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2019-20 Rotary president selected

Mark Daniel Maloney selected to be 2019-20 Rotary

Rotary gives millions in grants to fight polio 2018

Rotary announces US $96.5 million to end polioEVANSTON, Ill. (August 15, 2018) — Rotary today announced nearly $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of

Gladiator stars reunite at End Polio Now event

‘Gladiator’ stars reunite at End Polio Now

Rotarian helps clean rivers around the world

A challenge to clean the world's riversIn 2009, Salvador Rico stood in the waters of the Russian River in Northern California with other members of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah. They were there for a river cleanup, during which they

Rotary partners with Mediators Beyond Borders

Rotary partners with Mediators Beyond Borders to bring local solutions for lasting peaceEVANSTON, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2018) — Preventing conflicts from escalating into violent crises is 60 times more cost effective than intervening after


District Interact Chair, Bruce Wilson
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Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 12-18. The program gives its members (Interactors) an opportunity to participate in meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills, meeting new friends and having fun.

Through Interact, thousands of dollars and man-hours are spent furthering the ideal of Service Above Self. Click the underlined link to go to the Rotary International Interact website pages where you'll find more information, training materials and forms.


The District Interact Conference in March 1-3, 2019 is the highlight of the year and a time for clubs to come together and celebrate the accomplishment of Interact objectives:

  • Recognize and develop constructive leadership and personal integrity.
  • Encourage and practice thoughtfulness of and helpfulness to others.
  • Create an awareness of the importance of home and family.
  • Build respect for the rights of others based on recognition of the worth of each individual.
  • Emphasize acceptance of individual responsibility as the basis of personal success, community improvement and group achievement.
  • Recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve society.
  • Open avenues of personal and group action leading to the advancement of international understanding and goodwill toward all peoples.

 

*Forms are available to fill out and return to Bruce Wilson for registration  (PDF) for the 2018 District Conference, and Hotel Registration for the Interact Conference (PDF) in March 2018.

Interact District Conference 2018 Scholarship Application     (PDF)

Interact Conference Fact Sheet (PDF)   2018

Interact District Officer Nomination (PDF) Form 2018

Interact District Membership Roster (PDF)

Interact Code of Conduct 2018 

Interact District Conference 2018 Registration Form (PDF)

Interact Talent Show Application  Applications due by February 19th. They may be remitted to Bruce Wilson.

Interact Conference Check In Packet 2018

Interact Club Info Sheet

Interact Conference Project Report Sheet

Click here to download a copy of RI President Barry Rassin's Presidential Interact Citation guidelines 

Scholarships

District 6780 honors Interactors with Bomar Foundation Scholarships and the Fred Brown Interact Award of Merit. Click the underlined links to view the procedures that establish the scholarships.

Click here (PDF) to download the 2018 Bomar Interact Scholarship Award

Click here  (PDF) to download the 2018  Fred Brown Interact Award of Merit. Applicants should attach the following to their application:

  1. Attach statement of Interact Club participation and leadership positions held.
  2. Attach copy of High School Transcript to document academic achievement.
  3. Attach endorsement letter from high school administration.
  4. Attach a photo of the applicant.
  5. Attach endorsement letter from sponsoring Rotary Club.

In addition, the James L. Lacy Scholarship is awarded based on the composition of a 200-word-or-less essay written at the annual Interact conference. Click here for registration form. (PDF)

Pictures from the 2017 Interact Conference

 The 2017 Youth Exchange students attending the conference

PDG Fred Heitman gets his hair & beard dyed AGAIN for 2017! 

PDG Fred Heitman with Interact students 

 

Photos from the 2016 Interact Conference in Pigeon Forge TN.

DGE Fred Heitman gets his hair & beard colored AGAIN this year, because the kids raised more than $1000 for End Polio Now!

Interact Talent Show entry

Another talent show group

 

RI President John Germ with Interactors at the 2016 6780 District Conference in Pigeon Forge.

 

 Talent show fun 


Scholarships

District 6780 honors Interactors with Bomar Foundation Scholarships and the Fred Brown Interact Award of Merit. Click the underlined links to view the procedures that establish the scholarships.

Click here (PDF) to download the Bomar Interact Scholarship Award

Click here  (PDF) to download the Fred Brown Interact Award of Merit. Applicants should attach the following to their application:

  1. Attach statement of Interact Club participation and leadership positions held.
  2. Attach copy of High School Transcript to document academic achievement.
  3. Attach endorsement letter from high school administration.
  4. Attach a photo of the applicant.
  5. Attach endorsement letter from sponsoring Rotary Club.

In addition, the James L. Lacy Scholarship is awarded based on the composition of a 200-word-or-less essay written at the annual Interact conference. Please complete the sheet that is attached indicating only your senior Interact members that are writing the essay Saturday morning to compete for the Jim Lacy Scholarship. To be eligible, a student must have a B average, have been a dues paying Interactor for 2 years, and be registered for and attending the conference. The scholarship must be used at a school in this district or in a county adjacent to this district. You must also submit the cell phone numbers of those seniors.      Click here for the registration form. (PDF)

Interact Exchange Students

 Interact Exchange Students attending the conference.

2015 Interact Scholarship winners