Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.
Unfortunately, the Sumter Rotary Club no longer sponsors an Interact Club at Lakewood High School. However, if you are interested in helping lead an Interact Club, contact us!
The goals of Interact are:
- 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
Each week our club used to invite Interact members to their meetings where they had an opportunity to meet local leaders, see interesting programs, learn first-hand about business and community activities, and of course enjoy a delightful meal. One of our Interact Club’s major annual projects was assistance with the Dictionary Project in which a dictionary is provided to every 3rd grade student in Sumter County. Interactors received the dictionaries from the vendor, placed a Rotary label in each dictionary, and separated dictionaries into the appropriate number for each of the 21 schools served. In 2015, 1597 dictionaries were processed.