The Rotary Club of Saipan is looking to form Interact Club organizations in junior high and high schools in the CNMI.
With September being Interact Club Month, Rotary Club president Laila Y. Boyer said there should be a renewed impetus in creating Interact clubs in as many campuses in the Commonwealth as possible.
Speaking at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Saipan, Boyer said a recent study showed that a college education is becoming more and more important for those seeking to enter the workforce.
“Aside from high grades, one sure-fire way of entering college is through community volunteering and that is why Rotary Club of Saipan is celebrating Interact Club this month and is inviting all junior high and high school, public and private, to start an Interact Club.”
Rotary Club vice president Richard Cody suggested forming an Interact Club either at the Kagman High School or Chacha Junior High School—or both—with the Kagman Children’s Park just within the two schools’ vicinity.
Interact Club is a group for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle community issues that they care about. Every Interact Club is expected to carry out two service projects a year—one that helps the school or community and one that promotes international understanding.
To form an Interact Club, members should first find a sponsor Rotary Club to provide support and partnership and an adviser from the sponsor club.
A faculty adviser—if it’s a school-based club—to serve as a liaison between the sponsor Rotary Club and the school administration is also a requirement.
An Interact Club also needs strong club leaders to help organize the club, grow its membership, and carry out successful projects.