Celebrating 61 Years of Interactors Changing 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.
2024 Interact District 5890 Conference - March 23rd

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
9 AM to 5 PM
Lone Star College - CyFair Campus Conference Center,
9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress TX 77433
District 5890 4-Way Test Essay Scholarship for 2024 Graduating Senior Interactors
Rotary District 5890 will once again sponsor a district-wide essay scholarship
competition for active 12th grade Interact members who are graduating in 2024 and are College, Trade or Vocational school bound.  Rotary District Governor Heather Rimato has budgeted a total of $6,000.00 for the 4-Way Test Essay Contest.  Click here for Guidelines & Requirements.
DG Heather selected Karla Christman to serve as the Committee Chair of the Rotary District 5890 Four-Way Test Essay Contest ScholarshipKarla has 40-plus years in public education experience as a teacher and as an executive administrator for Brazosport ISD.  She also has vast experience serving and chairing scholarship committees for students.
The competition focuses on all or any part(s) of Rotary International’s 4-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 goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Deadline for entries:
  1. Senior District 5890 Interactors 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. High School 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 Erica Alderete at ealderete.rotary@gmail.com no later than February 25, 2023.
  3. These deadlines are binding.
  • February 18, 2024:  Senior Interactors should submit their essay entry and signed Cover Sheet to their HS Interact Club Sponsor for verification and signature of eligibility.
  • February 25, 2024:  HS Interact Club Sponsor should email each essay and Cover Sheet to Erica Alderete at ealderete.rotary@gmail.com
  • February 25, 2024:  Judging process begins.
  • March 11, 2024:  Judges submit essay ratings to the Essay Contest Chair
  • March 15, 2024:  Winners and HS Interact Sponsors will be notified of results.
  • March 23, 2024:  Winners will be recognized at the District 5890 Interact Conference
Karla Christman
Committee Chair of the Rotary District 5890 Four-Way Test Essay Contest Scholarship
Jennifer Jones, Rotary International's First Woman President, Shares Her Message About Interact
What is Interact?  How do I charter a new Interact club?  What is my role?  How do I work with these young leaders?  What is Rotary's Youth Protection and DEI policy?
This guide provides the answers to adults who support Interactors in these endeavors, whether you’re a longtime member of a Rotary or Rotaract club or this is your first contact with a Rotary program.  It also helps Interactors understand the roles of the adults that are devoted to helping them succeed as young leaders.
Another great resource for Interactors is the 2022 INTERACT HANDBOOK:  A Guide for Interactors.
Interact District 5890 P.E.T.S. Handbook for 2023-2024
The year of being the president of an Interact club can be exciting...and a little overwhelming if the president isn't prepared.  While Interact needs to be FUN, it is also supposed to be "Serious Fun" because of all the live-saving and life-changing service projects that the Interactors get accomplished. 
Our 2023-2024 Interact District 5890 P.E.T.S. Handbook will help boost the leadership skills of the Interact presidents, Teacher Advisers, and Rotary Sponsors and help them prepare in advance for a successful leadership year.
Note:  To access some of the forms and links on this page, you'll need to create a "My Rotary" Account at www.Rotary.org.
You will need your parents permission if you are a minor. 
Rotary's Learning Center has on-line courses to help you learn more about Rotary, Rotary's Youth Protection Policy, Service Learning for both Interact Advisers and Students, tips and hints from Toastmasters International about giving speeches, DEI, Leadership Skills, and more!
All you need to do is create a "My Rotary Account" (see column on left: "How to Create A My Rotary Account) and click here for a list of courses.
Our Interact District Dues are $3 per member. 
See below for the 2023-2024 Invoice (in "Word" format for you to download & enter your club's information.) and the W-9 for Rotary District 5890.
2023-2024 Rotary Citation for Interact Clubs
This is the most prestigious award that an Interact club can receive!  The Rotary Citation for Interact Clubs recognizes clubs that support Rotary International's Action Plan by completing activities that help increase our impact,expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, and increase our ability to adapt.

