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Interact Club

Our Purpose

Founded in 1962, Interact is a Rotary-sponsored club for secondary school students. Members are expected to perform service projects on a regular basis. The primary emphasis of the club is on training in leadership and citizenship. The projects conducted by Duluth High School Interact Club benefit the school, community, and help to promote international understanding. The success of the DHS Interact Club depends greatly on the commitment and hard work of its members.

Faculty Advisor

Meetings

First meeting will be on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 in Cafeteria; then every other Tuesday after the first meeting.

Planned Activities

Adopt-a-Family (November/December 2009): The club participates in various activities to help local families in need. Activates include collecting food for a nice dinner or raising money to buy clothes and toys for children.

Battle of the Bands (May 2010): This was organized to help raise money for several local charities by allowing bands from our school to participate in a contest. Almost all of proceeds from ticket sales and the band application fees go directly to charity.

Benefit Walks (fall 2009): Breast Cancer Walk and AIDS Walk are activities that we participate in and money is collected and goes to these two charities. Heart Walk we are there to help the Heart Foundation with distributing information and supplies.

Breakfast with Rotary (fall 2009 and spring 2010): In the fall and spring the sponsoring Rotary Club provides breakfast at the Chamber of Commerce for the DHS Officer’s to gage how they are doing.

Cheer Competition (October 2009): Members will assist the DHS C.A.T.S. Club in various areas that they will need help and support.

Canned Food Drives (October 2009): Members collect canned goods that are donated to local food banks. Interact also organizes a seasonal activity called “Trick or Can”.

Card Making (November/December 2009): Members make holiday cards for residents of Plantation South and patients at local hospitals and the Joan Glancy Rehabilitation Center.

Convention (spring 2010): In the spring, members meet with other Interact Clubs and exchange ideas about service projects. Awards and scholarships are presented to outstanding club and club members.

Plantation South (All Year): Each Sunday afternoon, members go and help and interact with the residents at this facility. They help prepare dinner service, serve afternoon ice cream. Members also visit residents on special occasions and holidays.

Recycling (All Year): This is a program in which members collect discarded white paper and newspaper from our school each week. Items are placed in a recycling bin in the upper parking lot.

Relay for Life (All Year): Member volunteer to help the DHS Relay for Life Team raise money all year for cancer research and any other areas of need.

Scrapbook (All Year): Club members create a scrapbook that details our projects throughout the school year, which is submitted into a scrapbook competition held annually at the spring convention.

Sheltering Arms (All Year): Members volunteer to play with children and help with special activities at a local non-profit daycare center.

Spring Banquet (spring 2010): At the end of each school year, Interact holds a banquet to recognize members who have completed the service hour’s requirements. Scholarships are also awarded to outstanding seniors who have shown a commitment to school and community service. All officers help, plan the event and setup.

Supporting the Sports (All Year): Members go and support DHS Varsity sports teams at home games. Spirit wear is worn. Teacher Appreciation (Fall 2009 and Spring 2010): Members make candy bags from wrapped bagged candy and cards for teachers at DHS to give in the fall and spring.

Tutoring (All Year): Members go to our local cluster Elementary and Middle School to do tutoring with the students.

Fundraisers

Pink Ribbons (fall 2009): We plan to sell pink ribbons that are made by the members at all lunches for two weeks before the walk.

Supporting the Sports (All Year and Homecoming 2009): We plan to sell a spirit wear shirt that says “Interact Supports the Sports” on front and our Wildcat logo on back. We also plan to sell spirit ribbons, paw print tattoos and face painting.

Duluth Community Pep Rally (August 2009): We plan to sell drinks.

Battle of the Bands (May 2010): This was organized to help raise money for several local charities by allowing bands from our school to participate in a contest. Almost all of proceeds from ticket sales and the band application fees go directly to charity.

Local Affiliation

Duluth Rotary Club

National Affiliation

Rotary International