The District Interact Committee led the year with a successful leadership “Summit” activity that included breakout sessions for Interactors, Faculty Advisors and Rotary Club Interact Advisors. The event was sponsored by the DeSoto Rotary Club and held at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. This activity was unique in that it was led by one Interact District Governor, RYLArian, RYE , Rotaractor, Facualty Advisor and a District Interact Committee Rotarian. This activity also included for a second year “The House of InterAction”, which showcases district service projects in which the youth can participate. This was a huge success with more than 15 district Rotary Clubs and various Youth Services.
64 active Interact Clubs Chartered 11 this Rotary Year
Frisco ISD - Frisco Rotary, Reagan MS Grand Prairie Metro, Vandeventer MS - Frisco Rotary, Plano West Senior HS - Plano Metro Rotary, Sherman HS - Grayson County Rotary, Cedar Hill Collegiate HS - Cedar Hill Rotary, Sunnyvale HS - Mesquite Rotary, Lone Oak HS - Greenville Rotary, MacArthur HS - Irving Las Colinas Rotary, Duncanville HS, Duncanville Rotary, Jasper HS - Plano Rotary. The year ended with Spring Fling. It was modified this year to include a service project component. The 2017‐18 District Interact Governors were selected at this activity. We have seven high school Interactors representing Rotary District 5810. Students who participated in this project also received community service hours. Two District Interact Governors attended the District Conference Cruise.
DG William “Bill" Dendy allowed me, as District Interact Chair, to develop new youth programs while thinking “outside the box”. I believe this freedom inspired our district youth to become more involved with their local Rotary Clubs. Kristin DeLoach – Midlothian Rotary Club District Interact Chair 2016‐2017 Later in the year, October saw the Salvation Army Angel “Kit Making” Day have a wonderful turnout. All students who participated in this activity earned community service hours towards their high school graduation.
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