Interact Club

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Chartered year: 2002
Sponsoring Club: Rotary Club of Suntec City
Sister Clubs: Rotaract Club of Northwest & Greendale Secondary School Interact Club
Teacher-Advisors: Ms Ang Huan Ting and Ms Elicia Yeo
Theme for 2018
Be the Inspiration
Focus for 2018-2019
Environmental issues and Environmental Education (in line with the Year of Climate Action)

Club Description
The Evergreen Secondary School Interact Club is a Rotary Club of Suntec City sponsored
service club. Rotary is an organization for schools all around the world to help students get involved in leadership and service. Interact, which stands for “International Action”, is a club for young students to fully maximize their potential as a person. It enables students to interact more with the society and initiate as well as galvanize others to take part community involvement programmes. This in turn opens up students’ eyes to the world of the less privileged and
broadens our horizons. It is a club where everyone is a leader passionate to serve both school and community, where students put “Service Above Self”.

The club is led by a Board of Directors who take charge of 4 main areas of service - namely International Understanding, Club Service, Community Service and Club Administration. In addition, Interactors choose to be part of a Service Committee that researches, plans, conducts and carries out a Mass VIA Service Learning project. Through this project, Interactors develop leadership skills as they have to lead both club members as well as schoolmates from other
CCAs who partner with Interact in carrying out the projects. As part of the school VIA programme, Interact Club will also offer opportunities for selected classes and students to adopt projects and partner with the club in carrying out projects. In addition, club members have the opportunity to take part in activities that showcase their talents and stretch their limits such as awareness campaigns in school as well as musical performances to generate interest and awareness for causes. Interactors undergo training in servant leadership, as well as venture out of school on learning journeys to be exposed to how other organisations and schools serve the community. Besides this, Interact Club of Evergreen Secondary also collaborates with our sister club Greendale Secondary, the Rotary Club of Suntec City and North West CDC and Woodlands
Zone 2 on various community programmes. Rotary Club of Suntec City also offers our Interactors the opportunity to take part in job attachment programmes with members of the Rotary. In return, our Interactors support the Rotary Club in their annual Installation ceremony as well as Rotary
ad hoc programmes. Hence, Interactors will have the prospect opportunities to be involved in activities and partnerships with Interactors from these schools and external organisations. This
will allow them to be exposed to situations they do not encounter in their everyday lives and develop a network of friendships with others.

Club Activities
As part of our regular service for each level, the Interactors take part in signature programmes such as:
1. Environment Focused Projects: Nurture Nature & Woodlands Environment Day (Term 1), training of school Environment Ambassadors and maintaining of school Edible Veggie Garden (ongoing)
2. Job Shadowing Programme (School Holidays)
3. Fundraising for the End Polio Project (Term 2)
4. Project I-Care (Term 3)
5. Mass VIA Service Learning Projects in collaboration with CCAs and VIA Committee (ongoing)
6. Service Learning & Empathy Trail in collaboration with Student Leadership Committee (Sept Holidays)

Through these projects, Interactors are given many opportunities to learn the skills of interacting with different groups of people through various activities and components of community service. The Evergreen Interact Club is for youths who are keen in making a difference to other people, making them feel happy and touching their hearts through service.

Interactors performing a song encouraging everyone to do their part to combat climate change.
Interactors performing a song encouraging everyone to do their part to combat climate change.
Interactors partnering with Rotaractors to run Project I-Care at various nursing homes, providing free eye checks for elderly.
Interactors partnering with Rotaractors to run Project I-Care at various nursing homes, providing free eye checks for elderly.
Interactors getting trained to be Zero Waste Ambassadors before taking what they have learnt to teach peers in school how to make fruit enzymes and compost.
Interactors getting trained to be Zero Waste Ambassadors before taking what they have learnt to teach peers in school how to make fruit enzymes and compost.
Interactors partnering with Rotaractors to run Project I-Care at various nursing homes, providing free eye checks for elderly.
Interactors partnering with Rotaractors to run Project I-Care at various nursing homes, providing free eye checks for elderly.
Interactors running a booth showcasing produce at the EVG Edible Veggie Garden at the 2018 Singapore Garden Festival
Interactors running a booth showcasing produce at the EVG Edible Veggie Garden at the 2018 Singapore Garden Festival

BOD Leadership Development Programme
In addition to the above programmes, the BODs will have the opportunity to represent the club at Rotary events such as the Chinese New Year Rotary gathering as well as National Day Dinner. Rotarian club of North West also conducts an annual leadership training programme and mentoring programme for the BODs. This leadership training and mentoring programme aims to equip the BODs with the necessary and relevant skills required in order to lead the rest of their teams.

Interactors with our principal, Mr Vincent Toh and HOD of PE & CCA, Mr James Ng at the Rotary CNY gathering held at PP Claire Chiang’s house

BOD focused events are as follows:
1. Rotary CNY Luncheon
2. Rotary National Day Dinner
3. Rotarian Leadership Training Seminar
4. Evergreen Interact Club Installation

Board of Directors (2017-2018)

Position Name
President Jolyn Lee Zhen Ying
Vice President Wong Zhi Wee Stefanie
Vice President Ang Yenlin Britney
Secretary Beatrice Koh
Treasurer Bernice Koh
Director of Club Service Chew Tze Xin
Director of Club Service Sim Xuan Victoria
Director of Club Service Nur Umairah Atikah bte Abdul Rashidin
Director of Community Service Tricia Poh Si-En
Director of Community Service Christy Ong Hui En
Director of Community Service Sew Kit Wan
Director of International Understanding (IU) Phyllis Heng Rong-Li

Achievements

Year Awards
2008 Presidential Citation
2009 Presidential Citation
2010 Presidential Citation
2011 Grand Prize Winner for Rotary International District 3310 - Interact Video Contest Changemaker Award
2012 Changemaker Award
2014 Presidential Citation
2015 Presidential Citation
2017 Presidential Citation
2018 Community in Bloom (Silver) Award for EVG Edible Veggie Garden

Interactor of the Year Award

Year Recipients
2008-2009 Low Yun Hui and Janice Tan
2009-2010 Tan Yee Herng
2010-2011 Sonia Chong
2011-2012 Kellyn Teo
2012-2013 Perminder Kaur
 2013-2014 Lim Yi Xiu
 2015 Caitlin Kwok
2017 Ng Shi Hui
2018 Gwee Rong Xuan

The Interact Pledge
We, the members of the Interact Club,
Pledge to serve the school and community,
We Pledge to uphold and maintain
The integrity of the club by rendering
Our Commitment and dedication
To a united Cause.

We pledge to take heed to the needs of
Our school and community,
Putting service above self
To act with love
And honour the Interact Code of Conduct
With utmost sincerity.

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