis of RI President Carl- Wilhelm Stenhammar in the 2005-06 Rotary Year.L-R: Jason Burka, charter president Alison Seliger, president Fletcher Wortmann & Samantha Doucette
is located at the Boston Community Leadership Academy,on Arlington Street
Please send your Interact photos and information to the webmaster
for inclusion on our District's Interact Website!