The Interact Club sponsored by Phoenix East Rotary is the Paradise Valley High School Club. Beth Rudolph is President of the club. Jack Tavrytzky, member and Past President of this club is currently the District 5510 Interact District Governor. They have an upcoming Volleyball Tournament on April 20th at Paradise Valley High School. Proceeds from the event last year went to Young Survivors of Breast Cancer, a program through John C. Lincoln Hospital. They also assist us with our various events. Beth Rudoph has just been nominated to be the Lieutenant Governor of the District Interact Council 2013-14.
Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.
Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community.
Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of:
- 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
As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.