Posted by Interact DG Ashton Bialek-Kling
Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well.

While it is unfortunate that in person events were canceled this year, we are very excited for the Rotary Week of Service. While online meetings have given an easy way for Interactors to communicate with their Rotary clubs, we have not had the opportunity to help at as many service events. We are encouraging our Interact clubs to get in touch with their Rotary clubs and see if they can work on a joint event that is COVID safe. For example, my club is going to host a canned food drive for our local food bank and make a free library with the help of our Rotary club. We really hope that the Rotary Week of Service can get us back into the spirit of serving together. 

We are coming to the end of the year for the District Council and we are now working on next year’s council and executive board. Anyone in Interact can apply to be on the District Council; because we focus on building leadership and teamwork it is a great opportunity to get more involved and make new connections within the organization. An assistant governor is given the responsibility of connecting with their assigned Interact clubs and supporting them throughout the year. The District Council also plans and hosts both the Fall Leadership and Interact District Conferences. We love to receive applications from underclassmen because if they choose, they can have multiple years on the council. It is beneficial to have veteran members on the council who can mentor the new members to the council. Existing assistant governors can also apply to be the next year’s district governor. Instead of working with Interact clubs for a year, the district governor manages the entire council. The district governor interviews the applicants, forms each committee on the council, and leads monthly meetings. If you know someone who you think would be a good fit for the District Council, encourage them to apply! Applications are open until April 15th. 

If you would like to connect with your Interact clubs, we can connect you with the club and the Assistant Governor assigned to the club. You can always contact me at or Art Harrington at You can also see some of the amazing things that our Interact clubs are doing by going to our official Instagram page, interactaz5495. Don’t forget that Interact is the start of the chain that leads all the way to Rotary.
          Thank you, and stay safe!