Club Guidelines

Int-2c-gd Interact is a dynamic program that has the potential to fuel a lifetime of service. If you’re thinking of starting an Interact club in your community, here are the basic requirements:

  • Each Interact club must perform at least two service projects a year: one that benefits the school or community and one that furthers international understanding.
  • Interact clubs must have a Rotarian adviser who is a member of the sponsor Rotary club. This person must attend Interact club and board meetings and provide advice on organizing service projects, fundraising, and club administration. The Rotarian adviser also acts as a liaison between the Interact club and the sponsor Rotary club.
  • An Interact club can be school or community based. A community-based Interact club may draw members from several different schools within the territorial limits of the sponsor Rotary club. The Rotarian adviser must attend every meeting of a community-based club. A school-based club is subject to the policies and regulations governing all other organizations of that particular school. In most instances, a faculty counselor (who may or may not be a Rotarian) is appointed to work with the Interactors. In the case of a school-based club, the Rotarian adviser is only required to attend the Interact club’s board meetings.
  • Interact clubs meet at least twice a month. To remain eligible for membership, Interactors must attend at least 60 percent of regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Each club is a self-supporting organization that requires little or no financial support from the sponsor Rotary club.
  • Dues, if any, should be minimal, and money for projects and activities should be raised through club activities.
  • An Interact club is not allowed to merge with any other organization. Read more about update your club’s contact information.