The Rockwall-Heath High School Interact club was accompanied by the Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club’s Interact Coordinator, Brad Chilcote, to receive recognition from Carter BloodCare for their exceptional efforts in raising blood donations during the 2011-2012 school year. In addition to being recognized for conducting three blood drives during the year, they were awarded with the “Top Number of Donors” and “Top Percentage of Donors” for schools with 400-499 seniors. The event was held in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, and included a BBQ dinner along with a number of other special treats. 

About Interact: 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.