The Rio Vista High School Interact Club is run in conjunction with the Rio Vista Rotary Club. Students aged 12-18 participate in order to learn the value of Service Above Self. Interact members connect with community leaders in order to:
- Take action to make a difference in their school and community
- Discover new cultures and promote international understanding
- Become a leader in their school and community
- Have fun and make new friends from around the world.
Interact members organize at least two projects of their own each year, one to help their school or community and the other to promote international standing. The Club’s Interact Co-ordinator works with the school and the Interact members to guide, but not run, activities. Members can also attend our Club’s weekly breakfast meetings and participate in planning, running and helping out at the Club’s major fundraising events, such as the Golf Tournament and Rio Vista Bass Festival and Derby.
Some older Interact members are also sponsored to attend the District’s Camp Royal event. Camp Royal is the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Conference organized each June in the mountains of northern California. The 71 Rotary Clubs of Rotary International District 5160 have been providing this leadership learning opportunity since 1979. The program is open to outstanding high school juniors who will enter their senior year in the fall before the annual event.
This (2021) year’s Camp Royal will be a virtual (online) event because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grade 11 students at Rio Vista High School can apply to attend using this form.
Our Club awards scholarships to worthy students every year. The application form is made available to the Interact club members and is awarded just before High School Graduation. In 2020 the Club awarded seven scholarships.