RCS Annual Interact Night

RCS Annual Interact Night took place May 11 and was slightly different this year.

The Youth Service Committee (YSC) agreed a written account of their Interact year, which was compiled into an article and shared in the Wechat group to replace usual presentations.

The event started with an icebreaker activity facilitated by Rotarian Rita and YSC volunteer Mariam. Interactors from the Shanghai High school International Division, Shanghai Shangde Experimental School and provisional club Dulwich College Pudong participated. The purpose was to show the students how they can be connected on multiple levels beyond Interact. Using string, the students built a web of connections, laughing and learning about each other.

To invite Interactors to collaborate with RCS and RaCS, Rotarian Alejandro shared the existing Service Project Committee projects, Rotarian Terri introduced the Gift of Life projects. Retractor Lareesa presented the recurring projects RaCS has hosted. Finally, Rotarian Terri outlined the District Recognition and approval requirement to develop better collaboration between Interact Clubs and sponsor clubs.

The final half-hour once again focused on networking and fellowship between Rotarians and Interactors. Students shared their thoughts and feelings on the actions covered in the article through question prompts prepared by Rotarian Rita. They also sought advice from Rotarians about careers and leadership.

YSC would like to thank everyone who made the time to recognize and support Youth in action. Students gave really positive feedback of the evening and inquired about other opportunities to fellowship and network with Rotarians.

Please continue to share your personal inventory – interests, skills and talents with us to connect you to students and Retractors in need of your experience and knowledge.

Naomy Pena

Youth Committee Chair 2021-22

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