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Founding Member/President:  Delaney Rogers

Secretary:  Jazlynn Bechtold

Treasurer:  Tahnna Nokes

Social Media:  Skylar Ellison

Rotary Representative:  Harmony Borah


Interact at a Glance

About Central Nebraska Interact

Founded on October 6, 2022 – Central Nebraska Interact was formed by five highly interested and motivated young people after attending RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp the summer of 2022). They recruited more than 20 members from across Custer County and jumped right in with several projects. (Raising money for the Halsey Fire clean up, writing grants to clean up the Arnold Recreation Area pond with fountains, a county-wide dodgeball tournament, and raising money for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library project.)  These young people have the desire to help their fellow students, children, and their communities.

Interact is an off-shoot of Rotary and a global network of volunteers who share a passion for enhancing communities and improving lives worldwide.  Interact clubs participate in an array of service projects that address community needs at home and abroad – from fighting disease and providing clean water to supporting education, growing local economies and promoting peace

Interact brings together a group of young people from across Custer County who are dedicated to tackling local projects and challenges. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.org. Or arnoldrotary.com


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History of Interact

   The first Interact club was authorized at Melbourne High School, Florida, USA on November 5, 1962. The name “Interact” came from combining the words “international” and “action”. Interact was Rotary’s approach to a program that enabled the youth to serve both in their communities and internationally. Instead of the Rotarians serving the youth, high school students were now able to take part in the process of improving the community. Within a year there were 177 Interact clubs in 24 countries. By October 1964, the number of clubs grew to 450 in 32 different countries. In 1967, Rotary International opened Interact to all high school students at any age and of either gender.

Throughout the years, Rotary has encouraged Interact Clubs to be involved in projects that advanced international understanding and goodwill. Today, Interact clubs are still continuing to thrive and grow with the United States, Brazil, India, and Japan having the highest number of Interact clubs. Interact is one of Rotary’s fastest-growing programs, with more than 9,600 clubs in 117 different countries.

Although each Interact club is sponsored by an individual Rotary club, Interact clubs are self-sufficient and should require little or no financial support from Rotary. Many sponsor clubs include Interact members in their activities to provide exposure to and participation in service projects, Youth Exchange, RYLA and Scholarships to provide support. Through projects, Interactors learn the importance of leadership, personal integrity, helpfulness and respect for others, and advancement in international understanding and goodwill. In the process, members are also able to have fun and to meet new friends.

With Your Help, We will eradicate Polio worldwide.

Rotary is close to eliminating the second human disease in history after smallpox, with a 99 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide since 1985, when Rotary launched its PolioPlus program. In 1988, Rotary spearheaded the creation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its partners the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Polio eradication remains Rotary’s top priority. 

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