Interact

Interact is a Rotary sponsored service club for young people ages 12-18. The program gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.

Through service activities, Interactors learn the importance of:

  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill
  • Building their personal resumes for College Applications !

Each year, Interact Club completes at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through projects, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs. And, in the process, Interactors develop leadership skills and learn the value of hard work.

As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 8,600 Interact Clubs in some 110 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Please contact Rotary Club of Stockton for more information.

Currently we work with Interact Clubs at Edison High School, Cesar Chavez High School and Spanos Elementary School [grades 6-8].

Edison High School Interact Club Information
Where: Edison High School, room C-15.
When: Fridays at 11:36 a.m.
Rotary Advisors: Nick Curtin – curtinn@sbcglobal.net and Laura Pinkerton laurap@wellsfargo.com 
School Advisor: Angelo Sandoval – asandoval@stocktonusd.net

Cesar Chavez High School Interact Club Information
Where: Chavez High School, room D-202
When: Thursdays, 12:15 p.m.
Rotary Advisor: Dave Tygett – davidtygett@comcast.net
School Advisor: Michael Smith – msmith@stocktonusd.net

Spanos Elementary School
Where: Spanos Elementary School, room 4
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays – 10:25 a.m.
Rotary Advisor: Peter Jalilie – revzilla@att.net
School Advisor: Kathleen Moody – kmoody@stocktonusd.net

What does Interact do?

  • Completes several community Service projects each month.
  • Participates in projects sponsored by other Rotary Clubs and Interact Clubs such as
  • Kids In A Box in Escalon and Rotary Read-In in Stockton.
  • Participates with the Rotary Club of Stockton in their projects such as Salvation Army Holiday Bell Ringing, and Stockton Beautification Projects.
  • Completes one International project each year in conjunction with other District 5220 Interact Clubs.
  • Participates in awareness and fundraising projects to help eradicate polio form the world community through Rotary’s Polio Plus Campaign.
  • Invites Rotarians to speak about their vocations at weekly meetings and participates in a job shadowing day sponsored by the Rotary Club of Stockton.
  • Officers attend the All-City Rotary Thanksgiving Luncheon each year as guests of the Rotary Club of Stockton.
  • Club members attend other special Rotary Club meeting throughout the year, with the Interact officers running one Rotary meeting each year.
  • Sends representatives to the Interact District Leadership Conference each year and other district-wide Interact gatherings throughout the year.

For more information contact Nick Curtin, Interact Coordinator, Rotary Club of Stockton, curtinn@sbcglobal.net