To achieve the citation, Interactors should:
• Review the details of the goals on this worksheet:  "Rotary Citation for Interact Clubs - Goals and Information".
• With guidance from the club adviser, select at least 11 of the 20 goals to achieve to qualify.  This flexibility allows you to choose the goals that are the most relevant and attainable.
• Specify the target goal in the SET YOUR GOAL column.
• When the club meets a goal, indicate this in the GOAL ACHIEVED column.
• The sponsor club officers and club adviser should refer to the above worksheet throughout the year to make sure that the club is on track to meet its goals.
While the deadline to submit activities to Rotary International is August 15, 2023...District 5890 requires that you submit by May 15, 2023. 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Rotary Citation, your Interact clubs must:
  1.  Be an officially chartered Interact club (Check with D5890 Interact Committee Co-Chairs Emi Abiera and Erica Alderete to confirm if you are.  Rotary Club Sponsors:  Click here if your Interact club is listed as "Terminated" for how-to instructions to get your Interact club changed to "Active")
  2. Also, your adult adviser of your Interact club also needs to electronically submit your Interact club's "Report Your Interact Club Advisor" to Rotary International to - (click here for link to submit)
These double-sided promotional cards can be customized to promote your Interact club.  Edit the text, then use the stock photos provided to create these cards to promote your club in your school, at events, and in the community!
Important Note:  Everyone in Rotary's stock photos, including the parents/guardians of the minors, have signed Rotary International's official "Photo Release/Likeness" Form, so they are safe to use for promoting Interact.  

Are you ready for the 2023 Interact Awards?  December 3, 2023 is the deadline to Submit! 

Photo Release (see examples below):  For photos or videos in which a person is recognizable, you must receive written permission
from the subject and the parent or legal guardian of any minors or individuals who lack legal
capacity to i) record, and ii) use their likenesses/images and voices in the video or photo.
1)   You must disclose to the subject(s) the purpose of the video or photo, and that Rotary will be using their image; and
2)  Photos and videos must not defame or invade the privacy rights of any person orinclude private health information.
Example - Photo/Model/Likeness Consent Form - Click here for Word
Example - Model Release Photo Guidelines - Click here for PDF

2022 Rotary International's Interact Video Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the Interact Club of Golden Gate International College in Nepal for receiving the highest award in Rotary International's 2022 Interact Video Contest!  Their video focused on their club's "Project Triveni".  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."
Click here to view all videos submitted from around the globe, click to visit the Interact Official YouTube Channel.
Below is "Best Essay" which was awarded to the Interact Club of Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong, China

Interact District 5890 Resources & Reference For Your Interact Club

our district 5890 resources


rotary youth protection & Risk management

opportunities for interactors

Important dates

Below are dates for events & activities here in Rotary District 5890.
Also included are Rotary International's "monthly themes" which are great opportunities for you to hold service projects that focus on these types of projects in your school and/or community.
Use this digital background on video conferencing application such as Zoom or Skype.  This virtual background has the official Interact Logo, #RotaryResponds and #People of Action.
To Download:  Right-click on image and a drop-down menu will appear and you'll click "Save Image As" to download to your computer.


Did you know that the name “Rotary”, "Interact", "Rotaract" and the Rotary Wheel are legal, registered trademarks? That’s right. The “Rotary Marks” are owned by Rotary International and used by the clubs and districts under guidelines set forth by the RI Board
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If you need help in Rotary Brand Center, please contact Tommie Buscemi, Rotary District 5890 Public Image Committee Co-Chair and District Webmaster. 
Send an email: Click here!
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rotary brand center - your place to find materials to promote your club

Click here (no login required) to visit Rotary's "Brand Center" where you can use the official templates to create a custom logo for your Interact club.
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interact club logos

There are two types of official Interact logos you can create in Rotary Brand Center:  Club Logo, and Logo Lockup
1.  Below are examples of the club logos with the Rotary wheel and your club's name. 
Downloadable formats are:  PDF, JPG/JPEG, or PNG (transparent background)  (Printing companies usually require PDF format)
Logo colors:  Create a "All Sky Blue" (the official Interact color), "All Black", or "All White" (great for use on dark color t-shirts)
Club Name Positions (in relation to word "Interact":  "Below", "Above and Below", or "Above"
2.  Below is the "Logo Lockup" version:  Use this logo lockup to show a relationship between your club and its partner, sponsor, program, or event. Only one partner, sponsor, program, or event name or logo can be used in your lockup. This lockup should not be used as a club.
NOTE:  Each club can choose their favorite layout, but once selected, use that logo consistently on your club website, Social Media pages, club materials, etc.
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Click here to find customizable templates to create club logos to use on all your communications materials plus Promotional Materials to promote your club, project, or program.
Click here to create "People of Action" Facebook Photo using your own club's photo similar to the example below.  Note that at this time, they do not have an Interact club logo option, so make sure your Interactors are wearing their club's t-shirt, or include banners in the photo.
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downloadable items

Click here to find compelling images, videos, and audio recordings to engage people in the Rotary story and help your club communicate effectively.
Click here to view all types of 814 downloadable items including photos, videos, Zoom/Virtual Backdrops, Areas of Focus logos, and more.
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virtual/zoom meeting background

Click here to download this Interact Background.