About Interact

Interact is an international organization of service that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship, and promotes international understanding and peace. Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. The name “Interact” was created by combining the words “international” and “action.” Interact clubs are sponsored by Rotary clubs and Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves and are included in Rotary International’s “Youth Services” Avenue of Service.

At the Rotary International Convention 2014 in Sydney, Australia, a group of Interactors from District 5170, who attended the convention as student representatives, met people from all over the world who are also passionate about service and asked what Interact means to them!

Interact's History

Interact has over 250, 000 youth in more than 11,000 clubs in over 120 countries and geographical areas . Brazil, India, the Philippines, and the United States have the highest number of interact clubs. The first interact club was at Melbourne High School in 1962. It had 23 members to begin with and was created by Harold T. Thomas.

Fun Facts About Interact

Fun Fact #1

Area Directors used to be called 

Area Representatives.

Fun Fact #2

Interact stands for

INTERnational ACTion

Fun Fact #3

Because of

Rotary and Interact’s efforts,

India is now eradicated of Polio!

Statistics

2017 - 2018

Governor: Raymond Yin

Lieutenant Governor:  Rachel Chu

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2016 - 2017

Governor: Marco Siu

Lieutenant Governor:  Victoria Huynh

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2015 - 2016

Governor: Stacy Phan

Lieutenant Governor: Cara Nguyen

 
 
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2014 - 2015

Governor: Lillian Zhao

Lieutenant Governor: Oliver Borg

 
 
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2013 - 2014

Governor: Jamie Lam 

Lieutenant Governor: David Kang

 
 
 
 
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2012 - 2013

Governor: Evelynn Chun

Lieutenant Governor: Rachel Foster

 
 
 
 
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2011 - 2012

Governor: Holly Borg

Lieutenant Governor: Wendy Qiu

 
 
 
 
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2010 - 2011

Governor: Nikita Ramanujam

Lieutenant Governor: Sophia Jiang

 
 
 
 
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2009 - 2010

Governor: Raymond Wong

Lieutenant Governor: Vivian Shen

 
 
 
 
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2008 - 2009

Governor: Stephanie Bui

Lieutenant Governor: Charlene Nguyen

 
 
 
 
 
 
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