Derby/Shelton Rotary Sponsors Two Interact Clubs


The Interact Club at Shelton High School was presented a plaque for Rotary District 7980 Interact awards for best interaction of an interact club with a rotary club. In the photo (L-R) are Mike Santa, ; Rebecca Shaw, Gail Grant, advisor; Michael Quartuccio, and Ernie Luise.

The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club has the distinction of sponsoring two Interact Clubs with both of the high schools in our area participating.

Some information about Interact from the Rotary International Website:

Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people age 14-18. Interact Clubs can either be school or community based and are required to carry out at least two service projects annually one that serves their school or community and another that furthers international understanding. Although each club is sponsored by a local Rotary club whose members offer guidance, Interact clubs are responsible for planning, financing, organizing, and executing their own projects.

The first Interact club was formed at Melbourne High School in Florida, USA on 28 October 1962. The club had 23 members. Today, there are 6,605 Interact clubs in 101 countries and an estimated 151,915 Interactors worldwide.

 Click here to learn more about Interact.

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