Celebrating The 60th Anniversary Of Interact!

interactors take action, build international understanding, and make new friends around the world.

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.


2022-2023 Rotary District 5890 Interact Committee

James Ackman  Email: JamesARotary@gmail.com
Frank Parrilla  Email:  flparrilla@icloud.com   Cellular: (832) 396-2416
Kim Scofield  Email:  kimscofield1@gmail.com
Pamela Hunt (District Dues) Email:  PHunt@ecmh.org
Interact District 5890 E-Mail:   interactdistrict5890@gmail.com

2022-2023 interact District 5890 officers

Interact District GovernorMarrthella Diaz (DeBakey High School for Health Professions Interact Club)
Interact District Lieutenant Governor:  Jessica Le (Chavez High School Interact Club)
Interact District Secretary:  Charlotte Lin (Clements High School Interact Club)
Interact District Social Media Officers:  Dan Truong (Cypress Ridge High School Interact Club) and
Jessica Ton (Carnegie Vanguard High School Interact Club)
Interact District Communications Officers:  Ibraheem Razouki (Lamar High School Interact Club) and
Ava Espinosa (La Porte High School Interact Club)
2023 Interact District Conference on Saturday, April 22nd!
2023 Interact District Conference
Saturday, April 22, 2023
9 AM - 8 PM (Students to arrive at 9 AM and depart at 8 AM)
Hosted at:  Sealy High School
2372 Championship Drive
Sealy, TX 77474
It's time to celebrate a school year of service to others!
Our District 5890 Interact Conference is an annual district-wide event in which Interactors, Rotarians, Rotaractors, Rotary Youth Exchange Students, and Teacher Advisors from all over Rotary District 5890 to gather together to learn more about Interact, Rotary, District 5890, and share ideas. 

Meet the remarkable Rotary Youth Exchange Students, talk to other Interactors about their fundraising and service project ideas, learn about district goals, plus ways to work together to strengthen the spirit of friendship district wide!  You’ll even have chances to win great door prizes!

And the Grand Prize Video Award Goes To The...Interact Club of Golden Gate Int'l College, Nepal!
The moment we've been waiting for...the 2022 Interact Awards Best Video award goes to Interact Club Of Golden Gate College, Nepal! Rotary International's panel of judges were impressed by their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with their "Triveni for Equality Project".
"'Triveni' is a Sanskrit word for the meeting spot of three rivers. These rivers that travel from different places mix and become one, flowing under the same name. Project Triveni was named so because it unites three themes Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into one beautiful project"
And Best Video Runner-Up Awards Goes To...
The Interact Club of Valmiki Nepal
The Interact Club of Lotus Valley International School, India
The Interact Club of Santa Roas Science and Technology High School, Philippines
See what other Interact clubs across the globe are doing!
Visit YouTube.com/@InteractOfficial to watch the 2022 Videos, plus previous years!

Interact Club downloads, logos, forms, links, resources, events & Activities for 2022-2023

Want To Charter A NEW Interact Club?
Starting a new Interact club is a great way to engage with young leaders in your community!  The Interact "Guide for Rotary Club Sponsors & Advisers" includes step-by-step instructions to charter a new Interact club at your local middle or high school.  
Click here to visit the Interact page on Rotary.org
Click here to learn more details about Interact on Rotary.org
For the 2022-2023 School Year, click here to visit our "Interact Club Downloads, Logos, Forms, Links & Resources" Webpage to find:   Important resources and guides for Interact including Interact Guide for Rotary Sponsors and Advisors, Recommended Interact Club ByLaws & Constitution, How to Promote Interact, Opportunities for Interactors, Licensed Merchandise Vendors, Important Dates & More!
NEW!!! Interact Handbook, a Guide for Interactors
The new Interact Handbook a Guide for Interactors provides tools for Interactors to create a club that reflects their goals while having fun! Built with input from Interactors, this handbook offers key information and workbook pages to guide Interactors to...
  • Start an Interact Club
  • Build a dynamic club that offers all members meaningful service and leadership opportunities
Promote your club's work to your community and the Rotary world
District 5890 Four Way Test Essay Scholarship for 2023 Senior Interactors
Rotary District 5890 will again sponsor a district-wide essay competition for active 12th grade Interact members who are graduating in 2023 and are College, Trade or Vocational schoolbound. This year Rotary District Governor Mindi Snyder has budgeted $6,000 for the 4-Way Test Essay Contest. The competition focuses on all or any part(s) of Rotary International's Four Way Test: 
Of the things we think, say or do:
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build good will and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Deadline for entries:  These deadlines are binding.
  1. Students must submit their completed essay as an electronic Word document and the signed Cover Sheet to their HS Interact Club Sponsor no later than Saturday, February 18, 2023.
  2. HS Interact Club Sponsors should do the following:
  • Review the forms for accuracy and completeness
  • Sign the Cover Sheet indicating eligibility and send it in as a PDF attachment or mail it in separately.
  • E-mail the essay as an electronic Word document and the completed Cover Sheet to Nguyen T. Nguyen @ winddlk@gmail.com no later than February 25, 2023.

Click here for all details, Cover sheet,  requirements, etc.


Click here to download the Rotary Youth Protection Guide which is a comprehensive manual to providing a safe and secure environment for all young people involved in Rotary programs and activities. All club and district leaders involved in Interact, RYLA, or Rotary Youth Exchange should review this guide.
By June 30th each year, the Rotarian serving as your Club Advisor of your Interact club is required to report an advisor to maintain your club's "Active Status" and to continue receiving resources from Rotary International. Advisors can be a member of the sponsoring Rotary club, a school administrator or faculty member, or community volunteer to serve as an adult contact to the Interact club.  Update the contact information. 
Find your voice and change the world with service-learning, Rotary’s new approach to youth service! Interactive courses and downloadable workbooks are available now in Rotary’s Learning Center for adult advisors and youth program participants ages 16 and older. Get started on your service-learning journey today at rotary.org/learn.
(Note:  You'll need to create a "My Rotary" Account at Rotary.org.  Click here for step-by-step instructions.)
Books For The World Project in District 5890:  2022-2023 Book Sorting Dates

the "books for the world project" is four-Projects-in-one

Book Sortings Cancelled Until Further Notice!
Due to the extreme below freezing temperatures in December 2022, pipes in the ceiling broke and our Books for the World warehouse was seriously damaged with water. 
Once we find a new warehouse and relocate all the books, we'll notify everyone of the new warehouse location and when we resume sorting books again.
The Books for the World Project which is an International, Literacy, Vocational & Environmental project, was started here in Rotary District 5890 and has earned support from multiple Rotary districts around the globe.
Photo on left is of students in Kenya receiving books that our Houston-area Interact students sorted and palletized then were shipped via ocean freight.
A HUGE thanks to you for supporting this project!  Without our Interactors in District 5890...this project couldn't happen!  Our District 5890 Interactors are vital to the success of this project since the volunteer at the monthly book sortings to help palletize the books. 
Since 2002. we've shipped  17.6 MILLION pounds of books (that's 17.1 MILLION books) shipped FREE of CHARGE to 25 countries at a value of USD17,655,106!  Rotarians in those countries then give the books...free of charge...to teachers, schools, libraries, and universities. 
We purchase the 40-foot, steel shipping container used to transport the books and it is also donated to the communities!  These containers are converted  into community libraries, medical clinics, Polio vaccine centers, community centers, and more!
Above:  A 40-foot container that had been loaded here in District 5890 arrives at a school in Kenya and students help unload the books that our greater Houston area District 5890 Interactors had packed. 
Below:  This 40-foot, steel shipping container has been converted into a community library in Africa.
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